720 celebration

JULY 20—720 Music, Clothing, Café will host its 720 on 7/20 Celebration at 4404 Butler St., Lawrenceville. The celebration will run through July 24 and highlight the achievements of the establishment. Activities will include music, fashion, culture and foods from around the world. There will be performances by Julie Dexter; Off the Record, a Funk, Soul and R&B cover night; an Instant Vintage Launch Party; a Marley Coffee Cupping Event; and a Sundays Best Brunch. For more information, call 412-904-4592 or visit http://www.720records.com.

Open house

JULY 20—Robert Morris University will host its Graduate Programs Open House from 5-7 p.m. at the main campus, Sewall Center, 3rd floor, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. This is an open house about the graduate studies programs that are offered at the school. Faculty and staff will answer questions about academic programs, the admission process and financial aid. Registration is requested and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Susan Campbell at 412-397-5204 Campbell@rmu.edu.

Downtown divas

JULY 20—The National Association of Women Business Owners of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Downtown Divas Live Music and Networking event from 6-9 p.m. at Villa South Side, 1831 E. Carson St., South Side. Every Wednesday, will be able to enjoy performances from some of the city’s best female vocalist while networking. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-854-4827 or e-mail nawbo@blacktie-pittsburgh.com.

Business series

JULY 21—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 “What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?” Nancy Stampahar of Silver Lining Solutions will be the facilitator of the workshop and discuss why having a highly developed Emotional Intelligence, or street smarts, is important and how it can contribute to one’s success, happiness and fulfillment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail business@carnegielibrary.org.

Business basics

JULY 23— 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 July 20 and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560 ext. 130.

Government contracts

JULY 26—The Government Agency Coordination Office, PTAC of California University of PA, the Government Contracting Assistance Center and the PTAC of Slippery Rock University of PA will host an Accounting, Administrative and Compliance Requirements of Government Contracts seminar from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the National Energy Technology Center, 626 Cochrans Mill Rd., Pittsburgh. Tim Di Guiseppe of TD Government Solutions will discuss the basics of accounting for government contracts, the DCAA audit process and the administrative and compliance requirements of Federal government contracting. Reservations are requested by July 22. For more information, call Karen Lockhart at 412-386-4763 or e-mail Karen.lockhart@sd.netl.doe.gov.

Membership orientation

JULY 26—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Member’s Orientation from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is a 90-minute session for new and existing members to understand how the Chamber operates and how to access opportunities to grow one’s business. Registration is requested. For more information, e-mail information@aaccwp.org.

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