Entrepreneurial Thursdays

DEC. 27—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. Each week will have a different theme; this week’s will be “Holiday Show-Last Minute Shoppers.” The cost is $5 and the attire is business casual. For more information, visit

First Step

JAN. 7— The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration will host “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at 150 Posvar, Fifth Avenue, Oakland. Attendees will receive help with financing, learn about business structures, how to access helpful resources and how to understand the forms to establish one’s successful business. This seminar is free and registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1544 or email

Financial Seminar

JAN. 8—Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council will host “Wealth, Philanthropy and the Global Financial Crisis” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. The seminar will be presented by Gregory Curtis, author and founder of Greycourt & Co. Registration is required and the cost includes lunch. For more information, call 412-680-2149 or visit

CWE Breakfast Series

JAN. 11—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 series will feature prominent regional business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast will precede the presentation. The topic is “Let Your Passion Be Your Guide: How a Healthy Hobby Became a Healthy Business.” The featured speakers will be Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, founder of Fuel Your Passion LLC. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit

PowerBreakfast Meeting

JAN. 18—The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its PowerBreakfast Meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The guest speaker will be Arletta Scott Williams, executive director of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, and she, along with her team, will present environmental opportunities with ALCOSAN, which provides services for 85 communities in the county. Reservations are requested by Jan. 16. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

Open House

JAN. 22— The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Open House from 12-4 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Suite 2220, Downtown. The chamber will offer refreshments and a tour of their new home. Reservations are required by Jan. 21. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

A Second Step

JAN. 25—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email

(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: newsroom@newpittsburghcourier .com.)

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