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Pro-Pet Parenting Tips from Pittsburgh Young Professionals

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | September 1, 2020

Work from home has become the new way of life for many young professionals, bringing a number of challenges. But, one obstacle many did not see coming was a new set of furry co-workers. That’s why we have asked our proud, young professional pet parents for their advice about working with their new fluffy office…

Black Owned Business In Pittsburgh You Should Check Out

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | August 4, 2020

At PYP, we are committed to making changes and to helping the community. Over the past few months, we have often taken the time out to present to our members (past, present, and future) local businesses. In order to celebrate the month of August (National Black Business Month) ,we want to feature black owned businesses…

PYP Gold Partner: Meet Jen Barker Worley!

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | July 7, 2020

PYP would love to introduce you to one of our Gold Partners, Jen Barker Worley Photography. Proud to be a “second generation photographer”, her father bought the custom picture frame shop in 1976 in the downtown Pittsburgh Kaufmann’s Department store. He later expanded the business to include an art gallery.  All the while, Jen was…

COVID-19 Green Phase: Event Guidelines

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 26, 2020

PYP is taking every precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are asking that all members follow these simple guidelines below before you come to a PYP in-person event. We are following the recommended guidelines of the CDC.  If you are sick or have any of the symptoms below, stay home. If you do…

COVID-19 – Vacation Plans and Activities

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 16, 2020

Due to COVID, vacations have been canceled and typical weekend plans have changed. That doesn’t mean we’ve stopped living life. I surveyed a handful of Pittsburghers about how their plans have changed and what COVID road trips or hangouts they’ve done or have planned. New weekend plans and day-to-day activities include: Molly S. – “Social distance…

The Quarantine Financial Picture

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | June 2, 2020

During this unprecedented time, it’s not easy for many Americans to be thinking financially. A vast majority of us are out of work, some without knowing if there will be a work to return to. However, now, more than ever, is the time to look at your personal financial picture. With the economy slower than…

8 Creative Benefits Guaranteed To Attract Young Professionals

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | May 19, 2020

It will always be known as “Steel City” to many Americans, but Pittsburgh has come a long way during the past half-century. Although the heavy industry that built the city’s reputation has largely waned, a variety of new employers have stepped into the void. Today, Pittsburgh is a hub of health care, defense, technology and…

Five Simple Ways to Protect Yourself from Cybercrime During COVID-19

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | May 5, 2020

In its simplest form, cybercrime is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “criminal activity committed using a computer especially to illegally access, transmit, or manipulate data”. Cybercrime can be perpetuated using a myriad of devices, but all a fraudster needs is a connection to the internet. Cybercrime has become so prominent in recent years that multiple…

Are you Dissatisfied with the State of Politics these Days?

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | April 21, 2020

I had no plans to ever run for public office.  I’ve always liked politics, but have optimistically believed that doing research and casting a vote for the “right” candidate was where my responsibility ended.  After returning home to Pittsburgh, I became increasingly dissatisfied with the poor decision-making that I was witnessing at the federal level,…

Supporting Small Business During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Pittsburgh Young Professionals | April 14, 2020

Small businesses are the backbone of local communities— providing employment opportunities, attracting talent and growing local diversity, and inspiring innovation with new products and new solutions for existing ideas. But, whether it’s your favorite local book store, a mom-and-pop pizza shop, or at-home entrepreneur, we all know a small business that is struggling in the…