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JAN. 9—Pittsburgh Professional Women will host a Clever Connections Networking Dinner from 6-8 p.m. at BRAVO!, 4976 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh. The cost is $30 for members. Reservations are required. For more information, call Beth Caldwell at 412-202-6983 or e-mail beth@pittsburghprofes­sional­women.com.

Business seminar

JAN. 10—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host “Maximize Your Message with Multichannel Marketing Eliminating the Silos in Your Marketing Programs” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Nathan Stetler, vice president of business development at the Stetler Company, will present the three key channels, integrating one’s marketing using these channels, the value of one’s approach and the best uses for print, email and web. Registration is requested and the cost is $35 for non-members. For more information, call 412-232-0551 or e-mail ­officer@ppgc.net.

Tax seminar

JAN. 11—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Namm Business Center will host “Be Prepared for Tax Season: Learn How to Organize Your Most Important Documents and Hear About Current IRS Updates That May Save You Time and Money from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Tax Specialist Diana Smith will facilitate this seminar, which will save both time and money when preparing one’s 2011 taxes. For more information, call 412-422-9650.

Business series

JAN. 12—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 “A Guide to Public Benefits.” Frank J. Pistella, a public benefits attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services Association, will discuss those programs funded by the government that help individuals and families in need. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business series

JAN. 19—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 “Build Your Business Using ‘Every Door Direct Mail’ an Exciting Shipping Solution from the US Postal Service.” Michelle Dugas, business development specialist for the US Postal Service, will discuss an efficient way to promote one’s services by getting their marketing message directly into the hands of customers while reducing the mail preparation costs associated with it. She will also show attendees how this new service can help build more traffic, find new customers and increase revenue. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business seminar

JAN. 20—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials seminar from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 108 Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for individuals with no previous business experience and will discuss topics, such as business structure and formation, employee issues, financing options, taxation requirements and more. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to meet with business consultants. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Campaign training

JAN. 21—The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University will host its Ready o Run Campaign Training for Women at Chatham University’s Mellon Hall, Woodland Rd., Oakland. This is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office or learn more about the political system. There will be training sessions and networking opportunities. Registration is required and if done before Dec. 15 the cost is $50 and if done after, the cost is $65. For more information, visit http://www.pcwp.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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