Christopher Evans

Coffee With Dan Gilman

»Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Business Advice, Christopher Evans, City Council, Coffee With on CBS, Dan Gilman, Pittsburgh | Comments Off on Coffee With Dan Gilman

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uzHquLxHFA The Coffee With Show was given the incredible opportunity of speaking with City Councilman Dan Gilman. Dan Gilman is currently serving his first term as a Pittsburgh City Council member and has great pride in representing Pittsburgh’s 8th Council District. Gilman was first elected to Council in 2013. Prior to serving as a Council Member, he worked for a decade as the Chief of Staff to then-City Councilman and now Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto. Councilman Gilman is a champion for growth, development, innovation and education in Pittsburgh and offers a wealth of exciting news to share with us on the show. As a Councilman, Gilman is consistently regarded as the voice of younger Pittsburghers who are redefining the City as a place of burgeoning growth and endless potential. Gilman and is continually recognized for his tireless advocacy on behalf of Pittsburgh’s technology boom – his activism has helped to bolster business development and innovation in Pittsburgh. Councilman Gilman is perhaps the single most active and effective proponent of Pittsburgh as a nationwide hub for entrepreneurship and business growth. Gilman is proactive in passing legislation that best benefits the City and its residents. In his time as a Council member, he has passed many pieces of critical legislation. His work has resulted in prohibiting perpetrators of illegal hillside dumping from bidding on or participating in city contracts, in providing real workplace solutions for pregnant city works experiencing pregnancy discrimination, and in developing non-discrimination policies in Pittsburgh’s Authorities. Beyond his legislative work, Councilman Gilman is a champion for education. He has been organizing a diverse group of advocates who are working to fight hunger throughout city schools by operationalizing a citywide backpack feeding program. He has also been convening quarterly meetings of all the school principals in his district to discuss issues of importance to both the City and its schools, and to forge working relationships across schools and neighborhoods. Learn more about why Gilman is so excited to be involved in Pittsburgh by watching the Coffee With episode...

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Coffee With Rice Energy

»Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Christopher Evans, Coffee With, Coffee With on CBS, Coffee With TM on CBS, Pittsburgh, Resources in the Region, Rice Energy | Comments Off on Coffee With Rice Energy

http://http://buildingbridgesforbusiness.org/coffee-with/ The Coffee With Show is proud to have Dan Rice, CEO of Rice Energy, join us to tell us about his experiences with the energy industry. Dan Rice has served as the CEO of Rice energy since 2013, previously working with Transocean Inc. and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co, LLC. Mr. Rice’s many years in the energy business gives him a unique perspective and understanding of why energy is one of the most exciting fields to be involved in. Mr. Rice has served in a number of positions at Rice Energy, starting out as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2008. In 2013, he served as the Chief Operating Officer, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since October of 2013. Along with his responsibilities as CEO, Mr. Rice currently serves as a member of the health, environmental, and safety committees. Rice Energy is proud to be historically a family-owned and operated business. Rice Energy aims to lead the nation to energy independence while protecting the environment, provide the safest workplace for their employees and partners, and generate the best-in-class returns to their stakeholders. In doing so, Rice energy will illuminate the power of positive energy. In regions in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Rice Energy has been actively involved in the Marcellus and Utica Shale since 2010, and is a top 20 producer in Pennsylvania. Rice Energy operates with environmental awareness and sustainability as a cornerstone of their business philosophy, and never passes up a chance to give back to the communities in which they are involved. They are committed to partnering with organizations in their operating footprint that align with their giving initiatives of public safety, youth education and leadership, and community enrichment. From their annual festival and fundraiser “Marcellus Mania” to their volunteering organization The Blue Crew, Rice Energy is proactive in supporting communities. Before his involvement with Rice Energy, Mr. Rice served as an investment banker for Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., LLC, an integrated energy investment bank in Houston. Prior to his involvement at Tudor Pickering Holt, Mr. Rice was a senior analyst of corporate planning for Transocean Inc. where he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and business development. Mr. Rice has a BS in Finance from Bryant University. For Mr. Rice, the most exciting part of being involved with Rice Energy has been the development of natural gas, specifically the progress that the US energy industry has made from being a net importer of natural gas to the point of...

