Outreach Meetings

NOV. 8—Port Authority of Allegheny County will host its Connecting to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to Enterprising Business Opportunities Outreach Meetings form 9-11 a.m. at Port Authority of Allegheny County, Manchester Office Tower Board Room, 2235 Beaver Ave., Pittsburgh. These meetings are to inform DBE community of its online procurement system and how to do business with Port Authority. This meeting will deal with construction. There will also be meetings held Nov. 13 on Purchasing Materials. Registration is required. For more information, call Cameil Williams at 412-566-5257 or willicd@portauthority.org.

Entrepreneurial Thursdays

NOV. 8—Pittsburgh Gateway Corporation will host Jessica Lee’s Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz and Blues Networking from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Thursday jazz and R&B vocalist Jessica Lee, along with some of Pittsburgh’s finest musical artists, will host an evening of good music and professional networking. This week’s theme will be “Keeping it Local.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit http://www.jessicaleesong.com.

Breakfast Series

NOV. 9—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The topic will be “Giant Eagle: Diversification and Growth.” Laura Shapira Karet, CEO of Giant Eagle Inc., will discuss the growth and diversification on one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/sbdc.

The First Step

NOV. 10—The Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Make It Happen Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Program will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 9-11 a.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This will help individuals looking to start a business explore what marketing tools are needed to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources and more. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-648-1389 or visit http://www.makeithappenpgh.org.

Understanding Financial Statements

NOV. 13—The Small Business Development Center of Saint Vincent College will host Understanding Financial Statements from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe. Learn how to critically analyze the data to determine one’s business’ solvency, risk and operating performance. Reservations are required by Nov. 9. For more information, call 724-537-4572 or email sbdc@stvincent.edu.

Business for Breakfast

NOV. 14—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host its Business for Breakfast networking event from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Circuit Center & Ballroom, Five Hot Metal St., South Side. Christopher Flickinger, Dale Carnegie Systems, will explain how to influence attitudes to improve service, sales and growth. For more information, call Kelli Komodor at 412-208-3845 or kkomondor@bizjournals.com.

Brown Bag Lunch

NOV. 14—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host its Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will be “Leadership & Emotional Intelligence” with John Amato of Familylinks. Participants will better understand their own emotional intelligence and the four basic competencies that contribute or detract from one’s effectiveness as a leader. This is free and registration is required. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email volunteersofamerica@voapa.org.

Business Series

NOV. 15—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 will be “What is ‘Sustainable/Responsible Investing?’” Ellen M. Marcus, of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., will discuss sustainable investments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.

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