Storypearls, LLC

Storypearls, LLC located in Pittsburgh, PA combines the power of custom-tailored author programs and residencies with the power of personalized, autographed books. Sydelle Pearl, owner of Storypearls, is a children’s author and storyteller that seeks to inspire as many people as she can through her journey. Three words sum up the mission of Storypearls: imagination, culture, and kindness. “It’s important to feel the power of stories, because they have the capability to change us as humans.” ~ Sydelle Pearl This fall, Sydelle released her latest book, Wordwings, through the Canadian publisher, Guernica Editions. This historical novel, set in the Warsaw Ghetto,...

Karibu International Market

(In English) Karibu International Market offers immigrants and native Pittsburghers a place to purchase authentic ingredients used in African, Latino, and Caribbean dishes. Owner, Denise Mwangala, moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United States in 2006 and quickly noticed that she and many other immigrants were having trouble finding grocery items from their home countries. In December 2014, Denise founded Karibu International Market in Whitehall, PA. Denise chose the name ‘Karibu’ after the Swahili word for ‘welcome’. “The store caters to immigrants who have no access to their home country’s food. I also wanted local residents to...

La Palapa

(In English) La Palapa is a Mexican gourmet restaurant that opens a window to Mexican culture through its kitchen’s delicious flavors. Restaurant owners Jesus and José Luis are experienced chefs who, through their experiences traveling from Mexico to countries in Europe and the Middle East, believe that different cultures can beautifully come together through the sharing of good meals. They decided to bring back this concept to Pittsburgh through La Palapa. “La Palapa is now an urban Mexican restaurant where we try to show our culture through the flavors of our kitchen.” – Jesus, Co-owner Jose Luis and Jesus received...

Event Medic PGH

Event Medic PGH is an event medical standby service specializing in safety and first aid for local events and organizations in the Pittsburgh region. Ryan, the business’s founder and owner, entered the field of public safety in 2009 when he became a volunteer firefighter and has gotten further involved since then. Working and volunteering in public safety has opened his eyes to a whole new world of giving back to his community. “We provide an alternative to local ambulance services; we are seeking to provide more value for our clients at a much lower price.” Event Medic PGH sends medical...