Improving sales

DEC. 1—Peak Performance Management and Sandler Training will host “Upgrade Selling Results By Upgrading Yourself” from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is a seminar designed for top executive interested in improving their sales force and increasing sales. John Rasso will discuss lost opportunities, slipping margins, the top five things one which sales managers should focus their time on and more. Seating is limited. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or e-mail

QuickBooks seminar

DEC. 1—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “QuickBooks: Reports” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar will be presented by Dennis Piper & Associates and is designed to help individuals familiar with QuickBooks expand their knowledge in putting together custom reports, forms and more. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit

Business series

DEC. 2—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 “Reduce Holiday Stress By Learning to Say ‘No.’” Nancy Stampahar of Silver Lining Solutions will present this workshop on learning how to develop assertive communication skills, live one’s life with less resentment and stress and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Business luncheon

DEC. 2—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their Annual Business Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Gregory Babe, President and CEO of the Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScience LLC. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

Resources & networking

DEC. 3—The Career & Workforce Development Center East, Homewood Brushton Family Support and the East Side Community Collaborative will host a Community Day of Sharing from 3-6 p.m. at the YMCA of Homewood, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. There will be resource and networking opportunities. For more information, call 412-243-6088 ext. 23.

Small Business


DEC. 4—SCORE, Enterprise Bank, DeVry University and Bridgeway Capital will host the Small Business Workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the DeVry University and K & L Gates Building, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is an interactive workshop geared toward aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Professionals will discuss topics, such as, small business planning, record keeping, taxes, financing, marketing and more. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Information session

DEC. 4—The University of Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host a Paralegal Certificate Program Information Session from 9-11:30 a.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a session for individuals interested in learning about the paralegal profession and the program the school offers. Registration is requested and the cost is free. For more information, call 412-396-1643 or email

Open house

DEC. 6—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host an Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the University’s James Laughlin Music Center, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. Interested individuals are welcomed to meet the staff and past participants of the program to learn of the activities that are offered. It is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information, visit

(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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