by Alex Riccardi | Photographs by Bridgett Kay Photography
WHIRL Magazine and The Pittsburgh Social Exchange paired up for the 2012 Holiday Party at Stage AE, where nearly 700 guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment performed by Elite Show Band, and various auction prizes. Clique Vodka served “The Grinch,” a festive melon-flavored (and colored) drink, garnished with cherries. Guests networked with business owners, corporate level executives, and entrepreneurs. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, NFL alum Justin Hartwig, and WTAE’s Andrew Stockey were in attendance. The evening benefited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank — with non-perishable food items and monetary gifts — and was full of holiday cheer. PSE President Ethan Nicholas says, “This party was by far one of the most memorable events we’ve ever hosted. The music, the food, the celebrities, and the 700-ish Pittsburgh professionals were incredible! Partnering with WHIRL Magazine, Aramark, and Stage AE was the best decision we could have made. I’m already excited for the 2013 Holiday Party!”
This event is featured in the February 2013 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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