Credit counseling

JAN. 20—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a Business Program Series from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Namm Business Center, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. The topic is “Learn How to Obtain and Use Credit Appropriately.” Todd Miller of Advantage Credit Counseling Service will discuss how one can obtain and use credit properly. He will also discuss how to get one’s credit report, how the scoring works and more. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-422-9650.

Stimulus package

JAN. 20—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh and the Women & Minorities Recovery Coalition will host “Economic Stimulus Package: A Guide to Getting Your Piece of Pie” at 3p.m. at Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St., Downtown. Individuals will learn where to find available stimulus money for their business and why more stimulus money is not getting to Western Pennsylvania. This event is free and seating is limited. Registration is requested. For more information, visit

Financial series

JAN. 20—The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host their Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton location, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday from now through Jan. 27, this interactive series of four workshops that are designed to correct unhealthy financial habits and help consumers gain control of their financial lives. The workshop will cover various topics such as, Making the Commitment—Budgeting; Using Banks and Credit Unions; Credit and Credit Repair; and Saving and Investing. There will be free parking, child care and a copy of your credit report. Registration is required. The cost is $6 per workshop. For more information, call the YWCA Asset Development Initiative at 412-255-6749.

Business series

JAN. 21—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 “Resolution Get Organized in 2010, Need Help? Ask the Experts!” A panel of local experts from the National Association of Professional Organizers will answer questions about organizing one’s office, home and life in general. Here’s one’s opportunity to learn valuable tips that can be used every day to create a lifetime of order. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JAN. 21—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. 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

Business basics

JAN. 23—SCORE will host their Small Business Basics workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This highly interactive workshop is geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Business professionals cover the topics of small business planning, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, marketing and business loans. The cost is $45 and registration is requested. For more information, call 412-395-6560, ext. 130 or e-mail

Certification/Contracting workshop

JAN. 27—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 1st floor Conference Room, 700 River Ave., North Side. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free to all and open to the public. Registration is requested. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

(To have information listed in the  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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