Lunch and Learn Series    

    JUNE 15—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business Branch will host its Lunch and Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Small Business Research.” Rachel Masilamani, of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will facilitate this comprehensive seminar for individuals interested in stating a business sin Pennsylvania. Attendees will learn how the library can help one open their business. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email

Brown Bag Luncheon

    JUNE 18—Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania will host its Brown Bag Lunch from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will be “Creating Engagement Marketing Programs.” Facilitated by Autumn Edmiston, CEO of Edmiston Group. This session will reveal simple, but effective best practices to make one’s engagement marketing more effective. Also, attendees will learn about marketing activities that help small businesses achieve their goals. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-782-5344 ext 209 or email

Letters of Credit

    JUNE 19—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center, will host its Letters of Credit Seminar from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is for companies experienced with letters of credit or who have delays or discrepancies with letters of credit. The guest speaker will be Mike Allocca, national expert and speaker on trade demonstration and payment. This will be a hands-on workshop on how to successfully negotiate a letter of credit as well as other international banking options. Registration is required. For more information, visit


    JUNE 20—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 Guhan Venkatu, vice president and senior regional officer for the Federal Reserve Bank, Pittsburgh/Cleveland Branch. He will discuss economic forecast for our region and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in our regional economy. Registration is required by June 18. For more information, call 412-392-0610 or email

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