Business series

MAY 19—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 Road to Credit Recovery.” Todd Miller, an education representative, will discuss the steps one needs to take in order to improve their current credit situation and how to re-establish credit after experiencing financial problems. He’ll also discuss credit reports, credit card scams and how to manage future credit. 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

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

Marketing seminar

MAY 21—Easy Now Marketing will host The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Seminar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel. 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. Seven figure Internet marketers will discuss how to create multiple streams of income and how to grow to become a better you. Registration is required and begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $15, $20 at the door. For more information, e-mail Curtis at

Marketing seminar

MAY 24—Up A Notch Marketing will host No BS Marketing Meeting from 3-5:30 p.m. at Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. This seminar guarantees that attendees will walk away with at least one actionable tactic that can be implemented immediately. Strategies taught are direct response marketing oriented. Reservations are required by May 20. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739.

Wine tasting

MAY 24—The Greater Pittsburgh National Association of Women Business Owners will host a Summer Wine Tasting and Barbeque from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Robinson’s State Farm Insurance Agency, 5108 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. Registration is requested and the cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information, call 412-854-4827.

Federal Contracting


MAY 25—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Federal Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. This is geared towards MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses and includes 8(a), HUBZone and Women Certifications. It is free and registration is requested. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109 or Judith Kirby at 412-395-6560 Ext. 123.

Job seminar

MAY 25—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Namm Business Center will host “Boomer Job Search: Leverage Your Experience and Overcome Obstacles” from 10:15-11 a.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting will be the facilitator. For more information, call 412-422-9650 or email

Open-air market

MAY 26—Ujamaa Collective will host an Open-Air Marketplace from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2030 Centre Ave., Hill District. For two days there will be sales of food, jewelry, hair care, natural soap and more. For more information, call 412-512-2680 or e-mail

Networking mixer

MAY 26—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Networking Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at Laririmor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 Fifth Ave., Downtown. The theme for the evening will be Louisiana, with Cajun food and leather specialties for purchase. Attendees are asked to bring plenty of business cards. Reservations are required by May 24 and the cost is $10 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or e-mail

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