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Natrona Bottling Co. puts the “pop” in mom-and-pop business

Red Ribbon soda comes off the bottling line at Natrona Bottling Co. in Natrona, Penn. The company, founded in 1904, produces 14 sodas, which are distributed across the United States. | Photo courtesy of Natrona Bottling Co.

December 6, 2017 - 12:32pm

Forget the mall. Holiday shoppers fill convention center seeking handmade gifts

Holiday shoppers in Pittsburgh not only flock to the malls, but also to craft shows, like the Handmade Arcade held each year at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. | Photo by Joey Kennedy. Used with permission of Handmade Arcade.

November 16, 2017 - 3:54pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jeff Sinelli

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Enterprising chefs dream big at Smallman Galley

Pete Tolman is the owner of Iron Born Pizza at Smallman Galley in the Strip District in Pittsburgh.| Photo courtesy of Pete Tolman.

October 16, 2017 - 6:16pm

Axe-throwing on the cutting edge of entertainment

An axe is retrieved from a target at the Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. The BATL offers an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins and private events such as parties and team building. | Photo courtesy of the Backyard Axe Throwing League.

October 10, 2017 - 2:39pm

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Drew Westervelt

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Seth Goldman

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Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

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