PITTSBURGH, PAOn December 12, 2014, Leech Tishman and the Pittsburgh Technology Council will host an invite-only cocktail reception, “Society [on the] Rocks,” to kick off the start to the 2014 Pennsylvania Society Annual Dinner weekend in New York City. Attracting many government officials and a variety of companies that are based in or interested in doing business in Pennsylvania, this year the event will once again take place at 620 Loft & Garden in Rockefeller Center, offering guests an intimate setting for viewing the legendary ice rink and tree as well as the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Fifth Avenue Place holiday light show. The reception will run from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

In its fifth year, Society [on the] Rocks will be sponsored by seven companies including dck Worldwide, the Education Management Corporation, EverPower, Michael Baker International, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Point Park University and Transwestern.

“It is an honor to continue to have the opportunity to host this exciting event during the Pennsylvania Society Weekend in New York,” said Pete Fuscaldo, Managing Partner of Leech Tishman. “The reception always proves to be a wonderful networking opportunity for our clients, companies doing business in Pennsylvania and government officials who are in town for the Pennsylvania Society events.”

More information about Society [on the] Rocks can be accessed at www.societyontherocks.com.

As part of the PA Society weekend, Leech Tishman and the Pittsburgh Technology Council will also once again host a workshop/meetup for a group of Pittsburgh startups and NY-based venture capital firms on the morning of December 12. In past years, this networking session has been a very valuable experience for the startups, and has been effective helping to attract new investment from outside of the city.

About Leech Tishman

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, corporate & organizational investigations, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.

About the Pittsburgh Technology Council

Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been the principal point of connection for companies from four primary clusters of the technology industry that are represented by a critical mass of businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania including, the Advanced Manufacturing / Materials, Green Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors. The Pittsburgh Technology Council has helped our region’s technology companies succeed through a proven platform of business development, talent retention, government relations and visibility services. For more information, visit www.pghtech.org.