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Business Series

MAY 3—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 Homeowner’s Guide to Hiring a Contractor: What Service Providers Don’t Want You to Know.” Author and Lecturer Alexandra Sabina will discuss where to find a service provider, what questions to ask during the interview, how to retain reliable references and everything one should see on a contract before signing. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email ­business@carnegielibrary.org.

Financial Workshop

MAY 3—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill Branch will host a “Financial Literacy Workshop. Learn How To: Develop a Budget, Create a Savings Plan, Avoid Identity Theft & Predatory Lending and Maintain Good Credit” a 1 p.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Debbie Newsom of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board will be the facilitator. For more information, visit http://www.carnegielibrary.org.

QuickBooks Report

MAY 4—-Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its QuickBooks Report Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is intended for individuals who are familiar with the business software and would like to expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks letters. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-6233.

Growth Conference

MAY 9—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host The Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the university’s Union Building, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a day-long conference that will feature workshops, networking opportunities, a trade show, along with teaching individuals how to move well beyond break-even and thrive. Registration is required and the cost is $139. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or email duqsbdc@duq.edu.

Standing Firm

MAY 9—The Greater Pittsburgh National Association of Women Business Owners will host “Standing Firm-The Business Case tor End Partner Violence” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Allegheny County Human Resources Building, 100 Smithfield St., Downtown. The workshop will engage employers in taking simple and effective action against partner violence as it impacts their workplace and workforce. Registration is requested. For more information, call Mary Kilgore at 412-260-4178.

Tribute to Women

MAY 16—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host a Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. WPXI-TV News Anchor Jennifer Abney will be the mistress of ceremonies. Reservations are required and the cost is $70. For more information, visit http://www.ywcapgh.org.

Networking Seminar

MAY 17—The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce will host an Email & Social Media Marketing Seminar from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1160 Thorn Run Rd., Corapolis. This seminar, taught by Dave Yunghans of Constant Contact, will teach employers how to inform, inspire and create long-term meaningful connections with engagement marketing, building the relationships that build one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-264-6270.

Business Series

MAY 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 “Investing For Today, Tomorrow and the Future.” Nadav Baum, Executive Vice President of BPU Investments Inc., will lead the seminar tax status, risk tolerance, expectation of return and time horizon to achieve goals of maintaining a lifestyle after retirement. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

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