From: Gina Grone – Executive Director, Northside North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Photo: Event attendees at the 2022 Community Night with the Pirates. Photo credit: Jeff Piatt.
The Northside North Shore Chamber serves the business community in and around the Northside and has been doing so since 1897. We currently have 240 member businesses, and we serve them by promoting, connecting, and supporting.
Here are some of our recent activities and updates.
Renewed Members: The following 21 companies or organizations renewed their membership in the past month: Alling Insurance Agency, Bernie’s Photo Center, Breadworks, Cardello Associates, Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh, Donatelli Granite (Rome Monument), Fish On Bait and Tackle, Foundation of Hope, Fox Pest Control, Guardian Storage, Huntington National Bank, Lending Heights, M&A Taxes and Notary, Neighborhood Community Development Fund, Nolen Painting & Decorating, Observatory Hill Deli, OHL Insurance & Financial Services, Pit Stop Express, Providence Connections, SSB Bank, and Tech Elevator.
New Staff Member
The chamber has a new employee! Patrick Bendel is serving in the newly created full-time role of Member Relations Manager. As we continue to grow, this will help us to serve our current 240 members, grow our membership base even more, and be well-positioned to lead some key initiatives in economic and workforce development, tourism, public safety, and more.
Patrick comes to us with decades of experience in the staffing industry and in various business development roles. He was most recently at New Century Careers in the Southside, interacting with many businesses as part of the organization’s manufacturing training programs.
He’ll be reaching out to Northside businesses to introduce himself, but if you want to reach out to him first, contact him at [email protected].
Another Great Community Night with the Pirates
On June 22, as part of the Community Night with the Pirates, about 200 people gathered in a North Shore parking lot and then went to the Pirates game. The rain held off, the food was delicious, the drinks were plentiful, and the crowd was lively. The Buccos did not win, but that did not take away from a great evening.
This is the 32nd year that the chamber has organized this event, which is a highly-anticipated annual team outing for many businesses!
Lead sponsors were North Shore Tavern, Pipitone Group, First National Bank and Allegheny Health Network / Highmark.
Northside Tap Takeover at Mike’s Beer Bar
Did you know that the Northside is home to 10 breweries? 412 Brewery, Allegheny City Brewing, Four Points Brewing, Links Brewing, Penn Brewery, Spring Hill Brewery, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Threadbare Cider, Voodoo Brewery (coming soon!), and War Streets Brewery.
From July 21 to July 24, Mike’s Beer Bar is inviting you to experience Northside beers as part of a “Northside Tap Takeover”. To open the takeover, the chamber is organizing a happy hour on July 21. Representatives from some of the breweries will be at the event, and attendees will be able to enjoy a flight of Northside beers. Information and tickets available at www.northsidechamberofcommerce.com.
The Northside North Shore Chamber prides itself on being approachable and genuine as we promote, connect, and support our members. Learn more today at our website (www.northsidechamberofcommerce.com), contacting us (412-231-6500, [email protected]) or stopping into our office on Middle Street in Historic Deutschtown.