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MARTIN POTOCZNY LUXE CREATIVE

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As the founder and CEO of LUXE Creative, Martin Potoczny has built an industry-leading creative production studio and agency headquartered in Pittsburgh. Martin is a graduate of Full Sail University and began his career as a lighting and special e ects designer for a variety of clients including Disney, Madonna, Rihanna, and Roger Waters. After years traveling the globe on tour, Martin decided to bring his art, knowledge, and expertise to the world of events. He returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh, where he began providing lighting and event


design to corporate events, luxury weddings, and private celebrations. His work has organically evolved into a one-of-a-kind ‘Signature Events and Creative Services Agency,’ LUXE Creative. The company specializes in custom luxury event production and creative services. As a visual artist, director, and producer, Martin has cultivated a diverse and talented team to create a turn-key, onestop solution for his clients. The studio is multifaceted and covers every detail: from design, decor, and floral to lighting, branding, and digital media. LUXE Creative’s dynamic team has been creating flawless experiences from start to finish for the past 10 years for companies including Uber, Facebook, NBC Universal, and more.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS THE ICONS OF

Pittsburgh No.5

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Publisher / Photographer – April Hubal Editor – Megan McLachlan Art Direction / Design – Christoph Ruprecht

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PGH - #5

ICONS ARE THE BEST OF US.

They think big, they dream big, but most importantly they bring their dreams to li e. hey change things. hey change things or the better. t s why we celebrate them. t s why we tell their story. April Hubal, Founder

LUXE Creative – 02 Foreword

April Hubal, Icons – 06 Isle of Icons

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Maria Sidoni– 30 Lindsay Cooper– 31 Rich Milesky – 32 Kitchen & Bath Concepts – 34 n inity omes 36

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Helen Cestra – 12 Sarah Sadaka– 14 Giovanni Morgano – 15 asco oo ing 16 Upstream Coding – 18 Jessica Olsavsky – 19 Sydney Decker – 20 II. West

Chelsea Cancilla – 24 Randyland – 26

anielle e ach 54 Melissa Kawai– 56

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Laura Kostanich– 40 Kathryn King – 42 David Lee – 43 Jen Crouse – 44 Rocco Cozza– 46 Wooden Whale Workshop– 47 Julie Lee – 48 Brianna Kline– 50 Mariah Treiber– 52 Kevin O‘Laughlin– 53

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Solventless Dreams – 66 Philip Pelusi – 68 Laken Design – 70 Wellesley & King –72 Randy Harper –74 John Balkovec – 75 VI. Central

enni er ic uist 60 Laura Early – 62 City Guide

Pittsburgh 2020 – 76 Shults Ford – 78

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FOREWORD THIS IS 2020. WELCOME TO THE ICONS OF PITTSBURGH. VOL. 5.

The rising entrepreneurs featured in this year’s book are raising the bar and changing perspectives in Pittsburgh. The city has become a hotbed for so many industries, with tech and real estate flourishing, and the art and restaurant scenes still very much booming. These are just a few reasons the city has been declared one of the most livable cities in the country by Forbes. The ICONs gracing these pages in this volume are the ones making all of this happen. LUXE Creative is now the biggest event company in the city, responsible for producing the most coveted weddings and black-tie affairs. We also have so many great ICONs in the home sector, with some of the best designers at our fingertips changing the way we live. It’s much easier now to elevate your home thanks to KBC Kitchen & Bath, House Hues, Balkovec Wallcoverings, Laken Design, Studio S. Interior Design, and Nasco Roofing. Five years of ICONs means living, breathing, and featuring more than 200 individual business owners and entrepreneurs. The best part of this is how much I’ve learned from them and the amount of knowledge they have about their chosen fields. As each of us has individual goals we aspire to achieve personally, one thing I can’t help but think about is the power of collaboration and supporting each other. I’ve seen so many people within this special network become friends and eventually work together. This formula is the crux of ICONs. When I launched the concept, we wanted to get the word out about the individuals that make up these fantastic businesses. We never realized the potential of what would happen if we put all of these great minds together. The businesses being featured and working together have made this group become even more powerful and accessible.

Yes, social media these days is an absolute must, but with the ICONs, we are able to bring to you the best of Pittsburgh. Networking is an art that takes skill and time to cultivate; this year’s roster has that figured out, but doing it next to other great minds is what makes us stronger. Pittsburgh is no longer coming into its own. It’s here, and we’ve made it. This is home now. We live in a place where we are able to explore the most amazing food on every corner and the best gyms, yoga studios, and fitness centers that cater to every lifestyle. Each neighborhood holds a personality of its own. We can dive into any facet of entertainment, which we now have so much of. Supporting local boutiques is one of my favorite pastimes, with everything from candle companies to pickle shops, and because the list of cool things to do in the ‘Burgh is endless, it supersedes many major cities, whether it’s farms, parks, hotels, or its ability to be incredibly bikable. At this point, I don’t think there is anything missing in our city, but if we have forgotten something, I’m sure someone amazing will dream it up soon.

