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Aquion Energy chooses the old Sony facility for its first manufacturing plant

Once a Carnegie Mellon startup, Lawrenceville-based Aquion Energy announced plans to buy the former Sony manufacturing facility in New Stanton to make its sodium ion batteries and energy storage systems.

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(Another) 10 reasons to visit Pittsburgh list

Yes, it's another 10 reasons to visit Pittsburgh list, this one in Pop Candy at USA Today.

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The Frick's Draw Me a Story gets national attention

The Sacramento Bee is enthralled with the idea of the Draw Me a Story exhibit now at the Frick Museum. (We are, too.)

"This charming exhibition composed of 40 illustrations and 13 books provides an appealing survey of drawing styles and techniques from Randolph Caldecott in the 19th century to Chris Van Allsburg in the 20th and 21st—with many delightful and familiar artists in between, including Ernest Shepard, Maurice Sendak, Tomie dePaola and Jules Feiffer."

The exhibition continues through May 20, 2012. Admission is free.

Read the full article here.


Yunzer Caching: the ultimate Yunzer contest?

We admit we were intrigued by Chris Briem's concept of Yunzer caching which relies on places that are either no longer there or going by another name. It goes kind of like this:

Start at the Point. Header out past the Hilton Hotel and continue toward the Sweet William. Stay on the road as it heads out of downtown past the Buyers Mart...

Read the rest of the directions and figure out where you end up here.


NSBE asks why visit Pittsburgh? Because it's the birthplace of Pop Culture

We like the way the National Society of Black Engineers, which will hold its annual convention in Pittsburgh in late March, picked up on the Visit Pittsburgh announcement of their current marketing campaign of Pittsburgh as the birthplace of pop culture. They cite the list of reasons, from the creation of the Big Mac to the invention of the ferris wheel and home of Andy Warhol.

We ask you: How could Pop City disagree?

The NSBE even asked, want to learn more about Pop City? and then provided a link to the Visit Pittsburgh website.

Call it what you will, just visit soon and often.

See the full story here.

PeoplExpress could be flying in Pittsburgh starting in July

A new airline with a familiar name is starting up, with a focus on Pittsburgh as one of its initial major cities. Pittsburgh airline reps confirm the interest of PeoplExpress and, pending government approval, flights could start in July in our city. Other cities to be served by the airline include West Palm Beach, Providence, RI, Newport News, and Newark, NJ. 

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10 Things you can only do in Pittsburgh

From ascending an urban mountain to eating your way through the Strip, here are 10 things uniquely Pittsburgh.

See slide show here.

A new, stand out house in Pittsburgh featured in NYTimes

An empty nester Pittsburgh couple makes a bold move ditching their suburban lifestyle for a striking and modern house they built over the glass factory they own on the Southside. We've been eyeing this place with awe and were happy to get this inside look. The architect is Pittsburgh's own Eric Fisher.

See the photo slide show.

Georgia Berner of Berner International profiled in NY Times column

Georgia Berner, CEO of Berner International and a much admired business leader in the Pittsburgh region,  was profiled in the Sunday Times' business column, The Boss, about taking over the air curtains company after her husband's death--and raising 4 children at the same time. She has since taken on a startup company and remarried. (You go, Georgia!)

Read the full story here.

QOL Tech Center in the news at Consumer Electronics Show

The Quality of Life Technology Center is highlighted in this brief news report and video from the Consumer Electronics Show.
QOL is noted for its robots that help the elderly or disabled.

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No Rust in Rochester -- or Pittsburgh for that matter

Why does one city like Pittsburgh take off while another sputters after economic decline? In an article about why Rochester is succeeding following the Eastman Kodak bust, Pittsburgh is reference numerous times for its comeback success.

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Pittsburgh fares well with Latinos in ranking; not so well with African Americans

Well, the good news is that Pittsburgh fares well among Latinos for opportunities in our metro region. (Is that because there aren't many?) If only we did as well with our African-American population.

Their report card scores metros on five factors: residential segregation, neighborhood affluence (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white), public school quality (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white student), employment (among working-age adults), and homeownership.

Read the full story here.

Chachi plays videos: it's all about the kids. And raising money for them.

It's about the Toonseum getting behind the effort with giant screens. And about the kids who are the beneficiaries of the money raised. And about all those who are donating to the cause. This week, Chachi plays videos with kids for 24 hours in Pittsburgh.

Read the full story in the Sorgatron media blog.

PNC only local company to make Top 50 Company for Executive Women

The National Association for Female Executives named PNC Financial Services Group a Top 50 Company for Executive Women. It was the only Pittsburgh-based company to make the list.

The organization evaluated companies for their recruiting, retaining and promoting of women. Only 3.6 percent of the executives at the average Fortune 500 company are women, compared with an average 22 percent at Top 50 NAFE companies.

Read the short news brief here.
 

Pittsburgh's creative tech scene video by ANIMAL

The Pittsburgh Technology's Council's Creative Clash event last week brought some of the region's hottest tech companies together and featured this YOUTUBE overview of many of the companies and entrepreneurs that are working in the region.

Watch it on YouTube.
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