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Healthcare Series

MARCH 8—Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Champions for Sustainability will host its Sustainable Healthcare Series: Improving the Environment from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Township. The topic is “Healthcare Sustainability: Product Purchasing and Service Procurement.” Guests will learn about the latest strategies for engaging supply chains in the healthcare industry from the perspective of sustainability. Gary Cohen, executive director of Health Care without Harm, will give the keynote address and there will be a panel discussion. There will also be a webinar format available. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.c4spgh.org/ healthcare4.html.

Commonwealth Contracts

MARCH 8—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host “Doing Business With The Commonwealth” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Guests will learn how their small business can pursue contract opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where to find opportunities and much more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or e-mail ­duqsbdc@duq.edu.

Tax Workshop

MARCH 13—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Special Small Business Tax Workshop from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 23rd floor, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Carol MacPhail, a former partner of Deloitte Tax LLP, will facilitate the workshop where individuals will receive an overview of business taxes for small business owners and self-employed individuals to understand their tax rights, responsibilities and Act 32. There will also be an opportunity to ask specific questions pertaining to one’s business. Registration is required by March 9. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail information@aaccwp.com.

Business Series

MARCH 15—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 Construct a Good Resume.” Executive Coach and President of Posti & Associates Inc., Chris Posti, will facilitate this workshop and give helpful tips to keep one’s resume at the top of the pile. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

PowerBreakfast

MARCH 16—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The featured guest for the morning will be Richard Fitzgerald, the Chief Executive of Allegheny County, and he will discuss his plans for the county. Reservations are requested by March 14 and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail ­information@aaccwp.com.

Business Fraud

MARCH 19—Chatham University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurship and PNC will host a “Small Business Fraud” Workshop from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a workshop by PNC on what businesses need to know on an issue that is becoming more common. Guests will also learn how one can be proactive in protecting themselves, their business and their reputation. There will be networking opportunities and refreshments. Registration is requested. For more information, visit ­www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Small Business Basics

MARCH 24—SCORE Pittsburgh will host its Small Business Basics from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 226 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This workshop, which will be presented by professionals, helps new businesses get off to the right start by covering business plan development, record keeping, taxes, financing, marketing and legal aspects. The cost is $45 and registration is requested by March 22. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130 or 131.

Business Symposium

MARCH 31—Onyx Women Network will host Emerging Business Owner’s Symposium: Tools to Overcome Obstacles in an Unstable Economy from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Nuin Center, 5655 Bryant St., East Liberty. The topics that will be discussed include the Art of the Sales Pitch, Negotiating the Deal, Social Media Management and more. Attendees are asked to bring business cards and marketing materials. Registration is required and the cost is $35-$55. For more information, call 412-731-5159 or e-mail events@onyxwomannetwork.com

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