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ISLE OF ICONS NASSAU, BAHAMAS

The newest addition

to the ICONS brand is the Isle of ICONS—a beach home in Nassau Bahamas that was designed to be the perfect escape for when you need to work somewhere other than your o ce or local co ee shop. Each room was inspired by the colors of Nassau and has been carefully curated for creative minds—with the goal being to make this the most Instagrammable place to stay in the Bahamas. The home itself is newly constructed, built in 2012, with gorgeous amenities, including new bathrooms, marble floors on first floor, and new appliances.

This newly renovated two-story condo

features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and high speed internet. Located in a very safe gated community, just minutes away from the world-class Bahama Mar resort, you will have countless dining options, in addition to water delivery service for an additional fee as well as grocery delivery for a fully equipped kitchen. The private beach is just steps away from the front door and ICONS are always welcome to get away to this oasis. This Airbnb is now open for you to visit.

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HELEN CESTRA HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE SERVICES

As a born and raised Pittsburgher, Howard Hanna realtor and multi-million-dollar producer Helen Cestra is an expert in her hometown market. From city to suburb, Helen enjoys assisting clients of all generations in buying or selling their home. Of all the things she loves about being a realtor, her favorite thing is getting to meet new people, and when you work with Helen, she’ll be your advisor, advocate, and friend. he nows how di cult the process of buying or selling a home can be and that each transaction is di erent she is happy to easily adapt to each new customer and customize their needs. She utilizes her tech savvy, negotiation skills, community knowledge, and marketing prowess to create a powerful, professional plan to meet a client’s goals. elen nows ittsburgh has something to o er everyone, and she’s dedicated to helping clients figure out what her beloved hometown can o er them.

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SARAH SADAKA HEALING ROOTS MASSAGE & WELLNESS CENTER

Sarah Sadaka attributes her uni ue and therapeutic massage style to her early massage days wor ing on ilton ead sland, where she learned from seasoned therapists to treat the practice as something sacred. oday, the nternational pa nstitute graduate and ei i practitioner owns and operates ealing oots assage ellness Center with the intention of creating a haven for others to experience a relief from physical, mental, and emotional distress, as well as a renewed connection to one’s self. ince starting her career as a holistic practitioner, arah has received certification in ivine leep oga idra, completed yofascial elease 1 training, and continues to hone her abilities and bring new experiences to her students. arah shapes her wor in a way that addresses the whole self, and clients can expect thorough, meaningful bodywor in a safe, intimate, and easeful space. arah believes f can feel better in my body and mind, others can, too.

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GIOVANNI MORGANO

HOWARD HANNA REALTOR

As a Pittsburgh native, Giovanni Morgano brings a vast knowledge of the region to Pittsburgh’s

real estate mar et. hile studying accounting and finance at u uesne University, iovanni discovered his love of Pittsburgh’s architecture and the history surrounding it. After college, Giovanni decided to pursue a career in real estate, so he could combine his creative and analytical business skills, along with his passion for architecture. His keen attention to detail, innovative approach to marketing, and professional business background make him an asset to Pittsburgh’s real estate community. Like a true Pittsburgher, he has his clients’ best interests in mind and works to make the home-buying or selling process as seamless and stress-free as possible. From sell to sold, go gold with Giovanni!

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NASCO ROOFING JERRY NASSERI

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asco oofing and Construction has been serving outhwestern ennsylvania and hio, speciali ing in residential and commercial roof repair, roof replacement, and roof installation. n 1 , owner erry asseri started the fully licensed company from the ground up, and today the business is renowned across the region. t boasts the distinction of being an wens Corning oofing latinum referred Contractor, a recognition that fewer than 00 companies nationwide achieve. hether it s metal, slate, flat, tile, or shingle roofing systems, asseri and his team of specialists including son ashar, a University of ittsburgh graduate and state licensed professional engineer have you covered, as they are able to meet customer needs in a timely manner with the utmost professionalism. he oungstown tate University graduate built his company around the commitment to provide uality craftsmanship and materials at a rate that eeps roof replacement costs down for customers. hile your roof may be 0 percent of your home or business, customer satisfaction is 100 percent the goal with asco oofing and Construction.

