One of the best ways to support the Pittsburgh community is to spend your money locally. For every $100 spent in locally owned independent shops, $68 returns to the local community! For more information and statistics about the benefits of spending money locally check out the 3/50 Project.
Since it is Thanksgiving week and this Saturday is Small Business Saturday – more on that below. I wanted to write about some of the Pittsburgh businesses that help me get things done. Listed in no particular order – here are a few of the businesses that I use on a regular… Read the rest
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One of the things that makes Pittsburgh great – is the affordable cost of living here. In recent years, a number of groups have started to promote and support local crafters and artists. Now there are lots of festivals, some shops and websites where you can purchase interesting, one of a kind, handmade items from local artists and crafters. Over the past few years the craft seen in Pittsburgh has flourished with a couple of different groups working to promote handmade businesses. A few years ago, I had a ton of fun spending an afternoon… Read the rest