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 information@aaccwp.com.

Second Step Program

JUNE 20—The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh will host its “Second Step Program: Developing A Business Plan” at 7:30-10 a.m. at Mervis Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. Financing options often require a solid business plan. Attendees will learn about operational and production planning, conducting market research, and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for one’s business. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-648-1542.

Open House

JUNE 23—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host an Open House and Coffee Hour from 9-10 a.m. at Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus, 6035 Ridge Rd., Gibsonia. This is an opportunity for interested individuals to meet the University’s staff, facilitators, and past participants while learning about their services for business workshops, women’s leadership breakfasts, and online community for their members. There are programs for women in all stages of business development. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-365-1253 or visit http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/events/openhouse.

Strategic Growth Plan

JUNE 24—The Urban Power to Prosper Program of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host the “Strategic Growth Action Plan” seminar from 5:45-8:45 p.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-1544.

Women Blogging Seminar

JUNE 28—The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh will host “Pittsburgh Women Blog their way to success…Find out how you can too!” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sigmas Conference & Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh. Attendees will learn ways to make their blogging pay in money or credibility and more. Dynamic women will share secrets of their blogging success and inspire others to do the same. Panelists include Cynthia Closkey, R’Chelle Mullins, Suzanne Mauro, Mercedes Howze and Lindsay Snodgrass. The seminar will include breakfast, networking, panel association, and question and answer sessions. For more information, call Terina Hicks at 412-584-2105 or visit http://www.nawbopittsburgh.org.

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