November/December 2022 Edition
This newsletter is underwritten by Burns Scalo Real Estate.
Every day that I come to work I feel compelled to make a quick mental note of thanks and appreciation for the people around me and for how fortunate I am to be in a leadership role representing just shy of 1000 companies here in the airport area. I reflect on where I grew up, in a small New Jersey town, waking up each morning to see my father catch the train to Manhattan which he did with others on our street for over 30 years. My father was the ultimate mentor. One who immigrated from Germany, worked his way up the corporate ladder and never missed an opportunity to thank those around him for giving him the opportunity in this incredible country of ours.

To this day, my thoughts are with him and his humble approach to life, love and leadership. He led with passion and conviction and always bestowed on us to care for and accept those who might look, speak, or act different from us no matter what. As we enter the season of thanks and gratitude, I want to make sure that as a leader, a father and husband I am thankful for my employees, our colleagues and Chamber members, and for my family who I admire and hope to set a positive message of gratefulness just as my father did with us.

To those leaders, reading this message today, as a good friend recently cited, remember, leaders are only defined by their followers-and exist of no value when leading an empty room. I reflect to the term of being “relevant” in everything we do. We are all special and, in many ways, relevant in our work and with our families. The Pittsburgh airport area, the region we serve, live, work and play is a special place because of you and your leadership, your relevance, and your passion to do better. From all of us here at the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce be thankful, continue to build everyday day and the warmest of holiday greetings to you and yours!

Chris Heck
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
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Company Spotlight
Pittsburgh International Airport, CNX Announce Strategy to reduce Emissions and Costs for Transportation and Other Industries
News From the Airport Area
Burns Scalo Awarded Three New Contracts to Provide Facilities Management Services
City, County Announce Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition (PDEC), a working group of anchor organizations already working to promote digital equity and smaller community groups with intimate knowledge of the community need. The coalition will produce and implement a 5-year plan to close the digital divide in the region by the end of 2027. 
Pittsburgh International Airport is Among World's Most Innovative Airports
Comcast Boosting Speeds for Our Most Popular Xfinity Internet Tiers for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio
Nearly 1,000 Runners Take Flight at the FlyBy 5K and 2-Mile Fun/Walk at Pittsburgh International Airport
Rethink the Rink with the Pittsburgh Penguins
Burns Scalo Buys Back Premier SouthPointe Office Building
Workplace Chaplains: How They Provide Support for Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Needs
Transparent Leadership: a 21st-Century Superpower
Perhaps the most critical quality next-generation talent desires in a strong leader is transparency. High-potential employees do not just want to be told what to do at the office. This group wants to know why they are doing what they are doing. They want to know where they fit into the bigger picture of the organization. And, they want to know what they have to do to keep progressing.
Crown Castle Volunteers at Area Boys and Girls Clubs
Volunteers from Crown Castle spent Nov. 15 cleaning up four area Boys and Girls Clubs, including one along Washington Avenue in Carnegie, as part of the company’s Connected by Good initiative. During the Crown Castle Clean-Up Days, which ran Nov. 14 through 18, 1,100 employees nationwide worked to support the needs of more than 50 Boys and Girls Clubs across the country.
UPMC Health Plan Diversity & Inclusion Council Launches Diversity Book Drive
Comcast Awards $90,000 and 50 Laptops to Neighborhood Allies to advance Digital Equity
Coraopolis Year End Newsletter
Shell's $6B Cracker Plant Begins Production in Beaver County
Entrepreneurial Corner
Chamber of Commerce Membership Prep for 2023
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