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UPSTREAM CODING JOSH STUDL & ALAN MABRY

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224 N Euclid Avenue Floor 2 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 hello@upstreamcoding.com upstreamcoding.com

Josh Studl and Alan Mabry try not to take themselves too seriously, but there’s no joking around when

the topic is Upstream Coding. “To be clear: Upstream is not a boot camp,” says Josh. “Our instruction model is more aligned with the reality of people’s lives and without pressure to learn in an arbitrary number of weeks. And we’re accessible to most everyone at $139 a month.” “Accessibility is very important to us,” adds Alan, a Pittsburgh native who spent 11 years in Los Angeles as a front-end engineer for high profile companies and startups. osh, from Chicago, spent 1 years in ashington, .C., and started a company creating content and web products for trade and foreign investment promotion. Both moved to Pittsburgh with their families in 2017 and collaborated on a software build for one of osh s clients before launching Upstream Coding in 01 . e wor very well together. e share values, business philosophy, and agree that Pittsburgh is underserved in coding instruction,” says Alan.


JESSICA OLSAVSKY 7/7 SKIN STUDIO

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Jessica Olsavsky believes that since skin is our

largest organ, it should be a priority. After moving from Seattle to Pittsburgh in 2011, Jessica enrolled in beauty school on a whim and soon discovered her passion, the perfect mixture of artistry, design, and business. Today, the esthetician and makeup artist owns the 7/7 Skin Studio in Shadyside as well as her own product line, speciali ing in o ering s incare for the whole body. People experience skin concerns in more areas than just the face, and Jessica aims to help restore full body confidence by o ering services li e body contouring and detoxification. essica also provides professional skincare to bridal clients, and just as a solid marriage starts with a strong base, so does makeup application, with properly exfoliated and moisturized skin. Jessica wants all of her clients to truly look and feel their best, whether it’s their wedding day or a Wednesday. 19


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SYDNEY DECKER INNER ELEMENT WELLNESS & AYURVEDA

“It is my hope that by honoring my own mind, body, and spirit I will inspire others to do the same.” Sydney Decker began her own journey of healing back in 2012, when she began awakening to new ways to care for and love herself. For most of her adolescence, she struggled with depression and anxiety. While obtaining a degree in psychology at Duquesne University, she learned the power of practicing gratitude and meditation, resulting in a major shift in her well-being. After college, Sydney expanded her healing journey to studying Ayurveda, one of the oldest holistic healing s ciences. She fell in love with this healing wisdom and how it transformed people’s lives. Sydney became a certified yurveda ealth Counselor and was one of the first to sit for the national exam. In 2017, she launched Inner Element Wellness, using Ayurveda wisdom, healing, and spiritual techniques to help individuals align their mind, body, and spirit. Sydney believes that when we live wholeheartedly and connect to our inner light, we live empowered.

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CHELSEA CANCILLA WHISKEY MOON

In 2017, Chelsea Cancilla and her mother Danielle opened Whiskey Moon bouti ue on East Carson treet in the outh ide of ittsburgh, o ering a curated selection of on-trend clothing and accessories, along with home decor, bath and beauty treatments, and gift items. As a shop for “the wanderers, dreamers, and mystics,” store products also include the brand’s handmade collection under the Whiskey Moon Apothecary line, which features sugar scrubs, oils, candles, ritual kits, and soon wholesale buying options for the items. In the summer of 2019, the Bohemian brand opened another brick and mortar store, this one on Butler Street in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Whiskey Moon bouti ue was born from the dream to o er something truly special to fellow creative souls in Pittsburgh, and the store has more than enough bespoke items to satisfy the free spirit in everyone.

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RANDYLAND FT. DOGGY ICON CHLOE

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1501 Arch Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 342 – 8152 happiness@randy.land randy.land

Founded in 1995 by Randy Gilson, Randyland has become Pittsburgh’s most Instagrammable destination.

This public outdoor art studio represents everything that makes the city special with its color-me-happy vibe, interesting history, and murals in every direction. The entire experience is situated in Pittsburgh's Northside Mexican War Streets neighborhood, with a magical courtyard that's something people from all over the world come to visit. It’s easy to meet other like-minded creatives hanging out here, especially with its vibrant hodgepodge of art installations, which make for the perfect backdrop for some of the most exciting engagement photos, selfies, and more anything goes. nd people get to experience this eclectic art for free at andyland, as it was built on the notion that “Happiness shouldn’t cost anything.”


RAIN HOFFMANN RAIN‘S SKIN PRESCRIPTION

Rain‘s Skin Prescription‘s mission is to bring ittsburgh the best results driven s incare. ain o mann is a licensed esthetician and certified professional ma eup artist. he travels often to bring innovative technologies—seen in the most exclusive spas in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Miami—back to the Pittsburgh area. hrough this dedication, she o ers concierge s in services with only premier systems and techni ues proven to show drastic improvement. Located right in ewic ley, ain’s in rescription is helping people feel confident in their s in again. er goal is not only to give clients glowing s in, but to build a relationship they can count on. ealthy s in is always in and ain has a passion for helping people put their best face forward.

