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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.

Business with CCAC

MARCH 11—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host a “Special Meeting on How to do Business with CCAC” from 3-4:30 p.m. at CCAC, Byers Hall, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. This is a meeting for Chamber members interested in submitting bids for the K. Leroy Irvis Science and Technology Center. Reservations are requested by March 9. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Job fair

MARCH 15—The EmploymentGuide.com and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 2011 Pittsburgh Employment and Career Education Expo at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. There will be more than 70 employers and schools represented and conducting interviews. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Pete Denio at 412-257-7801 or e-mail pete.denio@employment­guide.com.

Business taxes

MARCH 15—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host a Business Tax Workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, O’Neill Room, 23rd floor, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Larry S. Blair, Esq., of Metz Lewis LLC. will facilitate this workshop and give attendees an overview of business taxes for small business owners and self-employed individuals to understand their tax rights, responsibilities and record keeping requirements. Registration is requested by March 11 and the cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email information@aaccwp.com.

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.

Second step

MARCH 18—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center Institute for Entrepreneurial Experience will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn all they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding to one’s business. Registration is requested and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or visit http://www.sbdc.pitt.edu.

Business basics

MARCH 19—SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is presented by working professionals and helps new businesses get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business and covering key topics that will impact the success or failure of the business. There will be discussions on marketing, record keeping, taxes, business plans development and how to obtain a small business loan. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

(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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