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SBDC Success Story: SnackEver, LLC

Snacking Your Way With Healthy Snacks Grecia Diaz arrived in the Pittsburgh region in 2016 from Venezuela and quickly embraced the new life in Pittsburgh. After working in a handful of different roles, her entrepreneurial…

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SBDC Success Story: Lipstick Saver LLC

Turning an Everyday Problem into a Profitable Business. Lori Rome is the perfect example of an entrepreneur who transformed a customer pain point into a business. She noticed that most lipstick tubes were disposed of…

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SBDC Success Story: Salvatore’s Pizza & Pasta

The success of a husband and wife duo. Salvatore and Alexis Punturiero are a husband and wife duo who own Salvatore’s Pizza and Pasta in Rostraver Township, a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Before becoming entrepreneurs, Salvatore worked in the…

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SBDC Success Story: The Backyard Barber Landscaping LLC

Ken Whitaker and his landscaping company, The Backyard Barber Landscaping LLC, have been providing high quality landscaping and French Drain services to customers in Western Pennsylvania since 2017.  Over the years, Ken has built a steady client…

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Entrepreneurial Fellows Class Graduation

On December 15, 2021, the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class (EFC) graduated 29 members at Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh. EFC is a competitive, yearlong certificate program open to CEOs, founders, and business leaders looking to enhance their…

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IEE Winter Social Recap

On Monday, December 6, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence concluded our 2021 membership year with the annual Winter Social at Heinz Field. Nearly 250 attendees joined us at the PNC Champions Club to socialize and…

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