Business Calendar 9-4-13

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Business Series
    SEPT. 5—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Buying and Selling Online: Ebay and Etsy Basics.” This workshop will address buying and selling online using Ebay and Etsy, the two-leading e-commerce websites. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

First Step
    SEPT. 6—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees interested in starting a small business will be given the opportunity to explore the size one’s market and what is needed to attract customers, while learning about business structures, accessing helpful resources, funding options available and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email tmgerek@katz.pitt.edu.

Affordable Care Act Workshop
    SEPT. 9—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host “The Affordable Care Act: the Facts, the Effects, and the Bottom Lines” Workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The speaker will be Jacqueline Garry Lampert, of Lake Street Strategies and a consultant to UPMC Health Plan. The workshop will provide a comprehensive review of changes that have already been implemented and a preview of what to expect for one and one’s business, including the new Health Insurance Marketplaces opening this fall. Registration is requested. For more information, call Huong Tran at 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Business Series
    SEPT. 12—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Crowd Funding Your Business.” Josh Lucas, of Crowdasaurus, will discuss what crowd funding is and how to use this method to fund one’s business. Many use crowd funding to collectively raise start-up capital for business ventures, causes and community projects. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

Women’s Breakfast Series
    SEPT. 13—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Women’s Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the university’s James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh. Special guest Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer for UPMC, will speak on the topic “Making the Workplace a Better Place for All-With All of Our Differences.” She will share why dignity and respect are crucial to building and sustaining an environment in which everyone feels included, valued and appreciated. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email womens-entrepreneurship@chatham.edu.

Energy & Innovation Conference
    SEPT. 17—Catalyst Connection and the National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance will host the 3rd Annual Energy & Innovation Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr., Canonsburg. This conference will showcase a search for the region’s next game changing innovation as well as sessions focused on innovation, industry partnerships and the challenges, needs and opportunities of key energy leaders. Registration is requested. For more information, call Anna Mancuso at 412-918-4298.
    (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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