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. This is a free event, seating is limited and on a first-come basis. 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. They will be John Fetterman, Floretta Irvin, Louis “Hop” Kendrick, Jean Milko and Jack Shea. 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; a discussions on enhanced oversight and enforcement and technology needs forecasted, followed by an introduction of the new COO/CFO. Registration is required. For more information, call Rhonda Sears at 412-488-4661 or email

Business Seminar
    NOV. 6—The University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “Good Governance Makes Good Sense: Laying Out A Strong Foundation for the Future” from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. Dirk Surge, will lead this foundational program designed to help harness the power of strong leadership. Registration is required. For more information, email

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
    NOV. 8—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at James Laughlin, Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Shadyside. Guest speaker Dr. Ria David, president & co-founder of Cybergenetics, will speak on “A Woman’s Journey in DNA: Entrepreneurship and Social Justice.” She will discuss her forensic DNA experiences, entrepreneurship and how her company helps create a safer society. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email

Understanding Financial Statements
    NOV. 8—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its “Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statement” Workshop from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Attendees will discover how to read balance sheets, income statements, P&L and cash flow statements, critical ratios and other essential financial measurements, and more. Registration is requested. For more information, 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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