IT Risk Dinner/Panel

OCT. 4—The Association of Corporate Growth will host the “IT Risk & Social Media-Responding to a Crisis” Dinner/Panel Discussion from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. The panel will work through hypothetical data breach scenarios while offering insights on how to best approach challenging situations. They will touch on managing the situation, investigating the incident, evaluating legal and business risks, and handling the media. Registration is required. For more information, call Kelly Szejko at 412-253-7515 or email

Resource/Employment Fair

OCT. 6—Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and State Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. will host Pittsburgh’s “JOBSTART” Resource and Employment Fair from 12-6 p.m. at Point Park University’s Student Activities Center, 330 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown. The fair will offer regional participants and feature services and employment for formerly incarcerated individuals. For more information, call Harry Johnson at 412-255-2134.

Smart Marketing

OCT. 8—Pittsburgh Professional Women will host a Smart Marketing Workshop from 6-8 p.m. at WPXI Television, Conference Room, 4145 Evergreen Rd., Pittsburgh. Leah Gally Kren, Marketing Director at Pittsburgh Magazine, will facilitate this workshop and speak on the topic of “Smart Marketing for Business Success.” Registration is required and the cost is $35 for members and $49 for non-members. For more information, call Beth Caldwell at 412-202-9683 or email beth@pittsburgh­

Small Business Financing

OCT. 9—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host “Letters of Credit, Export Financing & Payment Methods” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration; the Export Import Bank and private sources; how to move one’s goods overseas and understand documentation; and more. Grant information will be available. Registration is required and the cost is $40. For more information, visit

Diversity Career Expo

OCT. 9—BNY Mellon will host a Diversity Career Expo from 5-7 p.m. at the BNY Mellon Center, 500 Grant St., Downtown. This is an opportunity to explore career paths and network with representatives of their business areas and managers and recruiters. Registration is requested. For more information, visit

Franchise Opportunity

OCT. 9—Building Bridges for Business will host “For Sale: Opportunity” from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. This is an event for franchise consumers wanting to start their own business. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with franchise experts, explore several franchise options, get funding and find space for their franchise. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-475-9010 or email info@buildingbridgesfor­

Marketing Strategies

OCT. 10—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh will host “Return on Investment: Marketing Strategies Proven to Deliver Results” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Alyssa Dver, Founder and CEO of Mint Green Marketing, will offer insight and demonstrate how to assess marketing strategies, measure outcomes and allocate scarce resources for growth and profitability. Registration is required. For more information, email

Business Institute

OCT. 10—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “How To Do Business In The Marcellus Shale” at 9 a.m. at 24 Summit Park Dr., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh. Members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, EQT and Universal Well Services Inc. will discuss procurement opportunities with the shale gas industry and the process to follow. Reservations are requested by Oct. 5. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

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