Business series

JUNE 3—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Thinking About Starting Your Own Business? Realities and Advice for the New Entrepreneur.” Joyce Pearl of SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Businesses will discuss the forms needed to start a business in Pennsylvania, where to look for outside financing, the reasons for a written business plan and answers to frequently asked questions before beginning a new business venture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JUNE 3—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Employment Opportunities.” 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. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Bookkeeping basics

JUNE 4—The Small Business Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host “Getting Your Finances in Order: Bookkeeping Basics” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn everything from bookkeeping terminology and basic internal controls to the financial dos and don’ts. There will be live examples of how to keep track of one’s finances using a spreadsheet bookkeeping system. Reservations are required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or e-mail

Business expo, BBQ

JUNE 5—Bethel AME Church will host their Black Experience Expo and BBQ from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. The expo will highlight Black businesses throughout the community. For more information, call Natasha R. Harris at 412-592-2613.

Government procurement

JUNE 9—The Small Business Development Center of Saint Vincent College will host “Grow Your Business Through Government Procurement” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This free half-day seminar will give participants the opportunity to hear from government agencies and prime contractors on how to do business with their organizations. Registration is required by June 4. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail

Diversity and inclusion plan

JUNE 9—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host their Symposium Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Plan from 2-4 p.m. at Ciopinno, 2350 Railroad St., Strip District. The presenter will be Jay Lubowitz from Duquesne University. He will introduce the Taylor Cox model of implementing a diversity plan in an organization. There will also be a networking reception from 4-5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration is required. For more information, call Karen Hart-Collins at 412-402-6706, e-mail khartcollins@wp­diver­ or visit

Understanding women power

JUNE 9—Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh will host “Understanding the Importance of Women Power” from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland St., Pittsburgh. The event will be moderated by Matrix CEO Suzy Teele, with a panel discussion featuring various successful women business owners. They’ll discuss the significance of the changing demographics in the corner office and what it means to one’s business career. Reservations are required by June 6 and the cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 412-915-6145 or visit http://www.en­ter­

(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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