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PMAHCC Newsletter - September 2018 (Part 1)

09-Sep-2018 9:25 PM | Anonymous

PMAHCC Newsletter

August 2018

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PMAHCC Thanks all who attended our Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza at: 

Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant -Featuring Clemente Mural Artist, Jeremy Raymer

PNC Park- the Pittsburgh Pirates donated a portion of ticket sales to the scholarship fund

The Fairmont with Salsa 412

A special thanks to Allegheny Home Insulation Service who, in addition to the sponsors recognized at the event, made a large contribution at the celebration.

Photo: Rocio Alers, 2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to the 22 students who receive $26,000 in Scholarships from our PMAHCC Foundation in 2018!

For a full list of recipients, their colleges and majors: Click Here

We also thank The Rivers Club, ALPFA and all of those who attended our "Special Invitation to the Rivers Club" event.

For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE

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According to The Brookings Institute, Pittsburgh is making it's rise as a Global Innovation City effectively capturing the next economy.

"Today, the competitive advantage of the region is no longer its rivers and raw materials but its high-skilled workers, world-class research institutions, and technology-intense advanced manufacturing. In 2016, for example, the region’s per capita university research and development (R&D) spending was nearly two and a half times the national average. While these assets are considerable, they also place Pittsburgh in competition with a number of other innovation cities that are rapidly investing billions in a suite of new technologies and industries poised to reshape the global economy." Read More

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This year local Nonprofit, PowerLink has helped 4 companies reach the one million dollar mark, with 8 other companies close to reaching that milestone.

Powerlink CEO, Anita Brattina, writes about the five lessons learned that aided these companies in reaching this great milestone: 

  • Recurring revenue
  • Recurring lead pipeline
  • Branding and social media strateg
  • Hiring and leading
  • Sales process and pricing

Read More

Thank you to PMAHCC member, Natalie Olup (left) of Rosedale Tech, for donating her 50/50 winnings to the PMAHCC scholarship fund at our Rivers Club event this past month!

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

What are you doing to celebrate our heritage this month? 

Send details and a photo to MelanieMarie@pmahcc to be included in next month's newsletter!

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The 2018 National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention, featuring Zoe Saldana, will take place from September 15th through the 18th at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn More

PA Latino Convention

The first ever Pennsylvania Latino Convention will take place in Lancaster from September 19th through the 22nd. This event was created to serve as the annual gathering to ignite positive change in local communities across the state while ensuring key stakeholders are accessible, accountable and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.

PALC is an opportunity to assemble the state’s professionals and emerging leaders to tackle issues impacting the fastest growing segment of the population.

Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 million Latinos and is home to the second largest migration of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, this convention discusses challenges and opportunities for new Pennsylvanians. Sign Up


PMAHCC Board Member, Jesus Torres & wife, Elizabeth Torres who welcomed their first child, Isla Bella Torres, on August 16th!

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The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today the appointment of Ramiro Cavazos as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors chose Cavazos to lead America’s largest Hispanic business organization representing over 4.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Cavazos is currently President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and will replace Fernand Fernández, Interim President & CEO. Read More

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Be sure to tune in to the Barrio Latino Radio show on 88.3 WRCT every Thursday from 6-7 pm.

PMAHCC greatly apprecaites support from Ivan Cao-Berg, host of Barrio Latino.

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Pittsburgh is to receive over $30 million in redevelopment grants awarded to local resources and institutions like Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead and Allegheny General Hospital & more as part of the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

The grants, which have been awarded every year since 1986, are given to a wide variety of businesses and projects around the state.  Read More at Next Pittsbugh

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Thank you to the Tribune Review for featuring the details of our Hispanic Heritage Month event.

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The Lean Startup Conference is seeking Hispanic speakers for it's 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV from November 14-16th. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2018.

Whether you work in a bootstrapped startup, small business, government agency, non-profit, or a large enterprise, Lean is looking for diverse voices and wants to hear from you! Apply now

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The Novus Group is seeking applicants for a Field Representatives position for an Outreach/Community Relations project with one of the largest companies in Pittsburgh. The position will go from September 24 through December and pay $18.00 - $20.00 per hour, with the possibility for bonus!

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is soliciting plumbing, electric and HVAC quotes for a 4,500 square foot tenant fit-out on the second floor of the Beechview Senior Center located at 1555 Broadway Avenue in Beechview. Your firm is invited to submit a quote on the scope of your trade.  Quotes are due by Noon, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

For Questions email:

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Highmark seeks an Applications Developer – Java to analyze, design, code, test and implement application enhancements, and provide general production support.

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Duquesne Light Company is hiring an IT Sr. Project Manager I to oversee large projects related to internal information systems.

Jewish Family and Community Services are seeking someone to join their team as their in-house marketing guru and make an impact on the lives of people working through life’s changes & challenges across Pittsburgh. 

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Verdetto's Bar & Resturant is seeking a full-time bartender to work Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm for $10/ hour plus tips.

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PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit:

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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1555 Broadway Avenue Second Floor  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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