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Business series

APRIL 21—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 “Moving Up and Moving Out in 2011: The Insider Secrets of Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals.” Diane Scabilloni, MPM, of Victorian Finance, and Tracy Janov of Prudential Preferred Reality will discuss options for making a smooth financial transition from one home to another and ideas for managing the financing when you are selling and moving to a new property. The guest speakers will explain how one can entice buyers to make a quick offer and make realtors excited to show one’s home. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

Vendor showcase

APRIL 28—Professional Services Marketing Association will host a Vendor Showcase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The region’s premier business professionals will meet with more than 30 local vendors to network in a tradeshow environment. The cost is $15 for non-members and reservations are required. For more information, email Karen Come at kcome@ekertsemans.com.

Business seminar

APRIL 28—Allegheny County, The City of Pittsburgh, The Small Business Administration, Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Building Bridges for Business will host a Small Business Works Seminar at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This is the first seminar in a series developed to educate and empower business owners. There will be a keynote speaker to inspire individuals and more than 20 exhibitors to showcase resources. For more information, call Linda Handley at 412-475-9010 or visit http://www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org.

Social media

APRIL 29—The Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host a “Social Media Implementation: Take Your Business to the Next Level” workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. at Hosanna House, Room 414, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. Robert Stein will discuss how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote one’s business, how to best use the features available and the intricacies associated with implementing social media for one’s small business. Registration is requested and the cost is $15 for Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce and $25 for non-members. For more information, call 412-242-0234 or email info@wilkinsburgchamber.com.

Business bootcamp

MAY 2—Kelly Eckert LLC. will host a Small Business Bootcamp for Women Entrepreneurs from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Allegheny Branch, 1230 Federal St., North Side. Eckert will discuss the three characteristics all business owners share, the 10 critical elements of a business plan for a small business and more. Registration is required and the cost is $97. For more information, call 412-528-1789 or email kelly@kellyeckert.com

Opportunity fair

MAY 4—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host the 35th Annual Business Opportunity Fair from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Monroeville Convention Center, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. There will be various workshops, contracting opportunities and more. The luncheon keynote speaker will be Joset B. Wright, NMSDC president. For more information, call 412-391-4423 or email nfrye@wpmsdc.org.

Informational job session

MAY 5—Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Ricky Burgess will host the East Liberty Target Job Informational Sessions from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This is the second of a three-part session to secure jobs for local residents. The topic will be “Interviewing for Target.” There will also be a session from 6-8 p.m. and one on May 12 at the same time. For more information, email Joanna Doven at Joanna.doven@city.pittsburgh.pa.us.

(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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