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

Private Equity Workshop

MARCH 18—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host a Private Equity Workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Koppers Building, 436 Seventh Ave., Downtown. Howard Russell will explain the opportunities and challenges for small businesses to secure and leverage private equity. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

Business Series

MARCH 20—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 “E-Magnify: Small Business Counseling for Women.” Debra Mason, of E-Magnify, will discuss how Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify Women Business Center can help one start and grow their business through counseling, mentoring and training opportunities. They offer programs that offer every business need. The event is free. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email

UPMC Supplier Diversity Event

MARCH 20—UPMC will host its “Supplier Diversity Collaboration for Growth” Event from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 1 Bigelow Square, Downtown. This event will bring together UPMC MWDBE Suppliers; UPMC Supply Chain Management leadership; local corporations; city, state and county officials, governmental agencies; and others from vital organizations that support minority business growth and development. Attendees are asked to bring business cards. For more information, visit


MARCH 21—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania will host its monthly PowerBreakfast series at 7:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. This month’s guest will be Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. He will discuss his vision and plans for the city. Registration is required by March 19. For more information, call 412-392-0610 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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