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MARIA SIDONI PURE BARRE

Born and raised in Greensburg, a.,

aria idoni has always had a love or athletics and itness, with involvement in sports li e so tball, volleyball, and cheerleading. ut a ter two pregnancies changed her body, she decided to search or a new routine, and that’s when she discovered ure arre. ter ust one month, she noticed a trans ormation start ing to happen, as she ell in love with the ull body wor out. he small isometric contractions too her bac to her cheerleading days, and aria reali ed she needed to be a bigger part o the com munity. ter being a client or three months, she was hired as an instructor, and a year later, became a ure arre studio owner, a role she is greatly honored to have. aria wants to share and spread the ure arre experience with everyone, because when we achieve our goals and li t up each other, we all become our strongest selves.

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LINDSAY COOPER THE TWISTED HANGER

Lindsay Cooper was rustrated by the clothing available or women, especially mothers. hen it came to shopping, she encountered one o two options items only 0 year olds could roc or what she called the dreaded om rump. ased on this limited selection, she decided to open he wisted anger, a clothing bouti ue designed to bring all the mamas and non mamas to the yard with uni ue and versatile pieces and a est Coast vibe. hether it’s or a play date, date night, girls’ night, wor , or ust heading to the grocery store, Lindsay’s goal or her bouti ue is to ma e women eel li e their best selves, ready to slay every day with their own one o a ind style and loo . t’s easy or women to lose themselves in responsibilities, so i he wisted anger can help give them a boost in sel con idence, then to Lindsay, it’s all worth it.

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RICH MILESKY

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Rich Milesky is very transparent about his passions. The real estate attorney has achieved many things in his life, including competing professionally in golf and pursuing vintage auto racing. Another one of his passions is real estate, and because he feels it’s important to over-communicate and be straight-forward, Rich founded Penn Suburban Abstract. As one of Pittsburgh’s premier independent settlement companies, Penn Suburban Abstract represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, on a level rarely witnessed in the settlement and title industry. Whether someone is buying their dream home or investing in their first property, ich can help them navigate the numerous legal issues and consummate their real estate transaction with peace of mind. Since being admitted to the bar in 1998, the Duquesne University graduate has been involved in more than 20,000 transactions, so he knows his way around the closing table as well as the race track.

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1501 Arch Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 342 – 8152 happiness@randy.land randy.land

Founded in 1995 by Randy Gilson, Randyland has become Pittsburgh’s most Instagrammable destination.

This public outdoor art studio represents everything that makes the city special with its color-me-happy vibe, interesting history, and murals in every direction. The entire experience is situated in Pittsburgh's Northside Mexican War Streets neighborhood, with a magical courtyard that's something people from all over the world come to visit. It’s easy to meet other like-minded creatives hanging out here, especially with its vibrant hodgepodge of art installations, which make for the perfect backdrop for some of the most exciting engagement photos, selfies, and more anything goes. nd people get to experience this eclectic art for free at andyland, as it was built on the notion that “Happiness shouldn’t cost anything.”


KITCHEN & BATH KITCHEN CONCEPTS & BATH CONCEPTS

TOM TRZCINSKI EMILY MILLER TOMMY TRZCINSKI

Kitchen & Bath Concepts (KBC) is a family-owned and operated design business dedicated to re-imagining A the space you call home. Innovative, creative, and vastly skilled, the team at KBC is guided by one goal: to bring TOM Continually TRZCINSKI, EMILY their three generations of design expertise to work for each of their esteemed clients. honing their MILLERE & personalized TOMMY TRZCINSKI craft through ongoing training and research, the team creates fully-functional, home design and W renovation solutions—from kitchens to master suites and bathrooms, outdoor living spaces, and more. The recipients of numerous national design awards, KBC prides itself on imagining, crafting, and executing bespoke designs that transform any space in the home.

176 Rochester Road Pittsburgh, PA 15229 tommy@kbcpgh.com kbcpgh.com

Kitchen & Bath Concepts (KBC) is a family-owned and operated

design business dedicated to re-imagining the space you call home. Innovative, creative, and vastly skilled, the team at KBC is guided by one goal: to bring their three generations of design expertise to work for each of their esteemed clients. Continually honing their craft through ongoing training and research, the team creates fully-functional, personalized home design and renovation solutions — from kitchens to master suites and bathrooms, outdoor living spaces, and more. The recipients of numerous national design awards, KBC prides itself on imagining, crafting, and executing bespoke designs that transform any space in the home.

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The Infinity Custom Homes team is passionate about every detail of building a uality, custom home, and ta es great pride in wor ing with customers to turn their dreams into reality. aving spent the last years in the home building industry, nfinity founder and president cott lodgett had a vision to create a company in ittsburgh that not only exuded uality and a commitment to fresh architecture, but also demanded an unparalleled customer experience. hat sets nfinity Custom omes apart from other companies is its uni ue ability and desire to truly capture clients’ ideas and bring them to life. nyone can build a house, but being able to do so in an e cient, organi ed, and a ordable manner is where the company truly thrives. he nfinity team is assembled with the best of the best in the industry, and they love what they do. hey don’t ust build homes they build lasting relationships.

