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Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes

Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection presents a check for $1,000 to Amy J. Rayman, Associate Director, Corporate & Community Giving, Children’s Hospital of UPMC. Also pictured, Javid Shojaie of Jaden’s Catering, President of GPBC (left) and Vice President David Rancatore of Minuteman Press Shadyside. (right).

DONATE TOYS AND CASH to Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes this Saturday and Sunday, 12-3-16 and 12-4-16!  

Stop by Jaden’s Catering 4727 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville from 11 am until 3 pm to give your gifts of toys or cash to help needy children this holiday season.

“Toys For Pittsburgh Tikes,” created by The Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, is proud to announce that they will be providing toys and gift cards for the children (and their families) at Children’s Hospital of UPMC this year.

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection on 11-30-16, a check for $1,000 was presented to Children’s Hospital.  (see picture at right.)

Every year, the GPBC does a toy drive to help LOCAL kids in need during the holiday season. “We are proud to add Children’s Hospital to our list of recipients this year” said Javid Shojaie, president of GPBC.  “Last year, we collected over 5,000 new toys and $10,000 in donations for more than 40 local police departments and will continue to serve them (in addition to Children’s Hospital) this holiday season.”

About Our Organization

For Over 20 years the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection (GPBC) has been a dedicated group of business professionals committed to expanding their business through professional networking. GPBC is run and governed by members for members.

Our goal is to support each other by furnishing appropriate business referrals.Each member represents a single business classification and is responsible for our growth through the providing of business referrals and through the introduction of new business into our group. Our members will at all times maintain the highest degree of professional standards and courtesy.


Why join GPBC?

GPBC is comprised of self motivated business owners and/or representatives who become a very active part of your sales force!
Members use their business to help provide valuable leads which turn into business for you!

Imagine the potential! This is the out of the box thinking you need. Quality leads coming from sources outside of your competition’s reach. Members meet once a week where you are able to present your business to all members on a regular basis.

No conflicts of interest are allowed. Once you’re a member, you reserve that business classification. Meaning once you’ve joined, your competition can’t.

GPBC is an ethical organization. Ethics and standards are maintained by all members according to our by-laws.

Get great business leads and make some great professional friends in the process. Business has just become easier with the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection!


 Our Business Partners

Our business partners and networking group members take pride in helping each other to achieve success and longevity in their businesses. Our members constantly try to do things that will better the overall nature of the group. Our weekly breakfast meetings provide a time for members to interact, learn, and expand their businesses.