Linda Jo Thornberg is the President and Owner of the Annual Pittsburgh Business Show, a Business for Business Trade Show, Conference and Networking Event held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA which was recently named the 18th largest Public event in Pittsburgh. She is excited to continue to grow and and has been busy creating a Women Owned Business Leadership and Conference that will launch in May 2019. The Women Who Embrace Life will be a place for women to come together to learn, grow and stay connected through events such as conferences, retreats and networking, as well as through a membership based platform
She had the pleasure of working and learning from some of the most respected professional women leaders in the industry. These mentors taught her life lessons and business skills that she has used to help create these organizations. These experiences allowed her to grow as a leader and ultimately be in a position where she was able to help build teams, increase sales in numerous organizations, and empower women all over the country. She also became involved in event management, focusing on women-inspired businesses.
Her background has uniquely positioned her to create the Pittsburgh Business Show and to make it successful. She has over 20 years of experience running large-scale events at multiple venues across the country, including social events, fundraisers, weddings, bridal shows, golf outings, recruitment fairs, corporate retreats, conferences and trade shows. “These experiences prepared me to create the Pittsburgh Business Show, which is one the largest B4B shows in the Northeast United States. We’re building an annual event that will resonate in the Pittsburgh business community for years. I want business owners to see the vision of the Pittsburgh Business Show and to help them make connections, learn about new products, and drive their revenue through relationships and leads. We are creating a legacy for businesses in our region for years to come” says Linda Jo.
She and her husband also own Higher Images, an 18 year old Pittsburgh-based digital marketing and full service advertising firm where she serves as the Vice President of Corporate Communications and PR. In her position at Higher Images, she uses strategic communication strategies including branding, traditional print mediums, website design, app integration social media, native content, SEO, SEM and PR to increase her clients brand recognition and digital presence.
This year she was awarded the Empowering Women in Business Award presented by Inspiring Lives Magazine, a national magazine honoring and celebrating women in the business community who exude the core feminine values of connection, collaboration, inspiration, and motivation in their business and their lives.
Linda Jo continues to support her Alma Mater Edinboro University as an Advisory Board Member for the Strategic Communications curriculum, an Athena Connections Leadership Facilitator and was just awarded the Alumni on the Move Award from the University.