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You are viewing 26 posts for 31 May 2011 with the tag Duquesne University

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Sauereisen: Selling into Latin American Mining Countries

Luis Granes is currently the Latin American Manager for Sauereisen, a third generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He developed an expertise in technical sales and is…

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Gardens All Year Long

Mike Bastin has a passion for hydroponics. He started as a hobby at age 19 and as a young man opened a store selling equipment and supplies. He eventually sold the…

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Pain Medicine at Ease: Vital Pain Center

The Entrepreneur Dr. Jorge Rivero’s family emigrated from Cuba when he was 8 years old. He took advantage of a new life filled with opportunities and started his medical career. He…

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AC Power Tech

Jeremy Wallace is an entrepreneur who after working for Fortune 500 companies, decided to apply his business expertise to his family business, a manufacturer of high electric power systems for underground…

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Food for the Soul – MOKA Art Gallery

The Entrepreneur Charlotte Ka, a resident of the Hill district, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Maryland Institute College…

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Macri's Sports

Beth and Tyler Krivosh have taken their spirit for sports and combined it with their management skills and a loan from First Commonwealth Bank to purchase a screen printing and embroidery…

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Bon Tool Co.

In 1958, Carl P. Bongiovanni and his family started a company on the foundation of their Masonry Guide, an alignment system for masonry work. The company was named Masonry Specialty Inc.…

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LightLabs Inc

While Ph.D. candidates at Carnegie Mellon University, Elijah Mayfield and David Adamson collaborated to develop a computer platform using state-of-the-art machine learning for writing education. The goal was to create a…

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CIMA Life Science

Dr. Jashwant Sharma migrated from India to the US in 1970 to further his studies, arriving with only eight dollars in his pocket. He graduated with a degree in internal medicine/nephrology…

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Pennie's Bake Shop and Espresso Bar

For many founders, passing on a much-loved business to their children is a dream come true. Pennie Wogan has lived that dream. Wogan made her first wedding cake for her sister-in-law…

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Wall Firma

In 1983, Ken Codeluppi, armed with his BS in Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree from WVU and his MBA from Temple University, decided to leave the corporate world of International Mill Service…

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Blue Moon Lites, Inc.

Why and when did John Tondra start his business?  In 2008, after the stock market crash and his job ended, Tondra moved to Pittsburgh. He looked at opportunities during the recession…

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Grace Security, LLC

Barbara Strothers has been in the private security business for 14 years. While working as a security guard, she dreamt that one day she would have her own firm. Years passed…

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CIMA Software

Nelson Cano founded CIMA Software Corporation as a family company in 2004. Based on his experience working with high-end Document Management Software packages, he saw a need in the market to…

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Universal Remediation

Established in 2004, Universal Remediation manufactures a green product that bio-remediates hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel, and gasoline. They use all natural ingredients that stimulate indigenous microbes which in turn eat…

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Kozy Rest Kampground

“Would you like to see our haunted house?” was hardly the first thing the SBDC consultants expected when they were invited by Denny and Gary Quigley for a tour of the…

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All About Massage and Wellness

Scott and Trish Korb started the private massage therapy practice of Scott Korb in 1991. Over the course of Scott’s career, he became a well-respected authority in the field of Orthopedic…

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Eagle Mart

Eagle Mart, Inc. was established seven years ago by Ittifaq A. Choudhry, and was incorporated last year. Eagle Mart recently purchased Schwartz Market in Pittsburgh, a well-known family-owned grocery store established…

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Pittsburgh Cloth Diapers

Lillian and Adam Cannon are a happy family of five. They've spent years looking for the best products for their children. Like many other parents, going with green choices for their…

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Allegra Print & Imaging Pittsburgh

Local small business owner Dave Jones helps Allegra Pittsburgh take the necessary first steps to go green. Allegra Pittsburgh is a full-service marketing communications provider offering strategic marketing planning, graphic design,…