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November 01, 2010 By: admin Category: November Events

Business Program Calendar


November 2010


Programs are held on Thursdays at 12:15 pm at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business, 612 Smithfield Street, Downtown.  They are free and open to the public.



Thursday, November  4      Supercharge Your Career Planning  

                                           Jeffrey Fortescue, Manager of Business and Reference

                                           Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business


Did you know that Carnegie Library’s Resume Maker provides step-by-step instructions to help you create a professional-looking resume, or that our Testing & Education Reference Center includes practice tests and study guides to help you prepare for civil service, professional certification and licensing examinations, as well as tests for college entrance, graduate school and more?  Learn how you can access both of these tools in the library, or wherever you and your library card are located, at this informative program.




Thursday, November 11      Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate & Outnegotiate Your Competition

                                           (DVD-45 minutes)


Harvey Mackay, called “Mr. Make Things Happen” by Fortune Magazine, is the best-selling author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten.  In this DVD, he  shares his ideas on how to arm yourself with prospect, client and competitor information; how to see people who don’t want to see you, then make them glad they did, and how to develop and maintain relationships with customers.



Thursday, November 18        How to Start an Online Business

                                            Kate McGinley, CEO

                                            McGinley Media Limited


Ready to start working for yourself?  Thinking about starting a small business?  This session is a primer on how to start and build an online business.  Topics include: how turn your ideas into income; finding your first clients, setting your rates and marketing yourself.  Learn tactics and strategies to help you succeed, as well as what costly mistakes to avoid



Thursday, November 25         No Program – Happy Thanksgiving!      

November Events

October 31, 2010 By: admin Category: November Events


Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University November and December 2010 Workshops

For workshop details, more information or to register visit www.duq.edu/sbdc

 or call 412.396.1633


November 1-2 - Dia de los Muertos Installations Volver a Mi - Open House - 5 PM - 8 PM - Mexico Lindo Mercado y Galeria de Artesian - 2027 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh - Come and see the ofrendas with candlelight at our Open House on November 1st and 2nd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Relax and enjoy Oaxacan hot chocolate, coffee and cookies (and celebrate the end of all of those horrid election commercials, too!). Add the name of one you love to the ofrenda to honor and remember ones who have passed on as we reunite with them for two magical days….and don’t forget that we have sugar skulls, papel picado, childrens’ books and muertos galore for all of your holiday needs! 412-422-9984 for more information




November 1-19, 2010

The In Sisterhood


multimedia exhibit will be at

 Cantellops Art Gallery

Zapala Student Center at La Roche College

9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA

Gallery hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm every day

Click link for directions to La Roche College: www.laroche.edu/about/directions.asp

Click link for campus map: www.laroche.edu/tour/tour.html


November 3 - Join Stress Reducing Expert, Diana Fletcher, and Viki Winterton, CEO/Founder Experts Insights Family of Opportunity including Insights Magazine, El Academy & The Coach Exchange (tce) as they discuss simple strategies to reduce stress with the busiest of schedules - FREE teleclass - 1:00pm EST - Class will be recorded. All registrants will receive recording.This is a free class. Long distance charges may apply - call 412 612-5977 for details


Women’s Small Business Association

Network Lunches and After Work Network Meetings


Nov 3 - 1pm - Butler County -Conley Resort in Butler, PA, 16002
Nov 4 - 1pm - Natrona Heights -Tarentum Old Train Station in Tarentum, PA, 15084
Nov 8 - 1pm - Beaver County -J W Hall’s in Aliquippa, PA, 15001
Nov 9 - 6:30pm - Westmoreland County -Pasqualino’s Italian Eatery in Irwin, PA, 15642
Nov 10 - 11:30am - Shaler/Gibsonia -Spadafora’s in Allison Park, PA, 15101
Nov 12 - 1pm - Robinson/Airport -The Pine Restaurant & Bar in Coraopolis, PA, 15108
Nov 16 - 12pm - Blair County -Lascalias in Altoona, PA, 16601
Nov 16 - 5pm - Downtown -Pangea in Shadyside, PA, 15232
Nov 17 - 1pm - South Hills -Donte’s Pizzeria in Pittsburgh, PA, 15236
Nov 18 - 1pm - East End -Calli’s in Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
Nov 19 - 12:00pm - Westmoreland County -Pepperwood Grill in Greensburg, PA, 15601
Nov 19 - 1pm - Monroeville -Tolerico’s Restaurant in Monroeville, PA, 15146
Nov 23 - 1pm - Wexford / Cranberry-Blue Water Tavern in Wexford, PA, 15090
Nov 23 - 1pm - East End -Calli’s in Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

