It’s been almost six months since John Lohr, a salesman from Brooks Brothers, passed away, but I keep thinking about it.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The art of the haberdasher
You can take a New Yorker out of New York, but not, to measure by new Pittsburgh Technology. With a beguiling feistiness and enough self-​confidence to fill up a hotel ballroom at a Tech Council Breakfast Briefing, the Nassau County native has set ambitious goals for the 25-​year-​old, 1,400 companies member trade association.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh Tech Council’s Audrey Russo is ready to make things happen
It was Christmas 1978, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were playing at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theater. A mutual friend asked my wife to relay a message to sax player “Big Man” Clarence Clemons and ask him to call her. We had a notion of who Bruce was but had never heard…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Business lessons from The Boss
Ten or 15 years ago, a story about Pittsburgh’s “independent” bookstores wouldn’t have made much sense. “When we opened in 1990, there was just the Borders in South Hills,” says Richard Goldman, co-​owner of Mystery Lovers’ Bookshop.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Independent bookstores show how they compete against the chain-​store behemoths
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