Leadership Breakfast Series
MAY 2—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership & Professional Advancement will host its Leadership Breakfast Series from 8-10 a.m. at the Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The topic of the session will be ”Time to Think for Leaders.” Evy Severine and Anne Papinchak will be the guest speakers. This program will bring new insights and practical applications. Registration is required. For more information, email Linda Hirsh at

Candidates Forum
MAY 2—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Candidates Forum from 4:15-6 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. City of Pittsburgh mayoral candidates will answer questions that will impact businesses in Pittsburgh. Rod Doss, editor & publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, will be the facilitator. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email
Application Deadline
MAY 3—Applications are due for Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s Leadership Pittsburgh XXX 2013-2014. Leadership Pittsburgh is a signature program designed to challenge local leaders to learn more about themselves, to expand their networks and more. For more information, call 412-392-4505 or visit
Brand A Series
MAY 7—L. Denise Edwards of Sitara Social Marketing will host the Brand A Digital Brand Strategy Training Series from 2-4:30 p.m. at Umoja African Arts Company, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown. Tuesdays in May, Edwards will teach interested individuals how to create more brand awareness. The goal is to help more small businesses and brands meet the challenges associated with online branding and social marketing. For more information, visit http://www.sitaramarketing.con/blog.
Strategic Thinking
MAY 8—The Duquesne University School of Leadership & Professional Advancement will host the Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series from 12-1 p.m. The webinar explores the six things that executives need to do well to strengthen their ability to think strategically. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or email
Women Breakfast Series
MAY 10—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Oakland. The topic is “The Business Food: Accessibility, Affordability and Capacity Building.” Jennifer Flanagan, Josephine Caminor Oria and Alice Julier will be the guest speakers. Attendees will learn about the different facets and movements involved in the food industry in Pittsburgh and get a feel for what it takes to be a food entrepreneur. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253.
Entrepreneur’s Conference
MAY 10—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host the 15th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Duquesne University, Duquesne Union, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will learn how to maximize profits and minimize expenses, turn market opportunities into sales and tackle tough business challenges. The keynote speaker will be Will Knecht, president of Wendell August Forge. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit
Growth & Profitability Workshop
MAY 14—The University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host the “Best and Highest Use: Creative Strategies for Growth & Profitability” workshop from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Andy Birol, author and founder of Birol Growth Consulting, will help individuals cut to the core of what one needs to know to grow their business. Registration is required. For more information, email
Career Development Series
MAY 23—UPMC will host a Career Development Series from 3-5 p.m. at the Medical Arts Building, 3708 5th Ave., Oakland. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk-through the UPMC online application process, receive feedback on resume formatting and gain insight on how to maximize the efforts of their job search. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call Shannon Williams at 412+647+7447 or email
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