 Come see the play that everyone is talking about “Distorted Love.”  Playing November 4 - 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM(Saturday, November 6, there will be two performances, 2:00 PM Matinee and 7:00 PM).

Special broadway guest playing the role of  Delores Cantrell is none other than, Ruby Annette Evans.


All performances will be held at

The Charles A. Stewart Performing Arts Center

575 3rd Street, Pitcairn, PA  15140.


Doors will open at 6:30 PM and Performances begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  There will not be any ADMISSION until intermission!  NO EXCEPTIONS!

 Ticket Donation:

$15.00 General Seating

$20.00 Orchestra Left and Right

$25.00 Orchestra Center

$35.00 Stewart Circle

 For tickets call Gwen Missouri at 412.513.7763

November 4 - Employer Workshop with IUP Downtown Campus

Join the Regional Internship Center for  Creating a Successful Internship Program is a 2 hour interactive workshop for employers who want to create a successful internship experience for both the intern and the company.  With sufficient preparation, you can create well functioning internship program will leverage the knowledge and skills of your intern to grow your organization. Employer Workshop with IUP Downtown Campus
 Location: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Pittsburgh CampusIndiana University of Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Campus – For more details, visit www.theregionalinternshipcenter.org

Hosting an intern offers your company a low risk, cost effective way to host new talent.  With the workshop you will understand the benefits of hosting an intern and explore the traits of a successful internship.  

 The Regional Internship Center, a nonprofit organization, brokers connections between internship seekers and employers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.  Through targeted outreach and training, the Regional Internship Center enables internship seekers and employers to explore working together to determine whether they are a good fit for a long-term employment relationship. Please visit us at www.theregionalinternshipcenter.org!


November 4 – The Professional Women’s Guide to Getting Paid What You’re Worth - 9am to 11:30 am -The Greentree Radisson, 101 Radisson Drive Pittsburgh (Greentree) - Workshop includes breakfast - register online TODAY at http://www.PittsburghProfessionalWomen.com/


November 4 - Join Dr. Kathleen Hartford  & learn how environmental toxins relate to your health, your hormones and your weight loss challenges -11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sheraton Station Square, Pittsburgh - Tickets are $40. RSVP to: 412.648.6106 or lhasoffice@lhas.net



November 5 - FastTrac® Listening to Your Business-

(A facilitated workshop to help maximize business growth and profitability)

8:30 AM – 12 noon - Howe-Childs Gate House, Chatham University , Shadyside Campus - $40 - Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe


Novemeber 5 - Business Women Connect Annual Vendor Fair and Monthly Networking Lunch - 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Comfort Inn – 699 Rodi Road, Penn Hills PA - $12 = cost of your lunch, beverage, tax and gratuity - RSVP: Suggested by Tuesday November 2nd - To register contact Donna Cheswick at 724-837-1130 or dcheswick@bpuinvestments.com



November 6 – Women & Girls Foundation’s Gala Celebration honoring Women in Media – Special Award of Distinction : Virginia Montanez – Visit www.wgfpa.org for additional information & to buy tickets



Saturday - November 06, 2010, 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 161 W. Pike Street

Canonsburg, PA 15317

Gift buying made easy:

Shop a wide variety of vendors all in one place.

