Best Hotels For Weddings In Pittsburgh

via CBS Pittsburgh, by Diane Straka, February 15, 2014; Hotels in downtown Pittsburgh can be great venues for memorable weddings. While the picturesque views of the skyline provide an elegant background, the city offers a centralized location to entertain wedding guests and take beautiful wedding photos. While there are many places to see around the city from the Andy Warhol… Read more »

A really Super Pittsburgh sandwich from Chef Anthony Zallo

By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Each year at about this time, Bigelow Grille Chef Anthony Zallo asks himself the same question: What did I get myself into? That’d be the annual Taste of the NFL, the big fundraiser on the eve of the Super Bowl that benefits food banks in NFL cities across… Read more »

Doubletree returning to Downtown

via BizJournals by Suzanne Elliott DOWNTOWN — The Elmhurst Group, a developer and owner of the Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, said it will spend $12 million to convert that hotel to a Doubletree Hotel. “It’s a perfect match with the Doubletree and the Pittsburgh hotel marketplace,” said Elmhurst CEO Bill Hunt in a… Read more »

Prospera CEO details plans for NYC hotel

via BizJournals By Tim Schooley Kevin Kilkeary unfurls his years in the hospitality business like the carpets that greet visitors at the hotels where he’s worked. “It’s all about our experience,” said Kilkeary, president and founder of Prospera Hospitality, a fledgling hotel management firm. Kilkeary began his career at the Marriott in Green Tree in… Read more »

How easy is it for you to retain good employees?

via BizJournals By Louis A. Corsaro “Professionally, good employees respond by taking advantage of the opportunities afforded — the ability to do more than the job description — thus instilling a sense of contributing to the success of the firm. The camaraderie of the staff is fostered through office functions and lunches (not necessarily related… Read more »

As business improves, Pittsburgh-area companies make time to celebrate

via BizJournals By Tim Schooley, Anya Livak, Patty Tascarella, Kris Mamula When the recession hit last year, STAT Staffing Medical Service Inc. decided to tone down its annual holiday party. The Strip District-based company, which traditionally has taken its employees out to dinner, instead offered lunch in its office with food delivered by Kaya, the… Read more »

Outstanding management reaps rewards

via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Monica Disare A good management team, just like the captain of a ship, is necessary to steer any business in the right direction. Three businesses in Pittsburgh excelled in management-related special categories, based on Workplace Dynamics rankings. The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, with management by Prospera Hospitality;… Read more »

What matters most to employees is feeling they matter to company

via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Patricia Sabatini One common thread binding this year’s leaders among the region’s Top Workplaces is having a knack for making employees feel like they matter. “I feel important,” was how one FedEx Ground employee succinctly put it when commenting on why the Moon-based package delivery company was a great place to… Read more »