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Federal contracting workshop

MAY 25—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Federal Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. This is geared towards MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses and includes 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications. It is free and registration is requested. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109 or Judith Kirby at 412-395-6560 Ext. 123.

Job seminar

MAY 25—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Namm Business Center will host “Boomer Job Search: Leverage Your Experience and Overcome Obstacles” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting will be the facilitator. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or e-mail squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org.

Open-air market

MAY 26—Ujamaa Collective will host an Open-Air Marketplace from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2030 Centre Ave., Hill District. For two days there will be sales of food, jewelry, hair care, natural soap and more. For more information, call 412-512-2680 or e-mail ujamaacoop@gmail.com.

Networking mixer

MAY 26—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Networking Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at Larrimor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Ave., Downtown. The theme for the evening will be Louisiana, with Cajun food and leather specialties for purchase. Attendees are asked to bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are required by May 24 and the cost is $10 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Downtown divas

JUNE 1—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Downtown Divas Live Music and Networking event from 6-9 p.m. at Villa South Side, 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. Every Wednesday, will be able to enjoy performances from some of the city’s best female vocalist while networking. Etta Cox will be the featured entertainer. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-854-4827 or e-mail nawbo@blacktie-pittsburgh.com.

Business series

JUNE 2—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 “Duties of an Executor.” Erik V. Scully Esq. of Scully & Scully LLP Attorneys of Law, will discuss the duties and responsibilities of an executor from the opening of the estate until its completion, including locating the will and other important documents; notifying all beneficiaries; establishing an estate account to pay outstanding bills and understanding tax consequences. For more information, call 412-281-7141. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Panel discussion

JUNE 8—TiE Pittsburgh will host “Get In the Game-Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Gaming Technologies” Panel Discussion from 5:30-8 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center, 700 Technology Dr., Oakland. This is a networking and a panel discussion to learn how one can get in the game and grow one’s opportunities for success. Reservations are required by June 7. For more information, visit infor@pghtie.org.

Business series

JUNE 9—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 “Dining Etiquette: Command New Confidence at Your Next Business Lunch.” Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting will discuss the proper way to arrange and conduct a business meeting over a meal. She’ll also talk about how this is an important skill for mealtime interviews. For more information, call 412-281-7141. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

(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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