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File #: 2019-1650    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 5/7/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Enactment date: 5/7/2019 Enactment #: 291
Effective date: 5/7/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, May 19th, 2019 to be "Ladies who Network Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members
WHEREAS, the Honorable Ralph P. Watson stepped from public life to create Classic Events! Public Relations. He affirms small business to be the foundation of our local economy and works to that end. This organization provides platforms for business development and successfully connects entrepreneurs to decision makers, community stakeholders, business resources and elected officials; and,

WHEREAS, accelerating the plight of small business coupled with hosting a trilogy of market specific events that successfully forge business relationships, empower underserved segments, educate, and inform new markets of the goods and services offered by an eclectic pool of area entrepreneurs and small business. These effective marketing platforms create opportunities while enhancing the socio-economic development of our region. Through the success of Classic Events! Ralph P. Watson remains a strong advocate for entrepreneurs and encourage business owners to appear on the award-winning PCTV21 business/public affairs show titled, Classic Events! Entrepreneur Network; and,

WHEREAS, on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 Classic Events! will host its 5th Annual "Ladies who Network" Luncheon. Our 2019 theme "Catch the Blue Wave", celebrates a diverse group of dynamic women who have changed the narrative within their chosen vocation. With Art and Culture, Artist Dee Briggs and Model and Actress Nia Sioux. In the areas of Business and Finance, Kiersten Ambrose, Heather Deickman, Lisa Gersen, Gina Homa, Danielle Howard, Diane Yee. Civic Leadership and Responsibility; Deborah L. Brown, Rosa V. Davis, Brooke Generett, Teri Gilmore, Kelly Barrow-McCormick, Virginia "Ginny" Merchant, Officer Robin Mungo, Diane Powell. The strong current of the blue wave has changed the face of politics, and we are proud to recognize elected officials who are an intricate part of policies that effect our quality of life: Councilwoman Darlene Harris, State Representative Summer Lee, Judge-Elect Mary McGinley, S...

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