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.
Starting a business
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.
JULY 6—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 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.
JULY 12—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host is “Neighborhood Block Party: A Roundtable Discussion on Planned Giving Best Practices” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Koppers Building Conference Center, 9th floor, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. The roundtable will address topics such as marketing, metrics, stewardship and closing gifts. Registration is requested and the cost is $35 for non-members and lunch is included. For more information, call 412-680-2149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 12—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host an Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the University’s Mellon Board Room, Woodland Road, Oakland. This is an opportunity for interested women to meet the staff, facilitators and past participants while learning about all of their services for women business owners and women in business, such as development classes, workshops and peer mentoring roundtables. Attendees that sign-up at the open house will receive a discount on the program. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or e-mail email@example.com.
JULY 14—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host QuickBooks Advanced Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will help individuals become more knowledgeable with the program that is the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start ups and small business entrepreneurs and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job castings and time tracking. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.
JULY 14—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 “Organizing for Success.” Dennis Snedden, of Time Management Services, will give attendees practical suggestions on how to gain a greater sense of satisfaction from being more productive in both one’s personal and professional life. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Contracting Workshop
JULY 27—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Federal Contracting workshop that includes 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. Minority, Women and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend this session. Registration is requested, it is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109 or Judith Kirby at 412-395-6560 ext. 123.
(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: email@example.com.)