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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.

Annual meeting

MAY 10—The African American Chamber of Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Meeting Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. Robert Oeler, president and CEO of Dollar Bank, will be the guest speaker. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

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.

Market opportunities

MAY 15—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host Developing New Market Opportunities from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Attendees will learn about traditional tactics to find new customers, trends to transform one’s marketing strategies and more. Registration is requested and the cost is $15. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit http://www.duqsbdc@duq.edu.

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.

Social media seminar

MAY 17—Saint Vincent College’s Small Business Development Center will host Promote Your Business Using Social Media from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. Joe Polk, business technology consultant, will discuss the new serge of marketing techniques with social media. Attendees will learn how to effectively utilize programs that give one’s business visibility. Registration is required. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or email sbdc@stvincent.edu.

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 this seminar that will help individuals understand one’s tax status, risk tolerance, expectation of return and time horizon to create a plan of action to help achieve one’s goals of maintaining their same lifestyle after retirement This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Listening to Your Business

MAY 18—The Chatham University Center for Women Entrepreneurship will host the “Listening to Your Business” workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the university’s Gatehouse, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a hands-on facilitated workshop designed to provide women business owners and managers with critical evaluation tools and action steps needed to maximize the growth and profitability of one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

(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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