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Business Series

DEC. 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 will be “Investment Outlook for 2013, The Fiscal Cliff and You.” Michael Fertig and Daniel Dingus, both of Fragasso Financial Advisors, will discuss the three driving themes for the economy; what the fiscal cliff could mean to the economy; and how these factors could impact investors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

CWE Breakfast Series

DEC. 14—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Shadyside. The topic is “Building an Affordable Luxury Brand through Personalized Home Sales.” The featured speakers will be Karin Mayr, president and founder of Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry, and Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, vice president of design and marketing at Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Patent Basics

DEC. 14—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host “Patent Basics” from 9-11 a.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This workshop will cover the different types of patents, how to obtain one, who is entitled to one, what the requirements are for something to be “patentable” and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or email sbdc@stvincent.edu.

Conquer Your Competition

DEC. 18—No BS Marketing will host “Conquer Your Competition with ‘Shock & Awe’” from 3-5:30 p.m. at Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 17171 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. This workshop will teach local entrepreneurs and business owners how to generate more leads, convert more sales and catapult profits using direct emotional response marketing. Registration is required. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739 or email Weston@westonlyon.com.

Business Networking

DEC. 18—The Pittsburgh Executives Association will host its Business-to-Business Networking from 12-1:30 p.m. at the River’s Casino, 777 Casino Dr., North Shore. This is a networking opportunity. Registration is required. For more information, call Ed Roberts at 412-316-5653 or email pea@pea1939.com.

Entrepreneurial Thursdays

DEC. 20—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., 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. Each week will have a different theme. The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Second Step

DEC. 21—The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at 117 Mervis Hall, Fifth Avenue, Oakland. Attendees will learn all they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email iee@katz.pitt.edu.

CWE Breakfast Series

JAN. 11—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Shadyside. The topic is “Let Your Passion Be Your Guide: How a Healthy Hobby Became a Healthy Business.” The featured speakers will be Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, founder of Fuel Your Passion LLC. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or 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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