The 5th annual Immigrant Entrepreneur and Community Celebration (and an Award Ceremony!) took place on May 7, 2022, at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center. The event recognized influential individuals in the greater Pittsburgh region that are either immigrants themselves or work with immigrant populations. These individuals had been nominated for their contributions to the greater Pittsburgh community.
This year, we merged our signature event with a celebration of the globally-minded community members who make our programming for emerging international leaders a success. This outdoor event will celebrate volunteers, host families, and professionals who make GlobalPittsburgh programming so memorable and who help to forge linkages with leaders from around the globe.
Twenty-eight community members from 20 countries have been nominated for an award in seven categories. The distinguished panel of the judging committee members selected the finalists for the seven awards.
The 2022 event was sponsored and supported by Highmark, Delta Airlines, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, Donnelly-Boland, The Pittsburgh Contingency, Idea Foundry Inc., GrowthHive, German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter, American Middle East Institute, and Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown.
PublicSource was the event media sponsor.
Our guests enjoyed music from different regions of the world, family games and activities, food trucks, local beverages, learned about GlobalPittsburgh programs and partners as well as host opportunities.
The evening will feature the twenty-eight entrepreneurs and professionals from 25 countries around the world who have been nominated for an award in the following categories: Food Industry, Healthcare and Social Services, Immigrant Champion, Professional Services, Retail Industry, and Technological Innovation.
At the end of the celebration, we drew the winner of the 2 roundtrip Delta airfare and the Pittsburgh staycation package courtesy of the Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown.
This year’s selection of food trucks – Pittsburgh Halal Food truck, RnD Curbside Kitchen, Let’s Taco.
Award recipients 2022:
Jazmin Hernandez and Jose Flores, Mexico
Healthcare and Social Services
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Colombia
Sloane Davidson, USA
Linh Phung, Vietnam
Mila Sanina, Kazakhstan
Abdulkadir Chirambo, Somalia
Ray Milhem, Jordan
Volker Hartkopf, Germany
In 2020, GlobalPittsburgh awarded:
Arts and Culture category
Community Service category
Food Industry category
Health and Wellness category
Organizational Diversity Champion category
Rising Startup Business category
Resilience Champion category
Technological Innovation category
Special category: Immigrant Community Advocate
The recording of the event can be viewed on our YouTube channel.