Thursday, March 14, 2013
He will be a financial advisor for the South Braddock Avenue office.
The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired Dave Havern as the new financial advisor for the Regent Square branch office located at 1133 S. Braddock Ave. "We're very proud to have Dave represent us in Regent Square," said Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner. "The people of this community have grown to rely on our firm for their investment needs, and I am confident he will continue our outstanding tradition by providing one-on-one service." Havern said he is enthusiastic about taking over the office. "I joined this firm because I was impressed with its commitment to individual investors," he said. "Now I'm looking forward to meeting with the individuals here to help them meet their financial goals." Havern has eight years of …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) met to discuss how to improve and expand Swissvale’s businesses.
After council’s approval to move forward with Part I of a propose streetscape plan, Swissvale's EDAC group has shifted its focus to motivating and fostering local businesses. The think tank of businessmen and residents discussed several ideas to improve Swissvale’s business sector during their meeting last night, including appealing to new businesses, creating welcome baskets and improving safety. “The more people we get here and the more energy, the more projects we can take on,” said Darrell Rapp, councilman and EDAC member. Rapp said he sees EDAC transitioning into a forum to discuss the smaller issues that sometimes affect businesses in a big way and that council can’t always address. Part of Rapp’s new vision for EDAC included the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Local leaders and business owners recently gathered.
Friday, June 22, 2012
On June 13 at JR’s Restaurant more than 40 people attended the initial Swissvale Business Roundtable meeting, co-sponsored by Swissvale Borough and the enterprise zone serving Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale. Plans for business district revitalization were presented by Klavon Design Associates, Inc.—consultant to the borough. Information on financial incentives available through the Enterprise Zone was discussed and distributed. Swissvale Mayor Deneen Swartzwelder said she was happy with the turnout. “We have been working on plans and strategies to improve the central business district along Washington Street, Noble Street and Monongahela Avenue," she said. "We have funding to begin work on Washington this year and we’re …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Let us know what you think!
There's a rather large building on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills that remains vacant—and we want to know what you think should go there. Let us know in the comments! What does the neighborhood need?
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Check out this local business for your next lunch.
Just like the sign above the door says, Simple Gourmet is a lot more than just sandwiches, and loyal customers have owner Julie Chantz to thank for making sure it stays that way. Because in addition to delicious creations of simply flavorful ingredients and combinations of food between two fresh, locally made pieces of artisan bread, the Forest Hills sandwich shop offers a lot of friendship, community and hospitality. “If I didn’t have that relationship with my customers, it wouldn’t be the same for me,” Chantz said. “They’re at the top of the list—I couldn’t ask for more.” Chantz of East Pittsburgh opened Simple Gourmet on Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills in November 2009. With top sellers that include the Tuscan Chicken sandwich, a …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Regent Square business creating addition on South Braddock Avenue
In a construction project that broke ground Nov. 18, a new addition to the space at Typhoon Lighting on South Braddock Avenue is making progress. Crews have been working on the space each day, protecting it with a chain-link fence. When completed, the building will triple in size. The entire project is expected to be done this spring.