Phil Cynar
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Roberto Clemente / Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

Baseball legend Roberto Clemente would have turned 80 on Aug. 18. In honor of the batting champion and humanitarian who considered Pittsburgh his second home, Major League Baseball, the Buccos and ImaginePittsburgh.com are offering a sweepstakes for a first-class opportunity to enjoy the last home series game of the season. Enter for a chance to win four seats over the home team dugout for Saturday, Sept. 20′s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. From  “America’s Most Beautiful Ball Park” you can enjoy what will likely be a playoffs-deciding game.

The seats are up for grabs at ImaginePittsburgh.com/BuccosBrewers until midnight Aug. 31 when the sweepstakes closes. Also up for grabs are 20,000+ open jobs – across all industries – at ImaginePittsburgh.com, the region’s LIVE, WORK, PLAY and LEARN gateway. Check out the site or tell a friend or family member about ImaginePittsburgh.com. Great jobs … great life … great baseball: Pittsburgh’s got them all!

NOTE: this sweepstakes is for fans in the Pittsburgh region. But if you know an out-of-town Pirates fan, let him or her know about our “Baseball & The ‘Burgh Weekend” sweepstakes which offers one lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to spend the weekend of Sept. 19-21 in Pittsburgh – taking in the weekend’s baseball games and attending the premiere of the play, Clemente: Legend of 21. Travel, meals and hotel accommodations are included. Enter that sweepstakes at Pirates.com/ImaginePittsburgh. To be eligible, an individual must live at least 75 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

Zersha Munir

Are you a Pirates fan from afar? Do you enjoy entertainment and good food? Do you love—or think you’d love—Pittsburgh? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you should enter to win ImaginePittsburgh.com’s Baseball & the ‘Burgh Sweepstakes. If not, you should still enter—and give us a chance to change your mind.

The Baseball & the ‘Burgh Sweepstakes winner and guest will celebrate a Pittsburgh-packed weekend with the Pirates – the team of none other than legendary Puerto Rican player, Roberto Clemente.

Among other prizes, the winners will receive: roundtrip airfare, two nights’ accommodations at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, tickets to two Pirates games and a play based on the life of Roberto Clemente and meals at Pittsburgh’s trendiest eateries.

The only registration stipulation: the winner must live at least 75 miles from downtown Pittsburgh (yinz guys here already know how great it is).

The sweepstakes is targeting U.S. citizens relocating from Puerto Rico and Latinos—as well as other professionals living in various parts of the U.S.—to attract skilled talent into Pittsburgh’s booming workforce.  If you’re interested in advancing your career and building a life you’ll love, consider the clean, safe, affordable and welcoming area of Pittsburgh.

Imagine yourself in Pittsburgh and register for the sweepstakes here!

Zersha Munir

It’s the perfect time to explore some of the Pittsburgh region’s great recreational amenities. What better way to quickly cover as many of Pittsburgh’s wilderness trails as possible than by bike?  Our ImaginePittsburgh.com Neighbor Gary Stout can help you get out and on your way. Whether you’re buying, renting, or your wheels need some TLC as you make your way along the Great Allegheny Passage, the Stout family’s shop, Bikes Unlimited in Connellsville, Fayette County is worth a stop. Just 23 miles from Ohiopyle, Bikes Unlimited is part of the revival of trail towns in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

And of course, Gary is one of our ImaginePittsburgh.com Neighbors, individuals who help to extend the welcome beyond hello to newcomers, boomerangers and native Pittsburghers alike. You can check out his profile here; take the “Find Yourself in Pittsburgh!” quiz to see which Neighbors share your interests or careers; and then ping them via their LinkedIn profiles (linked on their ImaginePittsburgh.com profile page).

And if it’s a career change you’re contemplating, be sure to check out our powerful job search engine. It combs more than 900 websites and job boards (including Monster, Career Builder and Craigslist) nightly to let you access the more than 20,000 jobs available now.

Zersha Munir

On a July Sunday thousands of Pittsburghers biked, walked and danced through downtown streets as part of OpenStreetsPGH, which roped off the area between Market Square and the Roberto Clemente Bridge for pedestrian use only.

Part of the 100-city-wide Ciclovia movement, OpenStreetsPGH transformed streets into temporary auto-free zones venues where community members can socialize through walking, bicycling, dancing and playing.

The goal of the free event was to form relationships among community members while allowing residents to see the area in a new way. “Unlike other events and festivals, OpenStreetsPGH is not about entertainment, it’s about being active,” says Bike Pittsburgh Communications Manager Ngani Ndimbie. “Rather than providing performances, we’re providing a space. This event was made by communities. We’ll have achieved our goals when people come out in the streets and meet their neighbors.”

Bike Pittsburgh was one of many partners endorsing this event, alongside The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, cityLAB, Pittsburgh Inline Skate Club, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Though this was the first OpenStreets event in Pittsburgh, Ndimbie says, “OpenStreets 2014 is a snapshot of what is to come in 2015.” The group plans to expand, forming advanced partnerships with community groups Neighbors In the Strip and Lawrenceville United.

Learn more about the event here.

 

Lou Corsaro

Shane Set-R“The Chair,” a documentary series executive produced by Point Park University, will air its first episode Sept. 6 on the STARZ channel.

The 10-episode series, filmed in Pittsburgh, follows two up-and-coming directors, Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci, as they compete to make two separate feature films from the same script. “The Chair” will document the creation, marketing and theatrical release of both adaptations, which will also air on STARZ. Both directors have the same budget and, through multiplatform voting, the audience will determine which director will be awarded $250,000.

More than 100 Point Park students and alumni from a variety of majors supported the TV series and two feature films as interns, employees, and through class projects.  Additionally, production offices were located on Point Park University’s campus in downtown Pittsburgh.

“Point Park University is proud to act as an economic driver and incubator for original works of entertainment that can help boost the local economy, while also giving students and alumni an outlet for developing the kind of experience they need to thrive in the real world,” said University President Paul Hennigan.

“The Chair” was created by producer Chris Moore, who partnered with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on HBO’s “Project Greenlight.” For “The Chair,” he partnered with Green Tree native Zachary Quinto and his production company, Before The Door Pictures.

“Working in Pittsburgh with the support of Point Park University was an invaluable component in creating this show and these two films,” said Josh Shader, who produced the two films.

“The Chair” chronicles Los Angeles filmmakers Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci as they make their feature films, also shot in Pittsburgh, from a script by Dan Schoffer. The film is a coming-of-age comedy about a group of former high school classmates who return home from college for Thanksgiving.

View the trailer for Martemucci’s “Hollidaysburg,” the trailer for Shane Dawson’s “Not Cool,” and watch a preview of “The Chair.”

Zersha Munir

There are 23,546 open jobs in the Pittsburgh region and now you have access to them — all in one place! ImaginePittsburgh.com pulls from more than 900 corporate websites and job search engines for listings across the 10-county Pittsburgh region, and then highlights the most recent jobs with significant companies. It’s no longer necessary to go through a string of job opportunity sites; we bring it all to you in one convenient place.

Here are few of the jobs you’ll find on the site right now:

EAM Coordinator at EQT Corporation

Technical Writer at Development Dimensions International

Mechanical Engineer at MSA

Project Estimator at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products

Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty at Duquesne University

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