Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Summer Tissue, Oakmont Chamber of Commerce's director and founder of Military Connections, will tell her story on the radio Wednesday night.
One local woman has been chosen as a recipient of KDKA NewsRadio 1020 Morning Host Larry Richert's Hometown Hero Award. Summer Tissue, the director of the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce, was chosen for her work through Military Connections, a non-profit organization she founded 10 years ago after her brother, Ed, joined the Marine Corps. Through the organization, Tissue sends equipment, care packages and supplies to military personnel stationed overseas. Many Military Connections fundraisers and drives have been held in the community for several years. Last week, Tissue accepted her award surrounded by friends, family and many Wounded Warriors. She also received $1,000, which she will donate to Military Connections. Tissue will be telling her…
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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The annual Christmas celebration and parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 17.
It's time to deck the halls in the Twin Boros this weekend! The Oakmont and Verona chambers of commerce are hosting the annual hometown Christmas celebration and parade on Saturday, Nov. 17. The parade begins at 5 p.m. in Oakmont this year and ends in Verona. Ian Petrella, the actor who plays Randy Parker in A Christmas Story, will be this year's parade grand marshal. Fans will have an opportunity to meet Petrella after the parade. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona and end at 7 p.m. there will be music, food and visits with Santa Claus in Verona. Anyone interested in donating food for the Twin Boro Ministries Food Bank can do so at the food bank's kiosk. In Oakmont, festivities begin at 5 p.m. on the …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Even the rain couldn't keep these dedicated runners away from the starting line.
These photos were taken during Saturday's Halloween Hustle 5K and 1-mile walk, hosted by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and Riverview Community Action Corp. Despite the rain, many made their way to the Riverside Park starting line in their costumes to celebrate Halloween! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
These upcoming events and promotions support the cause.
There are several ways to support breast cancer awareness locally over the next few days! Here are some upcoming events: Wine Tasting If you like wine, the Mighty Oak Barrel is hosting an event for you. The Oakmont restaurant will host a wine tasting on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 and 25, featuring women winemakers. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information or to register, call 412-826-1069. "Beards and Cigars for Breasts" Steel City Beard & Mustache Club—founded by Plum resident and Oakmont businessman Seth DeSabato—and the Cigar House in Penn Hills are working together to help raise breast cancer awareness. The event, which will include a DJ, beer, snacks, raffles and prizes, will be…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Oakmont Chamber of Commerce will host the Celebrate Oakmont Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Local residents can enjoy what community businesses have to offer during the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce's Celebrate Oakmont event. The chamber expo will be held on from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Greek Orthodox social hall and Riverside Landing on Washington Avenue. There will be door prizes, food, entertainment, more than 60 vendors and other festivities. The cost is $10 per ticket purchased in advance. Here's what attendees can look forward to: To buy tickets, contact the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce Office at 412-828-3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Take a look at the schedule of events!
The annual Oakmont Chamber of Commerce street sale will be held on Saturday along Allegheny River Boulevard. Visitors can stop by for some fun and to meet local business owners from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainment includes shopping, delicious food and snacks, wild children’s activities and more. Here's a schedule of events: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 5th Annual Custom and Antique Car Cruise— Make sure to vote for your favorite set of wheels! Top two cars receive $50. 10 to 1: Come Check out the Turner Dairy Tea-Bird Car 10 to 2: KDKA News Radio 1020 KiDKAst Radio Programming 10 to 3: Chinese Auction at the Citizens Bank parking lot. Sign up to win gifts from local merchants and businesses. Drawings start at 3. 10 to 4: Face Painting by Elizabeth …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Have things you need to or want to recycle? No need to worry!
Instead of throwing things away this weekend, why not recycle them or give them away for a good cause? Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Recycle Rama event in conjunction with many area businesses on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverview High School parking lot. Things collected include: For more information, visit www.oakmont-pa.com. ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The organization is hoping to win a Facebook contest for 15 hours of public relations services.
A local nonprofit organization is hoping to win "15 minutes of fame" with your help! Military Connections, an organization that provides care packages, equipment and various supplies to military troops, has entered the Markowitz Communications "15 Minutes of Fame" Facebook contest to win 15 hours of public relations services for free. The organization was founded by Summer Tissue, the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce director, and it is one of the four finalists. To vote for Military Connections, visit the Markowitz Communications Facebook page and "like" the photo of Military Connections' Yellow Support Our Troops Ribbon. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The event will be held April 4 at noon.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University, will join Oakmont Chamber of Commerce members for a discussion on April 4. The lunch presentation will be held at the Riverside Student Life Center in Oakmont at noon. The center is located at the corner of Allegheny and Delaware avenues. The cost to attend is $15. Brown will discuss the status of women in politics both at the state and federal level. She will also review the roots of low representation of women in governments and what we can do to make a difference. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University is a non-partisan organization that is focused on educating and empowering women for public leadership. …