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Ellen A. Roth

Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D. receives award for being among the Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania

Ellen A. Roth

Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D. receives award from the Girl Scouts - Trillium Council for being a Woman of Distinction in the Category of Professional Woman

Ellen A. Roth

Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D. receives the 2009 YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award in the category of "Entrepreneur"


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The Point is the triangular piece of land where the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers meet. It is the site of Pittsburgh.

We are Getting to the Point, Inc., a premier independent relocation service. Our company knows what makes the Greater Pittsburgh Region the best place to live, work, raise a family, and be part of a community. We also have a unique understanding of the moving experience.

Ten Fingers TouchingOur most recent Point of Interest is the publication of Ten Fingers Touching.

It is a beautifully illustrated fairy tale for grownups! This romantic escape follows the love shared by Martak, the Master of the Forest and Marianna, a beautiful, maiden and governess to the impetuous young princess. Set in the Middle Ages, the story begins with the battle between Good and Evil, who meet at the intersection of three rivers! There are also additional Pittsburgh references that provide a connection to the region for those seeking to move here!

As the story unfolds, the young lovers are drawn into Good and Evil's epic conflict. Will the soulmates realize their "happily ever after?" Martak must first unravel the curse and destroy Evil. Ten Fingers Touching explores the complex nature of love and fate. It is an enchanting journey of romance, mystery and adventure. To learn more about the book click here.

Point 1:Relocating to Pittsburgh by Getting to the Point!
Pittsburgh Relocation Specialists
Employers, in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, the next time you want to recruit, relocate, and retain the best talent, let us make a difference.

For candidates who are being recruited, we provide red carpet talent attraction services in the form of an introduction to Pittsburgh through customized touring and orientation. For new hires, we provide the same as part of their on-boarding experiences.

Our services that will give you a competitive edge include:
  • Personalized orientation tours of Pittsburgh and the region
  • Recommendations for schools and neighborhoods
  • Networking for newcomers
  • Book club for women who are new to the region
Point 2: Getting Back to the Point®
Former Pittsburghers seeking to come home, we have suggestions for websites that list job opportunities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Point 3: Speaking to the Point: "What's Right about Pittsburgh and our Region"
This 30-minute PowerPoint presentation speaks to the high quality of life and the amenities of our region that we all enjoy, while telling the story of Pittsburgh's economic and environmental transformation from a smoky steel town to one that is driven by healthcare and education. It focuses on the strengths of our region, and Pittsburgh's preeminence as the most livable city in America! Both substantive and entertaining, it makes a great lunch, dinner, or orientation talk. Ellen A. Roth, Ph.D., is a member of the National Speakers Association. To schedule this presentation call 412-362-3363.

Point 4: Relocation High Points: Pittsburgh Accolades
  • #1 Most affordable metro area in the U.S. (HSH.com, 2016).
  • #1 Best downtown in the United States (Livability.com, 2015).
  • #1 Best city in the Northeast, USA (Money, 2015).
  • #1 Most livable city in the continental U.S. (The Economist, 2014).
  • #1 Most livable city in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011).
  • #1 Most livable city in America (Forbes.com, 2010).
  • #1 Most livable city in the U.S. (The Economist, 2009).
  • #1 Most livable city in America (Places Rated Almanac, 2007).
  • #1 Best city to relocate to in America (Sperling's Best Places, 2016).
  • #1 Best city to relocate to in America (CNBC.com, 2010).
  • #1 Best city for relocating families (Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, 2008).
  • #1 Most entrepreneurship activity in the U.S. (Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship, 2016).
  • #1 Best city for beer lovers (Redfin, 2016).
  • #1 Graduate Opportunity Index (Trulia in partnership with Linkedin, 2016).
  • #1 Zagat's top food city (2015).
  • #1 Real estate market for first-time home buyers (Realtor.com, 2014).
  • #1 Most affordable city in the U.S. (Demographia, 2014).
  • #1 Most exciting place in Pennsylvania is the City of Pittsburgh (Movoto, 2014).
  • #1 Best place for baby boomers (NerdWallet, 2013).
  • #1 Smartest city in America (Movoto, 2013).
  • #1 Largest American City of the Future (fDi Intelligence, American Cities of the Future 2011/2012).
  • #1 Most secure large metropolitan area to live in U.S. (Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, 2011).
  • #1 Best housing market in America (Forbes.com, 2010).
  • #1 Most stable housing market in America (msnbc.com, 2010).
  • #1 Most charitable city in America (CharityNavigator.org, 2010).
  • #1 Best sports city (Sporting News Magazine, 2009).
  • #1 Commercial real estate market (Moody's Investors Service's Quarterly, 2008).
Point 5: Economic Development Point
The Greater Pittsburgh Region has a growing energy economy.

"It's still early, but there is more natural gas in Pennsylvania than Saudi Arabia has oil!"
Ray Walker, Senior Vice President, Range Resources

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