Business institute

JULY 14—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host “How to Do Business With Allegheny County Economic Development” from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., 7th floor, Downtown. The workshop will highlight the Allegheny County Economic Development initiatives for the county. Representatives will present their structure, requirements for doing business and their process of notifications for bids. There will also be professional service bids. Registration is requested by July 12. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail


empowerment series

JULY 14—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host a Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday, the four-session series will teach individuals how to create a successful strategy to improve one’s overall financial situation. The sessions will be focused on budgeting, using banks and credit unions, understanding credit and credit repair and saving and investing. The series will run through July 28 and a free copy of one’s credit report and free child care will be provided. Registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 412-255-6749.

Professional networking

JULY 15—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Green Businesses” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Non-profit 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. For more information, call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

Financial planning

JULY 20—The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement of Duquesne University will host a Financial Planning Online Webinar Information Session at 12 p.m. Faculty members and the program manager will discuss information about the program and what is needed for enrollment. The webinar is free and reservations are required. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or e-mail

Business series

JULY 22—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 “Acting the Interview.” Chris Posti of Posti & Associates will give her expert advice on job searches and interviews. She will also present how to turn interviews into job offers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

The first step

JULY 22—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host “The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for entrepreneurs without previous business experience. Topics that will be discussed are financing options, insurance, taxation requirements, the major components of a business plans and more. Reservations are requested by July 21 and there is no cost. For more information, e-mail Christine Hughes at

Business basics

JULY 24—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 visit

(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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