Getting paid

OCT. 28—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Get P.A.I.D. A Guide For Businesses To Getting Paid Faster (And What To Do If You Don’t)” from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Namm Business Center, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Robert S. Bernstein, attorney at Bernstein Law Firm, will present the topic and discuss ways to make sure one’s business gets paid and faster. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or e-mail

Kickoff luncheon

OCT. 28—The Allegheny County Bar Association will host its Institute for Gender Equality Kickoff Luncheon at 11:45 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The kickoff luncheon will feature presentations by the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and Chicago attorney Laurel Bellows, a nationally recognized women’s rights advocate. The Allegheny County Bar Association Institute for Gender Equality was founded as a tool to aid in the advancement of women in leadership positions in the Allegheny County legal community and more. For more information, visit

October luncheon

OCT. 29—The Downtown Women’s Club of Pittsburgh will host their October Luncheon from 12-1 p.m. at Café J’s, 3220 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont. The guest speaker will be Barbara Schwarck and the topic will be “So you want to be an Entrepreneur: 5 steps to start or grow a business.” Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional material you would like to share. For more information, visit

Business series

OCT. 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series from 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “It’s Your Money: Pennsylvania’s Confusing and Amusing Sales Tax Application.” Mary Bach, chair of the Consumer Issues Task Force for the Pennsylvania AARP, will be the presenter and will discuss what items are taxable and what ones are exempt. She will also discuss how to check receipts closer for tax overcharge. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Certification/contracting workshop

Oct. 30—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. All  MBE/WBE and veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. It is free to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

Tax seminar

NOV. 2—The Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar is designed to provide updates on Pennsylvania tax for accountants, personal income tax, the use of tax voluntary compliance programs, state treasury department and unemployment compensation tax updates and more. The cost is $139. For more information, call 412-396-1643 or e-mail

Estate planning

NOV. 3—The accessAbilities Foundation will host an Estate Planning Seminar at 6 p.m. at the accessAbilities Corporate Offices, 2904 Seminary Dr., Greensburg. The seminar will feature Aaron Moody of Fragasson Financial Advisors and he will discuss providing for the care of a family member, transferring assets to loved ones, planning for long-term care and more. Registration is requested by Nov. 1. It is free and open to the public. Call 724-832-8272, ext. 1027.

Networking luncheon

NOV. 3—The Comfort Inn & Conference Center will host “Comfort Zone Networking Lunch” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This is a networking opportunity with lunch. Reservations are required. The cost is $10. For more information, call Sharon Pranis at 412-349-1622.

First Step

NOV. 4—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host The First Step: Business Startup Essentials from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the university’s Rockwell Hall, Room 505, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown.This seminar is designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Registration is requested and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or visit

Arc convention

NOV. 12—The Arc of the United States will host the 2009 National Convention from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. The theme is “Inspiring Innovation: With Adversity Comes Opportunity.” The keynote speaker will be Stedman Graham, an Entrepreneur, Author and Motivational Speaker. The convention will run Nov. 11-14. For more information, 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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