NOV. 17—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 “Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Crisis of Consumerism.” This 52-minute documentary will provide a fascinating examination of the social, psychological and environmental costs associated with the never-ending pursuit of material happiness. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 17—The Business Institute of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “Diabetes: The Silent Killer, Self Management of a Chronic Disease” from 3-5 p.m. at WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event will feature a special film presentation on the symptoms of diabetes and the impact it has on people of all ages. Terri Seidman and Loren Haley, J.D., give a testimony on the impact the disease has had on them. Reservations are required by Nov. 15. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail email@example.com.
Real estate investing
NOV. 19—Property Placement Inc. will host an “Intro to Real Estate Investing” seminar from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pittsburgh Invest, 10989 Frankstown Ave., Penn Hills. Attendees will learn what it takes to be a successful real estate investor, the truth about no money deals, types of investment strategies for beginner investors and the resources to help one build a strong foundation for one’s investing efforts. Registration is required. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 23—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host “The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a workshop for entrepreneurs without previous business experience or new business start-ups. After the workshop attendees will be able to meet with a consultant. The event is free and the registration is required. For more information, visit www.sbdc.duq.edu.
NOV. 29—My QuickBooks Accountant will host its “15 Steps to Getting More Out of QuickBooks” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Monroeville Area C of C, 4268 Northern Pike, Monroeville. This is a comprehensive and popular training course that is designed for new as well as advanced users of the financial software and who want or need to learn more. Attendees must bring a laptop and registration is required by Nov. 22. For more information, call Susan Ansell at 412-848-3164.
NOV. 30—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host its Federal Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. Workshop topics include 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications and MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. It is free to the public and registration is required. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109 or Judith Kirby at 412-395-6560 Ext. 123.
DEC. 1—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 “How to Get Organized for the Upcoming Tax Season.” Tax Specialist Diana Smith, Internal Revenue Service, will explain the most efficient ways to organize one’s most important 2011 tax documents. She’ll also discuss IRS updates. 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.)