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Financial planning

JAN. 6—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host “Informational Webcast: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning” from 12-1 p.m. at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This webcast will be on the Executive Certificate in Financial Planning and will provide an opportunity for interested students to learn more about the program and how to enroll in it. The webinar is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or e-mail leadership@duq.edu.

Financial series

JAN. 6—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host their Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton location, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday from now through Jan. 27, this interactive series of four workshops is designed to correct unhealthy financial habits and help consumers gain control of their financial lives. The workshop will cover various topics such as Making the Commitment-Budgeting; Using Banks and Credit Unions; Credit and Credit Repair; and Saving and Investing. There will be free parking, childcare and a copy of your credit report. Registration is required. For more information, call the YWCA Asset Development Initiative at 412-255-6749.

Business series

JAN. 7—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 “Your Legal Rights in the Workplace.” Nicole Scialabba, Esq., employment project coordinator for Neighborhood Legal Services Association will be the presenter and will inform employees about their legal rights when dealing with pre-employment, current employment and post-employment issues. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JAN. 7—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.

Small business workshop

JAN. 9—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University and SCORE will host the Small Business Basics Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University Mellon Board Room. This workshop is for women interested in starting their own business or expanding their current one. Industry experts will discuss business planning, financing, marketing and legal issues. A continental breakfast will be served. The cost is $25 for female veterans and $30. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or e-mail womens-entrepreneurship@ chatham.edu.

Networking presentation

JAN. 13—The Pittsburgh Coaches Association will host Five Networking Essentials, Lunch & Learn” from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Concourse, 100 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square. Deanna Tucci Schmitt will lead this interactive networking presentation on how individuals can make networking work for them. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Registration is required by Jan. 8. For more information, e-mail Roberta Rollings at pghcoachesassoc@aol.com.

Business series

JAN. 14—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 “What You Need to Know to Protect Your Credit and Credit Scores.” Jenn Carr, certified credit consultant of Credit Justice Services, will teach attendees about the credit scoring system, what type of credit one should have, whether paying one’s credit cards on time is enough, and how credit card debt can help or hurt one’s score. This session will also explain how one can become personally involved in understanding their credit report and turn less than perfect credit into the solid credit scores one deserves. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Stimulus package

JAN. 20—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh and the Women & Minorities Recovery Coalition will host “Economic Stimulus Package: A Guide to Getting Your Piece of Pie” at 3p.m. at Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St., Downtown. Individuals will learn where to find available stimulus money for their business and why more stimulus money is not getting to Western Pennsylvania. This event is free and seating is limited. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.nawbopittsburgh.org.

Business series

JAN. 21—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., Downtown. The topic is “Resolution Get Organized in 2010, Need Help? Ask the Experts!” A panel of local experts from the National Association of Professional Organizers will answer questions about organizing one’s office, home, and life in general. Here’s one’s opportunity to learn valuable tips that can be used every day to create a lifetime of order. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

(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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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