Business Calendar

LEED workshop

SEPT. 28—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host “LEED The Way to Green Buildings—Part IV” from 12-4 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 23rd Floor, R.A. Hunt Room. 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The topic for the workshop is “Sustainability & Green Products.” This is for business owners and professionals. Attendees will learn about expanding the availability and use of green building products in this region and about new options for improving one’s home and business. The featured speakers will be Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Janice Donatelli, president of Artemis Environmental Building products. Registration is requested by Sept. 25 and the cost is $15, which includes lunch and workshop materials. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

Networking luncheon

SEPT. 29—The Comfort Inn & Conference Center will host “Comfort Zone Networking Lunch” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This is a networking opportunity with lunch. Reservations are required. The cost is $10. For more information, call Sharon Pranis at 412-349-1622.

Job opportunities

SEPT. 30—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Business Program Series from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Squirrel Hill Namm Business Center, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The topic is “Do I Have to Work Til I’m 100? Hear About Local Job Opportunities For The Second Half of Your Life.” Joe D’Ana, a counselor for the Career Development Center, will present this workshop on job opportunities after retirement. The event is free and open to public. Seating is limited. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or e-mail

Networking mixer

SEPT. 30—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Networking Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at the EQT Corp., EQT Plaza, 625 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Attendees are asked to bring plenty of business cards. Registration is requested by Sept. 28 and the cost is $5 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or

Business with commonwealth

OCT. 1—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host “Doing Business with the Commonwealth” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. The Pennsylvania Department of General Services will present this workshop and will provide the necessary information to anyone interested in doing business with the government. Topics will include locating state contracting opportunities, how the state purchases goods and services, using state contracting to “grow” a small business and state programs to help small businesses make use of contracting and subcontracting opportunities. The workshop will also cover certification of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. The owners of such businesses are especially urged to attend. The workshop is free and there will be a continental breakfast and materials are included. Registration is requested by Sept. 28. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail

Professional networking

OCT. 1—Jessica Lee will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. The theme is “Entertainer Entrepreneurs.” There is a $10 cover charge with a full bar and dinner selections. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Anniversary symposium

OCT. 2—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 140th Anniversary Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Westin Hotel. 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. There theme is “Women Who Dare: Do They Make a Difference?” The symposium will feature presentations by Donna Brazile, Nina Totenberg and Lilly Ledbetter. Each presentation will include a question and answer session. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-255-1257 or e-mail

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