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In This Issue August 2020

Jul 31, 2020 10:01AM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine

Kim Santillo, a HealthMarkets’ licensed insurance agent. Photography by Dena Koenig Photography

Kim Santillo a HealthMarkets licensed insurance agent Photography by Dena Koenig Photography

Finding the Right Insurance Coverage Made Much Easier through HealthMarkets

Shopping for health insurance is a challenge—there are hundreds of plans from which to choose, many have different deductibles and co-pays, and some of them limit what doctors you can see. Read More » 

 

Apps for All Things COVID

Apps for All Things COVID

COVID-fatigue is a thing. Pandemic news can be overwhelming and depressing. The initial glow may have gone from working at home. Read More » 

 

From Sustainable Bowties to COVID Masks Knotzland Keeps Pace with a Changing Market

From Sustainable Bowties to COVID Masks, Knotzland Keeps Pace with a Changing Market

One of the things that companies have learned during the pandemic is that to succeed they need to be agile; to be able to adjust to market demands in order to provide a product that peopl... Read More » 

 

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Day Owl Switches from Backpacks to Face Masks to Meet COVID Demand

In January 2020, when Day Owl launched its online business selling backpacks made from repurposed plastic bottles, no one could have predicted the company would produce 70,000 face shields. Read More » 

 

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Teachers, Districts Successfully Pivot to Remote Teaching Model

Before it was made official, Amy Nixon, middle school head of Shady Side Academy, saw the writing on the wall. Read More » 

 

pLa Roche University Zappala Campus Center Photo by Jim Judkisbrp

Back on Campus? How Colleges and Universities are Navigating COVID-19

Remember when starting college or going back to campus after your summer break meant shopping for new clothes and dorm room décor? Read More » 

 

Students from Riverview High School tour an active Jendoco Construction site

Students, Schools and Businesses Connect through The Challenge Program, Inc.

The Challenge Program, Inc., founded in Johnstown 17 years ago, has expanded into Allegheny County and is being spearheaded by John Dubosky, the nonprofit’s director of business development. Read More » 

 

Using Artificial Intelligence Lumilo Glasses Could Help Highlight Student Comprehension in Future Classrooms

Using Artificial Intelligence, Lumilo Glasses Could Help Highlight Student Comprehension in Future Classrooms

Imagine glasses that allow educators to view emoji-like indicators displaying question marks, warning signs or smiley faces in real time above their students’ heads. Read More » 

 

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City Bike Plan Aims to Create Connections for All Modes of Travel

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has released its 10-year Bike(+) Plan, updating the city’s existing bicycle plan developed in 1999. Read More »