African American/Latino Roundtable
OCT. 11—The LJS Group/Talk Magazine will host the African American/Latino Roundtable at the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel, 1 N. Second St., Harrisburg, Pa. This two-day event is meant to foster dialogue and develop relationships between Latinos and African-Americans from across the state of Pennsylvania, addressing issue of diversity, business ownership, housing, employment and health. There will also be an opportunity to meet private executives who will participate as panelists and speakers. Registration is required and there will be a free bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. For more information, call 412-823-4009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 11—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 the iPad can Enhance Your Professional Career.” Ida A. Joiner, training project management consultant of PNC Bank, will discuss some of the iPad’s business apps that set it apart from similar devices, as well as why she will not leave home without it. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
OCT. 13—Classic Events! will host a Youthpreneur seminar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is a seminar giving exposure to the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Informative topics will include financial literacy, dress for success, interviewing techniques, business planning and giving back to the community. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Ralph Watson at 412-723-2414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 18—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 “Suze Orman’s Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream.” In this 74-minute PBS special presentation DVD personal finance expert Suze Orman will offer her thoughts about saving and investing, financing a college education, retirement planning and more to help individuals get closer to achieving their version of the American dream. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
OCT. 19–The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host Special Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be LaVaughn Henry, PhD, vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Cincinnati office. She will discuss the economic forecast for our region and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in our regional economy. Registration is requested and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think Big Forum
OCT. 19—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Seventh Annual Think Big Forum: Embracing the Competition from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a half-day forum that addresses current issues of importance to businesswomen. Speakers will include keynote speaker Chanda Bell, Melinda Emerson and Michele Fabrizi. They will provide key insights and experiences. Registration is required and the cost is $50. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email email@example.com.
Make It Happen
OCT. 20—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Urban Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Pittsburgh will host the Make It Happen: Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Conference from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This is for individuals thinking about launching a new business. There will be one-on-one consulting and mentoring opportunities from successful entrepreneurs who have turned their vision into reality, an offer to the Urban Power to Prosper certificate program, and start-up and emerging business workshops. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389.
(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.)