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Brown Bag Lunch Series

AUG. 8—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host their Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will be “Cold Calls in the Hot Summer” led by Tina Lund-Donley, lead generation expert at Interactions Corporation. She will discuss how cold calling can be effective if done right. Guests will learn how to warm up cold calls by developing a system that works to turn one’s cold calls into a slam-dunk way to build sales. This is a free seminar. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email volunteersofamerica@voapa.org.

Spark and Hustle Pittsburgh

AUG. 9—Tory Johnson will host Spark and Hustle Pittsburgh from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Greentree DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh, 101 DoubleTree Dr., Greentree. This is a jam-packed, high-energy day enabling one to experience big breakthroughs in their business and themselves. Learn fresh ways to build and boost one’s bottom line and meet prospective clients, customers and collaborators. Registration is required. For more information, call Tori Molnar at 1-800-659-8867 or email tori@@myutoria.com.

Data security and disaster preparedness

AUG. 9—SMC Business Councils will host “Let’s Talk Shop-Data Security and Disaster Preparedness: Protecting your IT infrastructure from Loss or Destruction” from 12-1 p.m. at 1382 Beulah Rd., Building 801, Penn Hills. Jack McBride and Rob McCafferty will discuss solutions available to increase data security and maintain service, consistency and recoverability and one’s IT infrastructure. Registration is required by Aug. 7. For more information, call Kim Flowers at 412-342-1608 or visit http://www.smc.org.

Small business workshop

AUG. 11—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and SCORE Pittsburgh will host a Small Business Basics Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chatham University’s Mellon Board Room, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a workshop designed for women who are interested in starting their own business or expanding their current one. Experts will discuss planning, bookkeeping, marketing and legal issues pertaining to small businesses. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe.

Energy conference

AUG. 14—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host the Energy Inc. Conference and Tradeshow from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the David Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. This is for individuals interested in growing their business in the energy sector. The conference will bring together those directly involved in energy with those who offer the services and products needed. There will be useful workshops and conversations with experts. For more information, email Michele Broda at mbroda@bizjournals.com or visit http://www.pittsburghbusinesstimes.com/energyincconference.

Personal effectiveness webinar

AUG. 15—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host the “Personal Effectiveness Webinar: Creating High Impact Presentations” from 12-1 p.m. The webinar will show how to create impactful presentations to both formal and informal gatherings, and how to present ideas with conviction, control and poise. Registration is required, it is free and login information will be sent to registrants. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or visit http://www.duq.edu/leadership.

Technology show

AUG. 23—Toshiba Business Solutions will host its Technology Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heinz Field, Art Rooney Dr., North Shore. This is an opportunity for employers to see how to improve their company’s core business processes. There will be lunch and tours of the field, stadium and locker room. Registration is requested by Aug. 17. For more information, call Chris Colaianni at 412-973-6328 or email chris.colaianni@tbs.toshiba.com.

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