A Hometown Christmas

November 17, 2011

Come join us as we celebrate “A Hometown Christmas” in Oakmont this Saturday evening!

The fun begins at 5 PM with a parade that originates in Verona and proceeds along Allegheny River Boulevard through Oakmont.  Parade participants include lighted floats, marching bands, a colorful cast of characters, and, of course, special guest of the season, Santa!

Musical performances at the Clock Tower stage begin at 6 PM, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the tree at 7. The festivities continue with the announcement of the winners of the Chinese Auction and 50 / 50 Raffles at 8:30 PM.


Don’t miss horse and buggy rides, free cookies, a variety of snacks and refreshments and the opportunity to cast your vote for the most festive store windowfront!

The event is proudly co-sponsored by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and The Oakmont Community Foundation.

We hope to see you there!

Yard Sale to Benefit Military Connections!

August 11, 2011

We’re staging a yard sale in partnership with Military Connections, a non-profit organization that provides care packages, supplies and equipment to servicemen and women who are stationed abroad.  All proceeds will benefit our troops.

The sale will be held at Anderson Interiors offices at 12 Plum Street, Verona on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. 

You can help, too!  If you’d like to donate to the sale, we are accepting gently used items Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Under the direction of Summer Tissue, Military Connections supports all branches of the U.S. Military. Servicemen and women are provided with food and healthcare items such as soups and powdered drink mixes, fruit snacks, pretzels, cookies, chewing gum, shampoo, razors, body wash,  hand sanitizer, and insect spray. They also receive basic supplies, including flashlights, pillows, duct tape, and white socks.


Military Connections never loses sight of the sacrifices our troops make for their country and strives to make life abroad more comfortable. AT&T phone cards, DVDs and CDs, business envelopes, pocket-sized notebooks, magazines and puzzle books are also dispatched in an attempt to brighten their days. A complete list of items that the organization provides can be found on their web site.

If you’d like to participate in the organization’s efforts or have questions about the yard sale, please contact Summer.

Don’t Miss PURE Carnival!

January 27, 2011

We’re excited to participate in PURE Carnival, an evening of fun, food and a bit of bling provided courtesy of Anderson Interiors!

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the sponsored event to raise funds and awareness for Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvana (IDLCPA). The festivities are co-hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and will take place on February 3rd, 2011 from 6-10 PM at Whim in Pittsburgh’s Station Square.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door:  Designer (2 tickets) – $100; Individual  – $40.00;  Student – $20.00.  Each ticket holder is entitled to a drink, appetizers, desserts and an evening of PURE fun!  Remember to have some cash on hand to participate in classic carnival games and activities! 

Sponsors and RSVPs please contact Katie at katie@bulldogop.com or phone 412.787.3333 Ext. 1153.

We hope to see you there!

Polar Express: Letters to Santa

December 9, 2010

This holiday season we’ve partnered with principals at the North Pole (and a few other folks a little south of there) to provide the children of Oakmont,  Pennsylvania an express route for their letters to Santa.

Our President and CEO, Betty Anderson, thought youngsters in the community would enjoy having the opportunity to personally dispatch that all-important correspondence at a site that was specifically designated for that purpose.  Betty serves as President of the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and she solicited the organization’s participation in the project, inviting member involvement and coordinating their efforts.

The generosity of those newly commissioned elves helped make the project a reality.

Fred Wisbord, a member of the Anderson Interiors team, donated his time and applied his considerable carpentry skills to craft  the mailbox from materials provided by Anderson Interiors.

Artist Susan Donley shared her talent, creating beautiful illustrations of Santa Claus. 

Photgraphic Reproductions, Inc.  donated wonderful photographic stencils of Susan’s artwork. 

Anderson Interiors staff painted the mailbox and applied the stencils, resulting in an eye-catching bit of magic that will hopefully captivate the imagination of children for years to come.  


The mailbox is located at the entrance to Mae’s Hallmark on Allegheny River Blvd. in Oakmont, PA.

The kids in the community quickly pressed the mailbox into service and the folks at the Riverview Community Action Corp, recently appointed Official Santa Claus Spokespersons (OSCS), have been busily recording requests and sending personalized  responses whenever possible. We’re told that  Santa’s helpers are enjoying the process as much as the kids!

Once again, our thanks to all who donated their time, talent, space, and / or services!

Celebrate Oakmont With Us!

September 23, 2010


We’re excited to announce our participation in Celebrate Oakmont! a business networking social hosted by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce.

As president of the Oakmont, Pennsylvania chamber, our CEO, Betty Anderson, has special interest in the event which the organization has successfully staged for five years running. 

Celebrate Oakmont! will bring together exhibitors and members of the business community in an informal setting. Participants are invited to take this opportunity to meet, exchange contacts, and network with others while enjoying food and desserts from area restaurants and bakeries. 

And that’s only part of the fun. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded!

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 4 to 8 PM.

For more information, please contact Summer Tissue at 412.828.3238.

We hope to see you there!

Anderson Interiors to the Rescue

April 26, 2010

No, really.

Around our office, Jason Pilling is best known for his furniture installation skills, professionalism, and quick wit but he’s also a dedicated member of the O’Hara Township, Pennsylvania firefighting and rescue community.  On Friday, April 23rd, one frightened little boy’s grandparents expressed their gratitude for that as Jason rappelled down a 30 foot embankment to bring the youngster to safety.

Five year-old Quentin Miske became stranded midway up a steep ravine that he, his older brother, and the brother’s friend came upon while exploring a local park adjacent to their neighborhood.  The older boys were able to scale the wall without incident but Quentin couldn’t climb beyond a ledge positioned some 45 feet from ground level.  One of the older boys continued to the top and sought help while the other remained with Quentin and reassured him that all would be okay.

Members of the Guyasuta Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene shortly after and Jason easily rappelled down the wall to where the boys waited, gathered the child in his arms, and carried him to safety. Quentin was impressed by the incident, and the potential for injury, but was unharmed.

Jason has been a member of the Anderson Interiors furniture installation team for 3 years. He’s the grandson of CEO Betty Anderson and is the first 3rd generation member of the family to join the organization.

Jason’s tenure with the Guyasuta Fire Department extends a bit longer than that. He’s been a firefighter for 8 years and has earned multiple fire, rescue and EMT certifications. He’s also successfully completed related coursework.

We’re proud to have Jason as a member of our team and salute him and all of the members of fire departments who selflessly serve their community!

(Photo Credit, Jason and Quentin – John Rakar)

Pimp My Cube: The Movie!

February 25, 2010

Okay, so it’s not exactly feature film length. A movie in a minute or less!  It’s a busy Twittering world.  Who has time for more!

We staged  our “Pimp My Cube” Office Makeover Contest in partnership with Pittsburgh’s The CW and we’re pleased to present the video rendition of winner Faye Nickel’s newly designed office. It features a glimpse of some of our skilled and experienced technicians who capably transform work spaces like Faye’s each and every day.

Our thanks to KDKA’s The CW and once again, our congratulations to Faye!