FORGED IN STEEL - NEWS ARCHIVE

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May 3, 2017 - A working and professional men's group at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, completes an informal, 19-week study based on a detailed, chapter-by-chapter review of Forged in Steel, led by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Gourley.
 
March 8, 2017 - The blog of the Beaver County (PA) Chamber of Commerce promotes the upcoming Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop featuring Forged in Steel chapter #6. More
 
March 4, 2017 - A signed copy of Forged in Steel will be a silent auction item at the Annual Gala of the Beaver County (PA) Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa. More
 
Feb. 23, 2017 - Publisher Mark Miner speaks about Forged in Steel at a Beaver County Chamber of Commerce new member reception in Beaver, PA.
 
Feb. 18, 2017 - Forged in Steel co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams are interviewed on "The Rude Dog Show" airing on WBLZ Sports in Fullerton, CA and hosted by Rudy Reyes.
 
Feb. 16, 2017 - The Steelers' time-tested way of passionate execution -- chapter 5 of Forged in Steel -- is analyzed by Dr. John Stanko of PurposeQuest at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop hosted by Penn State Beaver. More
 
Feb. 15, 2017 - For the 2nd straight year, a signed copy of Forged in Steel sells for a premium above its retail price at the 81st annual Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction, recognizing the best in Pittsburgh sports, benefiting Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Dapper Dan Charities. Honorees include Rocky Bleier (Lifetime Achievement Award) - Mel Blount (Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award) - Jim Rutherford and Mike Sullivan (Co-Sportsman of the Year) - Amanda Polk (Sportswoman of the Year). More
 
Feb. 15, 2017 - Signed copies of Forged in Steel are now on the shelves of our new retail partner in Hometown USA, the Hostess Gift Shoppe in Beaver, PA. More
 
Feb. 12, 2017 - Broadcaster Rudy Reyes, host of "The Rude Dog Show" on WBLZ Sports in Fullerton, CA tweets: "#Steelers fans need to pick up #ForgedInSteel #insightful #faith #personal #growth #leadership." More
 
Feb. 4, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County releases its latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. Diane Galbraith of Slippery Rock University and Mark Miner, publisher of Forged in Steel, on "strategic team making" the Pittsburgh Steelers' way. More
 

Jan. 24, 2017 - What Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Gourley, Minister of Congregational Care at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Allison Park, PA has to say about Forged in Steel.

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Jan. 17, 2017- The Steelers' way of strategic team making -- chapter 4 of Forged in Steel -- is analyzed by Dr. Diane Galbraith of Slippery Rock University at the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop hosted by Penn State Beaver. More
 
Jan. 9, 2017 - Leaders Serving Beaver County posts its latest YouTube Channel video interview between Dr. Jim Dittmar of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and Mark Miner, publisher of Forged in Steel, on the topic of the Steelers' way of servant leadership. More
 
Dec. 10, 2016 - Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner cites the book while moderating a panel discussion on mental health in the context of relations between the black community and police, at the Leadership Luncheon of the Black Male & Female Leadership Development Institutes in Pittsburgh, sponsored by the Urban League of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University.
 
Nov. 23, 2016 - In a review, Pittsburgh Sports Report calls Forged in Steel one of its "must-reads for local sports fans" and says the book is filled with "sage advice for the competitive arena, the workplace and the home."  More
 
Nov. 17, 2016 - Dr. Jim Dittmar, founder of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and chair emeritus of the Master of Organizational Leadership at Geneva College, moderates the Leaders Serving Beaver County workshop on servant leadership, based on chapter 3 of the book. Listen to the LSBC Podcast
 
Nov. 15, 2016 - At the invitation of Robert Morris University athletic director Craig Coleman, MD, publisher Mark Miner presents chapter 7 of Forged in Steel -- the topic of "mental toughness" -- to top Division I scholar athletes at the Colonial Leadership Academy. More
 
Nov. 14, 2016 - Forged in Steel's publisher presents on "Mental Toughness," chapter 7 of the book, at a class of Community College of Beaver County, PA, at the request of Dr. Chester Delon Thompson.
 
October 2016 – Led by Rev. Dr. Kevin Gourley, a men’s study group at Memorial Park Church in the Pittsburgh suburb of Allison Park begins an extended chapter-by-chapter study of Forged in Steel, expected to continue well into 2017.
 
Oct. 31, 2016 - On its new YouTube channel, Leaders Serving Beaver County debuts an interview between Dr. Jim Dittmar of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and the publisher of Forged in Steel.  Part 1 - Part 2
 
Oct. 22, 2016 - Forged in Steel and Well at This Time are among the many featured titles at "A Novel Affair," a fundraiser benefitting the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, PA, with publisher Mark Miner attending and networking with myriad talented author showcasing their books.
 
Oct. 21, 2016 - Congratulations to mental health professional Jessica Janicki, Clinical Director of Behavioral Health at Ohio Valley General Hospital, who secures her signed copy of Forged in Steel in the Grand Silent Auction at the Halloween Spook-tacular dinner benefitting Mental Health Association in Beaver County.
 
