Business Series

SEPT. 12—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Crowd Funding Your Business.” Josh Lucas, of Crowdasaurus, will discuss what crowd funding is and how to use this method to fund one’s business. Many use crowd funding to collectively raise start-up capital for business ventures, causes and community projects. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email


Women’s Breakfast Series

SEPT. 13—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host the Women’s Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at the university’s James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh. Special guest Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer for UPMC, will speak on the topic “Making the Workplace a Better Place for All-With All of Our Differences.” She will share why dignity and respect are crucial to building and sustaining an environment in which everyone feels included, valued and appreciated. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email

Energy & Innovation Conference

SEPT. 17—Catalyst Connection and the National Energy Technology Laboratory-Regional University Alliance will host the 3rd Annual Energy & Innovation Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr., Canonsburg. This conference will showcase a search for the region’s next game changing innovation as well as sessions focused on innovation, industry partnerships and the challenges, needs and opportunities of key energy leaders. Registration is requested. For more information, call Anna Mancuso at 412-918-4298.

Small Business Basics

SEPT. 21—SCORE Pittsburgh will host its Small Business Basics Workshop from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at PNC-YMCA, 236 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This is a highly interactive workshop geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Experts will cover topics such as small business planning, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, marketing and legal aspects. A continental breakfast will be served and registration is required. For more information, call Huma Allen at 412-724-2011 or email

My Business Startup

SEPT. 23—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its “My Business Startup” Training Program from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chatham University, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This is a 12-week entrepreneurial training program that will be held every Monday and is designed for women entrepreneurs in the early stages of starting their own businesses. It includes interactive business planning class sessions, one-on-one consulting and a one-year membership to The Center. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-235-1253 or email

Export Basics

SEPT. 24—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its Export Basics Seminar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for service firms looking to improve their understanding of globalization, manufacturers and technology companies looking to initiate export programs, and more. Topics to be discussed include shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, cultural issues, and recognizing and identifying export opportunities. Registration is required. For more information, visit

Members’ Mixer

SEPT. 24—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Members’ Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth AVE., Uptown. Representatives from the purchasing departments of the Pittsburgh Penguins, AEG and Aramark will be in attendance.


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