Financial Planning Workshop
    APRIL 4—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Financial Planning Workshop at the Koppers Building, Penn Room, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Representatives from the Luther Financial Group, Merril Lynch, Fragasso Financial Advisors & Janney will discuss the importance of financial planning as a business owner and the resources available to assist you. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or visit
The Human Factor
    APRIL 8—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Human Factor: Leveraging Technology to Connect with Your Customers” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Regional Learning Alliance, 800 Cranberry Dr., Cranberry Township. Chris Pirillo will facilitate this informative program designed to help individuals take advantage of technology to communicate better with staff and customers. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email
Business Opportunity Fair
    APRIL 11—Highmark will host a Business Opportunity Fair at 8:30 a.m. at 120 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This is in regards to the Wexford Medical Mall Project. There will be prime contractors on site to answer specific questions related to diverse partnership opportunities. Pre-registration is required by March 29 and seating is limited. For more information, visit
Business Trends 2013
    APRIL 11—The Business Institute of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “Crucial Business Trends for 2013” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. R. Yvonne Campos and Marty McGough, both of Campos Inc., will present the top consumer trends for 2013 and the possible impact it can have on one’s business. Registration is requested by April 9 and the cost includes a boxed lunch. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or
Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
    APRIL 12—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh. Susan Gregg Koger, of ModCloth, will speak on the topic “Dresses and Successes: Turning a Passion for Vintage into a Global Business.” She will discuss how she turned a hobby into an e-retailer known for its innovative social shopping experience. Registration is required and the cost is $25. For more information, visit
Career Development Series
    APRIL 18—UPMC will host a monthly Career Development Series from 3-5 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 3708 5th Ave., Oakland. This free, monthly session for job seekers will teach individuals how to navigate the website, apply online for jobs, write an effective resume and prepare for interviews. Registration is requested. For more information, call Barbara Jerry at 412-864-4257 or email
PowerBreakfast Meeting
    APRIL 19—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 Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald will discuss the state of Allegheny County. Registration is requested by April 17. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email
Job Fair and College Expo
    APRIL 19—The Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus will host a Job Fair & College Expo from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CCAC Boyce Campus, Student Union, 595 Beatty Rd., Monroeville. There will be a job fair and a professional dress fashion show at 11 a.m. by the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 724-325-6771.
    (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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