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Rocco Cozza– 46 Wooden Whale Workshop– 47 Julie Lee – 48 Brianna Kline– 50

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LAURA KOSTANICH STUDIO S. INTERIOR DESIGN

Your home, found. ter receiving a achelor o rts degree in interior design rom ercyhurst University in Erie, a., Laura ostanich moved to ittsburgh to wor or a company where she helped design large commercial spaces. he soon reali ed she wanted to wor with clients on a more personal level, so in 01 , she ounded tudio . nterior esign with the belie that great design can enhance people’s lives. Laura loves iguring out who her clients are, how they live, and what their dreams are or their homes, then brings that vision to li e while honoring the uni ue architecture ound in many ittsburgh homes. y o ering her clients a comprehensive, tailored experience, Laura hopes to create homes that bring happiness while providing a beauti ul bac drop or memories to be made.

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KATHRYN KING F45 TRAINING PITTSBURGH STRIP DISTRICT

Kathryn King has always stuck close to

her passion for health and wellness—and her hometown. While living in D.C. and working in the healthcare industry, the Penn State graduate discovered the Australian born fitness franchise raining. fter coaching at the studio for only a year, she was eager to share the brand and global community back in Pittsburgh. is a high intensity interval training circuit based routine, with a focus on functional movements designed to bring you the most e cient way to wor out. he variation in cardio and strength programming in a team-training environment keeps members challenged, eager to grow, and ready to have fun. er and fitness background, passion for motivating others, and a thriving ittsburgh fitness scene made opening the first raining in ittsburgh a no-brainer. Kathryn plans to manage studio operations as well as coach classes when opens in the trip istrict in 0 0.

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DAVID LEE HOUSE HUES

David Lee believes it takes more than experience to master a craft. Mastery demands deep attention and thorough execution, down to the smallest of details. David knows those details are important, so his company, House Hues Interior, Exterior, and Specialty House Painting in Western Pennsylvania, makes them a priority when it comes to providing painting services. David and his team are committed to the work, and it shows through every project. ouse ues prides itself in product nowledge, using the best modern paint technology has to o er, and the expertise necessary for proper application under any circumstance. It provides the ability to achieve customers’ ambitious painting goals while maintaining a neat, safe working environment. House Hues also has dedicated craftspeople that provide custom wor and miscellaneous services, including faux finishing, enetian plaster, and more. For the best interior, exterior, and specialty home painting in Western Pennsylvania, Hue know who to call.

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JEN CROUSE HOWARD HANNA REALTOR

At the end of the day, we all want to love where we live and who we invest our

time with. Jen Crouse’s sales success in real estate is rooted in her love for people and a positive attitude that makes life and work fun for everyone involved. For nearly 12 years, Jen’s inbound referrals and repeat business have been a reflection of her ability to build relationships and help a buyer get into a home they love, or a seller get more than they expected. Staying ahead of the game with technology and marketing has made her one of the top 100 producing agents in Pittsburgh, but her drive to solve problems and make people smile are what makes Jen such a valuable guide on the journey—and she’s just fun!

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651 Holiday Drive Suite 400 Pittsburgh, PA 15220 rcozza@cozzalaw.com cozzalaw.com

As Pittsburgh’s premier business and entertainment attorney, Rocco E. Cozza provides a vast array of

legal expertise to small and large companies, startups, and seasoned business owners, athletes, and entertainers. The Duquesne University graduate has been practicing law since 2003, and since then has garnered a stellar reputation as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and a 2019 Power Lawyer in the New York Times. occo en oys sharing his problem solving legal mind with clients, whether it’s e ective, high uality consultations or chats over co ee to answer all their uestions. he Law ce of occo E. Co a ta es a client centered approach to legal representation, while o ering white glove service around the cloc . occo goes above and beyond to ensure clients’ needs are met and utili es a vast networ of resources to benefit them. or those who decide to wor with the Co a team, they will gain access to everything occo and his firm have to o er.


WOODEN WHALE WORKSHOP

CHRIE & BRAD WYNKOOP

For Chrie and Brad Wynkoop, the husband and wife team behind Wooden Whale Workshop, some of the best memories of growing up involved sitting around a dining room table. There’s something special about sharing a meal with family, and Chrie remembers her great-grandmother’s table fondly every day, when her own children sit around that same table together. It’s these memories of the past that provided the genesis for Chrie and Brad to run their own small family business: Wooden Whale Workshop, which handcrafts wooden furnishings via local lumber and products. Whether it’s long farmhouse tables, chairs and benches, or made-to-order creations, Chrie and Brad value their customer interaction, as clients will send them photos of their kitchens and inspirational table images so they can work together on projects. Chrie and Brad love being able to help customers design custom tables for their homes that will last for generations to come.

