Network Convention
APRIL 26—Talk Magazine will host its 2013 Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention from 6-10 p.m. at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This two-day event will include speakers, panelists and more. There will be a dialogue addressing employment opportunities and workforce development in health care, finance, manufacturing and energy. Registration is required by April 17. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email

Business Skills ­Development Workshop
APRIL 27—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Business Skills Development Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Oakland. The topic is “Tuning Up Your Business Plan.” This workshop will re-energize existing and unused business plans, encouraging participants to break of their comfort zones to reach the next stage of growth. Registration is required and the cost is $35. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit
Grand Re-Opening/ ­Ribbon Cutting
APRIL 27—Creamy Creations & More will host a Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at 144b Jefferson Rd., Penn Hills. This coffeehouse, café and more re-opening will include food, giveaways, live Latin music and more. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-727-1780.
Academic & Career ­Information Session
APRIL 29—The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will host an Academic & Career Information Session from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1750 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin. The topic will be “Social Sciences & Education: Discover Educational & Career Opportunities.” Registration is requested and this is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-469-4301.
Money Matters
APRIL 30—The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities will host Money Matters 2013 from 6:10-9:05 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Township. Investing and personal finance experts will facilitate free sessions on topics such as Retirement and Estate Planning, Senior-Oriented Finance, Protecting Yourself from Scams, New and Experienced Investors and more. Nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary will be the keynote speaker. Registration is required, this event is free and seating is limited. For more information, call 1-800-PA-BANKS or visit
Opportunity Fair
MAY 1—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 37th Annual Business Opportunity Fair at 8 a.m. at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “Team Work Makes the Dream Work.” This is an opportunity to meet experienced entrepreneurs in various industries and turn contacts into contracts. The keynote speaker will be Marquis Miller, Rich Fitzgerald and Jake Wheatley. Registration is requested. For more information, call Janet Fleishman at 412-391-4423 or visit
Annual Meeting & ­Luncheon
MAY 1—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Meeting & Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The keynote speaker for the afternoon will be William Winkenwerder Jr., president and CEO of Highmark Inc. There will be a members meeting at 11 a.m. Registration is requested by April 26. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
(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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