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

Spirited rebels speak proof to power

PART TWO Our entrepreneurial summer series dawned last week with stories of the inspired women who run bed & breakfasts and vacation rentals along our region’s trails. Successful businesses usually have great stories – of innovation or tradition, local roots or international reach. In the second of six episodes, we’ll get a taste of the craft beverage market, where the … 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