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To Julie Lee, it’s not just about having the hair of your dreams—it’s the feeling you get when you’re in her salon. With more than 10 years of industry experience, from working at the front desk to assisting many talented stylists, Julie has created the ultimate hair salon experience with her LoveLee Salon in McMurray. When she was a little girl, Julie always wanted to make people happy and feel good about themselves. When she grew into an adult, she knew that her talent as a hairdresser would create that platform for her to attain that goal. LoveLee Salon is the perfect depiction of her vision, a brand she’s cultivated to make everyone who walks through her door feel welcomed and leave feeling beautiful. While LoveLee started as a single chair studio, today it’s evolved into a 1, 00 s uare foot salon in the outh ills. eople are definitely feeling the love.


“Pittsburgh was even more vital, more creative, more hungry for culture than New York. Pittsburgh was the birthplace of my writing.� Willa Cather

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BRIANNA KLINE KLINE CORP

Brianna Kline of Kline Corp is committed to the ultimate mission of leveraging her platform as a woman-owned business in the most heavily male-dominated industry in the world, to inspire and empower young females to become entrepreneurs, business owners, and powerful community leaders. Kline Corp is a ittsburgh based company that is certified as a omen’s usiness Enterprise E providing a number of services, including material and e uipment supplier, and safety consulting, and video web design. rianna has earned a number of certifications, in addition to dual bachelor’s degrees and dual master’s degrees in employment labor relations, business management, and safety engineering. he’s advised more than 100 companies across a variety of industry sectors with her uni ue, integrated approach. rianna is driven to blend multiple disciplines to generate a fresh perspective on the workforce and challenges the status uo in all facets of her profession.

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MARIAH TREIBER PHOTOGRAPHY

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As a destination wedding photographer based in ittsburgh, ariah reiber loves ma ing people happy by retelling stories in a romantic and moody way. uring her irst ever couples photography session with a client, she new she was in the right pro ession when the client cried a ter seeing the photos because o how well ariah had captured them.’ hat became ariah’s o. 1 goal to retell people’s stories, whatever they may be. hile there’s a lot o pressure to eep up with trends, especially in the wedding industry, ariah strives to be a di erent ind o photographer and wants couples to be themselves. ariah believes it’s to brea some rules and be uni ue, especially when it comes to tapping into your personal story. he hopes you come out o your session or wedding day even more in love with your story because o the way she helped you tell it.


KEVIN O‘LAUGHLIN MOVEMENT MORTGAGE

Whether you’re buying, selling, re inancing, or constructing your dream home, there’s a lot riding on your loan o icer. han ully, enior Loan icer evin ’Laughlin at ovement ortgage is committed to ma ing sure you ma e the right choice or you and your amily. s a t. onaventure University graduate in business management with a master’s in business administration, evin moved to ittsburgh without nowing a single person and showed tenacity in clawing his way to the top o the mortgage industry as an outsider. evin s drive is what has made him rise as a leader. e and his team strive to ma e every client and real estate agent they wor with a raving an o their services. his approach has made evin the highest rated mortgage advisor in ittsburgh based on illow reviews. hen he’s not helping people ind the right mortgage or their dream home, evin en oys wor ing out, traveling to exciting destinations, and trying new ittsburgh restaurants, especially those that have chic en wings a must wherever he goes.

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DANIELLE & JEFF MACH HOWARD HANNA REALTOR

Marketing, creativity, and a lot of effort go a long way in the world of

real estate, especially when you find someone who balances your wor ethic. anielle and e ach met selling radio for bac in 00 . ow, 1 years later including 1 years of marriage, two ids, and a dog named Chilly the pair has discovered how to be a successful real estate team, utili ing multi generational methods of mar eting in both print and social media. anielle and e understand you can never get too comfortable in how you do busi ness in today’s ever changing mar et. eing in the op 1 of oward anna roducers in ennsylvania, as well as ational ales Excellence ward winners, consistent Champion Club members, and op 0 ittsburgh ealtors for ocial edia, anielle and e always ma e sure their business and client list ings stay front and center to the public, and help clients buy, build, and sell homes with little to no worries.

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MELISSA KAWAI MAXMOTIVE

Max Construction president avid axwell is no stranger to ma ing big moves. hortly a ter he became CE owner o his ather’s construction company, avid decided to purchase the ox Chapel acht Club, and with his vision and business acumen, he was able to trans orm the club into the resort li e marina that it is today. n 01 , he constructed the outh ide arina, and since then it has been pac ed with boats every season. s i avid wasn’t busy enough, two years ago he decided he wanted to enter the exciting world o classic cars and opened a dealership called axmotive with his brother, obby, as the general manager. n the all o 01 , axmotive opened a second dealership location in oca aton, la. avid’s co driver is his daughter, elissa awai, who serves as ice resident o all our o his businesses. e tells me what he wants to do, says awai, and wor out the logistics to accomplish it.