Oct. 20, 2016 - "Contagious Humility" is the focus of Dr. Diane Galbraith's presentation at the Leaders Serving Beaver County (PA) leader’s workshop based on chapter 2 of Forged in SteelMore
 
October 2015 - Dr. John Stanko interviews Dr. Diane Galbraith and Dr. Jim Dittmar on Blog Talk Radio about the upcoming Forged in Steel leader's workshop with Leaders Serving Beaver County.  More
 
Sept. 22, 2016 - Forged in Steel is exhibited at the Beaver County (PA) Regional Council of Governments conference in Beaver Falls, in partnership with Leaders Serving Beaver County.
 
Sept. 17, 2016 - Pittsburgh Sports Talk TV Show Randy Tantlinger interviews co-author Tunch Ilkin about the spirituality behind Forged in Steel. The segment airs on WHVL-TV in State College, PA. View
 
Sept. 15, 2016 - Leaders Serving Beaver County (PA) hosts the first of seven monthly "Leaders Workshop" classes at Penn State-Beaver, taught by Dr. John Stanko (above) and drawn from chapter 1 of Forged in Steel.
 
Sept. 9, 2016 - Dr. Jim Dittmar and Dr. John Stanko of Leaders Serving Beaver County (PA) release this YouTube video announcing the fall schedule of leader's workshops featuring Forged in Steel. View
 
Aug. 15, 2016 - What Chester Delon Thompson, D.Sc., Robert Morris University Director of Student Support and Community Outreach, and Co-Director, Black Male Leadership Development Institute, has to say about Forged in Steel. More
 
Aug. 1, 2016 - Leaders Serving Beaver County -- which is cultivating Christian perspectives and practices in region of Pittsburgh undergoing its greatest economic transformation in decades -- announces its 2016-2017 Leaders Workshop breakfast series based on teachings from Forged in Steel. More
 
April 16, 2016 - MacJohn Sports and JTF-1 organize "After the Lights Go Out," a one-day opportunity in Accident, MD for student-athletes to train with former NFL star Antwaan Randle El and Para-Olympics prospect Jason Sturm. More.
 
April 1, 2016 - At the invitation of head coach John Banaszak, Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner presents a guest lecture to the Robert Morris University football team in the Joe Walton Stadium locker room about the principles of "Mental Toughness" from chapter 7.
 
March 24, 2016 - Following publisher Mark Miner's lecture on "mental toughness" from chapter 7 of Forged in Steel, at a leadership team class at Community College of Beaver County (PA), at the invitation of Dr. Chester Delon Thompson, a young undergraduate remarks, "I needed to hear this. Tonight. Right now."
 
March 17, 2016 - At the invitation of Dr. Chester Delon Thompson, Forged in Steel publisher Mark Miner presents a guest lecture at Robert Morris University on chapter 7 of the book, "Mental Toughness."
 
March 16, 2016 - Wendy Lydon, vice president with ThistleSea Business Development, wins a signed copy of Forged in Steel at the Great Gathering at Southpointe -- hosted by The Pittsburgh Social Exchange, LLC -- with proceeds benefiting the Washington (PA) City Mission.
 
Feb. 22, 2016 - A limited number of copies of Forged in Steel will be available to be signed by co-authors Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams on the Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise, sailing from Miami to Key West and Cozumel from Feb. 25-29, 2016. More.
 

Feb. 17, 2016 - A signed copy of Forged in Steel is auctioned for more than five times its retail price at the 80th Annual Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, benefitting Dapper Dan Charities and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. More.

 

The all-star cast of celebrities and athletes recognizing the best in Pittsburgh sports included the Dapper Dan Lifetime Achievement Award, Dick Groat, 1960 National League MVP, two-time All-American basketball player at Duke and current University of Pittsburgh basketball analyst -- Dapper Dan Courage Award, Pascual Dupois, Pittsburgh Penguins -- Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award, Rob and Cindy Citrone, Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group -- Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year, Meghan Klingenberg, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team -- and Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year, Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers.

 
Feb. 3, 2016 - Tod Arbutina, CPA, CFP®, MBA, of the Cottrill Arbutina accounting and wealth management firms in Beaver, PA, pulls 7 winning entries for free, signed copies of Forged in Steel by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams. Winners will be notified in the next 24 hours.
 
Jan. 28, 2016 - How Mark Schumacher and Jim Kail (right) of the Spurgeon Society won free signed copies of Forged in Steel. More.
 
.Jan. 4, 2016 - Why the Pro Football Hall of Fame added Forged in Steel to its permanent research collection in Canton, Ohio. More.
 
Dec. 15, 2015 - How Ohio aluminum extrusion manufacturer Northern States Metals and its COO Joseph Nobile re-invented their business, became an industry leader and achieved five-fold growth using Forged in Steel leadership principles. More.
 
Nov. 14, 2015 - A signed copy of Forged in Steel is included in the silent auction of the 9th Annual Chuck Tanner Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, a celebration of leadership in sports. More.
 

