Make New Friends But Keep the Old: The Pittsburgh Opera Changes Its Image

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

The Pittsburgh Opera has been working to appeal to a broader audience — and working hard. Most of the advertising and marketing this season features a cartoon image of a funky-looking gray-haired lady named Beth Parker, “The Opera Lady.” Ms. Parker turns out to be a real person — before and after opera performances she stands at an Opera Lady … Read More

Happy Birthday, dearest: The iPod turns five

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the most memorable brand of the last decade: Apple’s iPod. You’ll find articles in the San Jose Mercury News, CNet, Los Angeles Times, a whole section in the Washington Post, and more. But if you’re looking for clear, cogent analysis of why the iPod brand has been such a winner, be … Read More

Futures of Entertainment Conference @ MIT Media Lab

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

What: Futures of Entertainment Conference Hosts: MIT Comparative Media Studies & Convergence Culture Consortium Where: MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA When: Nov 17-18, 2006 From the event website: As advertisers look for new ways to engage audiences, content creators search for new audiences, and audiences quest for new ways to connect with culture, the nature of what counts as ‘entertainment’ … Read More

Butler County Chamber Fall Meet-N-Move Luncheon

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

A great business networking opportunity: As guests move, according to their assigned salad, entree, and dessert tables, they will get a chance to meet new people and expand their networking circle in a fast-paced and fun setting. You ‘meet’ new people as you ‘move’ from table to table. What: Butler County Chamber Fall Meet-N-Move Luncheon Where: Conley Resort, 740 Pittsburgh … Read More

MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh: Repositioning for Growth in a High-Tech Economy

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

What: The October 2006 MIT Enterprise Forum When: Wednesday, October 18 Agenda: 5:30 pm – Light buffet and networking; 6:30 – Program Where: The Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 Cost: Pre-registered & Prepaid – $25.00; At the Door: $30.00; Students w/valid ID $10.00 Dennis S. Meteny, President & CEO of Cygnus Manufacturing Company LLC, will provide … Read More

What’s Going On: Pittsburgh Business Calendar

Cynthia CloskeyQuick links

It’s already been featured as One of the 10 Most Helpful Pittsburgh Web Sites, but I found out about it only recently and I bet a lot of other local business people have yet to hear of it: The Pittsburgh Business Calendar. Listing an event is free, and you can receive the upcoming week’s events by email.

Jack Roseman at Coffee, Tea & Read

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

Jack Roseman, author of Outrageous Optimism: Wisdom for the Entrepreneurial Journey, will appear at “Coffee, Tea and Read” on October 1 at 2pm. From the press release: Jack Roseman, Pittsburgh’s entrepreneur expert, says, “No is only an obstacle to yes.” He will tell us how to turn “no” into “yes” as he shares his brand of outrageous optimism in facing … Read More

HELP Pittsburgh September event: TalkShoe

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

H E L P Pittsburgh‘s September event will focus on Talkshoe, which has built a business around helping people to “talkcast” — create a “live or recorded multi-person conversation, discussion group, talk show or podcast, led by a host with active participants and listeners.” Sep. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 TalkShoe headquarters 12300 Perry Hwy, Third Floor, Wexford Details and directions … Read More

Write here in Butler: New blog directory at ButlerBloggers.com

Cynthia CloskeyGeneral

The regional blog directory Pittsburgh Bloggers has been a success thus far: It’s a great resource for finding and staying up to date with bloggers in the Pittsburgh area. One of my main goals in helping to found it was discovering how many bloggers there are in the area, what they’re blogging about, how the region is adopting and changing … Read More

Pittsburgh BlogFest 7

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

If you have a blog or are thinking about starting one, please join other Pittsburgh-area bloggers at a social get-together, Wednesday August 30.

The Art and Science of Marketing: Seminar announcement

Cynthia CloskeyEvents

Business consultant Wayde Nelson is holding a seminar next week that’s perfect for small business marketers looking to hone their chops. B$olutions is pleased to announce a comprehensive seminar on marketing. This seminar will reveal the tricks of the trade – practical insight into developing an integrated marketing strategy and plan for your business and ideas to increase your sales. … Read More