SSB Sponsors 3rd Annual Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards

10/23/2019


Since 1986, Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV) has been offering a unique service to local individuals and non-profits- the opportunity to use television and media to better the community. From their studios on Pittsburgh's Northside, they teach people to use the media to constructively engage and enlighten Pittsburgh area residents. As a fellow, longstanding Northside organization, we enjoy attending and supporting their many community-focused initiatives and projects, including their annual awards ceremony starting in 2017.

On October 15th, PCTV held the third annual Greater Pittsburgh Community Media Awards to honor and celebrate achievements in community television and media in Western Pennsylvania. Most specifically, community media producers at PCTV, Moon Community Access (MCA), and Bethel Park Public Access (BPTV) were the focus of the evening. 

The event took place at Alloy 26 in Nova Place, providing a unique and inviting environment for nominees and their guests to mix and mingle before the ceremony. It was wonderful to see Pittsburgh's own Mayor Bill Peduto in attendance as well this year, showing his support of the great work the nominees are doing in their communities. 

SSB Bank was proud to be the main sponsor again this year. Our staff also enjoyed accompanying our president and CEO, Dan Moon, who presented the Series Excellence Award. Paul Green, a repeat winner in this category again this year, was met with a push-up challenge by Dan. We never pass an opportunity to show off our strengths (literally and figuratively). There is never a dull moment when SSB is involved, that's for sure!

There were over 20 nominees (10 winners) across the nine categories, with two new additional awards presented this year. The winners of each category are listed below:

Arts Category: Creative Space – Al Levine and Jessica Lee (BPTV)

Series Category: Paul Eugene Fitness – Paul Green (PCTV)

Community Category: Half Hour, Full Moon – Nina Pompeani (MCA TV) and Check It Out – Christine McIntosh & Elaine Volpe (BPTV)

Entertainment Category: Yinz Brewin’ – Frank Magnotta (MCA TV)

Health & Lifestyle Category: It’s All Good – Theresa Ford (PCTV)

Public Affairs Category: Local Business – Eileen Hess and Jack Allen (BPTV)

Religious & Spiritual Category: Times of Refreshing and Restoration – Ron Roston (PCTV)

Sports Category: Robert Morris Softball – Becky Schoenecker (MCA TV)

Talk Show Category: Veterans Breakfast Club, Helping Hands episode – Todd DePastino (BPTV)

Flo Rice Award for PCTV: Ralph Watson

Volunteer Excellence Award: Andy Amrhein

We look forward to continuing out partnership with PCTV and this annual event. For a look at other community events we've supported or participated in, check out some of the articles featured below:

SSB Bank Partners with FHLB on Grant Supporting Behavioral Health Services

10/9/2019

As an active member of FHLBank of Pittsburgh, we do our best to maximize our partnership not only through our lending efforts, but by finding ways to work together through their community product offerings. One product we are proud to support this year, in addition to First Front Door, is the...Read More

SSB Partners with Variety to Give Back in a Big Way

7/25/2019

Last year, SSB Bank learned about Variety- The Children's Charity and their mission for helping kids, be kids. Variety enables children with disabilities to live life to the fullest with a focus on mobility, communication, and social inclusion through their three programs: My Bike, My Stroller and...Read More

SSB Presents Scholarship to CAPA Senior at NSLC Awards Dinner

7/2/2019

Above: All 2019 Scholarship Recipients at the NSLC Annual Scholarship and Awards DinnerBelow: Domenique Ross receiving her SSB Bank $1,000 ScholarshipFor the 36th year in a row, the Northside Leadership Conference (NSLC) held their annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner for Northside students,...Read More