Job Interviews
JULY 2—Priority Two will host a Job Interview Workshop from 7-9 p.m. at North Way Community, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford. Attendees will discover how to handle the tough interview questions and how to make one’s self stand out from the competition. Registration is required and the cost is $15. For more information, email Dick Horn at


First Step
JULY 5—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Fifth Ave., Oakland. Attendees will learn about business structures, the marketing tools needed to attract customers, the helpful resources available and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542 or email

Brown Bag Lunch Series
JULY 10—Volunteers of America will host its Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. Scot Teachout, of Sandler Training, will facilitate the “Break the Rules and Close More Sales” seminar that will help attendees to develop skills to move up to the next level or continue to perform at status quo. Registration is required by July 8. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext. 209 or email

Quarterly Meeting
JULY 15—The Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council will host the National Minority Supplier Development Council Quarterly Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel, 107 6th St, Downtown. The three-day event will gather together more than 100 leaders in minority business development from across the country. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-391-4423.

First Step
JULY 17—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host the “First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” workshop at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will discuss the fundamentals of starting a business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633.

Second Step
JULY 19—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 Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is required and a continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email

Winning Sales Team
JULY 24—Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management will host a “Business Leaders Workshop: Developing and Growing a Winning Sales Team” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr., Cannonsburg. Sean Coyle will offer strategies to increase revenue growth and drive significant increases in profitability per client, per deal, per region and per sales person. Registration is required. For more information, call Lindsey Demetris at 412-928-9933 or email

Summer Development Series
ONGOING—The Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. and SCORE Pittsburgh will host the Micro-Business Institute Summer Development Series form 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at 249 N. Craig St., Oakland. Every Thursday through July 25, attendees will learn the elements of creating and building a successful financial plan and their professional competencies, strength and opportunities. For more information, call 412-904-4706 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:


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