Certification &

Contracting Workshop

FEB. 24—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, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. It is free to the public.  MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend.  Registration is requested.  For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109.

Business town

hall meeting

FEB. 24—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host a Minority Business Town Hall Meeting, “New Beginning…positioning for success” from 9-11:30 a.m. at Community College of Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. This is to help MBEs and corporations focus on the threats and opportunities that they may face in 2010. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-391-4423 or visit http://www.wpmsdc.org.

BHM speaker series

FEB. 25—PNC Financial Services will host the Black History Month Speaker Series, “A Conversation in Courage” from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This event is in celebration of Black History Month. Renee Powell, the daughter of the late golfer, entrepreneur, and visionary William J. Powell, will be the keynote speaker. He was the only African-American to design, build, own and operate a golf course. And she was the second African-American woman to play Ladies Professional Golf. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email corporate.events@pnc.com.

Business series

FEB. 25—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., Downtown. The topic is “The New Age Financial Planning.” Nadav Baum, Executive Vice President of the Nadav Baum Group & BPU Investment Management Inc. will discuss the real estate and private equity opportunities as well as the impact of the rising price of gold and the global oil situation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

FEB. 25—Jessica Lee will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This week’s theme is “Business Advocacy Groups.” 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 http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Board members workshop

FEB. 26—Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute will host “The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Sophomore Year” from 8-11:30 a.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, Room 220, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. Registration is required and the cost is $50 per person. For more information, call 412-396-6231 or email nli@duq.edu.

Networking Luncheon

MARCH 2—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. For more information, call Sharon Pranis at 412-349-1622.

Website design

MARCH 4—The Small Business Development Center of Saint Vincent College will host “Planning and Promoting Your Website” from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. Joe Polk will discuss in this first of a four program Technology series how to set up a winning business website or how to improve an existing one. Reservations are requested by March 1. For more information, call 724-537-4572.

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