Nov. 11, 2015 - Forged in Steel is pleased to support the Best of the Batch Foundation's 9th annual "In the Pocket" silent auction fundraiser to benefit reading and computer literacy programs.

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Oct. 21, 2015 - The Welcome PITTSBURGH Information Center & Gift Shop of VisitPITTSBURGH -- in Fifth Avenue Place downtown -- now stocks copies of Forged in Steel to help guests make the most of their Pittsburgh experience. More.
 
Oct. 15, 2015 - MACJOHN Sports LLC uses Forged in Steel ideas to create Joint Training Facility in Maryland. More
 
Oct. 14, 2015 - Tunch Ilkin uses "forged in steel" principles to help celebrate Shell Chemicals' “Goal Zero” — reaching the milestone of 1 million safe work hours at the company's site near Monaca, PA. More
 
Oct. 8, 2015 - The Smithsonian affiliated Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh now stocks Forged in Steel on the shelves of its popular Museum Shop. More
 
Sept. 22, 2015 - A portion of Forged in Steel proceeds benefit Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh, providing a home for the homeless and food for the hungry.
 
Sept. 2, 2015 - Forged in Steel is back on press for a second printing, with copies available Sept. 22, 2015. - More
 
Aug. 22, 2015 - Tunch Ilkin interview on the WMBA-WBVP Radio "Saturday Morning Sports Slam" talk show hosted by Greg Benedetti.
 
March 5, 2015 - Presentation to the National Association of Corporate Directors (Pittsburgh) and Association for Corporate Growth (Pittsburgh)
 
Dec. 10, 14 & 21, 2014 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Winter Reading" promotion
 
Dec. 2, 2014 - Co-author Tunch Ilkin signs copies of the book at the Steelers Sideline Store in the South Hills Village Mall.
 

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The Post-Gazette Store re-stocks copies of the book for the holiday shopping season.

 
Nov. 10, 2014 - The Best of the Batch Foundation includes Forged in Steel in its silent auction to benefit children's literacy.
 
 
Nov. 9, 2014 - Announced by master of ceremonies Larry Richert of KDKA-AM Radio, Joe Weber of Pittsburgh wins the drawing for a free signed copy at the Dapper Dan/Ray Mansfield Steelers Smoker benefiting the Boys and Girls Club.
 
Oct. 24, 2014 - "Mental Toughness," West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, a presentation by the publisher at the invitation of Dr. Michael Walsh.
 
Oct. 17, 2014 - The Pittsburgh Steelers begin stocking the book in Steelers Sideline Stores at Heinz Field and throughout the Pittsburgh region. More
 
Oct. 3, 2014 - "Authors Link Steelers' Values to Community, Family Life" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - More
 
Aug. 8, 2014 - Tunch Ilkin hour-long interview on Craig Wolfley Podcast in the Wolf's Den, with co-author Damian Williams, publisher Mark Miner and producer Frank Murgia. Part 1 - Part 2
 
July 6, 2014 - Interview on "Our Region's Business" with host Bill Flanagan, WPXI-TV (NBC affiliate) - View the clip
 
June 19, 2014 - Presentation with CEO Joe Peilert at VEKA Holdings, Fombell, PA
 
June 17, 2014 - "Tribute to Chuck Noll," Craig Wolfley Podcast - More
 
      
June 16, 2014 - "The Journey with Ron Moore" Podcast - WORD-FM. - More
 
May 3, 2014 - "Winning from the Inside Out," USA Elite Leadership Boot Camp, Pittsburgh
 
April 10, 2014 - "Boundaries for Leaders" conference, Geneva College's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, - with Dr. James Dittmar (left), Damian Williams and Geno DeMarco (right).
 
March 27, 2014 - "Life Lessons on Mental Toughness," West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, by publisher Mark Miner of Minerd.com Publishing, LLC
 
March 11, 2014 - "Steelers Partnership: From Rags to Riches, Croton Native Finds Success by Putting God, Others First," New Castle News, by David Burcham - More
 
March 10-15, 2014 - Steelers Cruise to The Bahamas on Royal Caribbean's Princess of the Seas - Photo album
 
Jan. 31, 2014 - "Leadership Insights from a Down Season," Pittsburgh Business Times - More
 
Jan. 20, 2014 - Interview with Doug Saltzman on WMBS-AM Radio, Uniontown, PA
 
Dec. 13, 2013 - Interview with Stan Savran on 970 ESPN Radio.
 
Dec. 12, 2013 - "Forged in Steel Is More Than Just a Steelers Book" - SteelCityBlitz.com, by Marc Ulhmann - More
 
Dec. 10, 2013 - "It's the Ride Home" show interview with hosts John Hall and Kathy Emmons on Pittsburgh's WORD-FM.
 
Dec. 8, 2013 - "On the Steelers: Three Books Worth Your Money," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by Ed Bouchette - More
 
Dec. 7, 2013 - Book signing at the Heinz History Center "Books in the Burgh" - More
 
Oct. 24, 2013 - Presentation to clients, friends and staff of the Cottrill Arbutina CPA and wealth management firm presentations in Beaver, PA -  More