By Liz Petoniak
Photography: Ben Petchel

WHIRL Magazine’s 13 Under 30 honorees, their friends and family, and WHIRL staffers headed up to the ninth floor of Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh to celebrate the release of WHIRL’s March issue featuring the fabulous 13! Upon entering the Rialto Suite, the breathtaking views of Downtown from the rooftop venue wowed guests, who indulged in wine, champagne, cocktails, and a delectable arrangement of artisan cheeses and grilled gourmet veggies. The 13 young professionals under the age of 30 representing Pittsburgh in 2015 are Tawni Darby Orloski, Fred Smallhoover, Kevion Latham, Kelly Waldman, Amber Kunselman, Matthew Spangler, Elizabeth Cardillo, Anqwenique Wingfield, Alex Lancianese, Stephanie Koay, Meghan Swick, Finn Skovdal, and Zachary Synder. Mixing and mingling ensued amongst these movers and shakers who all share a commitment to the community, philanthropy, and local business, and the party buzzed with positivity and talk of new endeavors. “It was a great opportunity to get the chance to meet everyone, network, and learn that we have so much in common,” says Darby Orloski, owner of Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh. “And, it was just really fun!” At the evening’s end, the room toasted to the next generation of inspiring individuals who continue to make Pittsburgh a wonderful place to live. Says Smallhoover, president of Fortunes Gourmet Coffee, “It’s great to see other young entrepreneurs and professionals in the Pittsburgh area doing well and helping to move the community forward.”

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