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Diversity workshop

FEB. 23—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host Bridging the Cross-Cultural Communication Gap in the Multicultural Workplace from 8:30-11 a.m. at the City-County Building, Room 920, 414 Grant St., Downtown. This is an interactive, participative workshop that will provide guidelines and information on how to communicate more clearly, efficiently and considerately with people from other cultures. Rhonda Coast, President of International Development Resources and Lynda Stucky, President of Clearly Speaking, will be the facilitators. Registration is required and the cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call 412-402-6706 or visit http://www.wpdiversity.org.

Business series

FEB. 24—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Tapped: a documentary about the bottled water industry” a 76-minute DVD exposes the industry’s role in harming one’s health, accelerating climate change and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Quickbooks training

MARCH 1—The Small Business Development Center of Saint Vincent College will host Quickbooks Made Easy from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This is a seminar for individuals and businesses that recently started using the software program and would like to become more efficient. Dennis Piper of Dennis Piper & Associates will explain and demonstrate everything that one needs to know to process their daily work. Reservations are requested by Feb. 24 and the cost is $40. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail sbdc@stvincent.edu.

Awards dinner

MARCH 2—Fifth Third Bank will host the 6th Annual Celebrate and Share, Women of Achievement Awards Dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The dinner will honor 24 women of Pittsburgh who contribute greatly to the success and advancement of the city. The event will raise funds for Cribs for Kids Infant Safe Sleep Initiative. For more information, call 412-322-5680 ext. 5 or visit http://www.cribsforkids.org.

Business series

MARCH 3—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “The Ins and Outs of Schedule D.” Patrick N. Price, a tax specialist, will discuss and explain the terms related to asset sales and the IRS’ 1099-B form. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Time management

MARCH 9—The Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Sharpsburg. The topic will be “Deliver Your Business from Digital Distress: Time-saving tips for finding things we know are ‘there somewhere’ on our PCs, laptops and smartphones. The guest speaker will be Cheryl A. Lowitzer, Principal of CALowitzer & Associates. Registration is requested and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-782-5344.

Interview skills

MARCH 17—The Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Disability Resource Breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic for the workshop is “How to Sell Your Abilities in A job Interview.” Coralee A. Gionta will discuss how to develop a better understanding of best practices that persons with or without disabilities should use during their job search. She will teach how to complete applications, build a resume, plan for interviews, dress for the position and focus on the abilities that will one to get a job. For more information, call 412-782-5344.

(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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