Silent Auction , Free Admission, Lunch Available

Benefits:, Washington County Women’s Shelter and

First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg

Hosted by:

First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg


November 8 - International Speaker and Best Selling Author of Guerilla Publicity and Networking Magic, Jill Lublin presents “An Exciting One Day Crash Course in Publicity!” 10Am to 5PM at the Tyler Youth Group building at 605 Maratta St. Aliquippa. Limited Seating – must pre-register - $497 Plus bring a friend for FREE! (regular $797) Call 415-883-5455



November 9 - Employer Workshop with and Presentation with Personalized Pathways: “Navigate Your Way Through the Workplace Kitchen” - Beinhaur Funeral Home Community Room – visit www.theregionalinternshipcenter.org for additional info


November 10, 2010-Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania

1650 Main Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15215


RSVP: 412.782.5344 X209or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

Brown Bag Lunch

12:00 – 1:00pm

Topic: Have Questions? Find Answers.

Small business resources at the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh

Speaker: Jeffrey Fortescue, Manager, Business & Reference, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Be a better informed business owner. Who is your competition? What are the latest statistics in your industry? Where could you meet your next customer? When should you use social media? Learn how to find answers to lots of questions by using the resources at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Business Center .



November 10 – Zonta Three Rivers North service/networking meeting – Fresco’s in Wexford. Open to all professional women - 6 to 9PM - Program Speaker: Sister Sharon Costello, CSJ, Executive Director of Girl’s Hope of Pittsburgh, Inc. Www.ZontaThreeRiversNorth.com


November 10 -  Wine & Cheese Networking Event - Pittsburgh Athletic Association - event begins at 4 pm - visit http://www.blacktie-pittsburgh.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=9027 to register


November 12 - Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce

WOMEN’S NETWORK - 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar - South Hills Country Club

4305 Brownsville Road, Whitehall - Lunch - $15 - Bring a friend! Lunch for Non-Members - $18, Display Table - $10 - Please make a reservation by contacting our secretary: Mary Dilla at: 412-884-1233 / secretary@bbwchamber.com


November 12, 2010

Join the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition for a workshop to help fight human

trafficking in our region. 


Over 200,000 children are at risk for sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the United States every year. Prevention of human trafficking among young people is crucial, but often difficult to address because of hesitancy around the graphic and emotional nature of the material.



Human Trafficking:

Prevention through Art

 Join the Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition for a workshop to help fight human trafficking in our region. 


Over 200,000 children are at risk for sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the United States every year. Prevention of human trafficking among young people is crucial, but often difficult to address because of hesitancy around the graphic and emotional nature of the material.


During this workshop, Nola Theiss, Executive Director for Human Trafficking Awareness

Partnerships, Inc., will discuss two programs designed to build awareness of human trafficking among youth and subsequently express that knowledge through art.


    Date:  Friday, November 12, 2010

    Time:  1:00-3:30 pm

    Place:  FBI Philadelphia

                        600 Arch Street, 2nd Floor

                        (entrance on 6th Street)

                        Philadelphia, PA 19106

This event is free, but registration is

required. To RSVP, please visit:



Light refreshments will be served.

f you have any questions, please contact

Rebecca Foley of WOMEN’S WAY at





November 12, 2010

The critically-acclaimed documentary on the Senegalese superstar:  Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love will open the 2010 Film Festival honoring film icon Ousmane Sembène [pronounced OOSman simBEN] the ‘Father of African Cinema.’

 The two-day film festival opens Friday, November 12th, at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium (G23 Parran Hall), Fifth Avenue at DeSoto Street in Oakland and runs through November 13th.  Festival hours for Friday, November 12th are 5:30 – 9:30 PM.  Hours for Saturday, November 13th are 12:30 – 4:30 PM. THE FESTIVAL IS FREE!!

For more information about Sembène – The Film & Arts Festival, please contact Sabira Bushra at 412-657-6916 or by email:  info.sembenefilmfestival@gmail.com.  Visit the festival on the web at www.sembenefilmfestival.org and visit us on Facebook:  Sembene – The Film & Arts Festival.  The festival is free and open to the public


November 12 - American Respiratory Alliance Hosts Exclusive Fundraising Dinner with Pittsburgh Steelers FEATURING: #86 Hines Ward, #50 Larry Foote, #53 Maurkice Pouncey, #25 Ryan Clark - Call  724-772-1750 for additional information and for tickets


November 12 - Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

7:30 - 9:00 AM - James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus - Heather Arnet, CEO, Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania -Topic: “Women: Our Best Asset. How We Can Work Together to Achieve Business Success.”

