• VisitPittsburgh Recognized for Excellence

     
    POSTED August 5, 2015
     

The US Commerce & Trade Research Institute recently honored VisitPittsburgh for their dedicated work.

The organization presented the tourism promotion agency with the 2015 Pennsylvania Excellence Award, which recognizes companies that have achieved success amongst their local business environment.

USCTRI researches, evaluates and recognizes companies across a number of industries. To be recognized, businesses are evaluated with an emphasis given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices.

"We are excited and honored to have received the 2015 Pennsylvania Excellence Award," says Craig Davis, president/CEO, VisitPITTSBURGH. "I'm incredibly proud of every employee at VisitPITTSBURGH for all of the work they do to promote the Greater Pittsburgh region."

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In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.

 

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center receives the AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award for its cleanliness and condition, which ranked in the top 25 percent of the 27,000 AAA inspected properties.