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The Coffee With Show

»Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Christopher Evans, Coffee With, Coffee With on CBS, Dennis Wilke, Rosedale Technical College, Trade education | Comments Off on The Coffee With Show

The Coffee With Show featuring Rosedale Technical College and President Dennis Wilke. Host Christopher Evans. Dennis Wilke – President and Director of Rosedale Technical College, Dennis Wilke values a student-centered approach in everything he does. Dennis began his leadership at Rosedale Tech in 2005 and has since increased revenue by 400 percent, doubled the number of employees, and educational offerings have nearly tripled. Dennis serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the PA Association of Private School Administrators and recently won the 2015 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Impact award. Under the leadership of Dennis, Rosedale Tech was named the #1 Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh for both 2014 and 2015 according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Currently, Dennis is writing a book focusing on the value and need for additional support for career centered education in America. As a Pittsburgh native, Dennis lives in South Fayette with his wife and three children. Dennis also likes long walks on the beach and moonlight dinners accompanied by the soft sounds of Barry Manilow. Mission The mission of Rosedale Technical College is to enable students to obtain employment in positions related to the trade industries using hands-on training programs aligned with industry needs and effective student services designed to promote student success. Vision We are the engine of our regional economy by providing genuinely valuable hands-on training which adapts to meet the needs of employers. We unlock the energy of our students and provide the spark of knowledge which gives our students the confidence to change their lives. Values RTC values a student-centered approach in everything we do. We also value continuous improvement and self-development along with honesty, humility and...

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The Coffee With Show on CBS

»Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Branding, Christopher Evans, Mary Beth Wilson, Maverick Visuals, Senator Camera Bartolotta, State Representative Ed Gainey, The Coffee With Show on CBS | Comments Off on The Coffee With Show on CBS

The Coffee With Show on CBS Host Christopher Evans Featured Guests – Ed Gainey, Mary Beth Wilson – CEO and Senator Camera Bartolotta The Coffee With Show on CBS, is filmed on location at the Wyndham downtown.  Do you want to join us as a guest or Coffee With Show partner ?  email us at Info@BuildingBridgesforBusiness.org Host – Christopher Evans.State Rep Past guests include State Representative Ed Gainey. Edward “Ed” Gainey is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving since 2013. In 2012, Gainey defeated his former boss, Joseph Preston, Jr., in a Democratic primary.     Mary Beth Wilson studied Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Innovesca’s Founder Mary Beth Wilson came across an alarming fact that launched the idea behind Innovesca. Science has shown that when you eat a carrot up to half of the vitamin A goes waste. This is because the human body has a difficult time breaking down the rigid cell walls of plant-based foods. As a result, much of the nutrition remains physically trapped inside of the plant’s cellular structure, inaccessible for the body to absorb during digestion.   Senator Camera Bartolotta – .   Senator Bartolotta serves as the guest in the latest edition of “Coffee With…”, a program hosted by Christopher Evans and produced by Building Bridges for Business. During the program, Bartolotta shares her story as a small business owner and perspective on how the Commonwealth can stimulate job and economic growth. She also provides a legislative update on efforts underway in Harrisburg to address a number of issues important to her constituency. Additionally, she discusses the benefits of Act 13 of 2012, otherwise known as the “Impact Fee”, and why imposing a severance tax on the natural gas industry would be detrimental to...

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Coffee With Mary Beth Wilson, Innovesca

»Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Christopher Evans, Coffee With, Coffee With on CBS, Innovesca, Mary Beth Wilson, Maverick Visuals, Scientific Innovation, Scientific Research | Comments Off on Coffee With Mary Beth Wilson, Innovesca

  While pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Innovesca’s Founder Mary Beth Wilson came across an alarming fact that launched the idea behind Innovesca. Science has shown that when you eat a carrot up to half of the vitamin A goes waste. This is because the human body has a difficult time breaking down the rigid cell walls of plant-based foods. As a result, much of the nutrition remains physically trapped inside of the plant’s cellular structure, inaccessible for the body to absorb during digestion Inspired by this knowledge, Mary Beth founded Innovesca to apply scientific innovation towards developing whole food ingredients that deliver more nutrition per bite. As part of their unique approach, Innovesca focuses on underutilized, nutrient-dense plants that already exist throughout the world but go to waste as robust and sustainable sources of natural nutrition. Initial research and development behind Innovesca’s first ingredient based on amaranth leaves has been funded by the Gates Foundation and National Science Foundation. In addition to scientific innovation, Innovesca aims to maximize impact through their operations. By sourcing raw underutilized plants directly from smallholder farmers in developing regions, they are able to pay farmers for crops that have traditionally been considered as waste or of low value — creating new market opportunities for these farmers. Ultimately, Innovesca aim to impact global nutrition through the consumption of their ingredients. Mary Beth talks with Christopher Evans on Coffee With… about her business journey. Mentorship and support from local Pittsburgh organizations has played a key role in developing Innovesca’s commercialization strategy and overcoming challenges in starting a small business. Coffee With… is an informal interview with prominent business, community and government leaders covering a wide array of issues from business planning to entrepreneurship, and business challenges that affect the economic landscape of the region. Watch the latest installment to see more about Mary Beth Wilson and...

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