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Laugh and Learn

AUG. 29—The Squirrel Hill Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Laugh and Learn: Laugh Often, Live Well. Want to Relieve Stress, Power Up Your Immune System and Have Fun Too?” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The facilitator will be Julie Ann Sullivan, certified laughter leader. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or email squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org.

Resume/Cover Letter Assistance

AUG. 31—The Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host Resume and Cover Letter Assistance from 2-4 p.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Every Friday in August, Shirley Tucker, PhD, an employment counselor, will offer assistance with resumes and cover letter during one-on-one 45-minute sessions. Appointments are appreciated. For more information, call 412-422-6950.

Retirement Review

SEPT. 4—Bradley E. Dishart and John C. Mackie of Hefron-Tillotson will host its “First Tuesday Retirement Review: Retirement: Organize It, Plan It, Do It” from 5-6 p.m. at Hefron-Tillotson, 4001 Stonewood Dr., Wexford. This is a free learning seminar that will educate one on how and when to start the retirement process by covering key processes, paperwork and deadlines that are critical when planning for retirement. Registration is required by Sept. 3. For more information, call 1-888-774-0990.

Business Series

SEPT. 6—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 “Are You ‘Wired’ For Success.” Barbara Schwarck, executive coach and CEO of Clear Intentions International. She will demonstrate her Neuro Emotional Coaching Technique and reveal that success is not only a function of the conscious mind, but many biochemical processes. Attendees will discover what they can do to have a breakthrough. This session promises to be informative, fun and interactive. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Starting a Business

SEPT. 8—New Vision Community Church will host “So You Want to Start a Business” at New Vision Community Church, 1620 Randolph Lane, Verona. Jerry Craig will facilitate this 10-week course that will be held consecutive Saturdays through November. Attendees will learn how to start and run a successful business. Registration is requested by Aug. 31. For more information, call Karen Craig at 412-241-6160 or email info@newvisioncommunity­church.­com.

Employee Handbook Writing

SEPT. 11—Dawn Pomaybo will host “How to Write an Employee Handbook” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Panera Café, 942 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. Pomaybo, of Pomaybo Inc., will facilitate this workshop geared towards employers on how to write a handbook that will lead to a clear understanding of the expectations of the employer and the rights of the employee. They will discuss compliance with federal laws, written policies and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Pomaybo at 412-963-6311.

Business Breakfast Series

SEPT. 14—Chatham University Center for Women Excellence will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. Susan Catalano, of Cognition Therapeutics Inc., will speak on the topic “Finding and Funding a Cure for Alzheimer’s: How One Woman Scientist Became an Entrepreneur.” She will discuss her journey from scientist to entrepreneur and outline some of the cutting edge science being done by Cognition Therapeutics in Pittsburgh. Registration is required and the cost is $25. 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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