Along the Trail

What you order speaks volumes

PART FOUR If you joined our entrepreneurial summer series during week three (we hit the rafts, bikes, canoes, kayaks), you may still be hungry. This week, we’ll share a booth with some of the most innovative restaurateurs in the region, where they’ll try to read the minds of the dining public – an exercise which might go better with a … Continue reading

It crawled from the Yough

PART THREE Whether you joined our entrepreneurial summer series at a bed & breakfast (week one) or a distillery (week two), you know that change is a constant in small business. As a result, adaptation is a key phase in the entrepreneurial life cycle. Nowhere is that more true than along the trails and rivers, where consumer tastes shift almost … Continue reading

Kick it up a notch

When some kick back, entrepreneurs kick it up a notch PART ONE Summer is make-or-break time for many of the small businesses in our towns, along the trails, and in the city’s most festive neighborhoods. This summer, many entrepreneurs are thinking big. We’re hearing business pioneers talk about being “booked through the fall,” hitting “a nice, aggressive number” or even … Continue reading

Pittsburgh’s first hostel opens Sunday, April 1st

Paul Kletter and Mary Beth Karabinos

Pittsburgh natives, Paul Kletter and Mary Beth Karabinos, are opening South Side Traveler’s Rest, with help from The Progress Fund. The hostel will ultimately accommodate up to 35 guests, offering both dormitory style and private sleeping rooms, with rest room and kitchen facilities, as well as lockers, Wi-Fi and bike detailing. Located on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side, it’s the only … Continue reading

From coal towns to trail towns: rebuilding Appalachia

The Allegheny Front dug into our impact along the trail towns— and the stories of the lives it changed. Like Rod Darby, who had a great idea, but hit a snag when banks “weren’t sure about this trail thing.” Guess what? We were. And that’s just 1 piece of a major movement along the Great Allegheny Passage. Check out the full … Continue reading