Business Calendar

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Sales leads

SEPT. 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Sales Are the Heart of a Business: Learn How to Find Leads and Warm Up Cold Leads” from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Namm Business Center of the Carnegie Library, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Timothy Sullivan, of the Pittsburgh Business Times, will be the facilitator. This is a free seminar. For more information, call 412-422-9650.

Open house

SEPT. 14—The Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise will host its 8th Annual Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Human Services Building, One Smithfield St., Downtown. Space is limited and refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-350-4309 or e-mail RSVP-MBE@alleghenycounty.us.

Business series

SEPT. 15—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 “Is Avoiding Probate For You?” James Lange, president of Lange Legal Group LLC, will give the facts one needs to make informed decisions regarding probate, traditional wills and what many experts regard as the best estate plan for married couples. Attendees will receive a copy of Lange’s book, “Retire Secure.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Networking

SEPT. 15—Classic Events will host a Business/ Political Networking Mixer at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., East Liberty. This is an event for senior citizens, concerned voters, community advocates, community stakeholders and entrepreneurs. There will also be a special recognition given to a member of the Seiu Labor Union and a member of the business company. For more information, call 412-723-2414 or e-mail yourclassicevent@yahoo.com.

PowerBreakfast

SEPT. 16—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 the procurement team from Robert Morris University and they will discuss the requirements for doing business with the university. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

NAWBO day

SEPT. 16—The Greater Pittsburgh National Association of Women Business Owners will host its 2011 NAWBO Day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel, 101 Radisson Dr., Pittsburgh. The theme is “Think GINORMOUS-We have the App for that!” This event is for business owners, entrepreneurs and even those thinking of starting a business. There will be exciting workshops, a luncheon with two guest keynote speakers and more. Registration is required, begins at 8 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast.

Marketing

SEPT. 21—The Namm Business Center of the Carnegie Library will host “Marketing, Pricing and Branding Your Product” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Attendees will learn the secrets of low cost marketing, how to make one’s product or service irresistible to customers without lowering the price. Dan Droz of Droz & Associates will present this seminar. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or e-mail squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org.-

Venture fair

SEPT. 21—Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association will host the 3 Rivers Venture at PNC Park’s Lexus Club, 115 Federal St., North Shore. This two-day fair is one of the nation’s leading showcases of breakthrough innovations in technology, life services and energy. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Kelly Szejko at 412-220-9193 or e-mail Kelly@thepvca.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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