QuickBooks Advanced

OCT. 24—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its QuickBooks Advanced Workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This workshop will help attendees become more knowledgeable with the program and learn how to save time and money through its use. Topics will include inventory, sales tax, payroll, business credit cards, job costing and time tracking. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or email

Veteran Job Fair

OCT. 24—RecruitMilitary will host a Veteran Job Fair at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is an exclusive veteran hiring event, connecting veterans and military spouses with local and national veteran-friendly employers. For more information, call Jill Krabacher at 513-677-7035.

Social Media Workshop

OCT. 30—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Social Media Workshop for Small Business Owners from 9-11 a.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., North Side. Robert Stein, the director of Information Technology/Consulting Services of Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh, will lead this interactive workshop on how to best establish one’s business’ footprint in social media via Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, and how to reinforce one’s professional reputation on LinkedIn.  Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-392-0610.

Business series

OCT. 31—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown and Business Location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “WORKshop: Developing a Career at UPMC.” A human resources representative from UPMC will be on hand to walk seminar attendees through the entire application and hiring processes. Attendees are asked to bring their resume to be updated in order to get maximum exposure to UPMC recruiters. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email

The First Step

NOV. 1—The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center will host its “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Drive, Oakland. Explore the marketing tools needed to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about funding options and understand what is needed to formally establish one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call Tara Gerek at 412-648-1389 or email

Networking Mixer

NOV. 3—Classic Events! will host a Business/ Political Networking Mixer at 3 p.m. at St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. The evening will include a candidate meet and greet with individuals from all political parties. Several individuals will be recognized for their continued services that make a positive impact on the community. For more information, call Ralph Watson at 412-723-2414 or email

Business Opportunity Extravaganza

Nov. 5—The Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Minority/ Woman Business Department will host its 7th Annual Business Opportunity Extravaganza from 2-5 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, 107 Thackeray St., Oakland. The afternoon will include greetings from the board of directors and superintendent; discussions on enhanced oversight and enforcement; and technology needs forecasted, followed by an introduction of the new COO/CFO. For more information, call Rhonda Sears at 412-488-4661.

(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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