The Network’s Business Bonus is an opportunity for our regular participants to educate, promote and market their company during our monthly meeting.

Business cards are collected and there is a drawing, whereby one lucky person is given 5 minutes to present information about their company.

So far the following people have had this wonderful opportunity:

Bruce Golden, Keystone Environmental Solutions

John Patterson, Pittsburgh Community Televistion (PCTV 21)

Charles "C J" Marchetti, Prudential

Leigh-Anne Weiss, Airheads Balloon Art

Terri Seidman, American Diabetes Association

Tara Hill-Conroy, Pre-Diabetes detection and diabetes prevention

Amber Busch, SeniorDirectory

​Deb Sawchak, Homes for Heroes

We request that everyone bring their business cards and be prepared to present if your name is drawn!
Thank you for your interest in the Community Bridge-Building Network.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email and provide your name and company.  

Registration is required to attend the meeting and walk-ins will not be honored.

Scroll down to view our upcoming meeting dates as well as an impressive listing of Past Network Presenters!
 Past Presenters Have Included:

Bill Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Mayor

Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive 

Pat Clark, Partner at Jackson/Clark

Ken Gormley, Dean of Duquesne Law School, Author of Archibal Cox: Conscience of a Nation and The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr

Janet McCall, Executive Director, Society for Contemporary Crafts

Dorit Brauer, Teacher of Meditation and Author of Girls Don't Ride Motorbikes: A Spiritual Adventure Into Life's Labyrinth 

Harish Saluja, Founder, Silk Screen Asian Arts and Cultural Organization

Georgia Berner, President and CEO, Berner International Corporation

Tony Norman, Columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rick Sebak, Producer, WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh
Linda Benedict-Jones, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art

​Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory                                                                                                         

Bill Flanagan, Host of Our Regions Business, Executive VP Allegheny Conference

Scott Leib, President of the Board of Directors, Preservation Pittsburgh

Heather McElwee, Executive Director , Pittsburgh Glass Center

Scott Bricker, Executive Director, Bike Pittsburgh

Deborah L. Acklin, President and Chief Executive Officer, WQED Multimedia

Heather Walsh, Co-founder, Living Pittsburgh

Bob Bruce, formerly WPXI TV News Anchor, currently with Integrity Wealth Consulting

Mike Kaus, Curator, Soldiers and Sailors Museum

Lisa Brown, Executive Director, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

Dottie Coll, Owner, Two Men and a Truck Moving Company

Bobby Zappala, Chief Executive Officer, Thrill Mill

Deb Mortillaro, Owner, Palate Partners and Dreadnaught Wines

Bob Firth, Founder, Informing Design
Erika Peterson, Owner , reen Circle Farms
MaryLynne Pitz, Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian O'Neill, Author of The Paris of Appalachia and Lifestyle Columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University Linguist Professor and Expert in Pittsburghese

Mary Gregg, Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti Inc. and winner of 2012 Jefferson Award for community and public service in America

Hilda Pang Fu, Founder and President, Luminari 

David L. Donahoe, Executive Director, Allegheny Regional Asset District

Dr. Guy Caruso, Western Coordinator, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

Lynn Figgins, Director of Business Development, Eyetique

Chris Anthony, Owner, Chris Anthony Fitness

Mary Lou Bradley Joe Groom, Owners, Paint Monkey, a BYOB Painting Studio in Lawrenceville

Bradley Hilbert, Owner, Three Rivers Wealth Management Group

Julie Ann Sullivan, Author, Facilitator of Enhanced Learning, Learning Never Ends

Rick DiClemente, Astrologer, Author of The Exquisite Zodiac

Jennifer Antkowiak, KDKA TV News Anchor, Author 

​​Maura McCall, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Research

​​Al Condeluci, Executive Director, UCP/CLASS

Hoddy Hanna, Chairman and CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Bruce Klein, Founder, Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History

Peter Greninger, President, Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group

