The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is diligently working to locate 23-year-old Dakota James. At this point, numerous hours of surveillance video from 16 different locations including the Port Authority of Allegheny County have been reviewed by detectives.
James was last seen at approximately 11:39 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 in Downtown near the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 6th Street.
He is a white male, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5’8″ and weighs 145 pounds. He has a chin-strap style beard, both ears are pierced with an extra earing on the upper part of his right ear lobe. He was wearing blue jeans, an olive green Columbia Jacket with a red shirt, and tan moccasins.
Anyone with information concerning James’ whereabouts should call the Missing Persons Unit at 412-323-7141. Additionally, any businesses or residents willing to provide video not previously obtained by investigators from the vicinity in which James was last seen, please contact police.
Resources for Small Businesses
Business Incentives for Healthy Corner Stores
Just Harvest provides incentives and assistance for small grocers and corner stores to begin stocking healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. They can provide financing for store equipment, access to local distributors, staff training, and storefront beautification. Interested operators can contact Joshua Berman at 412-431-8960 x122.
SBA Emerging Leaders Program
The Small Business Administration is offering the nationally acclaimed Emerging Leaders program in Pittsburgh. This free initiative provides the opportunity to work with experienced professionals and develop connections with peers, city leaders and financial communities.
The SBA Pittsburgh District Office is seeking applicants for their third executive training course. Classes will run one day a week, every other week from April to September 2017. Program eligibility criteria include:
Interested small business owners are invited to learn more about the program by contacting Ms. Karan Waigand at 412-395-6560, x127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is March, 2017. If you are interested, please fill out an online application at https://www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders
Small Business Cyber Security Preparedness 101 – SCORE Webinar – February 9, 2017
Overcoming the Four Barriers Blocking Women Entrepreneurs – SCORE Webinar – February 16, 2017
PowerPoint Basics – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business – February 16, 2017
6 Steps to a Better Business – Duquesne Small Business Development Center – February 17, 2017
3 Essential Steps to Building a Powerhouse Online Brand – SCORE Webinar – February 21, 2017
How to Grow Your Business With Social Media – SCORE Webinar – February 22, 2017
Take Your Ecommerce Business To The Next Level – SCORE Webinar – February 23, 2017
SEO for Small Businesses, What Google Wants – SCORE Webinar – February 28, 2017
How to Run an Inbound Marketing Campaign – Duquesne Small Business Development Center – March 8, 2017
Ask The CPA 2017: Tax Advice for Small Businesses – SCORE Webinar – March 16, 2017
Upcoming Events, Large Conventions, and Conferences
For more information about conventions, including when attendees will have meals on their own, be sure to visit DowntownPittsburgh.com/do-business/in-the-know/.
2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show – David L. Lawrence Convention Center – February 17 – 20, 2017
CCO- Annual Jubilee Conference – David L. Lawrence Convention Center – February 17 – 19, 2017
Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest – David L. Lawrence Convention Center – February 24 – 25, 2017
Lights! Glamour! Action! 2017 – David L. Lawrence Convention Center – February 26, 2017
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
925 Liberty Avenue, Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh PA, 15222