Friday, January 25, 2013
The new president and CEO will hold the position for a 12-month period, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has named its second chair Bernadette Puzzoule as its interim CEO and president following the death of president Sally Haas. Puzzoule, an attorney for the firm Rothman Gordon P.C., will serve in the interim position for a 12-month period, beginning on Feb. 4. Late president Sally Haas, 58, died unexpectedly on Dec. 27 from complications following surgery. Haas had served as president of the Moon Township-based organization for 14 years, and is credited with bolstering its membership. Serving communities in Pittsburgh's airport corridor, the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,100 member organizations in its ranks. As an attorney, Puzzuole specializes in nonprofit …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Moon Township engineering firm Michael Baker Corp. announces the offer today.
The Moon-based Michael Baker Corp. announced today that an outside firm has offered to acquire Baker at $24.25 per share. Private equity investment firm DC Capital Partners has proposed that the firm KS International LLC, in which DC Capital has a controlling interest, is prepared to "immediately negotiate and execute definitive agreements," toward the acquisition, according to a statement from Baker. In a letter to the Baker Corp., DC Capital states it is in discussions with investment banks and other financial institutions and "expects to have fully executed, underwritten financing commitments in the near future." Baker's board of directors will review the proposal and "respond in due course," according to its statement. Engineering…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Local businesses are needed to serve as drop-off spots for the holiday food and tote drive, which will collect food used for ethnic holiday celebrations.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project is partnering with the Pittsburgh-area Patch sites to support our neighbors with a holiday tote and food drive. Drop-off spots will be established throughout the region to collect tote bags and food throughout the holidays, with a cultural twist. "We've learned that our local immigrant and refugee communities have a lot to teach us about a culture of reuse," said Sue Kerr, founder of the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project. "We've also learned that culturally diverse food items are not easily accessible via the food pantries. We want to ensure that all of our neighbors can celebrate their cultural traditions with appropriate foods." The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project has teamed up with regional food pantries and foodie…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Gun control advocates are asking the Moon-based sporting goods retailer to stop stocking high-powered magazines.
A Mississippi teacher is circulating a petition online requesting that Dick's Sporting Goods discontinue the sale of high-powered ammunition in light of a Colorado movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 58. The petition, which has gained more than 4,000 signatures, asks the national sporting goods retailer, which is headquartered in Moon Township, to stop selling high-capacity magazines in its stores and online. 24-year-old James Holmes is charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder after Colorado police said he opened fire last month in a theater during a showing of the Batman film Dark Knight Rises, killing more than a dozen moviegoers. Authorities said he used a high-powered, semi-automatic assault…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The national retail chain must first obtain a PennDOT highway occupancy permit for the project.
The Smoke Stack owner Justin Egal said he has no qualms about a planned Moon Township Walmart moving in across the street from his business on University Boulevard. "In retail, any traffic is good traffic," said Egal, whose tobacco and cigarette shop is off Carnot Road. "I'm just concerned with how [motorists] are going to get to the store." More than seven months after settling a lawsuit with the township, Walmart has announced no timeline for construction of a 150,000 square-foot retail store planned for the corner of University Boulevard and Brodhead Road. Egal said area business owners have not been in communication with the national retailer regarding the project. "Walmart is Walmart, but I definitely have some concerns about traffic…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Appburgh brings a children's book to life on iPad.
If People Had Tails, written by a Beaver County-based author, isn't your typical children's bedtime story. It has bright illustrations and hidden sound effects, and no paper is involved. The book geared toward pre-kindergarteners is available only on iPads, courtesy of a Moon Township tech start-up. Appburgh, a new company run by Moon resident Rob Angevine from his home office, designed the book's iPad application, now available on iTunes for $1.99. The app brings the book—written by children's author and illustrator Georgette Noullet of Baden—to life with narration capabilities and bouncy animation. "It's all about what would it be like if people had tails," Angevine said. "It goes through what things would be like if humans had tails …