Shining Stars Creative Childcare and Learning Center, Leslie Parr

image1Shining Stars Creative Childcare and Learning Center is owned by Leslie Parr, who serves as the site director. Shining Stars officially opened its doors in 2011 to provide the neighborhood’s working parents with a top-quality child care facility for their children. The center serves children from newborn to age six, including full-time as well as after school/part-time kids. Shining Stars is a licensed child care facility, giving parents the security of knowing that their children are spending the day in a top-notch facility that values safety, security, and the well-being of their children. The center is open weekdays 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Shining Stars is located in Wilkinsburg at:
970 West Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Phone: (336) 587-8330

Eastern Wigs & Apparel, Ki Sunwoo

image1Eastern Wigs & Apparel is a family-owned apparel and wig shop located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district. Mr. Ki Sunwoo, an immigrant from South Korea, arrived in the United States aspiring to establish a small business with his family. Eastern Wigs & Apparel opened in its current location in 2011. The store offers a wide variety of apparel, wigs, cosmetics, beauty supplies and accessories. In addition to providing the latest styles and fashion trends from around the globe, Eastern Wigs also dedicates a component of its business to meet the needs of customers who have recently suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy.

Eastern Wigs is located in Downtown Pittsburgh at:
709 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: (412) 562-0202

Zest Wishes, Mya Zeronis

image1Zest Wishes is an insured new-school personal chef and offbeat catering business. Bringing 12 years of industry experience, Chef Mya Zeronis is proud to be one of the few specializing in health food that’s also scrumptious. Mya operates a juice bar at Pittsburgh Public Market, serving weekly changing lunch specials with unprocessed, handmade signature condiments/sauces and freshly-pressed fruit/vegetable juices. She has experience with vegan, vegetarian, raw, paleo, diabetic, cancer-fighting, gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and kosher foods. As for catering, she does a variety of small and large events.

Zest Wishes is currently located at the Pittsburgh Public Market at:
1700 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 512-5917

Creamy Creations & More Café, LLC, Rhonda Rankin

image1Creamy Creations and More Café is a café specializing in handmade chocolates with two locations: in Penn Hills and East Liberty. Creamy Creations offers coffee, chocolates and a café style menu of breakfast and lunch foods along with seating and a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Café owner Rhonda Rankin uses the café space to host a variety of events as well as rental space for parties and receptions. Throughout the month she hosts community events including Latin Aerobics, Salsa Dancing, Live Entertainment as well as Women’s Business Network meetings. She also provides catering and delivery services.

Creamy Creations has locations in Penn Hills and East Liberty:
144B Jefferson Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235
5943 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: (412) 727-1780

E Properties and Development, Emeka Onwugbeni

image1E Properties and Development is a multi-faceted real estate company that acquires, develops, and sells residential and commercial properties. Emeka Onwugbenu, who is originally from Nigeria, founded E Properties in 2010 and has since successfully acquired and developed nearly $5 million of real estate. E Properties and Development offers a complete spectrum of services to develop, redevelop, finance, lease and manage commercial and residential facilities with a focus on the development and/or redevelopment of underperforming assets.

E Properties and Development is located in Lawrenceville at:
4735 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: (412) 251-0027

Reclaimed Things, Jenna Lee and Jeremy Shock

image1Reclaimed Things is a handmade workshop, design house and purveyor of vintage finds. Owners Jenna Lee and Jeremy Shock create customized and hand-crafted home goods, kitchenware, decorative pieces and other various items all made with sustainable and salvaged materials. Both come from backgrounds of working with wood, designing and decorating, and have converted their shared interest into their own business driven by their passion for reclaiming forgotten and worn materials and transforming them into new pieces that can enliven the lives and spaces of others.

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Phone: (412) 290-1951

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