Business Calendar

Classic Events!

FEB. 8—Classic Events! will host its 2014 Black History Month Celebration at 6 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 11524 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills. The theme is “Saluting Social Service Providers.” In celebration of BHM, several social service providers will be recognized for their profound and positive effect on the communities of Allegheny County. The honorees will be Melvin Hubbard El, Grace Dixon-Kizzie, Jesse McLean and Jacqueline Wilson. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-723-2414 or email

Chamber Business Institute

FEB. 11—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host “How to do Business with Coca-Cola” from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Attendees will be introduced to Coca-Cola’s procedures on doing business. There will also be an opportunity to meet their Sourcing, Operations and Supplier Diversity Team members all while starting the process of building relationships with key decision makers. This event is for Chamber Members Only. Registration is requested by Feb. 7. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

Building and Marketing Your Brand

FEB. 12—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Key to Building and Marketing Your Brand” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry. Evelyn Starr, founder of E. Starr Associates and a marketing consultant, will show attendees not only how to build and market one’s brand, but also how to keep it fresh. They will also learn how to define and evolve one’s brand, find new business opportunities and understand what Brand Adolescence is. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-648-1544 or email

Women Breakfast Series

FEB. 14—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Dr., Shadyside. The monthly series will feature guest speaker Kadee Lewis, owner of Bodytech Health & Fitness and co-founder of Bella Christie & Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique, will speak on the topic “From Sweat to Sweets: How to Grow Two Boutique Businesses.” She will discuss how she made two boutique businesses thrive. Registration is required and will include a continental breakfast. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit

PowerBreakfast Meeting

FEB. 21–The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Paul Harper, PhD, clinical professor of Business Administration Organizations & Entrepreneurship, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He will discuss the exciting initiatives he’s establishing and the impact it’s planned to have on small business and new entrepreneurs. Reservations are required by Feb. 19. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

(To have information on Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail:


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