Oakland’s Drink for Pink 2017 Benefiting Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh

Oakland Business Improvement District’s annual Drink For Pink event was a pleasure and a success! We would like to thank the participants, donors, and all individuals who helped out. A very special thank you goes to Stack’d Burgers & Beer in Oakland for not only hosting the event, but also generously donating 100% of the tips, Blue Moon sales, and Pink Sangria sales to Susan G Komen Pittsburgh. Another set of thank you’s go to the four generous raffle donors: New Balance (who donated a full Susan G Komen custom running outfit), Fuel & Fuddle (who donated a tasty selection of beers), Pittsburgh Festival Opera (who donated two tickets to select performances), and Whimsy on Fifth (who donated a basket of goodies). Thanks to all of these efforts, OBID is proud to announce that we have raised over $2,250 for Susan G Komen Pittsburgh!
Thank you so much for your support to a very deserving non-profit organization who constantly works towards putting an end to breast cancer.

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OAKLAND FOR ALL: BEYOND ACCESSIBLE RAMP CRAWL 2017

Oakland For All: Beyond Accessible‘s annual Ramp Crawl was a success and we’d like to thank all of the attendees, participating ‘stops’, volunteers and sponsors that helped us make it possible! We were so glad to see everyone having a good time enjoying friends, drinks and the entertainment provided by Bill Shannon. Funds from the event will go toward providing Oakland businesses with technical assistance and the on-going advancement of the Oakland For All initiative.

Thank you so much for your support and helping us open a pathway to a community without barriers.

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Pamela’s Diner – A Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant

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An Oakland staple since 1985, Pamela’s Diner located at 3703 Forbes Avenue is one of the latest restaurants to be designated in the Sustainable Restaurants Program. Landing a Silver-Plate level of designation, owners Tim Blosat and Michele Mazzella are proud to be a part of the “green” movement. “We look forward to using the funds granted to us through the program to upgrade more equipment to Energy Star. Not to mention, Rebecca Bykoski, program manager of Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants, was extremely friendly and awesome to work with — she made the process very easy,” said Mazzella and Blosat. Pamela’s Diner recently upgraded their refrigerator system to an Energy Star undercounter refrigerator.

The two also encourage other Oakland restaurants to join the program and get designated. “We strongly recommend the program. Not only for the benefits for the business, but more so for the environment,” they continued.

Pamela’s Diner is also happy to see the returning university students as well as meeting the new ones that come through their doors. “As always we enjoy having the students return. It’s always is a delight to see the empty plate and their smiles of content.”

Pamela’s Diner is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and they welcome you to stop by and try their most popular dish: The Morning After Breakfast Special – 2 eggs (any style), Ham, bacon, or sausage, and 2 of Pamela’s famous (crepe like) hotcakes!

OBID is recruiting Oakland restaurants for the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Program. Designation enables restauranteurs to see the lasting value in operating in socially and environmentally responsible ways, while saving money and increasing business.

Marketing & Communications Intern Needed!

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The Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) is seeking a qualified intern to assist with the organization’s Marketing, PR, and Communications efforts. This internship entails assisting and implementing various marketing strategies for OBID, from events promotion and organizing to the marketing for the company as a whole. In particular, this internship will assist with the artistic and content management associated with the Forbes Plaza Digital Gallery, an outdoor installation owned and operated by the OBID. This individual generally works under the Marketing and Communications Coordinator and should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment. The intern will be expected to work 10 – 15 hours a week during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and at selected events as needed.

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