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JENNIFER DICKQUIST JD LAW

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606 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 in o dlawpa.com dlawpa.com

After seeing many individuals struggle to a ord

law representation, attorney ennifer ic uist decided to spring into action and developed an income based payment approach to help fami lies a ord the legal services they need. or ing in amily Law, Civil Law, and Court ppoint ed Criminal atters, today the u uesne Uni versity graduate o ers flat fee options as well as payment plans for low income families and indi viduals. member of the llegheny County ar ssociation, the ennsylvania ar ssociation, and the ashington County ar ssociation, ennifer was recently named to the C oung Lawyers ellows rogram. n her spare time, she serves as College rogram irector for oice for the nnocent, a non profit organi ation that focuses on providing a safe, anonymous forum for individuals a ected by sexual assault and sexu al violence. ennifer believes in providing uality representation to individuals from all wal s of life within a budget they can a ord.


“Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.� Andrew Carnegie

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LAURA EARLY EARLY: MEDIA COLLECTIVE

Laura Early, a Pittsburgh native and entrepreneur, is setting a new standard for how to approach social media, content creation, public relations, brand design, and event marketing. As the founder of Early: Media Collective, a full service marketing and creative agency, Laura works with local businesses, bringing their stories to life with her creativity, ingenuity, and experience. From Pittsburgh’s burgeoning restaurant scene to the city’s interior designers, Laura has her thumb on the pulse of what’s innovative and new. She partners with some of the best talent in Pittsburgh to create and strategically distribute content, helping her clients make invaluable connections, improve visibility, and move the needle for their businesses.

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SOLVENTLESS DREAMS CODY DULSKI AND ANTHONY BARTON

Solventless Dreams is a Pittsburgh-based content creation company started

by Cody Dulski and Anthony Barton, specializing in cinematic videography, creative photography, and high-quality aerial-video drone services. (Yes, really!) he two person team has full time access to two art 10 Certified sU Drone Pilots. In addition to content creation, Cody and Anthony have strong experience in web design and strategic online marketing, and have always had a passion for bringing a uni ue vision to life. ver the past five years, they have had the opportunity to grow and work alongside many large and small online businesses and brands. Along the way, the core habits and morals they’ve developed have accelerated and strengthened both the businesses they’ve worked with as well as their own. When they’re not working, Cody and Anthony practice meditation, yoga, and live a plant-based lifestyle to foster habits that will benefit both mind and body.

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PHILIP PELUSI A CUT ABOVE THE REST ® BEAUTY ON DEMAND AT PHILIP PELUSI

One way to make your next special event a memorable one is to make Beauty

On Demand at Philip Pelusi a part of it. The team is composed of Philip Pelusi designers that specialize in the art of hair crafting, blowouts, and makeup applications, and if you love a particular Philip Pelusi stylist, they can become a part of your Beauty on Demand at Philip Pelusi team. These designers are fully trained in all aspects of hair and makeup and can accommodate as many parties as needed. And the best part is that they travel to any event. Plus, the team performs salon trials, with options, photos, and documentation of all products. For whatever special occasion it is, whether it’s your wedding day, anniversary, birthday, or something else entirely, just sit back, relax, and let the Beauty on Demand at Philip Pelusi team take care of all your beauty needs.

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LINDSEY LONGACRE & KATE TOMALIS LAKEN DESIGN

Laken Design can take your home to the next level, as a full service interior design firm o ering elevated style

to the city of ittsburgh. rincipal designers and founders Lindsey Longacre and ate omalis wor together as a team to collaborate on each alluring design, from initial concept to completion. oth bring years of experience and education to the company, with Lindsey a La oche University graduate in interior design and ate an cademy of rt University graduate in interior design and architecture. Each pro ect starts with a commitment the goal to design approachable yet sophisticated spaces that are a true reflection of the clients that live and wor in them. Lindsey and ate’s wor spans from updating a single space li e a living room, itchen, or patio to complete home renovations and new home builds, all beautifully balanced with the use of timeless pieces that uplift the space in a fresh, modern way.

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In 2017, after years of creating content as a lifestyle blogger, Lauren ernard opened the figurative doors to ellesley ing Creative, an extension of her lifestyle brand ellesley ing, to share her uni ue eye for photography with local Pittsburgh bloggers, professionals, and families. Her goal has always been simple create a warm, relaxed experience with her clients, that will translate to authentic photographs showcasing each client’s uni ue personality. n 01 , to further serve her clients, Lauren too Creative to a new level with an expansion into web design services. ow, ellesley ing Creative is a one stop shop serving entrepreneurs and small businesses with beautiful, on-brand imagery and clean, user-friendly websites that allow her clients to stand out in the crowd. Lauren’s passion and dedication for serving clients through her creative services is exactly what ma es her a ittsburgh C .


