Business Calendar

Certification & Contracting Workshop

JULY 28—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. It is free to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560.

Trademark and copyright

JULY 28—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center and The Keystone Innovation Zone will host Trademark and Copyright Basics from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This seminar will identify and explain trademarks, copyrights, explore why IP rights are critical to a business’ success and more. Reservations are required by July 23. For more information, call 724-537-4572.

Financial empowerment series

JULY 28—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host a Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday, the four-session series will teach individuals how to create a successful strategy to improve one’s overall financial situation. The sessions will be focused on budgeting, using banks and credit unions, understanding credit/credit repair and saving/investing. A free copy of one’s credit report and free child care will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-255-6749.

Business series

JULY 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Understanding Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores.” Todd Miller, education director of Advantage Credit Counseling Services, will discuss tips on how to improve one’s credit report and credit score, along with many of the tricks and traps to avoid when navigating within the credit industry. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Selling webinar

JULY 29—Peak Performance Management & Sandler Training will host a “No Pressure Selling” webinar from 1-2 p.m. The Internet seminar will be lead by Scot Teachout and he will discuss superior selling techniques, the top five things that should be focused on and how to succeed during challenging business times. There is no cost for the webinar, but registration is required. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933.

Professional networking

JULY 29—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Cultivating New Technologies in Pittsburgh.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Business plans

JULY 30—The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business& College of Business Administration will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. This is a seminar for individuals starting a business. Presenters will discuss the importance of a business plan, operational and production planning, conducting market research and more. For more information, call Melissa Kacin at 412-648-1542.

Business series

AUG. 5—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Good Grief! It’s Grammar! (and Why it Really Matters).” Anne Louise Feeny from the Transition Institute will discuss the lasting impression that one can leave through one’s speech and writing. She will also help build the skills needed to market one’s self competitively. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Leadership luncheon series

AUG. 10—Coro Pittsburgh will host its 2nd Annual Leadership Luncheon Series from 12-1 p.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The series will offer a unique opportunity to connect with local leaders and hear how leadership affects their specific industry. The guest speaker will be Audrey Russo, President of the Pittsburgh Technology Center. The series will also take place on Aug. 10 featuring a different speaker. Registration is required and the cost is $25 per lunch. For more information, call Kelsey Halling at 412-208-0251 or e-mail

Golf outing

AUG. 14—The Minority Network Exchange will host the Third Annual Golf Outing at 9:45 a.m. at Westwood Golf Course, 825 Commonwealth Ave., West Mifflin. This is a fun day of golf to help support the Neighborhood Academy. Lunch and prizes will follow the event. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-303-0808.

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