The 4th annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration and Award Ceremony took place on December 17, 2020. The event, completely virtual for the first time, recognized influential individuals in the greater Pittsburgh region that are either immigrants themselves or are American-born and work with immigrant populations. These individuals were nominated for their contributions to the greater Pittsburgh community. The event was centered around honoring them.
Thirty-five community members from 25 countries around the world were nominated for an award in eight categories. The distinguished panel of the judging committee members selected the finalists for the eight awards.
Award receipients 2020 are:
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 event was sponsored by Dentons Cohen & Grigsby; German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center; Edgewood Symphony Orchestra; and American Councils for International Education.
We also want to thank our speakers Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, GlobalPittsburgh’s Board Chairman John Hindman, GlobalPittsburgh’s Board member Susanne Cook, our partners Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Courtyard Marriott Downtown Pittsburgh, Coro Fellow Adelyne Bejjani, and the event production company DeLoJe.
The recording of the event can be viewed on our YouTube channel.