OCT. 17—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown and Business Location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Workplace Diversity with Vibrant Pittsburgh.” CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh Melanie Harrington will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the region. She will reveal what Vibrant Pittsburgh does to support employers, recruiters, newcomers and others, and how one’s organization can benefit from creating a diverse talent pool in Pittsburgh. This is a free event, seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email email@example.com.
OCT. 18—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast Series at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Mekael Teshome from PNC’s Financial Services Group for the annual economic forecast. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
Think Big Forum
OCT. 18—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the 8th Annual Think Big Forum from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic is “Women Who Lead.” Jill Blashack Strahan, founder & CEO of Tastefully Simple, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a panel with Deborah Acklin, as the moderator, and panelists Ellen Mclean, Barbara Span and Bernadette Turner. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 22—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Members Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at Huntington Bank, 301 Grant St., Downtown. This is an opportunity for members to come together to network. Members are asked to bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are required by Sept. 20. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email email@example.com.
OCT. 24—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its QuickBooks Advanced Workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This workshop will help attendees become more knowledgeable with the program and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran Job Fair
OCT. 24—RecruitMilitary will host a Veteran Job Fair at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is an exclusive veteran hiring event, connecting veterans and military spouses with local and national veteran-friendly employers. For more information, call Jill Krabacher at 513-677-7035 or email email@example.com.
Social Media Workshop
OCT. 30—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Social Media Workshop for Small Business Owners from 9-11 a.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., North Side. Robert Stein, the director of Information Technology/Consulting Services of Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh, will lead this interactive workshop on how to best establish one’s business’ footprint in social media via Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and how to reinforce one’s professional reputation on LinkedIn. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
OCT. 31—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown and Business Location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “WORKshop: Developing a Career at UPMC.” Attendees should bring resumes. For more information, call 412-281-7141.
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