Pittsburgh Business Insights – Episode 1

Listen to Episode 1 of Pittsburgh Business Insights Hosted by Jacquelyn Core

About Pittsburgh Business Insights:

Starting a business: three words that require plenty of planning. On Pittsburgh Business Insights, Jacquelyn Core, a partner at The Lynch Law Group, interviews Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and uncovers what makes business boom in the Steel City. Whether you are growing your own company, looking to improve your practices, or simply interested in the advice of Pittsburgh professionals, tune in for ideas and inspiration from some of Pittsburgh’s top business leaders.

Episode Notes:

In our first episode, we are thrilled to welcome Frank Vitale, President and CEO of Forge Business Solutions, LLC. Frank and Jacquelyn discuss client relationships, entrepreneurial advice, and the importance of strategic planning in the age of COVID-19 and beyond. Listen and follow Pittsburgh Business Insights is on Spotify.

Guest Bio:

Frank Vitale is a resident of West Virginia with over 25 years of experience in business and community leadership. Currently, Frank Vitale serves as President and CEO of Forge Business Solutions – a certified veteran-owned professional consulting firm headquartered in Morgantown, WV – with a focus on community and government relations, strategic planning, education, healthcare, veteran programs, and professional development. 

A graduate of the U.S. Army’s Academy of Health Sciences, Vitale has more than 17 years of accumulated service to his country as a member of the U.S. Army and West Virginia National Guard, finishing his career with the rank of Captain. Since graduating from Valley Forge Military College in 1994, Vitale has been recognized on numerous accounts for his service, such as the United States of America – Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf cluster. Later, he attended West Virginia University where he earned a degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). 

 Vitale serves as the founder and president of vetconnection.org, a veteran resource network, a member of the board of directors of 

TechConnect WV, a member of the board of directors of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, a past chairman and current member of the visiting committee of the WVU School of Public Health, a former member of the West Virginia Board of Education, a former treasurer and board member of the Milan Puskar Health Right, past campaign-chair and board member of the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties, past campaign-chair for the Bartlett House, and a past chairman of the board of the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce. 

Throughout his career, Frank has held senior leadership roles in managing human relations and operations at financial and healthcare institutions. Frank Vitale was selected as a 2015 “Young Gun” by West Virginia Executive Magazine. He is the recipient of the 2014 WVU Alumni Association’s Community Service Award, and in 2011, the West Virginia State Journal chose Frank as a member of “Generation Next – 40 Under 40.” 

Frank and his wife Ashley reside in Morgantown, West Virginia, with their son Maxwell and daughters Isabella and Cecelia. 

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