Mission of Professionals with Impact

Mission Statement

Professionals with Impact is a show about
professionals that don't just have a job or
business in the market place but a mission
in life to make the world better whether it be
just their own back yard or for international
impact. On a "need to know" basis, everyone needs to
know when an outstanding individual stretches
to create a resource that enhances their
environment or the lives of others.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Professionals with Impact at WE-DO Conference, Beth Caldwell PWI Guest to Speak

Professionals with Impact Early Interviewee to Speak at WE-Do Conference, Great Women Business Resource

WE-DO Leadership Conference
Womens Economic Development Outreach
Creating Connections, Building Business

Local Leadership Invitation for
Business Women in Allegheny and
Beaver Counties

Business Women! You Don't Want To Miss The 2008 WE-DO Conference being held this year at Robert Morris University's Moon Campus on Tuesday, October 21st! Along with a Fantastic National Program, We'll have These Inspiring Local Leaders:

The 2008 Local Pittsburgh WEDO Tour is pleased to present this years conference:


Impact through Innovation:

Your Competitive Advantage

The only event of its kind for women executives and entrepreuners the WEDO Tour is a resource rich program that will energize your business. ; It's packed with invaluable business advice from nationally acclaimed business women and our own local experts in business leadership. Shaped by Women's Business Advocates, women executives and entrepreneurs, along with organizations representing women business owners the WEDO Tour is your most relevant resource.

Attend this years workshop and gain key insights that will help you:

Introduce an innovation framework that sets realistic goals, leverages cumulative gains and carefully accommodates experimentation.
Create an innovation toolbox that accelerates new product and service developments in an ever-changing business environment.
Snych up company culture and customer demands with a holistic approach to nurturing employee's creativity, responding to new opportunities, and channeling the voice of the customer.

Surround Yourself with Pittsburgh's Smart and Savvy Women Leaders as they connect with Business Women across the Nation by Video Conference.

Enjoy the local panel of Pittsburgh Area Leaders who will help you gain your competitive advantage with Leadership and Innovation!

National City WEDO Tour 2008 for Allegheny & Beaver Counties:
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Robert Morris University
Sewall Center Executive Conference Center, Moon Township, PA 15108

Agenda: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Keynote Presenter:

Maria Berdusco
Author, Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach

Kathy Buechel
President, Alcoa Foundation

Oditza Carrasco
President, American Bank FSB

Kristie Guthrie
Professional Counselor Hope Counseling Services

Deanna Tucci-Schmitt
Owner BNI Western PA

2008 WEDO Allegheny & Beaver Counties Local Committee:

Beth Caldwell
Pttsburgh Professional Women

Ann Callen
National City

Jenn Carr
Credit Justice Services

Lindsay Cost
National City

Christian DeSarbo
National City

Barbara Fisher U.S. Small Business Administration

Suzanne Froehlich Froehlich & Associates Insurance

Sarelle Gross
National City
Donna Herrle Drawing Conclusions
Daniel Hooper
National City
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Kristi Hosko

Tamara Howard
National City

Betty Karleski Home Instead Senior Care

Michele Mook
National City

Janette Schafer
National City

Jill Yahnite
Zoltun Design

10:00 Satellite Video Conference

11:30 Lunch & Leadership Presentation, Maria Berdusco

Author: How To Think Like A Leader
12:30 Breakout Sessions: Small Group Round Table Discussions with Local Leaders

3:00 Door Prize Drawings And Adjourn

Register at: WE-DO.net

Friday, October 3, 2008

Award Winning Restauranteurs, Janet and Charles Pellegrini, Tambellini's Restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Janet and Charlie Pellegrini own and run one of the few family owned independent restaurants to survive second generation management in the City of Pittsburgh.

They are members of Lucchese nel Mondo, Pittsburgh Chapter, an organization for those of Italian descent from Lucca, Tuscany. The Mission of Lucchese nel Mondo is the promotion of the Lucca Italian subculture.

Mary Tambellini Pelligrini, Charlie’s mother was the President Emeritus on Local Board
Who has raided money to send Janet and Charlie’s son to Italy with the shortfall taken up by the Italian Government.
The Pellegrini’s have been awarded the , Silver Star for Promotion of Italian Culture in America, the Italiani nel Mondo This is an award for overseas restaurant that respects the gastronomical traditions of Italy.

Mary Tambellini Pelligrini, the original owner won awards for preservation of Italian culture from Lucchese nel Mondo.

The Tambellini/Pelligrini family also has a long tradition of supporting local charities especially the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Among their traditional family recipes are Zucchini Fritti and Fritti Misti which is batter dipped fried mushrooms and zucchini.

Asked about other family owned independent restaurants that did not survive, they say that independent restaurants face many challenges, not the least of which is the huge infrastructure and advertisement of large franchises. These successful independent restaurant owners feel that their asset in being independently owned is their flexibility to do innovative things. They credit this flexibility with their ability to compete with national franchised. They have instituted an on line menu with curbside delivery and a special deal to feed a family of 4 for the price of 3.

Even though they are not a franchise, they provide their clients with absolute consistency. F Tambellini’s chef has been with them for 32 years. They ascribe to and utilize Glasser/Kennedy Marketing techniques taught by Beck Gomes of Up a Notch Marketing.

Charlie and Janet Pelligrini attribute their ability to spend time on marketing to their excellent staff which means that the restaurant runs as smoothly when they are there as when they are not. Their time is spent on creating a memorable dining experience and utilizing the capacity of this wonderful iconic restaurant in the Pittsburgh cultural district.

Another innovation, is that they provide a Shop by Gift Card Showcase with free gift wrapping so that clients don’t have to worry about shopping for that birthday luncheon gift, it’s just one more way of FTambellini’s being a one stop shop for any special day.

Janet and Charlie Pelligrini
Tambellini Ristorante, Seventh Street
139 7th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222