First Step Seminar

DEC. 3—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host the “First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The seminar will cover topics such as business structure and formation, employee issues, fictitious name registration and more. After the seminar, attendees will have the option of meeting with a consultant. Registration is required. For more information, visit

Annual Business Lunch

DEC. 4— The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its Annual Business Meeting at 12 p.m. at the Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The guest speaker will be Charles Bunch, chairman and CEO of PPG Industries Inc. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

Open House

DEC. 6—The Green Building Alliance will host an Ask the Experts: Open House from 8-10 a.m. at 33 Terminal Way, Suite 331, South Side. This is a free opportunity to speak with GBA staff members in person to discuss project ideas or ask any questions about green building. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-773-6006 or visit

You Can Get There

DEC. 7—O’Friel Consulting will host “You Can Get There From Here!” from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. Robert O’Friel will help attendees begin to plan for 2014 as though they were planning a vacation. Individuals can start planning now so that they can enjoy the holidays knowing that they will hit the road running to begin the New Year. Registration is required. For more information, call 724-816-0819 or email

Women Leaders Breakfast Series

DEC. 13—The Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9 a.m. at Chatham University, James Laughlin Music Hall, Woodland Rd., Oakland. Latasha Wilson-Batch, executive director of the Best of the Batch Foundation, will speak on the topic “Best of the Batch: Bridging Business and Service with a Hands-on Approach.” Breakfast will be served. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or email

Holiday Networking Mixer

DEC. 13—Classic Events! will host its Holiday Business Networking Mixer at 6 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is a community-based vendor marketplace/fashion show event that will give entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to promote their products while featuring the creations of area fashion designers and stylists. For more information, call Ralph Watson at 412-723-2414 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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