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Shadyside Chamber of Commerce eNewsletter:

A guide to news, events & more on Walnut, Ellsworth, Highland and everything in between.

The Chamber is in talks with the city to determine how to best reopen businesses in Shadyside while keeping everyone safe.  There are talks about making Walnut Street pedestrian-only in order to maintain social distancing, while allowing businesses to reopen.

There are still a lot of questions about how this will be done, but we'll keep you in the loop!

Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks. 
Honeycomb Credit Launches Loyalty Bonds  
Honeycomb Credit announced a new product for small businesses that offers debt free capital in the form of ”Loyalty Bonds”. Loyalty Bonds enable small businesses to raise cash quickly by selling gift card subscriptions that will keep customers coming back for years to come. The customer receives a gift card worth 1.3x their contribution, and will receive their gift card in four equal installments every six months over the course of two years. By creating a centralized market for these gift card bonds, customers can infuse cash into their favorite business now, and treat themselves to the rewards beginning in six months.
Small Businesses can easily start a Loyalty Bond campaign, and it can be up and running in as little as 24 hours. The minimum campaign amount is $3000, and there is no maximum. The only requirements are at least 1 year of operating history, a strong social media and/or email following, and a physical or online shop that accepts gift cards. There is no credit check or financial review. Loyalty Bond campaigns are now live for three businesses: Simply Elegant Catering in Cleveland OH, Status Grooming Excellence in Pittsburgh PA, and Pawcasso in Long Island NY. 
A list of all Loyalty Bond campaigns can be found at: https://loyalty.honeycombcredit.com/
Small Businesses who are interested in learning more about how to start a campaign can visit:  https://www.honeycombcredit.com/loyalty
Get Online and Grow Online (GOGO) Small Business Program​

Learn how to market and sell your products and services online with up to 5 hours of free technical assistance while connecting with similar businesses! We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic will deeply challenge the future of our communities and economy. That’s why we launched a program to aid businesses in implementing new, creative ways to reach their customers.

The ideal candidate for the GOGO Small Business Program: 
  • Is already an existing business
  • Has less than 15 employees
  • Can be categorized as a retail (including personal services) or food/beverage business
  • Is located in: the City of Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg, Sharpsburg, Millvale, Etna, Mckees Rocks, or Mt. Oliver

Fill out a short intake form to qualify for up to 5 hours of free technical assistance here: https://bit.ly/2x4UdUn


As we all know, everything is in flux right now. We are keeping our eye on local and state recommendations as the state begins to slowly reopen. We will keep you updated about this summer's events, but right now we just don't know when we'll be able to gather in large groups to dance, sing and be merry. When we can - we'll be here, ready to dance, sing and be merry with all of you. 
Petagogy Donates More than 2,500 lbs of Pet Food

Petagogy has partnered with Hungry Hippo’s Pet Food Pantry (a program of Biggies Bullies) and Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid to provide weekly pet food deliveries to service worker households in need. Since the shutdown began, we have provided 2,630 lbs of dry pet food and 780 cans to 272 pets in 105 Pittsburgh-area households. Monetary donations can be sent directly to Biggies Bullies (please note the donation is for Hungry Hippo’s Pet Food Pantry). Biggies Bullies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

5880 Ellsworth Avenue
(412) 362-7387
May at KU, Pandemic Edition

Guess what! Our website is now full of products and will soon be shoppable! In the meantime just call us, email us, or direct message us on FB or Instagram and we will arrange payment and pickup or shipping, or free local delivery!

Be sure to check out the Mother’s Day cards and gifts on the site asap!

There you will also find the rules for our Book Bingo Pandemic edition happening now, as well as info in the books tab about our next book club book The Sellout that will be discussed live on FB on May 17th at 6pm so read up nd tune in!

Based on Governor Wolf’s guidelines we will be reopening soon with safety measures in place for the staff and customers such as required masks, one way aisles, and more. It will be tough but we can get through this!

Kards Unlimited
5522 Walnut St
Moda Online

Finally, our website is live and available for shopping online.

Free shipping and local contactless delivery or pick up is available.

All of our curated picks from Rag & Bone, Billy Reid, Scotch & Soda,Y-3 and more are now available @ www.modapittsburgh.com

5401 Walnut Street
(412) 681-8640
Cheeks Comfort Project For Nurses!

Glassworks and Cheeks are so excited to announce the Cheeks Comfort Project! (Originated by Chantilly Lace Lingerie, Wilmette). In an effort to give back to our frontline nurses fighting COVID-19, we are sponsoring gift bags with comfy and cozy items as a THANK YOU. Please join us in donating gift bags starting at $50 and help the community and small businesses stay afloat during these unprecedented times.

For more info call 412.915.1803 or email glassworksandcheeks@gmail.com.

Click the link to purchase Comfort Gift Bags on our Cheeks Website.

Glassworks and Cheeks
5406 Walnut St.
(412) 682-5443
Carry Your Own Pen!

We THINK it's wise to carry your own pen these days! With all the nasty viruses and germs around, consider a Rollerball pen by RETRO 1951 exclusively offered by Scribe Fine Stationery. Be trendy while you're at it with the Flint (Black Nickel), Spark (Yellow) or Flare (Orange) Tornado Tread. Other Tornado Classic Lacquers and Designs in stock now.

Scribe Fine Papers
731 1/2 Filbert Street
(412) 682-1644
Mothers Think Ahead HELP for YOU​

Roberta Weissburg Leathers celebrates 40 years of business in Pittsburgh, and we intend to continue for many more. Our accomplishments are thanks to our wonderful, talented staff, and to our large and loyal customer family who trust and support our efforts to bring you the best. We remain resilient and reliable, and determined to continue to bring you beautiful, curated products and expert services, even though our storefront is temporarily closed.

AND NOW WE HAVE A GREAT OFFER FOR OUR BRIGHTON FANS...visit our website or FB page to participate! And STAY WELL

Roberta Weissburg Leathers LLC
5415 Walnut Street
(412) 681-8188
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Classics Mom will Love!

Enjoy 25% off Classics designs by Yves Delorme in bed, bath & Accessories April 24-May 9.

Free Shipping & Local Delivery!

5408 Walnut St
(412) 621-4700
In This Together
Dr. Obagi and her team at the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center want to remind you that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we want you to remain vigilant for any new or changing lesions. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. Until we are open for in-office visits, we are available by video visits for your dermatologic and cosmetic needs. Stay strong, stay healthy, stay safe, stay resilient. We look forward to seeing you soon!

UPMC Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Health Center
5401 Walnut Street, Suite 300
(412) 621-SKIN
Think Shadyside

5501 Walnut Street

Suite 206

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

(412) 682-1298

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The Shadyside Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of businesses and professionals who work together to support, promote and improve the Shadyside business corridor as well as to help make Shadyside an exceptional place to work, shop, visit, and live.