Here Are Our 2020 Business Choice Award Nominess
Our transformational approach and sincere dedication to our clients’ self-actualization set us apart from other coaches. We find happiness helping those who know that examining, learning, and growing beyond their self-imposed limitations is the key to living a life turned on!
Dr. Christina Tarantola is a former pharmacist, award winning coach, author, and Creator of the Quantum Queen Transformation Program.
After leaving her pharmacy career, she created a six-figure business helping spiritually-driven, ambitious women transform so they can embody their inner Quantum Queen and accelerate the path to their big vision.
Dr. Christina blends hypnotherapy, EFT, femininity, energy work, manifestation, and aligned strategy to help you release energetic blocks that are holding you back so you can own your power and confidence and live a life that matches your heart and soul.
At HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC, our GOAL is to promote HOPE, HEALTH, and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles.
We see peace in the place of chaos.
We see function where there appears to be dysfunction. Our goal is to tap into the strengths you possess, that are often times masked by life’s complexities through therapeutic intervention and resource building. Let us assist you in bridging the gap between the problem and the solution.
Forkner Engineering is dedicated to providing each of our clients with the most effective engineering solution. We engage in collaborative activities to elevate the level of service.
We also aim to serve as a role model for aspiring engineers, preserve and promote the engineering community and to make our communities a place where we are proud to call home.
We help CEO’s, Senior Leaders and Business Executives from all over the globe improve their inherent leadership and communication skills to build more successful companies. With over 35 years of professional business experience, we bring a vast array of skills to the forefront as a leadership and executive coaching team. Our clients praise our intuitiveness, listening between the lines, and expertise interpreting human behavior. We serve our clients as their confidant, educator, sounding board, mentor, guide, challenger and accountability partner. We help our clients with:
☛Employee Engagement, Performance & Retention
☛Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty
☛Growing Revenue/Market Share
☛Improving Sales Effectiveness
☛Professional Development/Career Planning
☛Team Building & Conflict Resolution
We are an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, Authorized Universal Retailer and a Preferred Sandals Agency. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and on site visits to the destinations we specialize in(in additional to our concierge style service. The owners have over 80 visits to Disney Destinations and over 20 to Sandals and Beaches and Universal. This in additional the hundreds of combined visits of our 29 agents in 6 states. We never charge a service fee. Our services are complimentary with booking.We appreciate the support of our amazing clients!
VeriCheck wants to make sure your needs are met. That’s why we offer services with no setup fees and no contracts. With competitive pricing, fast turn around times, and custom packages for your business, we know we can serve you!
Large or small, a business’ most valuable asset is its employees. For over nine years, VeriCheck has helped businesses by providing support in the hiring process with detailed, efficient and timely employment verifications, reference checks, education verification and numerous other services.
Owned by former Disney cast members! Helping plan sweet vacation memories in a personalized fashion! Look no further than Dreamers Do Travels, Inc., an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner! Our booking portfolio includes an extensive offering of destinations! Contact us today for our free concierge-style, detail-oriented services!
Solid Foundations Academy is a one-stop, accredited, dually licensed, academic center for the entire family providing programs for people from 6 weeks to geriatrics. We offer an academic preschool, drop-in childcare, full/half-day kindergarten, tutoring programs, academic assessments, summer camps, book clubs, academic advocacy, ACT/SAT preparation, academic seminars, and more! We are building solid foundations for academic success!
Professional Employer Organizations relieve the business owner of most if not all of the Administration and Regulatory burdens associated with business today, we are able to bundle Payroll, Workers compensation, Benefits, EPLI coverage, Ben-Admin and save you time and on most cases money. In addition, you now have the ability to access Large group benefits and all of the cost saving associated with that for business as small as 4 employees. Learn how by partnering with a Certified PEO, you can also eliminate all of your liability for non-compliance.
A popular health plan design for many small business ( 5 to 500 ) that is available is our new “Underwritten” Qualiﬁed Health Plans give many employers a dynamic solution to the rising costs and limitations of today’s Health insurance market. Marley Financial Group is excited to be now oﬀering aﬀordable and comprehensive coverage through one of the top carriers.
