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Business series

SEPT. 23—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 “Common Mistakes in Estate Planning and How to Avoid Them.” Theodore T. Blair of T.T. Blair & Associates, will lead the session on up to date recent legal changes regarding transferring assets and how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes that many individuals make in drafting their wills and estate plans. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

SEPT. 23—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. 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 $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780.

Internship fair

SEPT. 24—The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host a Job and Internship Fair from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh. Representatives from several employers will be on hand to discuss job openings and internship opportunities for the fall semester. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. For more information, call 412-369-3631.

Small business workshop

SEPT. 25—SCORE Pittsburgh will host their Small Business Basics Workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeVry University, 2nd floor, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Working professionals will present this workshop that will help new businesses get off to the right start by studying legal requirements and key topics of a successful business. The topics include record keeping, marketing, developing a business plan, taxes, financing and more. Registration is required and the cost is $45 per person. For more information, call 412-395-6560, ext. 130.

Finance seminar

SEPT. 29—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host a Finance and Business Seminar from 8-9:30 a.m. at Chatham University, Howe-Childs Gatehouse, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is the fourth in a four-part seminar series held in conjunction with Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP about finances, which is a critical part of business. After each session there will be an “ask the finance expert” session. The topic is “Is It Time for a Tune-Up? Preventative Maintenance for Your Assets.” Presenters Karen T. Mangis and Anne M. Stalter will discuss some potential risks and results of a lack of control, as well as cost effective controls for small business owners. Registration is required and the cost is $20 per seminar, which includes a continental breakfast. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Certification and contracting workshop

SEPT. 29—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. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

Business plans

SEPT. 30—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host Writing An Effective Business Plan from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The most crucial step in starting a business is the business plan. Facilitators will teach attendees how to put together a plan that can guide one’s business in the right direction. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-6233.

Sales webinar

SEPT. 30—Peak Performance Management and Sandler Training will host the Your Sales Team—The Best of the Rest webinar from 1-2 p.m. The webinar is designed for presidents, owners, CEOs and other management interested in improving their sales force and increasing sales. Registration is requested. For more information, call ­Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or debbie ahm@superior­selling.com.

Professional networking

SEPT. 30—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Medical Innovations.” 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.

Minority Enterprise

OCT. 1—The Minority Business Opportunity Committee, the Pittsburgh District Office, the Small Business Administration and the Diversity Business Resource Center will host the Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Meadowlands, 340 Racetrack Rd., Washington. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Benjamin Butlter at 412-395-6067 or email ben.butler@va.gov.

(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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