Business series

MAY 5—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 “Using Social Media to Grow.” David Tusich, a social media and advertising expert, will discuss the development of social media and why it’s important in today’s business environment. He’ll analyze the elements of an effective social media advertising campaign and outline some strategies. For more information, call 412-281-7141. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail ­

Networking event

MAY 11—WIN-Pittsburgh will host its Annual Accessorize and Socialize Networking Event from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Olive or Twist, 2nd floor, 6th St., Downtown. There will be a fashion show along with numerous networking opportunities. The cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Reservations must be made by May 6. For more information, call Amy Markewinski at 412-963-6311 or email

Informational job


MAY 12—Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Councilman Ricky Burgess will host the East Liberty Target Job Informational Sessions from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This is the second of a three-part session to secure jobs for local residents. The store will open in July and the sessions will discuss the interviewing process, review sample interviewing questions and the hiring requirements. The topic will be “Interviewing for Target.” There will also be a session from 6-8 p.m. For more information, e-mail Joanna Doven at Joa­n­

Annual meeting

MAY 13—The Board of Directors of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host their Annual Meeting and Luncheon at 11 a.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 17th floor, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. There will be a meeting, followed by a luncheon with guest speaker Jared L. Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon University. Reservations are required by May 6. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

Business basics

MAY 14— SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop at 8:30 a.m. at the PNC-YMCA, 2nd floor, 226 Fifth 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 by May 11 and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Inclusivity party

MAY 18—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host a Inclusivity Party from 6-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This is a celebration of the economic development and diversity of Pittsburgh. Eric Peterson of the Society for the Human Resource Management will be the guest speaker. There will be music from Kevin Howard and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the WPDI. For more ­information, visit

Financial parenting

MAY 19—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “Kids, Wealth and Consequences: Financial Parenting for the Business Family” from 5:30-8 p.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Financial parenting expert Jayne Pearl with local entrepreneurs’ strategies to better equip children of all ages to be financially aware, goal driven and focused. For more information, call 412-648-4060 or 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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