Open house

OCT. 27—SMC Business Councils will host an SMC Open House from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at 1382 Beulah Rd., Building 801, Penn Hills. There will be a morning of networking, learning about the history of SMC and the key benefits and values of becoming a member of the business council. Registration is requested. For more information, call Kim Flowers at 412-342-1608 or e-mail

Second step

OCT. 28—The Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh will host The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business. Registration required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or e-mail

Employer breakfast

OCT. 28—Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania will host an Employer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The breakfast will focus on promoting the hiring of individuals with disabilities and youth who are being phased out of the school system. For more information, call Diane Berg at 412-471-2600 ext. 376.

Growth expo

NOV. 1—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host the Business Growth Expo from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. The event will feature a line-up of speakers with expertise in areas such as entrepreneurism, sales and marketing, customer service, leadership and team building. Doug Keeley will be the master of ceremonies and Steve Gilliland and Steven Schussler will be the keynote speakers. Registration is required by Oct. 30. For more information, call Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or e-mail

Nonprofit QuickBooks

NOV. 2—Robert Morris University’s Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management will host Nonprofit Accounting with QuickBooks from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This is for individuals looking to use QuickBooks for nonprofit organizations. Attendees will learn how to use QuickBooks to track grants, programs and events. Registration is required. The cost is $55 if paid online, or $65 at the door. For more information, call 412-397-6006 or visit

Business series

NOV. 3—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Scams and Frauds-At Home, Work and on the Internet.” Rebecca Maier, public relations director of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania, will discuss sweepstake scams, Internet scams, work-at-home scams, identity theft and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or e-mail

Appreciation benefit

NOV. 3—Our House Development Inc. will host the 4th Annual Community Appreciation Benefit & Economic Awareness Day Event from 6-10 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. This event is to say thank you to areas of service in education, community service and service in business. Honorees will be Jamil’s Global Village, The Salvation Army of Homewood-Brushton, Jasiri X and Arie Kyser. For more information, call 412-243-7083 or e-mail


NOV. 4—The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh will host its 5th Annual NAWBO Day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Pittsburgh Hotel, 101 Radisson Dr., Greentree. The theme is “Think Ginormous! We Have An App For That!” Speakers include Cassandra Brown, Melinda Emerson, Evelyn Strange and more. Vendor tables are also available. For more information, call 412-854-4827.

(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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