Business discussion

MARCH 25—The Economic Club of Pittsburgh will host the chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, James E. Rohr, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The topic to be discussed is “The Banking Sector in 2010:A Year of Challenges and Opportunities.” Reservations are required and the cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members and $20 for students. For more information, call 412-762-2671 or e-mail

Business series

MARCH 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. The topic is “Promoted from Super Worker to Supervisor? Now What?” Nancy Stampahar, of Silver Lining Solutions, will lead the presentation and provide greater understanding of the supervisory role, position expectations and the best practices of being an effective leader. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Professional networking

MARCH 25—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. This week’s theme is “Work from Home Entrepreneurs.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. No jeans or tennis shoes. Call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Women’s celebration

MARCH 25—The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter will host their Women’s History Month Celebration from 6-8 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. There will be various workshops with guest presenters that include Dr. Tracey Reed, Michelle Teddar, Jackie Dandridge, Elise Yanders and Cheryl Ruffin. For more information, call 412-731-3080.

Career conference

MARCH 27—Pennsylvania Women’s Work will host a Women’s “Re-Shaping Your Future” Career Conference from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at PNC Firstside Center, 500 First Ave., Downtown. There will be careers in training opportunities in various fields. There will be a continental breakfast, lunch and speakers. The cost is $5. For more information, call 412-281-9240 visit

Sales seminar

MARCH 31—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “Break the Rules and Close More Deals” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, Room 108, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is the first of three sessions in the Sales Series, Peak Performance Management will teach individuals about superior selling. Attendees will learn how to deal with lost opportunities, slipping margins, complacency and market share, among other topics. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or visit


MARCH 31—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting Day with hourly appointments being conducted from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., North Side. Individuals are asked to call to schedule an appointment. It is free to the public.  MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. To register, contact Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

Business series

APRIL 1—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 “Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know” John Zatkos Jr., an attorney in the Workers’ Compensation/Social Security Disability Department of Rothman Gordon, will lead the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Open house

APRIL 6-Robert Morris University will host their Masters Degree Programs Open House from 4-7 p.m. at the Sewall Center of Moon Campus, 3rd floor, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Susan Campbell at 412-3975204 or email

Community conversation

APRIL 14-The Center for Inclusion in Health Care and the Supply Chain Management Department at UPMC will host their “Community Conversation: Supplier Diversity” from 3-5 p.m. at UPMC Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside. The conversation will address the state of minority business in the Pittsburgh Region and the creation of a collaborative initiative to increase the utilization of these businesses. Special presentations include “The State of Minority Business” by Dr. Audrey Murrell and “Awakening the Region to Supplier Diversity and Inclusion.” Lynne Hayes-Freeland will be the event moderator. Registration is requested no later than April 9. For more information, call Matt Arch at 412-864-3582 or email

(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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