Business series

OCT. 6—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 “Finishing Well- Getting the Care You Want When You Need It Most.” Stacy Kacskowski, of the Allegheny County Library Association, will discuss Five Wishes, the first living will that talks about one’s personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as one’s medical wishes. It is written in everyday language and helps to start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness. This is an essential overview of essential resources for all ages. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

2011 Minority Enterprise

OCT. 7—The Minority Business Opportunity Committee and the US Small Business Administration will host its Minority Enterprise Development Week 2011 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, One Bigelow Square, Downtown. The theme is “Emerging Industries and Markets: A Blueprint for Success.” The keynote speaker will be Dr. Mitchel Nickols. There will be a luncheon and awards ceremony. Registration is required by Oct. 5. For more information, e-mail


OCT. 8—Dr. Nancy Mramor will host “Your Ride Through Life: Getting Yourself on the Bus” workshop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park. This seminar will teach individuals that once one meets their inner committee they will become a tool to expand and use everyday. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-445-5352 or e-mail

Better business

OCT. 11—Saint Vincent College’s Small Business Development Center will host “6 Steps to a Better Business” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. This is a seminar for both start-up and mature businesses. Ken Sevick of ActionCOACH, will take participants through each step of the ladder of business growth to a commercial, profitable enterprise that works efficiently on its on. Reservations are required by Oct. 5. For more information, call 724-597-4572 or e-mail

QuickBooks advanced

OCT. 12—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host QuickBooks Advanced from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The workshop will help one become more knowledgeable with the program and help one learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics discussed include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. This is for Windows users only. Registration is required and the cost is $45. For more information, visit

Open house

OCT. 12—Robert Morris University will host a Graduate Studies Open House from 5-7 p.m. at Robert Morris University Main Campus, Sewall Center, 3rd floor, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Staff and faculty will be on hand to answer any questions about the university’s academic programs and the admissions process. Refreshments will be served. Registration is requested. For more information, call Susan Campbell at 412-397-5204 or e-mail

Awards gala

OCT. 14—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host the 7th Annual Walk of Excellence Awards and Silent Auction from 6-10 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh, One Bigelow Square, Downtown. The celebration is to recognize the achievements of minority-owned businesses and to honor the corporations and organizations committed to diversity. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-391-4423.

(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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