Oh, February, the month of love, the month of passion and infatuation. With all of that said, I want to know what it is you love about Pittsburgh. Is it the museums? The history? The sports? The movies? The ketchup? I could go on and on. I moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 and every year I fall in love with it a little bit more. I love that there are trails I can explore. I love that there are free gallery crawls. I love that there are bars that actually do know my name. I love that I can try a different cuisine every day. And I love that there is SO MUCH to do.
Having said that, when searching online, I found it difficult to find big networking/business events in Pittsburgh in 2016. My hopes for this post is that you will help me. I want a comprehensive list of what professionals should be doing this year. I am going to start with some of the bigger events I found, but I want input. Let’s make this the go-to calendar for Pittsburgh!
Shout out to women in business
Bizwomen Mentoring Monday is one of 43 that is being held by American City Business Journals all over the country involving about 8,600 women who will be mentored and another 1,700 women mentors. That means nearly 10,000 of the best and brightest women from Albany to Honolulu are taking part in strengthening the community of strong business women in America.
Networking is an art
The Pittsburgh Social Exchange is teaming up with The Andy Warhol Museum this April for “The Art of Networking”. This festive event gives members and guests the opportunity to meet local business executives, while enjoying music, hors d’oeuvres, a signature Warhol drink, a cash bar and a Chinese auction.
Let’s strive for excellence, Pittsburgh
The American Society for Quality Pittsburgh Section’s event featuring Bob Stearns, along with other successful individual, will focus on the “Five Baldrige Strategies for Creating a Culture of Excellence”.
Are you tech-savvy?
Pittsburgh TechFest is a one-day event where software development professionals from southwestern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas will get together to talk and learn about perfecting their craft.
Hey, Pittsburgh, its your birthday!
This year is the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s incorporation as a city. Known initially as the Steel City, we have come a long way. The rare convergence of three rivers, along with the history and sports, has launched Pittsburgh into 2016. The city, which bleeds black and gold, is dusting itself off to reveal a culture of technology, medical developments and even Hollywood-type appeal.
Let’s grow this list. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your event, big or small, included.