The South Side Chamber of Commerce presented its Phillips Elementary School Student of the Month Award for January to first grader Devin Williams for his academic accomplishments.
On January 23, Dollar Bank’s South Side Branch teamed up with Community Options, Inc., and the South Side Chamber of Commerce and hosted a happy hour to network with Chamber members, businesses, residents, and guests to mark Community Options’ 30th anniversary and kick off the Cupid’s Chase 5K in Pittsburgh in support of people with disabilities.
The purpose of these meetings is to report on the East Carson Street study’s key findings and to set up voluntary community task forces to develop work plans for initiatives to be taken in our business district. Again, everyone is invited, including business owners, residents, property owners, students, public officials, patrons, and anyone else who wants to attend to offer ideas and make a commitment to work together for the benefit of the South Side.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Port Authority are planning major changes to East Carson Street on the South Side.
PennDOT’s plans, now expected to begin sometime in early 2019, will rebuild the roadway from the Smithfield Street Bridge through 33rd Street with a concentration on improving pedestrian safety throughout our historic district.
The Historic South Side Business District welcomes everyone to shop at small businesses in the South Side on November 24th, Small Business Saturday! You will find vintage treasures, handmade clothing, chic fashion and sidewalk apparel boutiques, and even bridal gowns. Find these and many other special holiday gifts for your loved ones and friends. South Side has an abundance of restaurants, bars, retail and specialty shops, and attractions for people of all ages.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority will be in South Side on October 30 to let area businesses know what kind of resources are available to help them.
URA in Your Neighborhood: South Side will be at the South Side Welcome Center, 1100 E. Carson Street, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The South Side Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:30 p.m. at The Urban Tap, 1209 East Carson Street. Members, businesses, colleagues, and friends are invited.
The annual meeting is one of the chamber's most significant gatherings of the year. Cham-ber members will vote for their 2018 Board of Directors, and the leadership will highlight the ac-complishments of the past year and announce planned initiatives. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cash bar.
RSVP at southsidechamber.org/annual-meeting or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 412-431-3360 with questions.
TrailGuide is the official, authorized visitor's guide for the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath, covering two scenic trails - one amazing journey from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. The book is major source for lodging, restaurants, tour companies, shuttles, mile by mile campground information on both trails, plus much more!
OpenStreetsPGH is a community event series happening on the last weekends of May, June, and July. Each event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The May 27, 2018 OpenStreetsPGH event in the South Side is the Downtown-Uptown-South Side Route. While each of the three events expect to attract at least 30,000, last year South Side had over 34,000 participants.
PennDOT shared details of the East Carson Street Project at a Public Information Meeting on March 18, 2018. They highlighted three reasons driving the project:
Improve safety throughout the corridor.
Improve multimodal mobility.
Stayed tuned to Chamber Talk and chamber email blasts for updates.