Financial Workshop

JULY 12—The Business Institute of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “Digging Out-Cleaning Up-Moving Forward” from 8:30-10 a.m. at Citizens Bank, 28th floor, 525 William Penn Place, Downtown. This workshop is designed to address financial issues that face small business owners and business professionals. Banking professionals will be on hand to directly answer questions. Topics that will be discussed are debt consolidation, cleaning up, identity theft and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

Women’s Conference

JULY 12—Inspired Women in Business and Life will host the Inspired Women’s Conference at the Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Township. This is an empowering two-day event with national speakers, breakout sessions, vendors and more. There will be a silent auction to benefit girls’ education in Uganda through Love and Care International. Reservations are required. For more information, call Debra Dion Krischke at 724-935-6100.

Business Series

JULY 12—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 “Avoid Getting Reeled in by a ‘Phising’ Scam and Other Identity Theft Schemes.” Caitlin Vancas of the Better Business Bureau will provide tips and helpful information about the various identity theft scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. She will also discuss the bureau’s free resources and services that are available. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email ­

Breakfast Meeting

JULY 13—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host Special Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The honorable Jack Wagner, auditor general of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be the guest speaker. He will update the audience on the state’s financial health and the new budget. Registration is requested and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email ­

Effective ­


JULY 17—Duquesne University will host “Effective Communications: The Power of Influence and Connection in the Workplace” at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is the last of the three-part series and will address ways to develop and maintain effective communication by connecting with others. Lois Bradley, a ­consultant and coach, will be the facilitator. Registration is ­requested and the cost is $45. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or visit

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