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Business for Breakfast

NOV. 14—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host its Business for Breakfast networking event from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Circuit Center & Ballroom, Five Hot Metal St., South Side. Christopher Flickinger, Dale Carnegie Systems, will explain how to influence attitudes to improve service, sales and growth. For more information, call Kelli Komodor at 412-208-3845 or kkomondor@bizjournals.com.

Brown Bag Lunch

NOV. 14—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host its Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will be “Leadership & Emotional Intelligence” with John Amato of Familylinks. Participants will better understand their own emotional intelligence and the four basic competencies that contribute or detract from one’s effectiveness as a leader. This is free and registration is required. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email volunteersofamerica@voapa.org.

Business Series

NOV. 15—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 will be “What is ‘Sustainable/Responsible Investing?’” Ellen M. Marcus, of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., will discuss sustainable investments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

Entrepreneurial Thursdays

NOV. 15—Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Jessica Lee’s Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz and Blues Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., and Cultural District. Every Thursday jazz and R&B vocalist Jessica Lee, along with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musical artists, will host an evening of good music and professional networking. This week’s theme will be “Keeping it Local.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Business Basics Workshops

NOV. 17—SCORE Pittsburgh will host its Small Business Basics Workshop from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 236 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Speakers from various professions will facilitate this highly interactive workshop geared toward aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Topics to be covered will be small business planning, record keeping and taxes, financing, marketing and legal aspects. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130 or email info@scorepittsburgh.com.

The Second Step

NOV. 17— The Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Make It Happen Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Program will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. Individuals will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research, creating financial spreadsheets and more. Registration is required, the cost is $25 and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-648-1389 or visit http://www.makeithappenpgh.org.

Beyond Financial Wealth

NOV. 20—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “Beyond Financial Wealth: Investing In Your Future” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Dr. Ron Law, cardiologist and entrepreneur, will present his six-step Family Building Program, which incorporates insights gleaned from entrepreneurial parents and his own experiences as a business owner. He will also touch on how well run family businesses provide unique opportunities to support a loved one’s material needs while transmitting values. Registration is required. For more information, email ieeregistration@katz.pitt.edu.

Business Series

NOV. 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic will be “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud.” The FINRA Investor Education Foundation will present a documentary exploring the riskof investment fraud. There will be interviews with victims, securities regulators and fraud investigators to give information that will help identify the tactics fraudsters use and steps to take before making investment decisions. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

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