Marketing & promotions

NOV. 4—The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development will host “Promote Your Business Through Social Networking” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This is the fourth part of their technology series. In this seminar, Joe Polk of PennTAP, will teach individuals to effectively utilize online programs to give one’s business visibility. Registration is required and the cost is $40. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or e-mail

Business series

NOV. 4—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., Downtown. The topic is “Supercharge Your Career Planning.” Jeffrey Fortescue, Manager of Business and Reference at the library, will help individuals discover the library’s resume maker and their testing & education reference center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Vendor fair

NOV. 5—Business Women Connect will host their Business Women Connect Annual Vendor Fair and Networking Lunch from 1:30-3:45 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 699 Rodi Rd., Penn Hills. This is a monthly networking group open to women in business who are interested in networking. There will be 24 vendors present. Registration is required and the cost is $12, which includes lunch and a beverage. For more information, call Donna Cheswick at 724-837-1130 or visit

Guerilla marketing

NOV. 9—The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host Guerilla Marketing from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Viken Mikaelian, Founder and CEO of will present an overview of promoting planned giving in a changing environment. The audience will learn tactics that companies use to increase sales and how to use similar techniques to raise more gifts. He’ll also discuss how to avoid common mistakes. Registration is requested and the event is free to members and $35 for non-members. For more information, call 412-232-0551 or e-mail

Job fair

NOV. 9—East End Works will host a Job Fair from 3:30-6 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This is an opportunity to meet face to face with more than 40 employers. There is also free job preparation available. For more information, call 412-567-8494.

Website webinar

NOV. 10—NuRelm will host a Top 10 “Must Have” Website Upgrades for Non-Profits Webinar from 10-11:30 a.m. Guests will learn the top website upgrades to maximize their marketing budget for 2011. There will also be a discussion of the best web programs created specifically for non-profit organizations. Registration is required by Nov. 9 and there is no cost for the webinar. Once registered, guests will receive the website address. For more information, call Heather Jewell at 724-430-0490 ext. 204 or e-mail

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