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My Business My Pride LGBTQ+ Excellence in Business Celebration

  • December 07, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • The Priory Hotel 614 Pressley St. Pittsburgh Pa 15212

Registration

  • Individual Ticket available only those receiving an award
  • Individual Ticket for award recipients/guest only
  • For awardees and their guest only
  • For those receiving an award only.
    You will be contacted for meal choices
  • Petite Filet and Wild Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breast

    Roasted Shallot Demi-Glace
  • Crab Crusted Tilapia

    A Mild, White Fish, Topped with a Maryland Style Crab Stuffing, served with Whole Grain

    Mustard Beurre Blanc
  • Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushroom

    Cannellini Bean Pate, Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Red Bell Pepper Coulis
  • Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushroom

    Cannellini Bean Pate, Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Red Bell Pepper Coulis
  • Petite Filet and Wild Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breast

    Roasted Shallot Demi-Glace
  • Crab Crusted Tilapia

    A Mild, White Fish, Topped with a Maryland Style Crab Stuffing, served with Whole Grain

    Mustard Beurre Blanc
  • Table of 8 tickets. Someone will follow up to get your meal orders and individual names.
  • Table for 8 . Someone will contact you regarding your individual meals and attendees.
  • This event starts at 5:30 and is an opportunity to meet the sponsors and the awardees. This ticket is a SEPERATE ticket and in addition to your ticket for the dinner.



This event is sold out with the exception of awardees, sponsors and their guests. 


A very special black-tie optional event honoring and lifting those LGBTQ+ business owners, individuals and allied businesses who have played a critical role in achieving our mission to support the LGBTQ+ entrepreneur and advance diversity, equity and inclusion. This upscale event will include a plated dinner and awards ceremony along with some special guests and entertainment.  

Every award the chamber gives will highlight the significant investment and innovation of our friends and neighbors working to support an inclusive economy. Awardees will have made significant and demonstrated advances in strengthening and supporting our LGBTQ+ community and making our region a great place to work and live. 

Deadline for Tickets November 23

Nearly 50 nominations were received and voted on by the 3RBA board and sponsors. The following  are award recipients: 

A. Nicolette Rafalski Spirit of Pride Award  Cynthia Oliver, Executive Director 3RBA

Recognizes a family member, colleague, parent, or other individual who has provided unwavering support, encouragement and assistance to an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur or aspiring business owner. This individual is compassionate, caring and uncompromising in their support of the LGBTQ+ community.

B. PNC Bank Small Business of the Year Awards (Up to 10 employees)  Sanctuary Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville

C. PNC Bank LGBTQ+ Large Business of the Year Award (over 10 employees)  Dr. Stacey Lane, Central Outreach

These awards recognize LGBTQ+ owned businesses or individual business owners who demonstrate high commitment in the face of obstacles, have an entrepreneurial spirit, have achieved success and is a leader in their business.

D. UPMC LGBTQ+ Leader of the Year Award  Kathleen Schneider, Schneider Law Firm

This award recognizes an LGBTQ+ owned business, LGBTQ+ business owner, organization or other individual who themselves are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and has achieved professional or community success and provided leadership in and to the LGBTQ+ community. This individual protects and empowers other LGBTQ+ individuals to achieve their dreams.

E. Essential Utilities Excellence in the Arts Award  Joseph Hall, Executive Director Kelly Strayhorn Theatre

This award recognizes an LGBTQ+ or allied business, business owner, organization or individual who themselves are a creator or supports or employs LGBTQ+ artists and creatives. This candidate puts color inside our world. 

F. Pittsburgh Penguin Foundation Inspiration Award  Pittsburgh Council Person Erika Strassburger

This award is for any LGBTQ+ or allied individual, business or organization who is a role model and inspires others through their dedication, time and resources to overcome obstacles, and celebrates and advances the LGBTQ+ community throughout the region. This candidate works towards the greater collective and helps to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. 

G. 3RBA Chamber Member of the Year Award  Freddie Bainbridge, Bainbridge Art. 

An individual or business who is a member of 3RBA, demonstrates the values of 3RBA and makes significant contributions to chamber leadership, and success. This candidate exemplifies the mission of 3RBA.

H. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Excellence in Diversity Award  Columbus Brooks, Human Resource Director, URA

This award is for any allied or LGBTQ+ business, corporation or organization who actively and innovatively demonstrates excellence in modeling, promoting and practicing DEI efforts, promotes inclusivity and diversity in their work policies and practices, supports MBE procurement, and takes action to hire or support LGBTQ+ and other marginalized employees.

I. URA Workforce Development Award  Porter Wright Law  LGBTQ+ Work Practice Group

This award is for any business, government body, or organization that actively develops, contributes and promotes economic development, job creation, stability and success for LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized people.

J. Highmark Health Ally Business Award  Necromancer Brewery Pittsburgh

This award recognizes an Ally business or corporation that is not LGBTQ+ owned or managed and has actively, uniquely or innovatively demonstrated their commitment to diversity and inclusion in their workplace. This candidate has led in the DEI field and has a track record of supporting LGBTQ+  individuals to succeed. 

K. Oliver Real Estate Outstanding Volunteer Award Ray Sidney-Smith, Owner w3 consulting

This award recognizes any individual, business or group who provides outstanding, above and beyond volunteer support to help 3RBA and/or other LGBTQ+ organizations. 

L. Porter Wright Law Firm Emerging Young LGBTQ+ Leader Award   Adrian Fierro, Branch Manager Key Bank

This award recognizes any LGBTQ+ professional 35 or younger who has achieved success in his/her/they/them profession, demonstrates and leads in the workplace or community to advance and support LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion

M. Kathleen Schneider Law Enterprising Woman Of the Year  Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director FISA Foundation

Recognizes an LGBTQ+ individual person who identifies as female and distinguishes themself in the chamber, their business, or profession to advance marginalized women entrepreneurs, community members or employees. 

L. EnterChange Group Gender Expansive Leadership Award  Jules MaKenzie Hughes, Certified Family Recovery Specialist Central Outreach  Owner, Metamorphasis LTD. 

This award recognizes a Transgender or Gender Expansive business owner or local leader (inclusive of individuals who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and/or gender expansive) who has distinguished themselves in the chamber, their business, community, or profession and has demonstrated leadership in practice and/or advocacy for gender and LGBTQ+ equity.

 

Menu

  • Roasted Garlic Bisque with Pesto Crouton and Tomato Concasse
  • Artisan Greens with Fresh Apples and Walnuts with a Cranberry Walnut Dressing, Raisin Walnut Crouton

  • Petite Filet and Wild Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breast Roasted Shallot Demi-Glace OR
  • Crab crusted Tilapia. A Mild, White Fish, Topped with a Maryland Style Crab Stuffing, served with Whole Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc OR
  • Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushroom Cannellini Bean Pate, Couscous, Grilled Vegetables and Red Bell Pepper Coulis

  • Garlic & Herb Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
  • Broccoli Crown with Lemon and Brown Butter
  • Baked Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings




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Three Rivers Business Alliance
1735 E. Carson St. #403

Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1705
info@3rba.com
412-346-4161


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