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Barbara VanKirk Emcee at 2010 Winners’ Circle Awards Luncheon!

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

Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc, and the 2009 ATHENA Award®  Winner emceed the 15th Annual Winners’ Circle Luncheon, held on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

  • Marisa Yaniszeski (Owner, PKSA Karate – Greensburg) – YWCA Rising Star Award
  • Meagan Bilik DeFazio, Esq (Associate, Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik) - Award for Community Service
  • Bridgeway Capital, (Mark Peterson, President & Angel Marschik, Senior Loan Officer) – Seton Hill Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
  • Carol Fox, MD (Interim Chief Medical Officer, Excela Health) – ATHENA Award®

Pittsburgh tops America’s most livable city list… again!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Career Advice, Employment/Job Search Articles, Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Pittsburgh News, Software Development, Technology

Forbes Magazine has named Pittsburgh its “Most Livable City” in its annual report that looks at unemployment, crime, income growth, arts and leisure, and cost of living.  Check out the article in Forbes Magazine by Francesca Levy, April 2010.
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You should stick around after graduation – Pittsburgh rated a top city for newly graduated!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Career Advice, Employment/Job Search Articles, Entrepreneurship, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Pittsburgh News

Recent graduates stick around after graduation!  Pittsburgh was rated a top city for new graduates by the Huffington Post.  From our booming education and health care industries, to our nightlife and cultural scenes, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer young professionals in addition to a job!
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Pennsylvania added 3,800 high-tech jobs in 2008!

Author: MikeD | Filed under: Employment/Job Search Articles, In The News, IQ Culture, Job Search Resources, Technology

If you are in the high-tech industry Pennsylvania is the place to get a job!  Employers hired like crazy in 2008,  adding 3,800 net jobs in the high-tech industry, despite a recession!  Check out the recent article by Chris O’Toole for KeystoneEdge, May 2010.
View the complete article from KeystoneEdge