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May 5th, 2020 1:30 PM

Learn how Diversity and Inclusion are not only strengthening the Pittsburgh Community, but also illuminating ways for corporations to invest in their company’s future while achieving greater day-to-day success.



Join us for a five-part program which will allow employers and employees of all size businesses to hear from experts in Pittsburgh that are using Diversity and Inclusion to invest in their company’s future and be more successful every day.

Attendees who participate in three sessions* of this course work will receive a certificate of completion of three hours of Diversity and Inclusion awareness training. These courses fulfill corporate social responsibility, educate employees, and help businesses of all sizes move forward as a company to be more effective, culturally aware and innovative.


Diversity & Inclusion: The Basics, Benefits and where to Begin

Study after study repeatedly continue to show that diversity and inclusion brings creativity, innovation and increases in revenue for companies nationwide but where does it all begin? Go back to the basics to explore what Diversity and Inclusion means in society, the work place and what it can do for your business.

  • Gisele Fetterman
  • Yvonne Campos
  • George Robinson
  • George Robinson
  • Kanak Iyer, Ph.D
  • Vernard Alexander
  • Kyshira Moffet
  • Robert Jones

Diversity & Inclusion: Equality or Equity?

While awareness of best practices in Diversity and Inclusion are a step in the right direction, it is not enough. Join us to discuss the difference between Equality and Equity and learn how you can apply these topics to your life to improve your business, professional life or individual relationships.

  • Robert James
  • Gina Winstead
  • Samantha Black
  • Wasi Mohammed
  • Tricina Cash
  • Jake Wheatley
  • Lora McKnight

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop 1

Chet Thompson Associate Dean, School of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Technology (BAST)Community College of Beaver County

Cultural Competency seeks to educate and train all levels of staff on the skills and competencies that enable employees, students and educators, community members, and others to interact effectively/positively in cross-cultural situations. Today more than ever we must embrace our differences.  This is truly the only we will evolve as a species.  If it is not for ourselves but more importantly for our children’s children.


Nominations for the First Annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards will be accepted starting on January 1st, 2020 with voting by the public to follow. Winners from each category will be awarded on May 5, 2020 at the Pittsburgh Business Show. This awards program was created by, a 16-year-old Pittsburgh company which helps businesses establish and promote their reputation.

This award was designed for people to recognize their favorite Pittsburgh-area business that goes above and beyond focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by nominating them today.   Voting will begin on March 1st, 2020 and ends on April 15, 2020.

The number of votes received will determine the winner in each category, and winners will be announced at the Business Choice Awards event on May 5, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The winners of each category will receive a Business Choice Awards plaque and will be recognized at the Show on the main stage, in the show program, and online throughout the year on the Business Choice Awards website and on social media.


Promote the power of knowledge, learning, and inclusion by sponsoring the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion workshop at the Pittsburgh Business Show.

This main-event showcase will be one of the highlights of the show as it not only helps businesses and organizations to grow in inclusive ways, but also teaches them how to thrive in a rapidly-changing environment.

Associate your company and brand with knowledge, diversity, inclusion, and growth as you sponsor a Continuing Education Credit workshop.





  • Accounting – Good Steward Accounting
  • Advertising – D&GG Marketing Communications & Advertising
  • Automotive – 21st Century Sound & Security
  • Background Checks – VeriCheck
  • Business Banking – WesBanco Bank
  • Business Coaching – Becky Auer
  • Business Machines – Wilson Group
  • Chamber of Commerce – Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Charitable Organization – ACH Clear Pathways
  • Commercial Cleaners – A & H Green Solutions
  • Commercial Painting – Premier Painting
  • Commercial Photography – Theresa Glenn Photography
  • Commercial Refrigeration – Fugh Refrigeration, Inc
  • Computer Programming Services – OpenArc
  • Corporate Catering – AMPD Group
  • Corporate Entertainment – Hobby Prodigy
  • Corporate Services – FirstChoice Coffee and WaterServices
  • Corporate Training – DG Training Solutions Inc.
  • Digital Marketing – Appalachian Trends
  • Disaster Restoration – FireDex of Pittsburgh
  • Education – Cindy Cohen School of Driving
  • Education – Professional Development – New Horizons Training Centers Pittsburgh
  • Event Venue – HIP at the Flashlight Factory
  • Fabricators – I Do Designs By Eva
  • Financial Planning – Credit Power LLC
  • Health and Wellness – Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning
  • Healthcare – Care At Home
  • Human Resource Services – HRT Solutions
  • HVAC – ZC Willis Heating & Cooling
  • Insurance Brokers – Quantum Source Insurance Group
  • Lawncare – Commerical – Superior Lawncare
  • Legal Services – Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza
  • Manufacturing – Resco Products Inc
  • Marketing – Cindy Ellek Marketing Group
  • Mortgage – Three Rivers Lending
  • Moving Companies – Make Moves LLC
  • Network IT Systems – JWM Services
  • Non Profit – Veteran’s Place of Washington Boulevard
  • Office Supplies – WB Mason
  • Payroll Services – Triangle Payroll Services Inc
  • PEO- Marley Financial Services Inc
  • Podacst – YaJagoff Podcast
  • Printing – The Printing Press
  • Private Clubs – Shannopin Country Club
  • Professional Organizations – POSH Women
  • Professional Services – Mary Lee Gannon – Executive Coaching & Consulting
  • Promotional Items – Ithen Global
  • Public Insurance Agent – Pfister Adjusting
  • Publication – Magazine – Inspiring Lives Magazine
  • Real Estate – Realty One Group Gold Standard
  • Recreation – Momspiration412
  • Restaurants – Cafe Notte
  • Retail – Levin Furniture
  • Security Solutions – Security Systems of America
  • Software Development – Accion Labs
  • Spa Services – Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery
  • Staffing Solutions – Pancoast Staffing Services, Inc
  • Tourism – Litterini Travel
  • Transportation Services – ARL Network
  • Web Design and Development – RedTree Web Design LLC
  • Special Awards:
    Pittsburgh Business Champion – Leonard Labriola Itailan Markets
    “Congrats on 90 Years of Business!”