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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS LEADERS UNITED AT RIVERS CASINO FOR SHARE 2017
SHARE event increased economic opportunities for minority business leaders
PITTSBURGH – March 31, 2017 – Pittsburgh’s top economic engines and organizations came together at Rivers Casino on Thursday, March 30 for a one-of-a-kind collaborative networking opportunity, SHARE 2017.
The fourth annual SHARE event welcomed members of the Pittsburgh business community to promote economic development opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in the region. Thursday’s event consisted of short, pre-planned meetings during which potential customers and suppliers were connected with each other following remarks made by Mayor Bill Peduto, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman and CEO of Moriarty Consultants, Arlinda Moriarty.
“We’re proud to be a part of the planning committee to promote SHARE 2017,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community relations for Rivers Casino. “These types of events are very important to help grow MWDBE business opportunities in the greater Pittsburgh area.”
Mayor Bill Peduto joined Lynne Hayes-Freeland, CEO of LHF Communications, in welcoming MWDBE to the SHARE event.
“It’s through the support of establishments like Rivers Casino, that we can continue to connect great business minds and institute business development practices like SHARE,” said Toni Silva, director of supplier relations for UPMC and chair of the SHARE 2017 planning committee. “SHARE creates matchmaking opportunities to connect like-minded businesses, potential customers, suppliers and business partners to fuel economic growth throughout our region.”
The 2017 SHARE conference was organized and presented by a committee of representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), PNC Financial Services Group, Highmark Health, City of Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino, Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, Allegheny County’s MWDBE Department, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.
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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
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