With ﬁve diﬀerent Metallic Health Plan types, we oﬀer a wide variety of options for groups of all sizes and needs:
• Carrier: LLoyds of London or IronShore (Both A.M. Best A+) • Underwritten by Stone Mountain Risk • Available to groups as small as 5* enrollees • Level Funded plan design. No additional risk to employer, 100% of remaining fund returned • Satisﬁes Large Group mandate for Employer • All Electronic application for employees • Full composite rates • No employer contribution requirement • No Group participation requirement
Hobby Prodigy was created to bring out the creative genius in all of us. Our desire is to help others channel their inner prodigy through crafting—our favorite hobby.
Hobby Prodigy provides materials, tools, and step-by-step instructions guests need to create their own brilliant DIY crafts in Pittsburgh, PA, at exclusive venues—or corporations in the Pittsburgh area.
Style & Glam, LLC, is a fashion & beauty event production and model management company that creates stunning red carpet ceremonies, fashion shows, a luxury magazine and an online fashion boutique. Recently, Style & Glam has launched their model management company that provides a national platform to connect a diverse pool of models and talent with industry professionals for runway, commercial and social media opportunities. In their success, Style & Glam have received national recognition for high profile productions such as Industry TALKS, Runway Week and Glam Awards. Check our website @ http://www.styleandglam.com
Glam Awards is a red carpet awards ceremony that celebrates the Who’s Who of fashion, beauty, modeling and arts in the Pittsburgh region. Style & Glam, LLC is holding their 2nd Annual Glam Awards on March 16 at Comfort Inn Grand Ballroom. For more details at https://www.styleandglam.com/glam-awards
Runway Week connects the fashion, beauty and modeling communities in a series of high end fashion shows, live designer presentations, pop up shopping mixers, how-to tutorials and classes, magazine & tv opportunities, glamorous photo shoots and designer and modeling competitions. As the driving force that unites industry professionals, Runway Week has become and important contributor to Pittsburgh’s culture, promoting career advancement, economic growth and media awareness for all participants. This series of week long events will serve as a national platform for designers/stylists, make up artists, hair stylists, photographers and models to bring a new level of industry standards to the region. Check out the website for more details at www.itsrunwayweek.com
Jamyce Patterson is a mother, a magazine owner and founder of Style & Glam, LLC. She worked in a healthcare industry for almost 20 years, before leaving Corporate America to pursue her love for fashion and glamour. Jamyce quickly realized that to bring her business to local customers, she would need more than great fashions to progress in this industry. Dedicating countless hours on new exciting ways to engage Pittsburgh’s fashion scene, she discovered that many small businesses had the same challenges. Soon after, Jamyce created PGH Style & Glam (later to be named Style & Glam LLC) to give entrepreneurs, models and artists a platform to build bigger brands and network with potential clients and media. Jamyce has since worked with thousands of businesses, designers, artists and models. In gaining press recognition for her company, Jamyce has obtained 6,500 combined social media supporters and has been featured in many magazines and newspapers. Proud of her successes, Jamyce’s biggest joy is raising her daughter to not only be loving and understanding of others, but to be determined and hardworking in all that she sets out to achieve.
