Business Calendar

Women’s Luncheon
NOV. 20—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and State Farm Insurance will host the “Speed Networking: Connecting Remarkable Women” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn, Allegheny Room, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be a discussion on how women of all ages and career paths can build powerful networks to help achieve personal and professional success. You will also meet local State Farm business owners and professionals. Space is limited and registration is required by Nov. 15. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
Business Series
NOV. 21—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Social Media Marketing Made Simple.” Cindy Neky, of Marketing Pathways, will discuss the strategies and best practices for successfully utilizing social media to expand one’s market. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email
Human Resources Overview
NOV. 22—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center, and Donnelly-Boland and Associates will host its Human Resources Overview for Small Business Owners Seminar from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Oakland. Attendees will learn how to avoid common pitfalls related to building and maintaining a productive workforce. The seminar is geared toward small and start-up businesses. Featured topics include Employee Handbooks, Personal Files, Documentation and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542.
First Step Seminar
DEC. 3—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host the “First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will cover topics such as business structure and formation, employee issues, fictitious name registration and more. After the seminar, attendees will have the option of meeting with a consultant. Registration is required. For more information, visit
Annual Business Lunch
DEC. 4— The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Business Meeting at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The guest speaker will be Charles Bunch, chairman and CEO of PPG Industries Inc. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
Open House
DEC. 6—The Green Building Alliance will host an Ask the Experts: Open House from 8-10 a.m. at 33 Terminal Way, Suite 331, South Side. This is a free opportunity to speak with GBA staff members in person to discuss project ideas or ask any questions about green building. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-773-6006 or visit
You Can Get There
DEC. 7—O’Friel Consulting will host “You Can Get There From Here!” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. Robert O’Friel will help attendees begin to plan for 2014 as though they were planning a vacation. Individuals can start planning now so that they can enjoy the holidays knowing that they will hit the road running to begin the New Year. Registration is required. For more information, call 724-816-0819 or email
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