Business Calendar

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E-Filing tips

MARCH 28—The Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Last Minute Tips on e-Filing Your Tax Returns” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. IRS Tax Specialist Diana Smith will facilitate this seminar and give information on quick and easy ways to e-file. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or email squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org.

Federal contracting workshop

MARCH 28—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Federal Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 1st floor conference room, 700 River Ave., North Side. It includes 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications and MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. 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.

Members networking

MARCH 28—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Members Mixer at 5 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. There will be a reception, a tour of the Charles “Teenie” Harris exhibit and a special poetry reading. Members should bring business cards for networking opportunities. Reservations are required and the cost is $10 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email information@aaccwp.com.

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 email events@onyxwomannetwork.­com.

Barter Exchange

APRIL 2—The Minority Networking Exchange will host a Barter Exchange Seminar at Kazanda’s Café, 5943 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Bartering is the exchange of goods or services for other goods or services without using money. This seminar will discuss the benefits of bartering. Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information, call 412-303-0808 or email admin@minnetexch.com.

Finance seminar

APRIL 3—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Letters of Credit, Export Financing and Payment Methods” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The workshop will teach participants about the financial services of the US Small Business Administration, the Export Import Bank and private sources, and how public programs can help when commercial banks are unable to assist. There will also be grant information made available. The cost is $45 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-6233.

Candidate forum

APRIL 11—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Candidate Forum from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, Downtown. This will be an opportunity to hear from candidates running for Pennsylvania State Representative District-24 about how they will impact small businesses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rod Doss, editor & publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, will be the facilitator. This is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested by April 10. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email information@aaccwp.com.

Networking conference

APRIL 13—Talk Magazine will host the 2012 Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention at the Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. The two-day convention will address employment opportunities in healthcare, finance and energy to foster networking and dialogue between African-Americans and other minorities across the state of Pennsylvania with employers and training providers to improve quality of life and more. Registration is required by April 3. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email talk.events@ljspublishing.com.

Get Working

ONGOING—Community College of Allegheny County will host Get Working Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Service Center, 800 Allegheny Ave., North Side. Most Wednesdays throughout the semester the college will hold an informal and informational session with various employers. It is open to the public. For more information, call 412-237-2545.

Networking

ONGOING—The Triangle Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange will host its Meeting at 12 p.m. at Tambellini’s Restaurant, 139 7th St., Downtown. Each Tuesday PRE will host their weekly meetings that will feature one speaker from the group who will outline their area of expertise. Attendees are asked to bring business cards. For more information, call Eve Peterson at 412-761-8583 or visit http://www.prorefx.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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier.com.)

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