Eva C. Dixon Fashion Designee has been captivated by fashion since childhood. She grew up with her mother and grandmother designing and working with fabrics. Watching her grandmother sew with the entrancing abilities of her hands, her talent and determination was Eva’s first inspiration. When she was 9 years old it was her dream to become a fashion designer. Eva quickly learned the art of alterations and design taught by mother and grandmotherIt became her passion and through her early years what she learned was to trust her own instinct. Eva honed her skill in the trade putting herself through school. Over the years she designed for her family and friends making one of a kind dresses, pageant wear, formal wear, costumes, and everyday wear. She started working at Roxy’s Bridal shop doing alterations and designs and she quickly became a partner in the store. She received immediate attention by customers because she was selling and creating custom bridal gowns, formalwear, and dance costumes for dance studios. In 2002 she opened her 1st boutique Once Upon a Bride in Worcester Ma, and 2nd boutique in Shrewsbury Ma. In the same year she also was hosting fashion shows and coordinating events and weddings. After having a successful Bridal business in Massachusetts for almost 5 years, her family was relocated to Cranberry Township, Pa. In 2007 and she opened her 3rd boutique on Main Street Zelienople, Pa. Once Upon A Bride & Groom. Helping hard to fit women have the dress of their dreams no matter the size has been her niche. Her goal is teaching consumers that you can afford to build the look you seek more economically than altering off the rack items you settle for. Bridal and evening wear designs that reflect her architectural discipline and structure while creating new shapes and proportions that hold true to the timeless perfection of traditional couture dressmaking. Her elegant designs are contemporary, feminine and always include a touch of impact drama along with innovative details. Through her linear precision Eva creates definition to flatter and enhance the figure allowing a woman to feel the freedom and beauty that comes from confidence. Eva’s designs are renowned for celebrating the woman and allowing her to take center stage. Most notably in 2013, Eva did custom redesigns on dresses for two brides which she received a best dressed nod featured On the TV show “Four Weddings”. Both brides had been chosen to appear on the show, both brides wanted to wear a redesign of their mothers wedding gowns. She has made many of brides happy with making changes to dresses that reflect their own unique style creating long lasting memories. Her insight in special design has created a brand that has continued to expand for the last 16 years. Eva Dixon’s evening wear and bridal collections will be available in her bridal boutique soon. She is in the process of working with factories to make her designs with shorter turnaround timelines. Giving her customers more choices on what fabrics, laces, beading, bodices, skirts, necklines, backs, and train lengths in size from 0 to 38 at their finger tips. Her new line is called I Do Designs by Eva now located in convenient McKees Rocks, Pa. You can see Eva working with local Bridal & Event fashion shows Wedding Clickers, Beaver Times, Clearview Mall, Pittsburgh Brides, Fashion Week, and Glam & Style. Collaborating with local designers to raise money for charitable events like “Bond Events for The Kidney foundation and Electro Swing Soirée for Animal friends by hosting Fashion shows in Pittsburgh, Pa. 2018 is a year Eva is will be focused working more with models by stream lining classes to help with Empowering Models and teaching up and coming designers drive their brand. Our desire is make Pittsburgh known as a city of Fashion and Design that can compete with New York. She believes there is a lot of talent in this city and wants to help it grow.
Eva Dixon is the owner of “I Do Designs By Eva” now located in Mckees Rocks Pa. Her business quickly became known for custom Wedding Gown design she has rapidly expanded to include Evening, Everyday wear, Prom, and Dance designs. “I Do Designs By Eva” has created a brand that has continued to expand over the last 18 years. Giving her customers the ability to express themselves personally in their design. She love helping the hard to fit women to have the dress of their dreams no matter the size has been her niche. Her goal is teaching consumers that you can afford to build the look you seek more economically than altering off the rack items you settle for at retailers. Bridal, Everyday , Evening wear designs that reflect her architectural discipline and structure while creating new shapes and proportions that hold true to the timeless perfection of traditional couture dressmaking. Her elegant designs are contemporary, feminine and always include a touch of impact drama along with innovative details. Through her linear precision Eva creates definition to flatter and enhance the figure allowing a woman to feel the freedom and beauty that comes from confidence. Eva’s designs are renowned for celebrating all woman and allowing her to take center stage. Eva was awarded Designer of The Year 2018 In Pittsburgh, Pa. by Style and Glam LLC. This year her designs showcased in the Project Runway Fashion Show Boston. Ma. NYC. Fashion Week, and her designs have graced the cover and inside layouts of Inspiring Lives Magazine with Dr. Shellie Hipsky are featured in stories and champagnes. She also showed her talent by designing gowns for the “ RATED PGH” Lights, Camera, Action with the Pittsburgh Film Office; and shown on runway In the Lupus Foundation Fashion Show she created a Butterfly inspired gown raising awareness to Lupus. You can see Eva’s beautiful designs at local Bridal & Event , Fashion shows , Wedding Clickers, Beaver Times, Clearview Mall, Pittsburgh Brides, Fashion Week, and Glam & Style, Lupus Foundation, Pittsburgh Fashion Week. Compilation 2.0, Pittsburgh Model Week, Inspiring Lives Magazine, Gold Star Magazine and so many more events this year. Eva loves collaborating with local designers to raise money for charitable events like “Bond Events for The Kidney foundation and Electro Swing Soirée for Animal friends by hosting Fashion shows in Pittsburgh, Pa. 2019 is a year. Eva will be focused working more with models by streamlining classes to help with Empowering Models Group and Angel Eva’s Models Management. Her passion is teaching up and coming designers how to drive their brand. Working towards a goal and desire is make Pittsburgh known as a city of Fashion and Design that can compete with New York. She believes there is a lot of talent in this city and wants to help it grow. “ I believe it’s important to pass on my knowledge hoping to inspire more people in the industry on fashion” Eva .
