JUNE 23—HR Leadership Forum will host How Does Your Organization Really Get Things Done: Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) 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.
JUNE 24—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. The session will teach all one needs to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or visit http://www.sbdc.pitt.edu.
JUNE 28—Up A Notch Marketing will host a No BS Marketing Meeting from 3-5 p.m. at the Sigmas Conference and Event Center, Upper Level, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. This is an all meat, no fat marketing meeting that is guaranteed to have attendees walk out with at least one actionable tactic that they can implement immediately and drive business their way. The strategies that are taught are direct response marketing oriented and based on what’s currently working. There is limited space available and reservations are requested by June 24. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739 or e-mail Weston@westonlyon.com.
JUNE 29—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host “Diabetes: The Silent Killer-Self Management of a Chronic Disease” from 3-5 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital, Magovern Conference Center, 320 E. North Ave., North Side. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Lenore Coleman, the author of “Healing Our Village: A Self Guide to Diabetes Control.” There will be free diabetes and high blood pressure screenings. Registration is required by June 24 and it is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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JUNE 29—The Riverside Center for Innovation and the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host the “Introduction to Soldier to Business Owner” workshop from 5-7 p.m. at 700 River Ave., North Side. Military Veterans and or their spouses will learn about what it takes to start or expand a small business. For more information, call Donn Nemchick at 412-325-4054 or e-mail email@example.com.
JUNE 29—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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 7—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Other People’s Money: How Vanguard’s John Boyle Wants to Fix the Mutual Fund Industry and Wall Street.” Lewis Braham, author of “The House That Bogle Built,” will discuss John Bogle’s, of Vanguard Funds, vision for a better investment world and how Vanguard Funds is different from its competitors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)