Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GlobalPittsburgh Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration and Award Ceremony is at the Rivers Club on December 14, 2016

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration will take place on the evening of Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Rivers Club. Mayor William Peduto has been invited to speak at the event. "I'd like to thank GlobalPittsburgh for creating this opportunity to celebrate and recognize immigrants as valuable contributors to the economic and cultural landscape of our city”, said Mayor Peduto. “Our history is rooted in the contributions of immigrants and our future is based on the innovation the next generation of immigrants will bring”.

This new annual event will showcase the wide range of enterprises and services in the Pittsburgh region provided by immigrant entrepreneurs. “We are excited to recognize the achievements of some of the many entrepreneurs who have enriched our region with their talents and tenacity,” said John W. Hindman, GlobalPittsburgh Board Chairman. “We are a region that was built on the hard work and innovation of immigrants and that continues to this day thanks to newer generations of immigrant entrepreneurs.”

From a pool of ninety people suggested by friends, family and colleagues, forty individuals have been nominated for six awards.  Reflecting the truly global origins of new Pittsburghers, the forty nominees represent every continent and all the major sectors of the city’s economy.  The evening will begin with a reception in honor of several new Pittsburghers who have made notable contributions to the city’s life, followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards. 

Since 1959, GlobalPittsburgh has developed a network of valuable local and worldwide resources for the Pittsburgh region through its work with federally-funded international professional and educational exchanges. GlobalPittsburgh depends on the support of more than 500 annual members, volunteers, and citizen diplomats who help to connect visiting leaders and students to the community.

To learn more about registering to attend the Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration, please contact Nadya Kessler at or call 412.392.4513. 

For more information about GlobalPittsburgh programs, please visit, call 412.392.4513, or email

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