Sonita’s Designs mission is to ensure that women and men of all sizes, cultures, and race feel successful and confident through their personal styling and shopping experience. Sonita is an Alumni of Point Park University where she studied Business Management and also worked at University of Pittsburgh in Business Finance for fifteen years. As a wardrobe stylist she designs a classy, unique and edgy look to your wardrobe and lifestyle. Sonita hand picks each item and works with artist, fashion designers, jewelry makers, accessory and apparel companies to ensure you have her personal touch. Some of the highlights of Sonita’s career was being nominated Stylist of the Year by Style Week Pittsburgh in 2016, Boutique of the Year in 2017, and winning 2018 Boutique Owner of the Year by Style and Glam LLC. Sonita continues to develop her styling skills through extensive training and development. Sonita attended her mentor Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin’s Bootcamp in 2017. She learned new styling techniques and narratives to stay current in the ever changing world of design. She also vends at some of the top conferences and fashion shows in the nation.Her clients range from, beauty influencers, runway models, beauty queens, corporate working women and men, pastors, music artist, public speakers, and comedians; if you need a personal stylist to enhance your brand, Sonita’s Designs is the company that delivers! Check out our website at www.sonitasdesigns.com
JazzHR is powerful, user-friendly, and affordable recruiting software that is purpose-built to help growing companies exceed their recruiting goals. JazzHR’s best-in-class software replaces time-consuming and manual hiring tasks with intuitive Applicant Tracking software designed to help recruiters and hiring managers recruit, and hire the right talent, fast. We currently help more than 4,500 customers vet over 19 million candidates and hire over 500,000 new employees. More important than the shear number of hires, though, is that fact that they’re the right hires. JazzHR devotes a lot of resources to developing and maintaining strong alliances so that JazzHR customers can easily get jobs published and get visibility to and ultimately hire strong candidates. As an example, JazzHR has partnered with all the leading candidate sources like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, Zip Recruiter, and Google, among others.
Freedom to choose the best products for our customers, service technicians who show up in person the same day you call, a leadership team who knows the business inside and out, and an onsite warehouse. These are the hallmarks of The Wilson Group the only locally owned industry broker. Our workflow”host to post” assessment model represents the four core principles of an initial analysis to provide the best solutions: Analyze, Design, Implement and Manage. The following products/services are offered with the constant forecast of growing and uniquely designed business solutions:
• Copier- Printer- Scan- Fax
• Managed Print Services
• FP Postage Machines / Mailing Solutions / Folder Inserters
• Interactive Presentation Boards (Sharp Aquos Boards)
• Wide Format & Plotters
• Scanning Solutions
• Document – storage, destruction, retrieval and shredding
• Paper Products
• Recycling Program for Toner / Ink
• Digital Imaging Supplies
Personal Safety Alliance teaches you to take responsibility for your own personal safety by offering sought-after safety seminars and classes nationwide. Jody designs energy-packed personal safety, rape prevention, and in-home caregiver safety seminars. She has the knowledge, skills, and ability that is necessary to help you develop your own plan of action for personal safety. Jody is a certified Sabre Pepper Spray Instructor and an instructor with the nationally recognized Refuse to be a Victim program.
