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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. Also, the facilitator will discuss the top five things sales managers should spend 85 percent of their time on. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or e-mail debbienahm@superiorselling.com.

Sales and tax

JUNE 15—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host “PA Sales and Use Tax-What is it and how does it affect my business?” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. The seminar will be customized to answer questions specific to one’s business needs. Attendees will learn what Sales and Use Taxes are, how to deal with them and how to avoid penalties for not being in compliance. Reservations are required by June 10. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail sbdc@stvincent.edu.

Downtown divas

JUNE 15—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. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-854-4827 or e-mail nawbo@blacktie-pittsburgh.com.

Business series

JUNE 16—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 “Downsizing Your Home Clutter-How to Start, Finish and Stay Organized!” Jill Revitsky, of Discover Organizing Inc., will discuss the best ways to start the seemingly overwhelming process of decluttering large and small spaces in one’s home. She will also discuss the best way to get started; the best products to use and how to develop the habits that will help one stay organized. 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.

PowerBreakfast

JUNE 17—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The special guest will be Steve Bland, CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County. He will focus on the changes and plans for public transportation and the impact on individuals and their workforce. Reservations are required by June 15. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Business basics

JUNE 18– SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 226 Fifth 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 by June 15 and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Organizational analysis

JUNE 23—HR Leadership Forum will host How Does Your Organization Really Get Things Done: Organizational Network Analysis from 8-10 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Kim Rhule will facilitate this seminar, which will feature case studies exploring how ONA has helped businesses to understand their ineffectiveness in getting work done. Registration is required by June 20. For more information, e-mail info@hr-Leadership-forum.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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