$25 per person - Register Online: www.chatham.edu/cwe (networking and a continental breakfast precede the presentation)


November 12-13 Global Problems, Global Solutions: Women & Children in the Millennium Development Goals - Friday: 7:00 PM (Keynote Speaker: Sheryl WuDunn)

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Over 20 workshops)

All events take place at La Roche College: 9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Conference is free, but registration is required: www.laroche.edu/global

Saturday lunch is $6


November 12 - 13 - Romp & Roll with Gorman Lowe & friends - Elks Lodge # 339 - 400 cedar Avenue North Side - Doors: 6 PM, Show: 8 PM - For Reservations call Kathy Service at 412-429-8742, M-F 9-5 - Tickets are $12


November 13 - It’s not SEXY, but it PAYS the bills (A Workshop on Pricing) 9:30 Am to 1 Pm - Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh -S. I. Business Associates - JoAnn R. Forrester, Award winning Business consultant and Host of the Empress of Biz Re-Invent Yourself in Rugged Times -

Early Bird Discount $99 - $99 if registered by November 9 - $129.00 November 10 and at the Door - RSVP: 412-440-6969, Mail Checks to: S. I. Business Associates

P. O. Box 472 Oakmont - Visa/MC available upon request


November 16 - Power Mingling

Come celebrate with Single Steps Strategies and Career Coach, Karen Litzinger and learn to make the holiday party season work for you. Learn networking tips for social settings to enhance your professional image. The session will include mock party exercises and refreshments - To learn more about the evening or to register for the event go to www.SingleStepsStrategies.com - Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by

The Musuneggi Financial Group


November 16 -Litzinger Career Consulting & Single Steps Strategies Present Power Mingling: Make the Holiday Party Season Work for You - 6:30 – 8:00 PM -Single Steps Strategies Conference Center, Manor Oak Two, Suite 520, 1910 Cochran Rd Pittsburgh - $15.00 - To register or for more information - info@singlestepsstrategies.com  or call 412-341-0723 - visit: www.singlestepsstrategies.com for more information


November 16 - BizChicks LunchMix Greet the Holidays with Cheer not Fear! -  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Featuring Well Known Event Planners, Evelyn Castillo & Cindy Cooney -

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas, We all want to be that perfect hostess, planning that perfect event - Offices of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
535 Smithfield Street Pittsburgh - Cost: $15 members/ $20 non-members
Lunch Included



November 17 - 19th Annual YWCA Racial Justice Awards - Registration may be completed by visiting the following page within the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s website:

http://www.ywcapgh.org/registrationform.asp?id=8 - 5:30 p.m. - Westin Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1000 Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, with a reception. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Allegheny Room. Individual seats may be purchased for $65 (or $55 for YWCA members.) Please visit www.ywcapgh.org for more information about the event and the Center for Race and Gender Equity.


November 18, Disability Resource Breakfast, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Speaker: Jessica Knoche, CI and CT , Staff Interpreter / Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc.

Topic: Working with silence

Employment for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing often requires available accommodations. Find out how assistive technology, work etiquette, ADA employer accommodations, American Sign Language, and interpreters can be helpful community resources for both the person with the disability and persons communicating with the hearing impaired.



November 19 - Women’s Power Networking Lunch  - The Wine Loft in South Side Works - From 1:30–3:00pm.  - RSVP to Suzannef@zoominternet.net

724-452-5152  - Cost $28.00 cash at the door - Bring 50 business cards/brochures to pass out and be prepared to give a one minute presentation. Our mission is “Women Supporting Women” through networking!


November 20 - “Feng Shui” Tea - AntiquiTea Tearoom & Gift Shop -  Live in harmony with our environment for health, wealth and wellness - 12:00 noon - $25.00 per person pre pay (includes full afternoon tea) - Make your reservations now, this will fill up fast.


