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Business series

DEC. 10—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown and Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Census 2010: stand Up And Be Counted!” Benita M. Johnson, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010, will be the presenter and will discuss why it is critical for every resident in one’s area to be counted and how to help one’s community achieve this goal. Results are the basis for federal, state and local funding. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Facebook for businesses

DEC. 16—The Robert Morris University Sewall Business Center will host “Facebook Marketing for Business Owners” from 6-9 p.m. at the Moon Township Campus, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Rori Rasel, of Social Marketing Maven and Advertisers Associates and Contact One Communications, will discuss how to use the social networking site, Facebook, to spread the word about their business through the site’s tools such as fan pages, gift apps and event calendars. Other networking sites will also be visited. Registration is requested and the cost is $94. For more information, call 412-841-6787 or e-mail themaven@socialmarketingmaven.net.

Certification/contracting workshop

DEC. 17—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. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

Business series

DEC. 17—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Addicted to Cheap Shopping? Why the Real Cost of Goods Keeps Going Down!” A 61-minute videodisc will take a meaningful look at the economics behind the inexpensive goods for sale in big-box stores and malls. It discusses the Walmart effect, the no-frills philosophy of IKEA and the triumphs and woes of China in its role as the manufacturer for the world. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

DEC. 17—Jessica Lee will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $10 cover charge with a full bar and dinner selections. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Resume/bio seminar

DEC. 18—Spahr Consulting will host the “How Do You Look…on Paper?” Resume and Bio Seminar from 2-3 p.m. This is a teleseminar that will discuss current trends and give tips to make one’s resume and bio documents viewer-ready. Reservations are requested and the cost is $20. The password will be given once the reservations are made. For more information, call Lisa Spahr at 412-867-9991 or e-mail lspahr@spahrconsulting.com.

Community marketplace

DEC. 19—Hosanna House will host a Community Marketplace from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The Marketplace is to develop a venue where people bring their families to visit and be entertained while shopping and networking. The marketplace creates an opportunity for economic development and cultural exchange. Call 412-243-7711.

(To have information listed in the 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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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