Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

South Side Spring Social April 7th from 5 to 9 PM

Come and meet your neighbors!

Mark Saturday, April 7th on your calendar for the 5th Annual Neighborhood Spring Social! This 5th Annual event included free food, cash bar and live jazz! There is a complimentary beverage to the first 100 attendees in the door!

Proceeds benefit South Side Park and Esser Plaza.

Sponsored by South Side Community Council.

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May
6
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

COME ON DOWN to East Carson Street to welcome and cheer the 2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon runners starting at 7:00 a.m. to about noon on Sunday, May 6th!

LOUD MUSIC AND CHEERS!  Enjoy the lively marathon festival at the South Side Welcome Center at 1100 East Carson at the corner of S. 11th Street.  Our DJ's will welcome the marathoners and energize them as they navigate through the Historic South Side.

FREE COFFEE!  Enjoy coffee and “go withs” at the Welcome Center.

MAKE NOISE!  Pick up bells, megaphones and…wait for it…  MARATHON TOWELS!! while they last at the Welcome Center!

MARATHON SIGNS!  Bring your own sign or make one between now and at the festival! We have poster paper and colorful Crayola pens waiting for you at the Welcome Center. 

Want to be part of the Official Spectator Zone on the South Side? Let us know your plans for your business on Marathon Day!

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

South Side Soup Contest

The South Side Soup Contest was created by the South Side Local Development Company in 2004 as way to showcase what the South Side retail and business community had to offer. . This year the event will benefit the Brashear Association and the South Side Chamber of Commerce. The event is operated and organized by members of both organizations along with almost 100 volunteers from around the Pittsburgh community.

Soup Contest general admission tickets will go on sale via on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 12:00pm.  The price for a general admission ticket is $30. A maximum of four tickets may be purchased in one transaction.

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Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Hour Sponsored by Dollar Bank

Our wildly successful happy hours are an excellent way to network with business leaders, government representatives, and your fellow members on the South Side. 

This Happy Hour is hosted by Dollar Bank at 1712 East Carson Street.. Open to all chamber members to attend, and we encourage you to bring your friends and clients.

Please join us for networking, drinks and appetizers – all complimentary!

Get ready to catch up with your colleagues in the new year and get the scoop on Community Options -  a pioneering service organization for individuals with disabilities located right here on Sarah Street.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Mittens & Mingles

Join us for our smashing holiday fundraiser!  It benefits the South Side Welcome Center and raises funds for holiday toys and meals for The Brashear Association's community initiatives.

Our retro-chic Mittens & Mingles celebration highlights special holiday signature drinks and food pairings from South Side's favorite restaurants and cocktail crafters.

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Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us at the Welcome Center for a day of fun and adventure while we all Shop Small for Small Business Saturday. Our Carson Street retailers are ready to greet you with great offers and unique merchandise!

If you are a South Side business owner and want to participate in this year's activities, please share your plans for Small Business Saturday. We'll include you in our social media, email blasts and media alerts!

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Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Membership Meeting

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It's annual meeting time!

Please join the South Side Chamber of Commerce board of directors for our annual membership meeting and board election on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 5 to 7 PM at the  Southside Works City Apartments.

We'll look at 2017 Chamber highlights and plans for 2018!

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Pittsburgh Step Trek

In its 17th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 11AM at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.

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Sep
13
8:00 AM08:00

Brown Bag Workshop

Every month we gather at the Welcome Center to share experiences and engage with a workshop facilitator in our Brown Bag Workshop. Nothing fancy, we focus key topics for succeeding in an emerging business on the South Side like branding, finance, social media, hiring and insurance.

TOPIC: Manage your online reputation!
Advice and discussion about obtaining and managing reviews, how reviews affect your presence on Google, and responding to both positive and negative reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, and other major review platforms.

FACILITATOR: Brandon Marsico of Higher Images
SEO Specialist and Reputation Expert. He is the go-to guy in planning, communicating and implementing SEO and Social Media strategies. 

WHEN/WHERE: September 13th @ 8AM
Join us at the Welcome Center for this powerhouse breakfast session. Reservations are free for chamber members and include a brown bag snack and workshop materials. Non-members are welcome in exchange for a $17 donation to the Welcome Center

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Sep
6
4:30 PM16:30

Small Business Resource Fair

Join exhibitors from non-profit groups and others all over Pittsburgh who can help you start or grow your small business! Learn about available assistance with your building, your business plan, financing, mentorship, and other great opportunities for new and established small businesses.  

Free to attend - RSVP on Eventbrite

 

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Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

August Happy Hour with The Hormone Center

Come learn more about the South Side Chamber of Commerce and our sponsor for this month's happy hour, The Hormone Center - South Side Pittsburgh

Our next Happy Hour will be held at Cupka's Cafe 2 on Wednesday August 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30. Light appetizers will be provided compliments of The Hormone Center.

The Hormone Center is a holistic, integrative medical practice founded by Lauren Loya, MD. They specialize in hormone imbalance, thyroid, auto-immune disorders, and optimizing cellular and mitochondrial function. They have two offices in the Pittsburgh area (South Side and Cranberry Township) and also consult with patients via telemedicine. At their core, they believe the human body is evolutionarily programmed to heal itself, and that their job as medical providers is to the remove obstacles. At The Hormone Center, they diagnose smarter and more thoroughly, and treat the cause of illnesses, not just the symptoms.

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Aug
10
8:00 AM08:00

Brown Bag Workshop

Every month we gather at the Welcome Center to share experiences and engage with a workshop facilitator in our Brown Bag Workshop. Nothing fancy, we focus key topics for succeeding in an emerging business on the South Side like branding, finance, social media, hiring and insurance.

TOPIC: Build your financial literacy!
Advice and discussion about managing your financial life, building a business and family strategy for successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

FACILITATOR: Mark Bucklaw of Luttner Financial Group

WHEN/WHERE: August 10th @ 8AM
Join us at the Welcome Center for this powerhouse breakfast session. Reservations are free for chamber members and include a brown bag snack and workshop materials. Non-members are welcome in exchange for a $17 donation to the Welcome Center

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Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

South Side Chamber Night @ Pirates Game!

Join us for a fun filled evening starting with a private tailgating party, a short walk to PNC Park, and see the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers!

The private tailgate party features cookout favorites with beer and wine. Parking is included.

Your $40 ticket includes a premium seat in Section 127 on third base side with a $10 voucher for the concession stands. 

Seating is limited to the first 40 ticket purchases. Get your tickets now!

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Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

ASCEND Pittsburgh Grand Opening

Our friends and chamber members ASCEND Pittsburgh are having their grand opening party on July 8th. Check out this amazing facility with your neighbors!

ASCEND is a climbing gym run by passionate climbers who are deeply rooted in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s climbing community. 

Experience dyno competition - teaser fitness and yoga classes - crate stacking - rope climbing races - stacklining - highline demo - food trucks - beer, wine & beverage tents - yard games - retail demos & giveaways - retail store discounts.

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Jun
21
4:30 PM16:30

Small Business Resource Fair

The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government-focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered all in one location. This event is ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, and more.

Please visit the Small Business Resource Fair page to see clips from the last fairs and FAQs.



Please RSVP on Eventbrite

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour & Show @ City Theatre

Special pre-show Happy Hour in the Gordon Lounge at City Theatre, with discounts on drinks, beginning at 5:30pm. Then, for $20, see City’s final show of the season, IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok, on the Main Stage at 7:00pm (no late seating). For every ticket purchased, a portion will be provided to the South Side Chamber general fund.

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