PGHRetail has been organizing and sponsoring community events and markets since 2011. It’s gratifying to be a resource for opportunities and networking to grow our local economy in a multitude of ways. When groups of people come together for a similar mission, great things happen and attract future prosperity by nurturing those endeavors. Your support means the most to each individual involved, and for that I’d like to thank anyone and everyone who’s been part of this five year journey. To many more moments together for our mutual dreams that no amount of money can buy.
Our organized events will be held in the North Side of Pittsburgh in Allegheny Commons Park. Check out the Events Page for more details about the Cedar Arts Markets.
For more local on-going summer events around the city, there are a few resources PGHretail has worked with in the past below. Many other resources are out there if you’re not seeing events in your neighborhood. Check with your businesses and community groups for their events and opportunities to partner.
Second Shift Crafters
I Made It! Market
CitiParks Farmer’s Markets
Featuring Layar, a scanning app for print media, adding more digital layers to your shopping and reading experience.
We were excited to try out our print advertising for Designer Deals Downtown in the November and December editions in the first local magazine in Pittsburgh, and nationally, to use this new technology in their printed media.
Find NightWire every month at a local distributor and download the app to view more to the ads: videos, websites, and deals!
Want to know more about how to use this new technology for your retail business? Email pghretail [at] gmail.com for your first free consulting meeting.
PGHretail delivered a portfolio of projects and analysis for Pittsburgh’s quality of life in a retail and transportation perspective, as well as, city wide events that brought sustainable lifestyles and experiencing open urban space differently in early October 2013 to the Port Authority Of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and then Mayor-elect Bill Peduto. We were excited to see their plan for OPEN STREETS that happened in late July 2014. We can’t wait to see it happen bigger and better for 2015!
While we definitely have to give credit to NYC for their 2013 city events, Summer Streets, as inspiration, we believe that being competitive with other metro areas includes borrowing from them to share with our communities ways in which we can differentiate ourselves and achieve similar goals: healthy lifestyles, biking, utilizing roadways beyond cars and buses, experiencing local amenities like yoga, zumba, walking, other outdoor activities, and local grocers and health product/service providers.
PGHretail delivered a portfolio of projects and analysis for Pittsburgh’s quality of life in a retail and transportation perspective, as well as, the impacts of the creative class on the economics of the city and its’ residents in early October 2013 to the Port Authority Of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and then Mayor-elect Bill Peduto. Focusing on the creative sector was super important to us and they heard us! We’re glad to see it moving in some direction!
Read the Article Here ====> NEXT Pittsburgh: Connecting Pittsburgh Creative Conference
PGHretail is delighted to work with Second Shift Crafters, a new local shopping event group, bringing makers, bakers, crafters, designers, and artists to your neighborhood.
Their first show is on Small Business Saturday, November 29th from 12:00p – 6:00p featuring 30+ crafters, bands, Maggie’s Farm Rum, Most Wanted Fine Art, East End Brewery, and kids activities!
We’ve been working on putting together some holiday events beginning Small Business Saturday.
As we firm up details, stay tuned here, on Facebook or join the newsletter for vendor applications and more!
I was delighted to talk to Traci Cierto earlier in August about the the California Markets and it’s future in the California Ave. Business District in Brighton Heights.
You can read more about ourBiz Buzz project and others here ===>> nextpittsburgh.com/
Our last event of the series!
Join us to begin your Holiday Shopping with Local Artists on
Saturday, September 13th
from 10a – 4p
in Allegheny Commons East Park!
Featuring Special Musical Performance by John Wiatrak!
Vendor deadline is September 10th.
Become a Vendor Here!