Professional conference

SEPT. 15—PRSA Pittsburgh will host its 2010 PRSA Pittsburgh Professional Development Day Conference from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. The conference will include various dynamic speakers speaking on ethics, measurement, social media and crisis communication. Registration is required. The cost is $80 for members and $95 for non-members. For more information, call Krista George at 412-995-9597 or e-mail kgeorge@brunner­

Small business training

SEPT. 15—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host its Business Feasibility Fall Classes at 305 Wood St., Downtown. This is part of their small business startup training. This 36-hour program is offered in cooperation with Community College of Allegheny County and designed for women who want to start a microenterprise. Classes also begin at CCAC Sept. 14. The cost is $225 and includes program materials. For more information, call 412-255-6749.

Human resources


SEPT. 15—Saint Vincent College’s Small Business Development Center will host the “Human Resources Basic—What You Need to Know” Workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the college, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This is for anyone involved in making HR decisions. Learn policies and procedures manuals, why HR issues affect businesses, common hiring issues, how to properly document and more. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail

Business series

SEPT. 16—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 “Leveraging Online Social Media to Avoid Burnout in Volunteer Organizations.” Geri Puleo of Change Management Solutions Inc., will identify the unique challenges of volunteer leadership and will provide a concrete channel, strategy and the tools need to harness social media technology that will engage members, reduce burnout and build a vibrant online community. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.



SEPT. 16—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 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


SEPT. 17—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The special guest will be James Golding, managing director of purchasing for FEDEX Ground. He will discuss FEDEX Ground as a company and their process for procurement of goods and services. Reservations are required by Sept. 15. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail


SEPT. 17—The National Association of Women Business Owners will host their 4th Annual NAWBO Day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. The theme is “Thank Ginormous! The Empowerment of Women In Business.” The day will include lessons on how to build, promote and expand one’s business as a woman business owner. Sessions include the Power of Finance, the Power of Negotiating from a Woman’s Advantage, the Power of Publicity to Build Your Business, the Power of Politics and Public Office and the Power of Advocacy. Registration is required and the cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 412-854-4827.

Export finance

SEPT. 20—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host an Export Finance Workshop from 1:30-4 p.m. at the University’s Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Facilitators will discuss the financial services of the US Small Business Administration and Export Import Bank. Also, how Government programs will help when commercial banks are unable to. Reservations are required and the cost is $45 per person. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or email

Internship fair

SEPT. 24—The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host a Job and Internship Fair from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh. Representatives from several employers will be on hand to discuss job openings and internship opportunities for the fall semester. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes. For more information, call 412-369-3631.

Certification & Contracting Workshop

SEPT. 29—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. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109.

(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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