MAKING IT HAPPEN—President and CEO of Grace Security, Barbara Strothers with William Generett, Urban Innovations21. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart) This time last year in Pittsburgh (July 2012), now disgraced Nate Harper was still our highly respected African-American chief of police, the Mellon Arena had just finished being completely demolished after standing for 40 years as a reminder of the displacement of numerous businesses and families from the Lower Hill District, and 32-year-old Mayor Luke Ravensthal was still looking forward to yet another four year term as the mayor of the Most Livable City.
NURTURING THE EARTH WITH LOVE—Terren Holiday, 15 of Terren’s Lawn Service displays his floral artwork during the Young Entrepreneur Business Expo. The recent Young Entrepreneur Business Expo provided the young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell, promote their services, and showcase their business ideas as well as to network with some of the region’s top business executives. Baked goods, jewelry, herbal creams, natural lipstick, landscaping and photography services were a few of the businesses on display during the Entrepreneuring Youth Igniting Possibilities and George W. Tippins Regional Business Competition Awards 2013 event.