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Make It Happen!

JUNE 2—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence of the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2012 Make It Happen! Urban Entrepreneur Conference from 12- 5 p.m. at the Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The keynote speaker will be Josh Linker, CEO of Detroit Venture Partners. For more information, call 412-648-1544.

Open House

JUNE 5—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship of Chatham University will host a Spring Open House from 5-7 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Road, Shadyside. Meet staff, facilitators and past participants while learning about services for women in business. Registration is requested. Email women-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu.

First Step Business

JUNE 6—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a seminar for new business start-ups and for entrepreneurs without previous business experience. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Export Markets

JUNE 6—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host its “Top Export Markets for Environmental Firms” seminar from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar represents the top 10 export markets for companies focusing on water waste management and treatment. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.

Business Series

JUNE 7—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 Find Free, Authoritative Answers to Many Personal and Business Legal Questions.” Joel Fishman, PhD, assistant director of the Allegheny County Law Library, will be on hand to discuss where to find information on reputable websites on the Internet that can also help. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business Leaders

Breakfast

JUNE 8—The Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the university’s James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic will be “Strolling to Success: How Locally-Based 4moms Went International.” Registration is requested and the cost is $25. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Business Series

JUNE 14—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 “Employment Resources for Jobs in the Pittsburgh Area.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Boosting Profits

JUNE 14—The Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth of the Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host “Boosting Profits through Green Certifications: Understanding the Advantages and Process” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will explore the benefits of acquiring certifications for building operations that are “environmentally friendly.” Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or email duqsbdc@duq.edu.

PowerBreakfast

JUNE 15—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 Steve Bland, CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County, Reservations are requested by June 13 and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Call 412-392-0610 or email information@aaccwp.com.

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