She is also a professional speaker along with a media contributor. Her influence reaches beyond the classroom as she is a competitive shooter, spokesperson and facilitator for a Girl and a Gun’s women shooting league, and an NRA certified range officer. Jody was recently awarded by the Trigger Pressers Union for instructing over 1,500 women in the past year on lethal and non-lethal self defense. Lastly, she was a 2018 Inspiring Lives Global award nominee.
Jody now owns her own indoor shooting range and training facility which allows her to teach individuals of all ages on the importance of safety in everyday life.
Humble Carpet & Decorating Center is a family owned and operated flooring retail and installation company. We have been in business for over 47 years and 3 generations. We offer an extensive collection of flooring, custom window coverings and draperies, custom built in showers and tub surrounds, and offer the services of the industries best certified flooring installers.
DressHaute is a Bridal and Special Occasion boutique which focuses on custom original designs. We have three locations one in Robinson, South Hills and Washington,PA area. In addition, we have two shops in The Market at Macy’s in Ross Park Mall, Pittsburgh PA and North Star Mall In San Antonio Texas. We have showed our collections at New York Fashion Week. The lead actress in Hamilton on Broadway held a photoshoot with our custom gowns. We have designed dresses for Miss New Jersey United States, Ms Universal and Mrs Universal. This year we were nominated for Fashion Designer of the year for Art and Beauty Magazine and Style and Glam in Pittsburgh, PA. DressHaute focuses on women and their beauty. We encourage them to luv themselves and to embrace their curves. DressHaute gowns will accentuate their beauty,
Pyramid Pgh, LLC is a full service Marketing & Advertising Firm, providing businesses in the greater Pittsburgh area with solutions from growth strategies to business best practices. Founded in 2014, Pyramid Pgh is dedicated to providing quality service to its clients as well as fruitful engagement to the communities of Pittsburgh. Fueled by our mission to put #PittsburghInMotion, we emphasize economic growth through business development & financial education, while sustaining this vision by way of diverse social & cultural community experiences.
The Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in the City of Champions – Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 2017, we are the official esports team of the city and are focused on making an impact in the local community. In December 2018, co-founders Rob Lee and James O’Connor, both veterans in the esports scene, announced a partnership with 6 time Super Bowl winners – the Pittsburgh Steelers. This alliance reflects the Knights core objective of taking the best practices from traditional sports and infusing them into the world of esports – bridging the gap as competitive gaming becomes more mainstream. We have professional teams and players for popular titles like PUBG, Fortnite, Paladins, and Smite among others. Millions of people watch our teams compete in some of the largest esports events in the world.
Founded in 1946 Resco has built its success based on an in-depth knowledge of customer needs, innovative engineering, and a commitment to providing high quality refractory products, services and technical support.
OpenArc is a technology consulting firm providing industry-leading technical talent placement, software development, and technology strategy services to clients nationwide. Through a unique blending of people and software, OpenArc has a business practice that delivers amazing enterprise, mobile and consumer-facing apps and the best talent for contract, contract-to-hire and direct placements for clients and partners alike.
Staffed with the most-trusted recruiting experts, elite software developers, UI/UX designers and market experts, our team provides clients with the best resources, the right techniques and world-class support resulting in powerful measurable success.
Wellington Strategies is a Pittsburgh based firm offering its clients a variety of government affairs consulting services including traditional lobbying, grassroots lobbying, public affairs, grant and contract identification, and writing services. The Wellington team has successfully raised over $900 million in public and private funds for its clients. Wellington builds off of its experiences and unique approaches to ensure client priorities are realized by the local, state and federal government.
