Monday, August 17, 2009
With four children, three steps plus three, and 20 grandchildren, only one of whom lives in Pittsburgh, I have the time to run three small businesses, art by M.A., artbyma-Kidspaint and ArtHats by M.A. I could not do any of this without the help of my wise husband, Barry, to whom I have been married for nearly seven years.
My children and grandchildren live in Oregon, California, eastern Pennsylvania, Alaska, Arizona, New York and Boston.
At Artbyma-Kidspaint, I ‘teach kids 6-96 how to stand at an easel and paint,’ a program I love very much because it permits me to be around students my grandchildren’s age and to share my art insights with them.
My newest business endeavor, ArtHats by M.A., is inspired by artwork I have created or studied…think Van Gogh, Bonnard, Milton Avery, David Hockney, all artists with a rich, diverse color palette. A colorist myself, ArtHats are hand-knitted by me, just for the fun, experience and combinations of color.
I paint and knit and enjoy life. Barry and I live happily in a carefree condo on the main street in Mt. Lebanon, where my art studio is a six-minute walk away.
Having studied at numerous universities and with numerous artists, quilters, printmakers, I am now an apprentice poet and have wonderful friends and family. Life is prayerfully important to me and remember, Love Cannot Be Forgotten.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Dr. Susanne Trimbath, Ph.D., is Chief Economist for STP Advisory Services, LLC
[http://www.stpadvisors.com], a total woman-owned small business located in Nebraska, serving national and international clients. STP specializes in community economic development and securities litigation consulting. Dr. Trimbath has authored, edited or contributed chapters to five books, including Mergers and Efficiency (2002), Beyond Junk Bonds (2003), and Methodological Issues in Accounting Research (2006). Her credits include appearances on national television and radio programs (CNBC’s Power Lunch and NPR’s Marketplace) and the Emmy® Award-nominated Bloomberg report Phantom Shares. Her articles appear in the national publications US Banker, The International Economy, The American Enterprise, and The Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor in addition to academic, peer-reviewed journals. She is a featured speaker for:
• Industry: Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts, California CPA Society, Milken Institute’s Global Conference, Bank One National Homebuilders' Financial Executives Symposium, Indianapolis Board of Realtors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, California Chamber of Commerce, Securities Transfer Association, First Private Bank and Trust Company
• Government: Santa Monica Planning Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Central Intelligence Agency, California Economic Strategy Panel
• Academic: Rutgers State University (NJ), Anderson School of Management (UCLA), Oklahoma City University School of Law, University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, City University of New York
• International: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Canada), Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchanges (Egypt), Institute of Management and Industrial Credit (India), IFR Conference on the European Real Estate Capital Markets (London), Central Bank of Egypt
Dr. Trimbath served as a member of the board of Directors for People in Progress, a Los Angeles based organization providing services to the homeless population (including support for drug and alcohol intervention and treatment, housing and job training). She served as a guest lecturer at the Egyptian Central Bank for a course on small businesses and bank reinvestment in community. Dr. Trimbath is a Technical Advisor to the California Economic Strategy Panel. Currently, she is Contributing Editor for NewGeography.com [http://www.newgeography.com/users/susanne-trimbath]
Dr. Trimbath received her Ph.D. in economics from New York University. In addition, she has 20 years of corporate management experience in operations, with responsibilities for staff management. Her corporate experience includes Depository Trust Company (New York), Pacific Clearing Corporation (San Francisco) and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She has been an active participant with the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center in their Corporate Community Investment events since inception.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
As Director of Seton Hill University's E-Magnify women’s business center where she has been employed for 14 years, Jayne H. Huston is responsible for the strategic vision and administrative oversight of E-Magnify including directing all programs and initiatives to promote women and business ownership within the regional and national marketplaces. During Huston’s tenure, Seton Hill University has repeatedly been named as one of the leading Entrepreneurial Colleges in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine.
Under Huston’s direction, E-Magnify’s work is to assist current and future business owners to start and grow their businesses and has been named one of three designated Women’s Business Center’s in Pennsylvania under the United States Small Business Administration, E-Magnify offers a 27-County Western Pennsylvania market - a portfolio of programs and services in the areas of client counseling, education and training; information, mentoring and networking.
Prior to coming to Seton Hill University, Huston had a successful health care marketing communications career in South Central, PA during which time she lead the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania's PR & Marketing Society. She also served as Executive Director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify’s initiatives have been featured in numerous local, state and national media including CBS Saturday Morning, Teen Court-TV, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Inc., Entrepreneur, Pink and Seventeen magazines.
Huston earned an MBA from Seton Hill University and a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She is a member of the following organizations:
• Association of Women’s Business Centers;
• African American Chamber of Commerce;
• eWomen Network;
• Pittsburgh Technical Council;
• NAWBO (National Association of Women In Business Owners)
• United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship; International Council for Small Business;
• National Association of Female Executives;
• National Business Incubator Association;
• American Association of University Women;
• Westmoreland County Commission for Women & Families;
• Executive Women of Westmoreland;
• Executive Women’s Council; and volunteers for the
• Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and the
• 2010 US Woman’s Open at Oakmont
Her most recent awards and recognitions include:
• Judge for Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Awards
• Judge for PA’s awards competition “50 Best Women in Business;”
• Judge for the 2004 Western PA US Small Business Administration’s Small Business Awards
• Top 100 People of 2003, Pennsylvania Business Central, 2003;
• Entrepreneur of the Year (Nonprofit) Award, Pennsylvania Business Central, 2003;
• Women Business Advocate of the Year, Region III, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2001; and
• Pittsburgh Pacesetter Award, SBN Magazine, 2001.
Jane H. Huston
Seton Hill University's E-Magnify
Greensburgh, PA 15601-1599