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The Latest Local Stories

Our region is bursting with unique, quality businesses. Choose Local wants to share the stories behind the many local businesses near you. 

Pledge to Choose Local

With the wide variety of stores in our region and many online shopping options, it’s more convenient than ever to support our local retailers and restaurants. Commit to do half of your holiday shopping locally! Choosing local keeps your dollars...

Make it a Handmade Holiday

If you don’t have the time or talent for handcrafted gifts this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find unique, thoughtful, perfect-for-them presents this holiday season. Visit these local craft fairs and maker's markets to find handmade...

From Local Families to Your Family Table

Our region is filled with family owned shops and merchants that will take care to provide you with quality ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal and keep your holiday table looking festive.  TURKEY At Town's Edge Farm (left) in Ligonier, your...

BIPOC Owned Restaurants, Bakeries and Cafes

Pittsburgh’s strength has always come from the myriad cultures that built and keep our region strong. Supporting local businesses  like these is a delicious way to strengthen our communities.  Royal Myanmar | West View Delight in a menu...
Choose Local Fall Festivals and Events

Ghouls and Gourds – Fall Events

Fall Events and Festivals The changing colors of fall leaves somehow makes the mountains and rivers of our region even more beautiful. Here are a few local fall events and festivals to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of autumn in our...

Isaac Bower Studio

Meet a Local BusinessIsaac Bower Studio What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won't get elsewhere? I provide artwork that's thought-provoking, exquisitely crafted, and accessibly priced....

Scary Good Local Candy and Treats

Halloween is a time for creativity. From costumes to pumpkin carving, it’s a time to stand out. Why pass out the same boring candy bars as everyone else on the block when you can choose a delicious local treat? Check out these amazing local sweet...

Alternate Histories

Meet a Local BusinessAlternate Histories What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won't get elsewhere? My artwork takes a unique look at Pittsburgh's history by adding in monsters, robots,...

Camp Copeland Studio

Meet a Local BusinessCamp Copeland Studio What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won't get elsewhere? Our handcrafted home goods and decor are meant to not only be aesthetically beautiful and...

Commonplace Coffee

Meet a Local BusinessCommonplace Coffee What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won't get elsewhere? Commonplace Coffee is perhaps best known for our café locations in Pittsburgh and Indiana,...

Featured Businesses and Sponsors

Hear from the businesses themselves on products offered, special promotions, and how they can help you choose local!

PetalVision Glass

PetalVIsion Glass transforms flora and fauna into different designs you can wear and gift proudly. With sustainability in mind, shed feathers are locally sourced from The National Aviary. Flowers and shed snakeskins are donated by local farms. 

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MSA Safety

MSA is a company solely dedicated to helping protect the world’s workers. MSA is known for supporting the communities in which we live and work. Their products are relied upon by millions of workers each day.

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Threadbare Cider and Mead

Threadbare provides the highest quality cider and mead made with local ingredients. Their Cider House in Spring Garden serves Threadbare Cider on draft, craft cocktails made with Wigle Whiskey spirits, local beer, and sourdough pizza from the Threadbare Kitchen.

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Alternate Histories

Alternate Histories takes a unique look at Pittsburgh’s history by adding monsters, robots, zombies, and other pop-culture creatures to create fun new ways of celebrating the city!

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Camp Copeland Studio

Our handcrafted home goods and decor are meant to not only be aesthetically beautiful and functional, but are also designed to last. We design objects to counter the throw away culture of mass produced big box store purchases.

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Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua is a leading provider of mission critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services, and expertise to support industrial, municipal, and recreational customers who value water.

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Nicole Renee Ryan

Nicole paints abstract landscapes in oils and watercolors. The paintings blur the line between minimalism, impressionism, and cubism.

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Isaac Bower Studio

Isaac Bower Studio is a local artist offering accessibly priced art that is though-provoking and exquisitely crafted. His COVID Crest was created during the pandemic and 10% of those sales profits go towards food security charities. 

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City Books

Founded in 1984, City Books is a small, friendly shop with an emphasis on both old-world charm & modern customer service. Located in the heart of the Old Allegheny History District, the used book shop features great lighting, a gender-neutral bathroom, free wi-fi, & soft jazz.

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love, Pittsburgh

We are dedicated to supporting local artists and carry only Pittsburgh-based artists and makers.

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The Ruskin Group

Our packaging products are made from the most sustainable materials available anywhere in the world. 

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Commonplace Coffee

Commonplace Coffee is perhaps best known for our café locations in Pittsburgh and Indiana, PA. What may be less apparent are the roasting and wholesale services we offer. Our coffee program focuses on long-term contracts and relationally sourcing green coffee, paying at least 1.6x above fair trade pricing to support sustainability for all members of the supply chain.

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PNC Financial Services Group

PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and buisness banking including a full range of lending products.

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Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery is Pittsburgh’s original craft brewery, and one of the oldest craft breweries in the country. Our 19th century brewhouse and biergarten were built by German immigrants.

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Destination Photographs & Stone Art

Pittsburgh-based Glenn Olcerst is a sculptor creating thousand-piece “stone-paintings” for high-end residential, hospitality, maritime, and executive interiors. Each is a one-of-a-kind ultra lightweight artwork ready to hang on the wall.

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EnterChange Group, LLC

We are a full-service firm that provides consulting, strategic support, applied research/evaluation, and and training across all levels and experiences. We support organizations in developing their DEI values, communicating these values, and translating those values into meaningful action.

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