BY IAN MIKRUT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIDGETT KAY PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC
Local contractors, interior design suppliers, houseware store owners, and Millvale Mayor Vincent Cinski gathered at Distinctly U Kitchen & Bath Design Center & Showroom for the Trends & Friends Social Networking Event. Nearly 300 guests made their way into the new showroom for a night of inspiration and philanthropy for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh. The inaugural event included libations, catering by Remo’s and Chef Anthony Marino, door prizes, auctions, and networking. Sponsors and businesses present included Hillmon Appliance Distributors, Mihm Equipment Rentals, Pennsylvania Golf Academy, Ultimate Granite Surfaces, Daltile, Ceramiche Tile & Stone, Axor, Signs By Tomorrow, and Sabika, among others. The evening garnered $2,000 for the organization, which provides stability and resources for families with seriously ill children. “It was a diverse collection of people having a great time,” says Paul Podgorski, owner of Distinctly U. “We’re all caught up in everyday work, and it was nice to put faces with names of others in the industry.” The evening also welcomed April Spagnolo, who is an experienced and certified kitchen, bath, and home designer.