AUG. 2—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Entrepreneurial Thursdays Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Every Thursday attendees will have the opportunity to network, while enjoying good music. The cost is $5. For more information, visit www.jessicaleesong.com.
AUG. 3—Business Women Connect will host its Monthly Networking Luncheon from 1:30-3 p.m. at D’Imperio’s Restaurant, 3412 William Penn Highway, Monroeville. This is a free networking group open to any women in business who is interested in networking to expand her business and to develop new contacts with other professional women in the Eastern suburbs and Westmoreland County. Attendees must bring business cards and prepare a 60-second commercial about their business. Registration is required. For more information, call Donna Cheswick at 724-837-1130.
AUG. 6—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 30th Annual Golf Outing and Dinner at 10 a.m. at Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Rd., Midway. This is an opportunity for networking and fun. Participants will enjoy a round of golf, lunch, prizes and dinner. For more information, visit www.wpmsdc.org.
AUG. 7—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its Adult Student Information Webinar from 12-1 p.m. Participants will learn about the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the university. The program manager will also provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
AUG. 8—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will be “Cold Calls in the Hot Summer” led by Tina Lund-Donley, lead generation expert at Interactions Corporation. She will discuss how cold calling can be effective if done right. Guests will learn how to warm up cold calls by developing a system that works to turn one’s cold calls into a slam-dunk way to build sales. This is a free seminar. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email email@example.com.
Spark and Hustle Pittsburgh
AUG. 9—Tory Johnson will host Spark and Hustle Pittsburgh from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Greentree DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh, 101 DoubleTree Dr., Greentree. This is a jam-packed, high-energy day enabling one to experience big breakthroughs in their business and themselves. Learn fresh ways to build and boost one’s bottom line and meet prospective clients, customers and collaborators. Registration is required. For more information, call Tori Molnar at 1-800-659-8867 or email tori@@myutoria.com.
Data Security and Disaster Preparedness
AUG. 9—SMC Business Councils will host “Let’s Talk Shop-Data Security and Disaster Preparedness: Protecting your IT infrastructure from Loss or Destruction” from 12-1 p.m. at 1382 Beulah Rd., Building 801, Penn Hills. Jack McBride and Rob McCafferty will discuss solutions available to increase data security and maintain service, consistency and recoverability and one’s IT infrastructure. Registration is required by Aug. 7. For more information, call Kim Flowers at 412-342-1608 or visit www.smc.org.
Small Business Workshop
AUG. 11—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chatham University’s Mellon Board Room, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a workshop designed for women who are interested in starting their own business or expanding their current one. Experts will discuss planning, bookkeeping, marketing and legal issues pertaining to small businesses. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)