Saturday, November 24, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is today, Nov. 24. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Plum, Oakmont and Verona. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by shopping at locally owned stores to help boost the economy and their communities. There are several small businesses in Plum, Oakmont and Verona—a list can be found on …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Several Oakmont businesses will be offering special deals this weekend!
As you think about holiday shopping this year, why not take a stroll down Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont? The Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and several Oakmont businesses are participating in Small Business Weekend—running Friday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 25—in an effort to encourage the community to shop locally. Participating stores will be offering special promotions and services for many of your gift-giving needs. Store hours in Oakmont are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Participating stores are: Visit www.oakmont-pa.com for more information. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking …
Cast members and Steelers were among those who attended a fundraiser and film event—co-produced by a Plum resident—at Dormont's Hollywood Theater on Friday.
With Emma Watson signing autographs on Potomac Avenue last year, and a Tom Cruise movie filming in town last December, Dormont is no stranger to celebrity visits. But Friday's special showing of "Christmas in Compton" brought celebrities to Dormont's Hollywood Theater with a purpose. The event served, in part, as a fundraiser for the Red Cross, to support survivors of Hurricane Sandy. "We didn't expect it to get this big," said Hollywood Theater manager Chad Hunter. "We're certainly not complaining that it did. It's definitely great for the theater, but it's supporting a good cause, too. We couldn't have asked for this. It's wonderful." The movie was co-produced by Paula Gregg and Susan Burig, both Pittsburgh natives, who chose Hollywood …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Plum Chamber of Commerce welcomed the newest Plum business.
Several members of the Plum business community took time to smell the roses—literally—on Thursday as they welcomed the town's newest business owner. The Plum Chamber of Commerce held a special after-hours event at Bella One Florist on Unity Center Road. Mayor Rich Hrivnak and many business owners were in attendance for the store's grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony—the chamber's second-ever. Owner Judy Lagrotteria is a former Plum native—she went to school at St. John the Baptist School and through the Plum School District. Lagrotteria moved to eastern Pennsylvania and moved back to Plum in July to be with family. Lagrotteria owned her own business in eastern Pennsylvania, and began working on opening Bella One just one month after …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chef Gordon Ramsay takes on Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine in a new show that airs Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. on the Fox Network.
As a young child, Jean Gould would stand on a chair and watch her mother cook. That love of cooking extended into adulthood—first for her church, then in her own restaurant. On Friday, Gould will be cooking for America when her Wilkinsburg restaurant, Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine, is featured on Chef Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares," which airs on WPGH Fox 53. The teaser on the "Kitchen Nightmares" website says: "Chef Ramsay travels to the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, to help a desperate retired special education teacher, Jean, who put her entire life's savings into her failing restaurant. Ms. Jean's Southern Cuisine has a gained a negative reputation in the community for the bad food and even worse service. Customers even say that Ms. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this week.
A new flower shop has opened in Plum Borough. The Plum Chamber of Commerce will welcome the new business, Bella One Florist, 321 Unity Center Road, on Thursday, Nov. 15, with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Owner Judy Lagrotteria is a former Plum native who moved to eastern Pennsylvania and most recently moved back to be with family, bringing her florist business with her. The chamber is encouraging members of the community and businesses to attend the ceremony. Check back for photos after the event! ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.