Theft in the Digital Era

FEB. 27—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host “Employers Beware: Employee Theft in the Digital Era” from 7:30-9:39 a.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Forensic experts will teach attendees how to protect their business from a data security breach from their employees, along with strategies and best practices to ensure security and confidentiality of their company’s data. Topics will include Document Retention and Destruction Policies, Strategic Assessment Consideration, Employment Agreements that protect one’s confidential information and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1389 or email

Business Series

FEB. 27—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 is “How to E-File Your Federal Return.” Diana Smith, IRS Tax Consultant, will explain the many benefits of using the IRS e-file to file one’s federal return for free. The event is free. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or Facebook

Digital vs. Traditional Marketing

FEB. 28—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host its “The Battle of the Ages: Digital vs. Traditional Marketing” workshop at 9 a.m. at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Ken Sevick, of ActionCOACH Business Coaching, and Geoff Skadra, of Catchpoint Creativity, will present this comprehensive workshop that will teach the differences between traditional and digital marketing, along with the practical strategies to improve one’s reach and get more sales. For more information, call 412-396-6233 or email

MWDBE Conference

MARCH 6—The Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will host its 13th Annual Conference from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the IBEW Conference Center, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side. There will be an opportunity to network with contract and government representatives from several featured projects. A continental breakfast will be provided and registration is required. For more information, call Kim Evans at 412-402-2460.

Business Seminar

MARCH 18—The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Small Business Development Center will host “Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Business” from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Duquesne Club, 325 6th Ave., Downtown. Co-Founder, President and COO of Hipereon Inc. Bob Hogan will show business leaders how to cut through this informational morass in order to quickly access relevant information about their company, their customers’ businesses, their competition and more. Registration is required. 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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