Sources: National Geographic Traveler, Financial Times, The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2011 Mercer Quality of Life Ranking, Politico.com, Allegheny Conference, Washington Post
Whether Pittsburgh is being recognized by Forbes.com as Americas Most Livable City, paid tribute in the Financial Times ft.com Rust Belt video feature for emerging as one of the most robust and dynamic economies in the country, or being honored as the Most Secure Place to Live in the USA by the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, home to one of the safest airports in the United States by Travel + Leisure Magazine or rated Among Top 50 Cities For Quality of Life Around the World by the 2011 Mercer Quality of Life Ranking, the proof is in the pudding, Pittsburgh is a great place to live, work and play.
“Starting with the great Mayor Richard Caliguiri’s incredible vision of Pittsburgh’s Renaissance plan, Pittsburgh has completely transformed itself from a smoky (but friendly) industrial capital to a world class city featuring an incredible standard of living; constantly-improving natural resources and river landscape; diverse and strengthening economic drivers; and population growth and low unemployment,” said Gregg Broujos, managing director and founding principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “Pittsburgh’s high tech, banking, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing firms, as well as our world-renowned universities, have combined to make our region a premier city.”
Colliers International | Pittsburgh joined the fight against breast cancer on Saturday, October 29th by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5K non-competitive walk held in Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
2011 marks the second year that the American Cancer Society has hosted the event in Pittsburgh. In 1993, the first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk was held in Boston; the organizers created the event to raise awareness and funds to win the fight against breast cancer.
Jessica Jarosz, Associate, led the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. As team leader, Jessica recruited team members to participate and make donations to help save lives from breast cancer. “Here in the Pittsburgh market, the American Cancer Society, companies such as Colliers International | Pittsburgh, and thousands of cancer survivors and volunteers are thrilled to be holding our very first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event,” said Jessica. “This will be a start to an annual event for Colliers International | Pittsburgh to raise money for cancer research. It is extremely important that we continue to be involved in our community and support a laudable cause. We are thrilled have been able to take part in this important event, and we are proud to announce that we have exceeded our team goal through our fundraising efforts.”
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In the spirit of community, Colliers International | Pittsburgh is sponsoring a team to raise funds for the 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. Last year, Making Strides raised $60 million to help people stay well and get well, to find cures, and fight back against breast cancer and it happened one $10, $25, and $50 donation at a time.
Jessica Jarosz, Associate at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, will lead the Colliers International | Pittsburgh team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. As team leader, Jessica has recruited team members to participate or make donations to help save lives from breast cancer.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh is proud to announce that Edward Lawrence MBA, Associate, has been appointed to the United Cerebral Palsy/Community Living and Support Services (UCP/CLASS) Board of Directors. He previously served as an active member of the UCP/CLASS House Committee for more than a year, and helped to advise on matters related to housing and real estate.
United Cerebral Palsy/Community Living and Support Services (UCP/CLASS) is a nonprofit organization that offers different services to individuals of varying abilities. Previously known as UCP of Pittsburgh, UCP/CLASS is growing into new regions, and expanding its services.