Networking Mixer
MAY 16—Classic Events will host the 2nd Annual Business/Political Networking Mixer at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave., Homewood. This event gives exposure and cultivates relationships. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-723-2414 or email


Developing A Business Plan
MAY 17—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’s Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Attendees will learn everything they need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding to one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email

Brand A Series
MAY 21—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.

Business Workshop
MAY 22—Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management will host the Business Leaders Workshop: Break the Rules and Close More Sales from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars. Sales force development expert John Rosso will discuss insights into leading sales in the new economy. Registration is requested. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or email

Business Leadership Series
May 23—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host the Comcast Business Leadership Series from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. This interactive forum explores ways to inspire a culture of accountability. Chris McIntyre will be the featured speaker. The event is free. For more information, call Michele Broda at 412-208-3817 or email

Opportunity Fair
MAY 23—Highmark Inc. will host the Wexford Medical Mall Opportunity Fair from 2-4 p.m. at 120 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Prime Contractors will be on site to answer specific questions related to diverse partnership opportunities. Registration is required. For more information, email LaNee Benton at

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

NO BS Marketing
MAY 28—No BS Marketing will host a NO BS Marketing Meeting from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh-based marketing meeting that teaches local entrepreneurs and business owners how to generate more leads, convert more sales and catapult profits using direct emotional response marketing. Registration is requested. For more information, call Weston Lyon at 412-974-0739 or email

Awards Luncheon
MAY 30—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host the 31st Tribute Women Leadership Awards Luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Westin Hotel. 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This is a celebration of the achievements of seven women in the area. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA.

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