BusinessCalendarBusiness Plan Competition Deadline

    AUG. 14—Business Plan submissions are due for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Business Plan Competition for Women Business Owners. The competition will showcase emerging business and will celebrate female entrepreneurship, and the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize to help grow their business. This is open to women business owners in Pennsylvania who started their business on or after Jan. 1, 2012. Finalists will be selected to compete at the 2014 Women’s Mentorship Symposium, Sept. 30, in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit

Lunch & Learn

    AUG. 14—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business Branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “How to Start a Food Truck Business.” This informative session on starting one’s own Pittsburgh food truck will teach the rules and regulations, best practices, and how to cook up a great business plan. There will be county officials and local street vendors on hand to answer questions and provide tips. Seating is limited. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or visit

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