First Step
    OCT. 4—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Experts will help attendees explore the size of their interested market and what marketing tools will be needed to attract customers, while also teaching them about business structures, access helpful resource, available funding options and more. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email

Leadership Breakfast Series
    OCT. 8—Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its “Unlock Your Potential for Leadership” Leadership Series from 8-10 a.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Barbara Schwark will discuss “Neuroscience on the Global Stage: Learning How to Play Nice with Others.” Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to take a meaningful role in promoting cooperation within a corporate culture that encourages open and honest communications, and more. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and registration is required. For more information, visit
AACCWP Business Institute
    OCT. 8—The Business Institute of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host “How to Do Business With Highmark” from 9-11 a.m. at Highmark, Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Attendees will be introduced to Highmark’s new procedures on doing business, meeting their sourcing, operations and supplier diversity team members, and the start process of building relationships with key decisions. Registration is requested by Oct. 4 and this is open to chamber members only. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email
Leadership Workshop
    OCT. 9—The Robert Morris University Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management will host “Leadership: Drawing Out the Best in You and Others” workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 339 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to bring out the leadership within them and bring out the best in others. They’ll learn the importance of positive psychology in the way successful leaders think, act and make decisions. For more information, call 412-397-6000 or visit
Ideal Integrations
    OCT. 9—Ideal Integrations will host Social Networking for Today’s Leaders from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Vala Afshar, of Enterasys Networks, will be the guest speaker and discuss the impact social media is having on today’s business environment. Reservations are required and lunch is included. For more information, call Valerie Levanduski at 412-349-6680 or email
Dilemmas Unique to Business Leaders
    OCT. 10—The University of Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “For Better or For Work: Dilemmas Unique to Business Leaders” from 9-11 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Author, columnist and editor Meg Cadoux Hirshberg will help individuals navigate the emotional and logistical terrain of business building while simultaneously enjoying a fulfilling family life. Attendees will receive a copy of one of Hirshberg’s books. Registration is required. For more information, email
Job Fair
    OCT. 10—Pittsburgh Western PA Career Transition Services will host the Pittsburgh Job Corps’ 4th Annual Job Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Job Corps Gymnasium, 7175 Highland Dr., East Liberty. Students and Alumni will have the opportunity connect with employers and organizations from various fields. Registration is required. For more information, call Chris Cavendish at 412-441-8700 ext. 4412 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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