Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Global Pittsburgh and Carnegie Speech Sign Agreement to Market Language Learning Technology to Education Resources Locally and Worldwide

GlobalPittsburgh has signed an agreement with Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Speech to promote and market Carnegie Speech’s proprietary language-learning and accent modification programs to education-related institutions and corporate entities in the Pittsburgh region and around the world.

Under the agreement, GlobalPittsburgh will act as a sales representative for Carnegie Speech online applications among universities and international organizations with which it works through relationships with the U.S. government agencies and organizations.

“GlobalPittsburgh’s long history of promoting Pittsburgh to the world is what attracted us to partner with them,” said Paul Musselman, CEO of Carnegie Speech.  “GlobalPittsburgh’s many programs bring together residents and visitors to learn about each other’s communities and aspirations. Our software can accelerate communication and promote friendship, speed learning and improve commerce between Southwestern Pennsylvania and the world.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for GlobalPittsburgh to continue expanding our role as an international connector in the Pittsburgh region,” said Michael Malloy, Chair of the GlobalPittsburgh board of directors. “By partnering with a local company and engaging them with our global network, we are able to provide tangible economic and educational benefits to our member organizations and to the community as a whole. That is the role we want to play in the Pittsburgh region.”

Carnegie Speech’s NativeAccent® is the world’s only patented and award-winning Software as a Solution (SaaS) that assesses an individual’s spoken English grammar, fluency, word stress and pronunciation, and then delivers a personalized lesson plan that matches your precise learning needs. Carnegie Speech has over 150 education, enterprise and government customers around the world whose users see up to 100 percent improvement in their spoken English grammar, fluency, word stress and pronunciation in as little as 10 hours of use.

GlobalPittsburgh, formerly the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors, engages international delegations, groups and individuals by creating itineraries and facilitating introductions through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other international programming agencies in many fields, including energy and environment, life sciences and medicine, education, business and technology, clean/green design, advanced manufacturing, arts and culture, government and finance, social services and law, and other areas.

GlobalPittsburgh also helps recruit international students to the region through its Study Pittsburgh initiative, and connects international students and professionals with globally minded people in the region through member activities and events.

For information about Carnegie Speech, contact Carlton Ketchum, Director, Enterprise Sales at 412-281-3004 ext 203 or 412-965-4178, by email at, or go to

For information about GlobalPittsburgh, contact Thomas Buell, Jr., Director of Marketing, at 412-392-4513 or 412-720-2218, by email at, or go to


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Great Chance to Win 2 Tickets to Paris on Delta Airlines When You Come to GlobalPittsburgh CultureFest Oct. 24

You've got a great chance of winning two free round-trip tickets to Paris on Delta Airlines when you come to GlobalPittsburgh CultureFest on October 24 at the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton. Every ticket purchased receives one chance to win!

CultureFest celebrates the globally-minded people, entrepreneurs, innovators and citizen diplomats who make Pittsburgh such a great place. It's the highlight of our year, and proceeds will support our ongoing programs.

CLICK HERE for more details and registration information.

Highlights of the evening include:
- Live performances
- Gourmet international food stations
- Interactive program
- VIP reception with special guests
- Networking with over 200 globally-minded people
- Entry to a Grand Prize drawing
- Complimentary drink ticket
- Complimentary seated massages
- Entertaining vendors
- Wine tasting
- Prize drawings

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown is located at 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
CultureFest: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
VIP reception: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Tickets for GlobalPittsburgh members - $70 each
Delegation of 8 - $550
Student members - $50
Non-members - $85
Ticket + GlobalPittsburgh membership - $100
 Delegation of 8 - $650
VIP reception + admission - $200 each


For details, contact Nadya Kessler at 412-392-4513 or

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Monday, September 23, 2013

GlobalPittsburgh Hosting Boo Bowling Party to Celebrate Halloween Oct. 30 at Pittsburgh Athletic Association

It’s that spooky time of year where the ghouls and goblins come out to play. Join GlobalPittsburgh as we celebrate Halloween on October 30 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.

Come for the jack-o-lanterns, pie, cider, witches, ghosts and everything else that makes the end of October so delightfully frightful and fun. We encourage everyone to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume. Our Boo Bowling Party is all about fun!

Come and enjoy:
*Two hours of complimentary bowling and shoe rentals
*Delicious holiday cake
*Chips and pretzels
*Cheese and vegetable platters
*Hot apple cider
*Halloween costume contests with prizes for winners
*Halloween games and activities
*Cash bar

The Pittsburgh Athletic Association, located in beautiful Oakland, was established in 1908 and remains a Pittsburgh icon rich in history and renowned for its traditional elegance and premier style. Come and share this Halloween Party with our globally-minded members and friends. You will have an unforgettable fun evening! 

Tickets are on sale now: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Prices will go up on October 20 and at the door.

To learn more and buy tickets please visit


Thursday, September 12, 2013

GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays Happy Hour Oct. 3 at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille in the Strip District

Come meet globally-minded people from Pittsburgh and all over the world to make new friends and learn more about different cultures at our GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays monthly happy hour on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille in the Strip District. Bring your friends, family and colleagues or come alone - we're a very friendly group! 

GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays is a regular monthly night of networking and socializing with different themes and different activities - but always with an international flavor - on the first Thursday of every month. It's an evening of friends, interesting conversation and good spirits with an international flair. Everyone is welcome! 

Special features for the October event: 
- Free admission for GlobalPittsburgh members
- GlobalPittsburgh Networking PASSport (see below)
- Complimentary appetizers
- Entertaining vendors
- Prize drawings
- Drink specials
- Free seated massages from Massage Envy in Squirrel Hill

Get your GlobalPittsburgh Networking PASSport (attendance stamp card for members). Collect stamps and turn them in for free drinks and prizes.

Discounted membership registration when you sign up at the event. Get $10 off your individual or family annual membership. Signing a friend to be a member entitles you both to free drinks. If you are already a member and you bring a friend who becomes a member at the event, you will both receive free drinks! Online registration for your convenience. By registering online (link below) you will receive a free ticket to one of the drawings at the door.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to call 412-392-4513 or email

GlobalPittsburgh is looking to partner with small businesses and organizations for this event. We are offering the opportunity for you to promote your small businesses or organization at our event at a table, advertise your name on our social media, and announce our partnership during the evening. If you are interested in setting up a vendor table or simply would like to donate an item/gift certificate for the prize drawing, please contact Nadya Kessler.

Thanks to Giant Eagle Market District for supporting First Thursdays!
Luke Wholey's is located at 2106 Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

Admission is FREE for paid GlobalPittsburgh members. Admission is $5 at the door for everyone else. Membership information will be available at the event, but you may also join GlobalPittsburgh now at and get in free on the night of the event. 

If you have questions or would like to set up a vendor table, please contact Nadya Kessler in the GlobalPittsburgh office at 412-392-4513 or by email at Photos from past First Thursdays and a few other GlobalPittsburgh events, activities, and programs can be viewed at See you there!