SOURCE: Building Bridges for Business

Building Bridges for Business

April 14, 2012 12:51 ET

Los Angeles PR Firm Founder and Expert Business Builder Lisa Elia Featured Guest for May 15 #SmallBizPgh Twitterchat

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2012) - Award winning entrepreneur and public relations expert Lisa Elia will answer questions via Twitter on May 15, 2012 between 7 pm and 8 pm EDT in Pittsburgh's small business Twitterchat presented by Building Bridges for Business (bridges4biz).

The virtual event, which is aimed at providing valuable, free resources for small business owners, will feature Elia, who will answer a set of questions from Building Bridges for Business and other questions posed by entrepreneurs from the region and can be followed live using hashtag #smallbizpgh on either or

"Lisa's drive and passion for women's entrepreneurship and her field of public relations will provide local entrepreneurs with prime advice," said Building Bridges for Business founder, Linda Handley. "She brings business expertise to the table, as well as insight on how to appropriately market and promote business on a large scale, which will be an added bonus for our attendees."

The Twitterchat will be presented by Building Bridges for Business, as well as its partners, including Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh Mayor's Office, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center and the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University.

For more on the event, visit Building Bridges for Business' homepage at, follow Building Bridges for Business (@bridges4biz) on Twitter or contact Building Bridges for Business by e-mailing

Since its inception in November 2010, the organization has hosted three sold out events, featuring prominent keynote speakers, such as Dr. Winslow Sargeant, who is President Obama's main adviser from the Small Business Administration.

About Lisa Elia
Lisa Elia is a publicist, media trainer and CEO and founder of Lisa Elia Public Relations, a full-service PR firm in Los Angeles. She has secured placements for her clients in major media outlets, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She has positioned clients for book deals, endorsement deals, positions as contributing editors to magazines and even their own TV shows.

As an entrepreneur herself for over 20 years, Elia has spoken at many events for entrepreneurs, sharing tips on publicity, internal communications, positioning oneself as an expert and a variety of other topics.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:

    Linda Handley
    Phone: 412.475.9010
    E-mail: Email Contact