They say you can’t go home again. Well, I sure as heck am going to try. Friday, Nov. 3, is my last day as editor of the Business Times. I’m heading back to the New York metro area where I spent all but two of my first 24 years to run the editorial department of a similar news organization. The decision was hard in the sense I’ll no longer be working with some really top-notch individuals across our company. Good people. Hard workers. True Pittsburghers, through and through.
A native of Butler County, Bill Kaper was a natural choice to captain Amazon's office in Pittsburgh. Also general manager of the company's Translation Services group, the graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania returned to the region from Amazon's corporate headquarters in Seattle and in January opened its 15,000-square-foot office in the South Side. The Business Times recently checked in with Kaper via email for an update on its local activities.
Steelers as a rallying point for Pittsburgh now more important than ever. It took a devastating Category 4 hurricane to illustrate the best we as a people have to offer. Total strangers putting their lives on the line to help others withstand, survive and ultimately rebuild from the carnage wrought by a wicked storm named Harvey - that, more than any campaign promise or political platitude, is what makes America great.
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Selecting a term
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