Business series

OCT. 8—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown and Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Retire When You Want to Regardless of the Stock Market.” Lee Feldman, president of the Association of Counselors for Equity Securities Inc., will present this workshop. He will discuss the essentials of financial planning and how to choose the right tools to achieve your retirement goals in spite of the market’s ups and downs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

OCT. 8—Jessica Lee will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. The theme is “Entertainer Entrepreneurs.” There is a $10 cover charge with a full bar and dinner selections. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Leaders breakfast

OCT. 9—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30 a.m.09 a.m. at the James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Road, Shadyside. Debra LeBlanc, vice president of Americas Channel Operations for Hewlett Packard and Chatham Alum, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss suggestions for improving business operations for small and large companies. Registration is required and the cost is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and the presentation. For more information, call 412-365-1253.

Women first

OCT. 9—The Pittsburgh Times and PNC will host Business Women First from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. This is a special event focusing on women’s career development. There will be a panel discussion moderated by author Audrey Murrell. The panel will discuss the concept of peer-to-peer mentoring networks. There will also be networking opportunities and lunch. For more information, call 412-481-6397 or e-mail


OCT. 10—Council 8 of POWERtalk International will host a meeting at 9 a.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. POWERtalk International is a self-development organization providing coaching in effective speaking, listening and leadership skills. This theme for this meeting is health. The cost is $15, which includes lunch. For more information, call 412-681-0283.

Scholarship gala

OCT. 10—The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Black MBA Association will host its Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The theme is “Connect-Reconnect.” This is the chapter’s signature event held to award scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students. The keynote speaker will be Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer for UPMC, and Darieth Chisolm, WPXI anchorwoman, will be the mistress of ceremonies. The cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For more information, call Francine B. Cameron at 724-382-3063 or visit

(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:

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