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. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail abdc@st­vin­

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 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.enterprise­forum­

Entrepreneur’s conference

JUNE 10—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host the 12th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Individuals will learn how to make one’s business flourish in a tough economy, gain control of one’s bottom line, simplify one’s business practices and how to turn a new idea into a business opportunity. They will also discuss the secrets if successful entre­pre­neurs, where to find money and more. There will be 15 workshops, keynote addresses by Roger Byford of Vocollect and Ed Stack if Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. and tradeshows. Registration is required and the cost ranges from $50-$159. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit

Business series

JUNE 10—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown and Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Public Speaking: Tips, Tools and Techniques.” Dennis Snedden of Time Management Services at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business location will discuss how to prepare, practice and present more effectively, increase one’s speaking comfort and confidence, and learn how to overcome one’s fears and reduce nervousness. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JUNE 10—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Franchising a Business.” 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.

Ethics and beer night

JUNE 15—Pittsburgh Young Professionals will host Business Ethics and Beer Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Suite 200, Downtown. The seminar will include a group discussion on the pitfalls of ethical dilemmas in business. There will be a happy hour discussion at Mark’s Grille following the seminar. Reservations are required. For more information, e-mail Rachelle Ogun or visit

Law and business seminar

JUNE 16—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host their Law and Business Seminars from 8-9:30 a.m. at Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This business session will provide practical and effective steps that one can use to protect their business and the people that ensure its success. Some of the topics include proper business formation, indemnification agreements, insurance contracts and more. The guest speakers will be Beth A. Slagle, Esq. and Joshua M. Farber, Esq. Registration is required and the cost is $20. For more information, call Anne Flynn Schlicht at 412-365-1153 or e-mail

Network mixer meeting

JUNE 22—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Network Mixer Meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. This is a great opportunity for individuals to make new contacts. Please bring business cards. Reservations are required by June 18 and the cost is $5 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

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