Mehta Marketing Inc is a business consulting firm based in Pittsburgh that specializes in growth strategy, marketing and sales campaign development/ management, and leadership guidance. What we do, however, is not nearly as important as why we do it. We are in business to make a difference; our clients, our customers, and our employees all trust some aspect of their life or business with us and we are committed to making a positive impact on all of them. Our primary focus is on the personal and professional development of our team. Whether it is through community involvement campaigns, internal coaching and mentoring, or investing in business development seminars for them to attend, we put our people first to ensure that their growth compliments our efforts to help our clients grow in turn. We also place a high importance on giving back to our community. Donating our time and resources to local organizations that support the Pittsburgh youth community has been one of the most fulfilling endeavors we’ve taken on.
Romanow Law Group is one of the leading car accident and personal injury law firms in the country. Our philosophy is simple: we believe that the best personal injury lawyers don’t cost you more, they get you more. Romanow Law Group is founded on the belief that every person should receive A-level representation from an experienced lawyer.
At Romanow Law Group we employ some of most talented trial lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA and throughout all of Western Pennsylvania. The founder and managing partner, David Romanow, has a reputation, on a national level, of being one the most dominant and successful trial lawyers.
Our team has the skills, resources and work ethic to tilt the playing field in favor of our clients. The last place that the defendant(s) want to see us is in the courtroom and that motivates the other side to pay our clients exactly what their cases are worth, without ever seeing the inside of a courtroom.
The reason why we are so highly rated by past clients is that we are willing to roll up our sleeves, do the work and whatever else it takes to win. Our past clients have removed the guesswork out of selecting the right personal injury attorney to handle your injury claim. We hold a perfect 5 star rating from our past clients because our lawyers consistently deliver on their promises, often meeting and exceeding client expectations. When you have been seriously injured you should be focused on getting better, not worrying about whether you have the right attorney for the job. With our personal injury attorneys on your case, you will never have to second guess your choice of legal representation and have the peace of mind of knowing that you have some of the best attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA working hard for you.
Ford Business Machines is western Pennsylvania’s largest independent full-line authorized dealer of Canon, Konica Minolta and Lanier (Ricoh) products for commercial copier, printer and multi-function product (MFP) technology. We also offer an array of business solutions such as document management, IT services and managed print services that will help your company decrease costs and increase efficiency.
Thanks so much for checking out my site. My name is Theresa, and I’ve been a professional photographer for 14 years, and an unprofessional photographer many years before that.
I got my start in high school, where I attended the Creative And Performing Arts(CAPA) school of Pittsburgh. After that I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in photography. I plied my trade at first with both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, as well as the Daily News of McKeesport. My work has been featured in Pulp, 3V, and Mt. Lebanon magazines.
In 2004 I decided to strike out on my own, and my photojournalism background still informs my shooting style. My work has been used in ad campaigns for Massaro, Inc., Antonio Brown’s Youth Football Camp by Procamps and most recently Neato (agency) in Chicago IL.
In 2015 I opened my home studio, and now my primary focus is high school senior photography, as well as professional headshots, fashion photography.
I’m located in Bethel Park in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.
Leonard Labriola’s Italian Market is now celebrating their 90th anniversary! Originally opened in 1929 on Larimer Avenue, the store grew and re-located to the Penn Hills Area and then expanded to three other Pittsburgh suburbs including Aspinwall, Monroeville and Warrendale. Now on its third generation, this family owned business offers a quality selection of Italian grocery items and store-made specialty foods. The stores selection includes food products from favorite local vendors as well as imported goods from Italy and other countries. Some popular items included the store-made pepperoni rolls, sandwich trays, and Labriola Pasta Sauce as well as the imported olive oil, coffee and pasta choices. The motto of the store is, “Where the best costs less.” Each day they live up to this expectation by providing competitive prices for high quality food to Pittsburgh residents. Labriola’s Italian Market also gives back to the community by sponsoring local charities and community sports teams and events. The company is proud to be a long-standing member of the Pittsburgh Community.