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Dear Ben Roethlisberger…I have an offer you can’t refuse…

11 Jun

Dear Ben Roetlisberger,

(And I say this to Ben Roethlisberger and not Big Ben…)

If you’re reading this…

I may not have given you much of a chance in the past, but I want to now.

I know you’re busy doing the interview circuit with the traditional news media, and that’s to be expected.

Unfortunately, there is a large portion of us who get most, if not all, of our news online….from Twitter, from Facebook, from RSS feeds and from blogs.

Sadly, these may have been the very entities that tore you down in the first place.

Luckily, they may be the very entities that can, likewise, lift you back up!

Naturally, it’s going to take a lot more than a few interviews to redeem yourself in the eyes of Pittsburgh – especially with us young ladies.

That being said, I think that a lot of us, though skeptical still, are willing to give you a chance.

I am.

While I’m still pretty hesitant on a personal level – after all, I am a girl, and I’m a Steeler fan, and I felt that you disgraced “my” team and what we stand for – I’m willing to give you a chance on a PROFESSIONAL level.

I heard a local radio talk show host suggest your doing a local blog interview as part of your PR-revamping extravaganza.

Maybe he was joking, maybe he wasn’t.

I took him seriously, and I implore you to consider to do so, as well.

The offer’s out here, in the open, and on the table. Collaborate with Glitzburgh. I have a pretty decent following, a nice readership, and am asking nothing in return….well, other than free publicity.

If you would like to know my credentials, I’m a published writer, work for a nonprofit by day, and, I’ve actually been voted best blogger in Pittsburgh, if that helps sway your  (meaning “your people’s”) opinion any. Really, if you want to know any more about me, you can always follow me on Twitter – I was voted “who to follow on Twitter,” too, after all (@BuellaMarie)

I’m just sayin’ – here’s a platform – you probably need all the help you can get. That might sound harsh, but this is coming from a church-going, animal-loving, heart-of-gold, upstanding type of gal. Honestly.

Basically, I’ll give you an open forum to say what you want. Things that maybe you haven’t gotten to say yet. Things that maybe you want to say to a younger audience or to a certain demographic, in a more casual “atmosphere” (for lack of a better term.)

Think about it. The offer stands. Consider it for Pittsburgh.

I’d say to have your people call my people, but, I AM my people.

With the best intentions, take it or leave it,

Ashley 🙂

7th Annual Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women to be held in PITTSBURGH this year!

11 Jun

The 7th Annual Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women is going to be held right here in Pittsburgh this year!

Early registration is available until June 13th and you can get more information online at

The event is October 14th, 2010 at the David L. Lawerence Convention Center – and you can follow them on Twitter @PennWomen as well as joining them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

And ladies, get this – if you want to be a part of this fabulous event full of empowered women, esteemed guests, and inspirational speakers, you can do your part by joining the social media street team! Contact @PennWomen on Twitter or email me at for more information on how to sign up now!

It’s sure to be a wonderful occasion for all involved – and it isn’t every year that this unique event is held right here in Pittsburgh, so be SURE to take advantage of it in 2010!

Elle Magazine’s JOE ZEE tweets Glitzburgh – for the 2nd time :)

11 Jun

Not the first time Joe Zee’s given some Twitter-love to Glitzburgh!

RT @mrjoezee: A big hello back!! RT @Glitzburgh: @mrjoezee – #Pittsburghfashionistas sending a big friendly hi to the fabulous @mrjoezee! ☺11:52 AM Jun 7th via UberTwitter

Pittsburgh’s Awesome, Yet Again – Top Philanthropic City in the US and 7th Best City to Raise a Family!

11 Jun

Within the past few years, Pittsburgh’s gotten named to list after list – and for good reason – we’re an awesome place to live!

Most recently, “Da’ Burgh” has been lauded with two pretty fabulous honors: we’ve been named the top philanthropic city in the United States, and, the 7th best city in the country in which to raise a family.

According to “Charity Navigator,” a nonprofit that ranks over 5,500 charities nationwide, and takes a number of factors into consideration, Pittsburgh ranks #1 in the list of “giving” cities. Last year, we were #4 on its annual list of philanthropic places.

Another list from Forbes Magazine chose 10 cities from the entire country as the Top 10 Places to raise a family. Taken into consideration were issues such as cost of living, safety and crime rate, environment, and education. To place on this list out of so many cities to chose from nationally is quite an honor. We placed 7th on this list of 10  places to raise a family in America.

It is noteworthy, too, that on a Forbes list earlier this year, Pittsburgh was ranked the number one “most livable city” in America – and it wasn’t the first time.

Pittsburgh’s just fab.

What else can ya say?  😉