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Diversity, Leadership Conference

SEPT. 13—The National Diversity Council will host its 3rd Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference 2012 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The theme is “From Awareness to Action.” The conference is to give participants an opportunity to share the tools necessary to build a diverse talent pool that can accomplish organizational goals. The keynote speaker will be Soledad O’Brian, of CNN. Registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.padiversityconference.com/Pittsburgh.

Business Series

SEPT. 13—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 “Electronic Etiquette: Ground Rules for the Wireless and Paperless Age.” Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting will examine one’s use of electronic devices to enhance their image and their career. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business Breakfast Series

SEPT. 14—Chatham University Center for Women Excellence will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9:30 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 to discover drugs to halt or reverse the underlying pathological changes in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe

Open House

SEPT. 15—ALCOSAN will host an Open House from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3300 Preble Ave., North Side. This is an opportunity for the public to observe their Wet Weather Village,’ to learn about the technical, environmental and financial aspects of their Wet Weather Plan; and how one may be affected by proposed solutions to address sewer overflow. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-732-8002 or email http://www.alcosan.org.

Business Leaders Workshop

SEPT. 19—Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management will host a “Business Leaders Workshop: Why Sales People Fail” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpoint, 1000 Corporate Dr., Cannonsburg. This session is aimed to aid one’s selling and management success with a process to grow one’s topline faster. Reservations are required by Sept. 17. For more information, call Lindsey Carothers at 412-928-9933 or email lindseycarothers@superiorselling.com.

Business Series

SEPT. 20—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 “Recognizing Who Is At Risk for Financial Exploitation and Knowing Where to Find Help if it Happens.” Anna Hayes, Esq., of Julian Gray Associates, will provide important information that will help individuals safeguard their assets to provide for both longevity and rising healthcare costs. She will discuss the resources available to seniors and their families to understand the financial risks and how to avoid exploitation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org

Business Workshop

SEPT. 21—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host the Kauffman Fast Trac Listening to Your Business Workshop from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University Gatehouse, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This will provide women business owners with tools to maximize the growth. Registration is requested and the cost is $40. For more information, call 412-365-1253 ship@chatham.edu.

Wholey’s Anniversary Celebration

SEPT. 21—Robert Wholey & Co. Inc. will host a 100th Anniversary Celebration from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wholey’s, 1711 Penn Ave., Strip District. This three-day Customer Appreciation Festival, which will run through Sept. 23, will include entertainment, contests, free samples, cooking demonstrations and more. Wholey’s will also receive a proclamation from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl on Sept. 22. All are welcomed. For more information, call 412-261-8070.

Free Tax School

SEPT. 24—Liberty Tax Service of Mount Oliver will host a Free Tax School at several locations. There is a small fee for books and flexible schedules. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-586-5766.

(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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