Local Business Spotlight

Meet Cat Luck, local nomad and creator of Collarbone Jewelry

About 10 years ago, Cat Luck hopped in her Volvo wagon to sell her jewelry up and down the West and East Coasts. The Salt Lake City native eventually made her way over to Pittsburgh, the place she’s since called home for the last six years. 

Cat creates her two jewelry lines under Collarbone Jewelry at her studio in South Side’s Brew House and sells her creations throughout the ‘Burgh and beyond.

/ September 15, 2021


Meet the Pittsburgh picnic pals behind Blanket and Board

It’s the perfect time to dine and drink alfresco, and Pittsburgh pals Colleen Peddycord and Tierra Thorne are laying down the best way to serve beautiful picnics with a purpose. They’re the founders of Blanket & Board, an event planning business that they started in June 2020 with a focus on creating thoughtful experiences while giving back to the community.

/ July 15, 2021


SisTers PGH takes a stand on Capitol steps

Ciora Thomas, founder and director of SisTers PGH, took to the Capitol steps in Harrisburg on Tuesday morning to speak on the Fairness Act, a civil rights law that would protect LGBTQIA+ people in Pa. from discrimination. As an openly trans, Black woman who has worked nearly half of her life to build tools of survival for herself and other trans people of color, she knows just how long overdue this legislation is.

/ June 17, 2021


Everything you need to know about biking in Pittsburgh with BikePGH

BikePGH is a local nonprofit that works to make our streets safer, more accessible, and friendly to bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Now through Friday, they’re getting locals amped up for their two-wheel commutes with Bike Anywhere Week. The series includes an advocate workshop, bike light giveaway, WMNBikePGH Confident & Comfortable Cycling Workshop, tips for bike-friendly workplace coffee meetup, and of course, Bike Anywhere Day.

/ May 17, 2021


Pittsburgh’s Adda Coffee and Tea House goes carbon neutral

Whether it’s community connection, fundraising, sustainability efforts, or just downright delicious beverages, they’re making Pittsburgh a better place at their locations in Garfield (with Adda Baazar shop), Shadyside, and Northside. Plus, exciting news — a fourth location is setting up shop in the Cultural District this fall.

/ May 11, 2021


Meet the duo combining outdoors, mining, and art to make one-of-a-kind planters.

Sharpsburg residents Ray and Val Talbert have found a way to combine their love of the outdoors, mining, and art to create one-of-a-kind geode planters.

/ April 20, 2021


How this Pittsburgh company focuses on minimum waste and maximum comfort

Meet Rona Chang, the founder of OTTO FINN, a Lawrenceville-based sustainable fashion company that believes in minimum waste, maximum comfort, and authenticity. The shop sells a variety of clothing and accessories made from second-hand materials but specializes in coats made from old quilts and kantha blankets.

/ March 29, 2021


Celebrate “Grandma Month” at this Millvale eatery

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Incline caught up with Jen Saffron and her team at Sprezzatura, a community cafe in Millvale serving sustainable and accessible Italian heritage food, for a look into their featured heirloom recipes.

/ March 17, 2021


Lather up with this Wilkinsburg business all about self care

Meet Miko DeHoniesto, the founder of Tonic & Sage, a handmade, vegan body care company based in Wilkinsburg. She’s 27 and has a background in fine art, pastry, herbalism, and has practiced cosmetic formulation as a hobby for 8 years.

/ March 15, 2021