Business Series

NOV. 29—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 “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud.” The FINRA Investor Education Foundation will present this 56-minute DVD documentary exploring who is at risk for investment fraud. There will be interviews with victims, securities regulators and fraud investigators to give information that will help to identify the persuasion tactics fraudsters use and the steps to take before making important financial decisions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email

Senior Entrepreneur Day

DEC. 1—My Mother’s House Project will host a Senior Entrepreneur Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Homewood Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. This is for individuals 50 years old and older who own their own business or are gifted and want an opportunity to showcase their new products to sell. Tables are limited and must be purchased in advance. For more information, call Paula Day at 412-731-2072.

Business Luncheon

DEC. 3—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Business Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker will be Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Committee Development. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

Open House

DEC. 3—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host an Open House from 5-7 p.m. at Chatham University, Mellon Board Room, 106 Woodland Rd., Shadyside. The event is for individuals interested in receiving more information about the programs offered through CWE and talking to staff, faculty and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email

Private Equity Seminar

DEC. 4—The Pittsburgh Impact Initiative will host a Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Private Equity Seminar from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh, 1 Bigelow Square, Uptown. The seminar will include matchmaking sessions and topics such as private equity for growth capital, and mergers & acquisitions, an overview of private equity and more. The keynote speaker will be James Carlisle, head of Houston Harbaugh. Registration is required. For more information, call Albert Ciuksza at 412-392-4555 ext. 4570 or email

Vendor Fair and Networking Lunch

DEC. 7—Business Women Connect will host its 4th Annual Vendor Fair and Networking Lunch from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Penn Hebron Garden Club, 237 Jefferson Rd., Penn Hills. Local women are invited to network with influential and resourceful women entrepreneurs, while making valuable connections to help grow one’s business. Registration is required by Dec. 4 and the cost is $17. For more information, call Donna Cheswick at 724-837-1130 or

Brown Bag Lunch

DEC. 12—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host its Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic for the series will be “Write Tweets, Blogs and Posts that Impress.” Elayne Masters, of Word Masters, will discuss how to polish one’s communication skills to make sure that their writing and posts represent them in their best light. This is a free seminar and registration is requested. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email

CWE Breakfast Series

DEC. 14—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Shadyside. The topic is “Building an Affordable Luxury Brand through Personalized Home Sales.” The featured speakers will be Karin Mayr, president and founder of Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry, and Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, vice president of design and marketing at Sabika Austrian Crystal Jewelry. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit

(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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