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The Chamber's podcasts cover a wide range of topics, from networking tips to the latest news in area development. Click below to listen and learn. Please be patient as the audio files load--it may take up to one minute depending on your internet connection.


Networking 101
Do you have any fears about networking? Would you like to know more efficient ways to network at events? Here is a brief discussion on what to do after you have met and exchanged information with other business professionals at a networking event. Listen
Another networking forum about conversation starters. This short clip will show you how to introduce yourself in such a way that you will engage others and encourage them to ask you more questions about what you do. Excerpt from Chamber U event.
How To Work a Room

Business Development

Domestic Flights and European Carriers
In this open forum, members and future members are invited to discuss various issues affecting local businesses. Here the discussion revolves around flight routes to the mid-west as well as creating more business and tourism travel with European carriers
AirTran Airways
Tad Hutchinson, vice president of Marketing for AirTran airways, discusses the discount airline which serves the eastern and central United States. Hutchinson gives a brief presentation on AirTran, including information on its employees, new jets and wha
Creating a Brand
Listen to this podcast in order to learn more about why creating a brand is so important. The right brand will trump commodities, build equity and help sell your business. When you create the right brand, others will recommend you and help you build awar
Sell Your Business
Peter Bruening, a leading consultant with 25+ years of sales and management experience, guides you through the three steps of selling your business: prospecting & appointment making, interviews, and presenting solutions. Excerpt from Chamber U event.
Issues In Business
The Chamber talks about what they believe are the most important issues to business professionals, these being transportation, health care, education and trade. Find out about biz4achievement.org and how education is critical to the workforce. Also find
Women In Business
A wonderful forum for women in business. Find out how you can sell your skills and what you can do if you have a desire to change professions, or enter the workforce for the first time. Listen to one woman speak about what it takes to make your goals a
Handwriting Expert
In this fun, interactive forum, top handwriting expert Michelle Dresbold, talked to women about personality profiling through handwriting identification. Find out more about what a handwriting expert does and what your handwriting reveals about you. Exce
Blogs and Blogging
Listen as the president of the Pittsburgh Marketing Association explains how using a blog on your web site can enhance your business and how it can be used as a way to market yourself to the public. Includes 7 steps to creating a successful blog. Excerpt
Strategic Planning
According to Bryson's Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a
Learn what brainstorming is, how it can enhance your company and its needs and the best way to brainstorm, as well as how not to brainstorm.. Excerpt from Women’s Interest Network event.
Conversation Starters
Do you ever find yourself experiencing awkward moments at networking events? Perhaps you don’t know what to say after your initial introduction or maybe you’re not sure how to explain what you do. This podcast sheds light on these awkward moments and hel

Local Development

Airport and Port Authority
Dan Onorato, the chief executive of Allegheny County, discusses the futures of our airport and the Port Authority. During the Q&A he answers questions about property taxes and the recent controversial drink tax. Excerpt from Chamber U event.
Port Authority
John Delano hosts this Chamber Legislative Breakfast where members submit questions to the forum. Mark Mustio, Nick Kotick, John Pippy, Chuck McCullough, Jack Wagner, and Dan Onorato answer a question about the latest news regarding public transit and ho
Economic Development
Dan Onorato, the chief executive of Allegheny County, discusses economy development in Southwestern, Pennsylvania. Here he discusses how he has focused on problems like restructuring government, property taxes and annual reassessments and how he continue
Real Estate
This podcast tells you about PittsburghProspector.com – an online real estate search database that allows users to search for available commercial buildings and sites as well as generate site-specific demographic and business analysis reports. Excerpt fr
Politics and Transportation
Dan Onorato answers a question about transportation in the area, how to get around town and what needs to be done to improve our transportation system. Meanwhile, Representative Mark Mustio answers a question about full disclosure within the political re

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