Business Calendar

Corridors of Opportunity

SEPT. 27—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host “Corridors of Opportunity, Bakery Square 2.0” from 5-7:30 p.m. at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is just one session in a series highlighting Pittsburgh’s most important growth corridors with a panel discussion on commercial real estate developments. Facilitators will discuss the success of Bakery Square and plans to develop the second phase of the project, which includes the former Reizenstein School. Registration is requested. For more information, call Michele Broda at 412-208-3817 or email

Social Media Seminar

SEPT. 29—TiE Pittsburgh will host “Social Media: The Driving Force Behind Business” from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This seminar will help attendees generate ideas, strengthen one’s business plan and build an in-person network that will bring success. There will be several sessions, multiple presenters, a roundtable lunch and a keynote address by Dave Nelsen of Dialog Consulting Group. Registration is requested. For more information, email Berni Bishop Pirallo at

Job Fair

SEPT. 29–Giant Eagle & GetGo will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 4859 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh. This fair is to fill full- and part-time positions for Giant Eagle and GetGo locations in Pittsburgh northern suburbs. For more information call Dan Donovan at 412-963-5072 or visit

IT Risk Dinner/Panel

OCT. 4—The Association of Corporate Growth will host the “IT Risk & Social Media-Responding to a Crisis” Dinner/Panel Discussion from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The panel will work through hypothetical data breach scenarios while offering insights on how to best approach challenging situations. They will touch on managing the situation, investigating the incident, evaluating legal and business risks, and handling the media. Registration is required by Sept. 27. For more information, call Kelly Szejko at 412-253-7515 or email

Smart Marketing

OCT. 8—Pittsburgh Professional Women will host a Smart Marketing Workshop from 6-8 p.m. at WPXI Television, Conference Room, 4145 Evergreen Rd., Pittsburgh. Leah Gally Kren, Marketing Director at Pittsburgh Magazine, will facilitate this workshop and speak on the topic of “Smart Marketing for Business Success.” Registration is required and the cost is $35 for members and $49 for non-members. For more information, call Beth Caldwell at 412-202-9683 or email

Small Business Financing

OCT. 9—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host “Letters of Credit, Export Financing & Payment Methods” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration; the Export Import Bank and private sources; how to move one’s goods overseas and understand documentation; and more. Grant information will be available. Registration is required and the cost is $40. For more information, visit

Diversity Career Expo

OCT. 9—BNY Mellon will host a Diversity Career Expo from 5-7 p.m. at the BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant St., Downtown. This is an opportunity to explore career paths and network with representatives of their business areas and managers and recruiters. Registration is requested by Oct. 2 and space is limited. For more information, visit

Business Institute

OCT. 10—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “How To Do Business In The Marcellus Shale” at 9 a.m. at 24 Summit Park Dr., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh. Members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, EQT and Universal Well Services Inc. will discuss procurement opportunities with the shale gas industry and the process to follow. Reservations are requested by Oct. 5. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

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