Business Series

OCT. 18—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 “Suze Orman’s Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream.” In this 74-minute PBS special presentation DVD personal finance expert Suze Orman will offer her thoughts about saving and investing, financing a college education, retirement planning and more to help individuals get closer to achieving their version of the American dream. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email


OCT. 19—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host Special Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be LaVaughn Henry, PhD, vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Cincinnati office. She will discuss the economic forecast for our region and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in our regional economy. Registration is requested and the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

Think Big Forum

OCT. 19—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Seventh Annual Think Big Forum: Embracing the Competition from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a half-day forum that addresses current issues of importance to businesswomen. Speakers will include keynote speaker Chanda Bell, Melinda Emerson and Michele Fabrizi. They will provide key insights and experiences. Registration is required and the cost is $50. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email

Make It Happen

OCT. 20—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Urban Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Pittsburgh will host the Make It Happen: Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Conference from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. This is for individuals thinking about launching a new business. There will be one-on-one consulting and mentoring opportunities from successful entrepreneurs who have turned their vision into reality, an offer to the Urban Power to Prosper certificate program, and start-up and emerging business workshops. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389.

Business Growth Expo

OCT. 22—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host its Business Growth Expo from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh, One Bigelow Square, Downtown. This conference and business tradeshow will explore how large, medium and small companies in the region are building relationships that work. There will be opportunities to learn, network and get motivated. Registration is required by Oct. 18. For more information, call Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or email

Networking Mixer

OCT. 23—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and Highmark will host a Networking Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at Caffé Amante, 125 5th Ave., Downtown. This event will be an evening of business networking. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email


OCT. 24—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host “New Career Options for Those Over Fifty: Become a Seniorpreneur” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar will identify the choices and opportunities for the second career entrepreneurs, along with how to manage cost flow, how to price to make profit and more. There will also be a panel of successful business operators who have started business later in life, they will inspire and give solid advice. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-1633.

(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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