CEO's You Should Know - Pittsburgh

CEO's You Should Know - Pittsburgh

As part of iHeartMedia’s commitment to the communities we serve, we are introducing CEO's You Should Know, a weekly podcast feature that profiles the businesses that drive our regional economy. CEO’s included in these episodes will represent small, large, local and international firms because all play a part in driving Pittsburgh's business community.


November 28, 2023 12 mins
The story of The Cheese Queen begins with deeply rooted family traditions. Growing up, my family owned a multi-generational grocery market dated all the way back to 1946. For years, I cherished Sunday trips gallivanting around the city with my Grandmother to visit all of her favorite specialty shops. And that’s where my story began. I learned my love of Charcuterie from that Queen, and boy was she something special! Oh, the spreads...
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In Allegheny County, we’re surrounded by natural beauty, real innovation, and good people. There’s a lot to be proud of… just take a look at our list of 100+ reasons – and counting! We want to know why YOU are proud to live in Allegheny County.
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Since 1984, Basket of Pittsburgh has been sending gifts all over the country that embody the spirit of Pittsburgh.

We support local companies, and offer full-size products from our favorite Pittsburgh brands. From one basket to hundreds - We offer local delivery and ship nationally.Every gift purchase comes with sincere intention and a desire to impress the recipient. Whether it's a birthday gift for ...
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Paw & Order Dog Training was established in 2013 in Pittsburgh by Elissa Weimer-Sentner. She served as a Combat Military Police Officer from 2007 to 2014. After graduating at the top of her class from California University of Pennsylvania, Elissa completed a highly selective Professional Dog Training Program as an outstanding graduate in 2012 and began her career as a professional dog trainer.

The Business that Created a Family
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Contact us to find out if you are a candidate for our patented treatment. Come in for a complimentary consultation with our staff. Dr. Rafferty will review your MRI at no charge. If you do not have an MRI, we will assist you in that process.
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October 11, 2023 17 mins
Lillian Rafson is the founder + CEO of Pack Up + Go, a surprise travel brand that encourages spontaneity, exploration, and adventure among American travelers. She launched the bootstrapped business at 23 years old, and has grown it to a 30 person team. Lillian has been honored as a member of the Pittsburgh 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40, a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a Travel & Leisure A-List Travel Planner, and a Top Woman in H...
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Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center - your leader in advanced spine health and orthopedic services. Led by the renowned Dr. Jocelyn Idema, our fellowship-trained and board-certified spine and orthopedic surgeon, we specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery and innovative, evidence-based treatments for a multitude of back and neck issues.

Whether you're in Pittsburgh, McKees Rocks, Washington, PA, or even Florida, comprehensi...
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In 2014, Graham became focused on the idea that we have an outdated, cost prohibitive and inefficient process of commercial waste and recycling. With a landscape of growing environmental concerns and the growing rate of commercial waste production, the lack of emphasis on recycling and rising costs was alarming. In 2014, the EPA claimed a national recycling rate of 34% - today that number is 32%. What's even more alarming is there ...
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September 13, 2023 24 mins
Karen Puchalsky is the Founder, President and CEO of Innovate E-Commerce. She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Science from St. Vincent College. She is a graduate from the Institute of Entrepreneur Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. When not at her desk working you will find her riding her horse in the discipline of Dressage.
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September 8, 2023 18 mins
Morgan K. O’Brien is Hope Gas’s and Hearthstone’s Chief Executive Officer. He is a native Pittsburgher who was raised by a blue-collar Irish-Catholic family to value all people and all forms of work. His work ethic and value of other people helped him rise to become CEO at Duquesne Light Company the electric provider for Western Pennsylvania. He later moved over to become the CEO at Peoples Gas serving Western Pennsylvania, West Vi...
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The Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship will provide a hands-on, engaging program designed to bring entrepreneurial and economic concepts alive for students. The lessons related to the Pennsylvania Core Curriculum of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies will incorporate the basic economic and entrepreneurial concepts.
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Expanding the definition of diversity to include those on the autism spectrum will open the doors to a whole new workforce. There is a population of individuals waiting for a chance to make a lasting contribution to a company, they just need someone to bridge the information gap. That’s where we come in. We’ll help you understand the ins and outs of autism and how individuals on the spectrum can be integrated into your workforce. h...
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August 1, 2023 9 mins
National Armory: New gun store to the area. A good selection of firearms, and a knowledgeable and helpful staff. Very good selection of pistols and AR platforms.
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Born Here, Raised Here! Coen Markets, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest convenience chains in the Pittsburgh region. We began serving the public in 1923, and today we have over 60 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.Our mission is to impress and satisfy our guests with every visit and make their lives simpler.We strive to provide the highest level of service, the best food we can make in kitchens, and the most co...
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"At Bridge Home Realty, we are here to navigate you through every step of the real estate process. We welcome anyone and everyone to join us in the journey of renting, buying, selling or investing. At Bridge Home Realty, we are dedicated to giving our clients the best experience possible. Bridge Home Realty is in the business of helping, whether it’s your first rental, growing your investment portfolio, or finding your forever home...
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July 12, 2023 20 mins
Building a foundation for an industry with many players takes commitment, integrity and relentlessness–just three of many qualities that have enabled Brian Hess to build a 8-Figure company and forge enduring relationships with clients that are in the rankings to span decade(s).
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Adoptions From The Heart is a private, 501 C-3 non-profit, non-sectarian adoption agency, licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and Connecticut.

Let us help you build the family you’ve been dreaming of. Adoptions from the Heart has placed over 6,000 infants and toddlers in loving homes since our founding in 1985.
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Chief Cultural Consultant, Speaker, Facilitator, Researcher
Her current work is focused on researching the impact of organizationa culture on DEI initiatives. She uses her qualitatiave research skills to examine cultures and align relevant DEI plans that improve stated goals and outcomes. In addition to this research, Hall-Russell coaches executive leaders on implementing DEI intiatives.

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The Public has announced that Shaunda Miles McDill, will be the Public’s next Managing Director. She will assume the role later this month and share organizational leadership of The Public with her producing partner, Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski.

Wed, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 25, 2023
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s legendary life unfolds before u...
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McVay Plumbing and HVAC Company
Servicing Allegheny County, Butler County Including Areas of Beaver, Armstrong, and Westmoreland Counties!
McVay Plumbing Heating & Cooling is Western Pennsylvania’s premier provider for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs — including sewer line repair/replacement and drain clearing! We are the original pioneer of trenchless sewer lining, and we continue to embrace the latest innovations ...
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