Louis Butler, The Pittsburgh Pie Guy

Cynthia Pulkowski, Executive Director, ASSET STEM Education 

Cindy Howes, Morning Mix Host, 91.3 WYEP Pittsburgh

Abby Goldstein, General Manager, 91.3 WYEP Pittsburgh

Court Gould, Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh 

Mike Schiller, Executive Director, Green Building Alliance

Matt Gaston, Co-Founder and Trustee, Awesome Pittsburgh

Kate Dewey, Executive Director, Forbes Funds

Drew Goldstein, PA Brew Tours

Angela Garcia, Deputy Director, Global Links​

Barney Oursler, Executive Director, Pittsburgh United

Amanda Priebe, CFP, Associate Wealth Planner, PNC Wealth Management

Melanie Linn Gutowski, Author of Pittsburgh's Mansions

Adam Nelson, Director and Founder, The City of Play 

Arthur P. Ziegler, Co-Founder and President, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation 

Michael Sriprasert, Real Estate Development Projects and Initiatives, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Chef Bill Fuller, Corporate Chef for big Burrito Restaurant Group, awarded both Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year by Pittsburgh Magazine

Denys Candy, a Consultant to schools, businesses, and organizations interested in creating sustainable communities

Michele de la Reza, Managing Artistic Director, Attack Theatre

Etty Reut, Therapist who practices John F. Barnes Myofascial Release and Mind Body Therapy

Tracy Certo, Founder and Publisher, NEXTpittsburgh

Jim Bonner, Executive Director, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania 

Mark Valenti, Director of Education and Coaching, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

Emil Heintzinger, Small Business and Group Benefits Specialist, Legal Shield

Leslie Bonner, BonnerSpahr Consulting

Laura Zorch, one of the authors of Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh

Robin Nicholson, Director, Frick Art & Historical Center 

Patricia Penka French, Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational Cultural Center

Dana Brown, Director, Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy at Chatham University

Douglas Heuck, Founder, Editor and Publisher of Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine

"Homestead Jenn" Tompkins, Founder, Rent the Chicken

Keri Rouse, Allegheny Land Trust

Eric Sloss, Principal, Creative Strategist for SHIFT

Arthi Subramaniam, Food Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

Carrie Pavlik, Owner, Steel City Grazers

Sarah Mayer, Partner, UpToKnowGood

Wendy Lydon, Vice President/Business Coach, ThistleSea Business Development

Patricia McElligott, Author, Irish Pittsburgh

​John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock and Candidate for United State Senate

Fred Thieman, Esq., President of Buhl Foundation

​Todd Wilson, Author, Pittsburgh's Bridges

Judi Vitale, Astrologist and Author

Rich Salvante, Yard to Table Garden Builders

Natalie Bencivenga, SEEN Editor/Ask Natalie advice columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robert Messner, Director, Braddock’s Battlefield History Center

Matthew Craig, Executive Director, Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh

Pat Clark, Managing Partner, Jackson/Clark Partners

Wendy Long, Owner and Operator, Solutions for Independence

Cory Van Horn, Owner/Head Guide, Food Guy Adventures

Wasi Mohamed, Executive Director, The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Helen Wilson, Vice President, Squirrel Hill Historical Society

Kim Adley, Owner and Custom Tour Designer, Passport to Pittsburgh 
Meg Pryor, Director, Henry Mancini Academy at Lincoln Park

Felicia Richards, Creative Beyond Control Photography

Registration is required. Email and provide your name and company.
The Business Bonus!
Meetings are held:

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Courtyard by Marriott

401 Waterfront Dr W, Homestead, PA 15120


Upcoming Meetings


July 19, 2017

                                      Bonnie Baxter, Founder and Executive Director, Doors Open Pittsburgh

August 16, 2017

                                    Vivien Li, President and CEO, Riverlife Pittsburgh

September 20, 2017

                                                                It's a Nostalgia Meeting!
                                                                What does that mean?

Community Bridge-Building Network

A network unlike any other professional network
Serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Greater Pittsburgh area
Pittsburgh skyline photo credit: Joyce Scott-Kliber
Doors Open Pittsburgh provides behind-the-scenes access to a collection of iconic buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Experience a well-known building or one you may not be familiar with. Building categories include private clubs, theaters, hotels, sacred places, government offices, office buildings and residences.
​Riverlife is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with property owners, public officials, and community groups to create new parks, trails, real estate development and economic opportunity. While our primary focus is Pittsburgh, we work with waterfront towns and cities throughout the region.
A presentation by Melanie Patterson and “The Good Ol’ Days House,” America’s first Nostalgic Guesthouse.
Everyone is encourage to participate by bringing an item that brings back a memory to you or your family.
Yes, prizes for the most unique and nostalgic!