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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.

Downtown divas

JUNE 8—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 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.

Diversity dinner views

JUNE 9—Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Vibrant Dinnerviews from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The theme for the evening will be “Changing the ‘face’ of technology in Pittsburgh.” The event is designed to bring together diversity focused tech companies to connect them with candidates looking for technology job opportunity. Registration is required and the cost is $249 for members and $500 for non-members. For more information, call 412-918-4229 or e-mail events@pghtech.org.

Business cash flow

JUNE 10—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host “Cash Flow Solutions Workshop: Understanding Cash Flow to Grow Your Business” from 9:30-11 a.m. at Chatham University, James Laughlin Music Center, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. Attendees will be given the tools and resources needed to strengthen one’s business’ cash flow. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or e-mail womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu.

Social media

JUNE 14—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “An Interactive Social Media Workshop” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, Fetterolf Room, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is part three of their Social Media workshop with Strategic Images and is designed for Chamber Members who want to advance their knowledge on how to develop and utilize Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Attendees are asked to bring their laptops and only two persons per member company. Reservations are required by June 10. The cost is $20 and includes a box lunch. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Business workshop

JUNE 15—Sandler Training and Peak Performance Management will host a Business Leaders Workshop from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Foster Plaza Building II, 790 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of hidden strengths and weaknesses through real world case histories and what to do about lost opportunities, slipping margins, rising cost of sales and more. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or e-mail ­debbienahm@superiorselling.com.

(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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