“My goal is to create honest, useful content for the modern woman, who appreciates simple, high-quality style in her everyday.� Lauren Bernard

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RANDY HARPER HARPER LANDSCAPING CO.

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129 Coventry Court Monroeville, PA 15146 (412) 612 – 1091 inrhiii@yahoo.com

For more than 20 years, Randy Harper has worked in the landscaping industry with his company Harper Landscaping, which includes tree installation, maintenance, mulching, and the construction of retaining walls. But it’s not just the process of planting trees and beautifying the outdoors that concerns Randy—he also can assist with the deplanting and removal of greenery. In addition to Harper Landscaping, for the past 10 years he’s worked in the tree and logging industry with his sister company SHS Tree Removal Service. Anything customers need when it comes to trees, Randy can do that for them, including trimming and emergency service for commercial and rental properties. But surprisingly, of all his favorite things about Pittsburgh, it’s not the trees of Schenley Park or the shrubbery of the outdoors. “For as long as I’ve lived in Pittsburgh, I’ve only recently discovered all of the fun things to do down on the rivers.”


JOHN BALKOVEC BALKOVEC WALLCOVERINGS

If your walls could talk, they’d be chatting

about John Balkovec and his company, Balkovec Wallcoverings. Specializing in high-end, custom wall solutions, John and his team are known throughout the region for making outside-ofthe-box ideas a reality. Lending his expertise to the residential and commercial communities, John’s vast experience and insight bring the Wow factor to each project, creating unique murals and designs that are true works of art. By pairing the latest technologies in photography and printing, with an eye for creating visual impact, John has become the leading resource for designers, architects, retailers, and contractors up and down the East Coast.

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SHOP NO. 14 Boutique

4601 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 260 – 6088 no14boutique.com

Alla Famiglia

804 E. Warrington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15210 (412) 488 – 1440 allafamiglia.com

Ragged Row Bakery Square

116 Bakery Square Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 441 – 1730 raggedrow.com

Talia

425 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 456 – 8214 taliapgh.com

JUJU

6739 Reynolds Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (814) 460 – 1538 shop-juju.com

The Vandal

4306 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 251 – 0465 thevandalpgh.com

Kristi Boutique

339 First Street Aspinwall, PA 15215 (412) 782 – 2033 kristiboutique.com

Bakersfield

940 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 586 – 5024 bakersfieldtacos.com

Commonwealth Proper

124 S. Highland Ave. Studio 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 218 – 0784 commonwealthproper.com

Superior Motors

1211 Braddock Ave Braddock, PA 15104 (412) 271 – 1022 superiormotors15104.com

Lex & Lynne Boutique

514 Beaver Street Sewickley, PA 15143 (412) 259 – 8955 lexandlynnebridal.com

Senti

3473 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 586 – 4347 sentirestaurant.com

Diana Misetic Fashion Studio

809 Ivy Street Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (412) 363 – 6442 dianamisetic.com

Ki Ramen

4401 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 586 – 4796 kiramenpgh.com

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Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

620 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 471 – 1170 monaco-pittsburgh.com

Ascend

2141 Mary Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (412) 745 – 2141 ascendpgh.com

Hotel Indigo

123 N Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 665 – 0555 hotelindigo.com/pittsburghpa

Escape Room

569 Greenfield Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15207 (412) 742 – 4645 escaperoompgh.com

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

1001 Lafayette Drive Farmington, PA 15437 (866) 344 – 6957 nemacolin.com

The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 237 – 8300 warhol.org

Distrikt Hotel

453 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 339 – 1870 distrikthotelpittsburgh.com

Carnegie Museum of Art

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 622 – 3131 cmoa.org

Phipps Conservatory

1 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412) 622 – 6914 phipps.conservatory.org

Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 454 – 6000 heinzhistorycenter.org

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PAMPER Destefino Beauty Bar

2751 Sidney Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (412) 488 – 4418 destefinobeautybar.com

Izzazu Salon

301 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 325 – 1600 izzazu.com

Happy Feet Reflexology

2212 E Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (412) 488 – 8868 happyfeetpitt.com

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STAY Fairmont Pittsburgh

510 Market Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 773 – 8800 fairmont.com/pittsburgh

The Skin Center Medical Spa

806 S Aiken Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (412) 621 – 5115 theskincentermd.com

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

120 S Whitfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (412) 361 – 3300 acehotel.com/pittsburgh

Sergio’s Style

2891 W. Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216 (412) 344 – 6696 sergiosstyle.com

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