Awards dinner

MARCH 2—Fifth Third Bank will host the 6th Annual Celebrate and Share, Women of Achievement Awards Dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The dinner will honor 24 women of Pittsburgh who contribute greatly to the success and advancement of the city. The event will raise funds for Cribs for Kids Infant Safe Sleep Initiative. For more information, call 412-322-5680 ext. 5 or visit

Business series

MARCH 3—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “The Ins and Outs of Schedule D.” Patrick N. Price, a tax specialist, will discuss and explain the terms related to asset sales and the IRS’ 1099-B form. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Time management

MARCH 9—The Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Sharpsburg. The topic will be “Deliver Your Business from Digital Distress: Time-saving tips for finding things we know are ‘there somewhere’ on our PCs, laptops and smartphones. The guest speaker will be Cheryl A. Lowitzer, Principal of CALowitzer & Associates. Registration is requested and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-782-5344.

Business with CCAC

MARCH 11—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host a “Special Meeting on How to do Business with CCAC” from 3-4:30 p.m. at CCAC, Byers Hall, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. This is a meeting for Chamber members interested in submitting bids for the K. Leroy Irvis Science and Technology Center. Reservations are requested by March 9. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

Business taxes

MARCH 15—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Business Institute will host a Business Tax Workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Regional Enterprise Tower, O’Neill Room, 23rd floor, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Larry S. Blair, Esq., of Metz Lewis LLC. will facilitate this workshop and give attendees an overview of business taxes for small business owners and self-employed individuals to understand their tax rights, responsibilities and record keeping requirements. Registration is requested by March 11 and the cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

Interview skills

MARCH 17—The Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Disability Resource Breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic for the workshop is “How to Sell Your Abilities in A job Interview.” Coralee A. Gionta will discuss how to develop a better understanding of best practices that persons with or without disabilities should use during their job search. She will teach how to complete applications, build a resume, plan for interviews, dress for the position and focus on the abilities that will one to get a job. For more information, call 412-782-5344.

Business basics

MARCH 19—SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This workshop is presented by working professionals and helps new businesses get off to the right start by studying the legal requirements of starting a business and covering key topics that will impact the success or failure of the business. There will be discussions on marketing, record keeping, taxes, business plans development and how to obtain a small business loan. Registration is requested and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

(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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