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International business

JUNE 30—TiE Pittsburgh will host “Long Distance Relationships: Growing Your Business in International Markets” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Shadyside. Several panelists will share their expertise and experiences about growing businesses internationally. David Iwinski will be the moderator. Reservations are requested and the cost is $30 for non-members and $35 the day of the event. For more information, e-mail Berni Bishop Pirollop at bbishop@tiepgh.org.

Professional networking

JULY 1—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Transitioning into Entrepreneurship” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Women Entrepre­neurs.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. 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.

Financial empowerment series

JULY 7—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host a Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday, the four session series will teach individuals how to create a successful strategy to improve one’s overall financial situation. The sessions will be focused on budgeting, using banks and credit unions, understanding credit and credit repair and saving and investing. The series runs through July 28 and a free copy of one’s credit report and free child care will be provided. Registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. Call 412-255-6749.

Business series

JULY 8—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “An Introduction to the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.” Shay Wafer, president of programs for the center, will discuss their ideas of being a showcase for dance, music, art and theater presentations, along with its educational and public program offerings. This event is free and open to the public. Call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JULY 8—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Green Businesses” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Women Entrepreneurs.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. Call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Appraisals

JULY 13—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host “Appraisals of Donated Property: The Right Way, the Wrong Way and Some Examples” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., 9th floor, Downtown. Karen Carolan, executive director of Appraisal Services and chair of the Art Advisory Panel for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, will present this workshop. Registration is required, the cost is $35 for non-members and lunch is included. For more information, call 412-232-0551 or visit http://www.ppgc.net.

Business success

JULY 13—The Business Intelligence Exchange will host the Business Intelligence Success Stories Roundtable from 6-7:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, Room 713, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a forum for business professionals to connect with their peers and exchange stories of their success. Reservations are required and the event is free. For more information, call Nea Kaul at 412-539-1076 or nkaul@bi-exchange.com.

Business institute

JULY 14—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host “How to Do Business With Allegheny County Economic Development” from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., 7th floor, Downtown. The workshop will highlight the Allegheny County Economic Development initiatives for the county. There will also be professional service bids. Registration is requested by July 12. Call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Financial planning

JULY 20—The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement of Duquesne University will host a Financial Planning Online Webinar Information Session at 12 p.m. Faculty members and the program manager will discuss information about the program and what is needed for enrollment. The webinar is free and reservations are required. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or e-mail leadership@duq.edu.

Business series

JULY 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “understanding Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores.” Todd Miller, Education Director of Advantage Credit Counseling Services, will discuss tips on how to improve one’s credit report and credit score, along with many of the tricks and traps to avoid when navigating within the credit industry. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

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