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G-20 brings in the bucks for Pittsburgh!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

G-20 summit declared $35 million success for Pittsburgh!  By Jeremy Boren, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 29, 2009.
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Obama gives Pittsburgh thumbs up for G-20!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Obama praises city in closing remarks, by Lou Corsaro, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 25, 2009.
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Q&A w/Ann Dugan, Assistant Director of Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Take a look at a recent interview with Ann Dugan of Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. IQ has had the good fortune of working with Ann through the IEE. It’s a great program for both established and aspiring entreprenurs. Of particular interest to us was Ann’s point regarding lessons she learned from her family’s business growing up…

You have to be quick to capitalize on opportunities. In my grandparents’ and mother’s generations, they had to make a couple systemic changes. They had to deal with World War II, which wasn’t the best for them, but the aftermath was. They decided to get out of the business of planing lumber and get more involved in distribution, and that’s when they added building supply products as well. They had to think of their competitive advantage and what they could do. In an entrepreneurial situation, you have to continually modify your vision and move it forward.

We agree with Ann’s sentiment.  It’s so important to be agile today. You have to understand your competition and devise a strategy to create a competitive advantage.

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Google CEO names Pittsburgh as a model for other cities to follow!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Google CEO: Pittsburgh’s economy a model for others to follow, by Kim Lyons, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 23, 2009.
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The G-20 is Here and Pittsburgh is Ready!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Ravenstahl: Pittsburgh ‘ready’ for G-20!  By Kim Lyons, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 22, 2009.

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For more information on the G-20 and Pittsburgh check out Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership

All eyes on Pittsburgh for G20 Conference!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

The revival of Pittsburgh – Lessons for the G20, The Economist, September 17, 2009.
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IQ Inc. joins the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh in the fight against SIDS!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: 15 Year Anniversary Celebration, In The News, IQ Culture, Press Release

IQ Inc. recently partnered with the Parental Stress Center of Pittsburgh to help increase the awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the Pittsburgh area.  Throughout the month of August, IQ collected items which will be provided to low-income families at Safe Sleeping Workshops for parents.  Thank you to all who donated!
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Pittsburgh ranked one of top 20 strongest-performing metro areas

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Brookings: Pittsburgh ‘shielded’ from worst of recession; ranked one of top 20 strongest-performing metro areas, Pittsburgh Business Times, September 15, 2009.
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Guess which city was named a innovation-driven global leader? Pittsburgh!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Southwest Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Spirit, recently featured Pittsburgh in its September issue.  The article describes Pittsburgh’s as “the blueprint poised to show the nation–and the world–the formula to economic and environmental transformation.”
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Why the city on the Ohio River is the perfect G-20 host!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: G-20, In The News, IQ Culture, Pittsburgh News

Pittsburgh? Yes, Pittsburgh!  By Raquel Laneri, Forbes.com, September 2, 2009.
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