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

Strategic Customer Care Workshop

DEC. 17—Sandler Training By Peak Performance Management will host a “Strategic Customer Care Workshop” from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North Hotel, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars. Ray Mutchler will facilitate this discussion on common customer service issues, traditional reactions and innovative solutions to overcome customer service, and inside business development roadblocks. Registration is requested. For more information, call Debbie Nahm at 412-928-9933 or email

Business Seminar

DEC. 17—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host its “Make It Happen!” Seminar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the YMCA Homewood, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. The institute focuses on the unique needs of each business, each industry and entrepreneurs. This seminar is for aspiring business owners who are ready to launch a new business, bring their vision to life and make it happen. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1544 or email

Business Series

DEC. 19—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 “Mental Health and the Workplace.” Tamara Hall will facilitate this discussion on the effects of failing to bring awareness to the mental health needs of staff within the workplace and how individual mental health problems can affect workplace stability. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email

Second Step

DEC. 20—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “The Second Step: Developing A Business Plan” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland. Attendees will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for their business. Registration is required and the cost includes materials. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 412-648-1542 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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