New Pittsburgh Courier's Business Calendar (Sept. 12)

Regional Economic Inclusion Summit
SEPT. 17—Vibrant Pittsburgh will host its Regional Economic Inclusion Summit, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh 15222. The summit is designed to bring together a diversity of leaders committed to the advancement of people of color into executive roles, foster connections, enhance networks and recognize great work being done in Diversity and Inclusion. For information on registration, tickets, sponsorship and nominations Visit
Training Event
SEPT. 18—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Social Media Series: LinkedIn, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15282. Speaker Joel Burstein will walk through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers like yours to help them find businesses like you. Cost: $49. For more information, call 412-396-6233.
Duquesne Workshop
SEPT. 19—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Profits: Understanding Financial Statements, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh 15282. This hands-on workshop takes a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit and loss statement and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within your business and set realistic financial goals.Cost: $49. For more information, call 412-396-6233.
SEPT. 21—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA will host Community College of Allegheny County President Dr. Quintin Bullock as its PowerBreakfast speaker, 7:30 – 9 a.m., at the Rivers Club, Oxford Center, 301 Grant Street, Pgh., 15219. His presentation will include an overview of the college and its business opportunities.
Entrepreneurship Workshop
SEPT. 22—The Chatham University Women’s Business Center will host a Build Your Business Workshop, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Chatham University Eastside, Entrepreneurship Hub, 6585 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Representatives from SCORE Pittsburgh will join other business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs will discuss the following topics: business planning, marketing and sales, financing, legal issues and business lessons learned. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, call 412-365-1448.
Mortgage Workshop
SEPT. 22—Dollar Bank presents Mortgages For Men, 9 a.m., at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The seminar, hosted by Harold Hayes will cover matched savings for closing costs; credit counseling and restoration; affordable mortgage and down payment options, and programs to help public housing residents become homeowners. The event is free and includes a continental breakfast. To register, call 1-800-345-3655.
Training Event
SEPT. 26—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center presents Finding and Buying the Right Franchise, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15282. John Tubridy from FranNet will review: pros and cons of becoming a franchisee; steps involved in finding the right franchise for you; misconceptions of franchising; qualifications requirements (personal finances and professional experience); what to expect to see in a Franchise Disclosure Document, and questions to ask the franchisor before investing. For more information, call 412-396-6233.
Urban Manufacturing Gathering
SEPT. 26-SEPT. 28—Bridgeway Capital and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance will host their Urban Gathering 2018 at 7800 Susquehanna Street in Homewood. The gathering will include a welcoming reception Sept. 26, structured and unstructured networking and industry sessions Sept. 27, and tours of various sites and facilities Sept. 28. For more information, or to register, visit
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