November 20 - The Jodie Matta-Dillenger Cancer Patient Care Center of UPMC McKeesport Hospital and McKeesport Hospital Foundation are hosting their annual “Harvest of Hope” dinner at Heinz Field. To make a silent auction donation, get tickets or find out more information call 412-672-5330




Books Celebrating Women! The perfect Girlfriend Gift! Inspired Entrepreneurs – a Collection of Female Triumphs in Business and Life and  photography book Fearless Women Fearless Wisdom – Join Debra Dion Krischke at book signings the weekend of Dec. 3 and 4th. Also available at www.FoodieFundraising.com
Friday, Dec. 3- Treasure House Fashion – 4-7pm - Bring a bag of clothes to donate and enjoy Wine and Taste Treats while you shop!
Saturday, Dec. 4th – 11 to 1PM – Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley – Beckoning of Booklovers – Meet and Greet a variety of authors and panel discussion



December 7 - Please mark your calendar now for  WORD-FM, 101.5’s Pittsburgh Business Symposium! - 8 am - 1 pm - A day filled with food, outstanding speakers, networking opportunities and prizes! Check out www.wordfm.biz to see what the buzz is all about!



December 8 - BizChicks 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza  - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Avenue Pittsburgh - Cost: $5 members/ $10 non-members
Light appetizers served  - Sip a glass of wine and skip the mall mobs. You’ll find the most creative vendors here! - Support over 35 female vendors who will be showcasing their goods & services!


March 5 - Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North - Glass Slipper Ball - Features the Best Chefs & Libation Purveyors - Tickets $100 per person - Proceeds benefit Zonta Pittsburgh North to support women’s scholarships & education - For tickets, sponsorship information, program ads, gift bag or silent auction donations, call 724-935-6100




-Jessica Lee: Upcoming Public Performances


November 5 - 6 PM- 8:30 PM- Event/Where: Atria’s w PNC Park - North Shore, 103 Federal Street  - 412-322-1850


November 6 - 8:00 – 10:00 PM - Event/Where: Primo w 1825 Washington Rd (Rt. 19) Washington - 724-746-0406


November 10 - 7 PM -10 PMEvent/Where: Jazz at Andy’s, Fairmont Pittsburgh w 510 Market Street w 412-773-8884



November 20 - 7 PM - 10 PM - Event/Where: Jazz at Andy’s, Fairmont Pittsburgh w 510 Market Street - 412-773-8884


November 23 - 7 PM - 9 PM - Event/Where: SiBA w 530 Northpointe Circle, Seven Fields, PA 16046 - 724-741-6000


Every Thursday in November except 11-25 Holiday Break w 5:30-8:30 PM (Music starts at 6:00) - Event/Where: Entrepreneurial Thursdays Jazz & Blues Happy Hour at Little E’s w 949 Liberty Ave., Second Floor, Pittsburgh -  412.392.2217


November 12th through November 14th


“Arts in the Autumn: a festival of visual and performing arts” returns to the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills , 2359 W. Ingomar Rd.,Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  This high quality art exhibition is free to the public and offers docent tours featuring regional artists, a mobile flame demonstration, face painting, and several performances the weekend of November 12th through November 14th

Friday, November 12th, from 7 – 9 pm, the art festival kicks off with a “Meet the Artists” reception: an opportunity for networking between art lovers and the artists exhibiting.  View the art, ranging from paintings to sculpture, glass to jewelry, or photography to mixed media

Saturday, November 13th, the art exhibit will be open from 11 am to 10 pm.  Be a part of it!  Vote for your favorite piece.  Write your comments on some graffiti art.  Watch a bead making demonstration.  Get a group together for a docent tour.  Stop by the Grab and Go room and pick up a smaller item or two.  Watch a performance, or simply appreciate the art. 

Sunday, November 14th is your last chance to partake in the festivities.  Arts in the Autumn is open Sunday from 12:30 – 5 pm

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.uucnh.org.  If you would like to arrange for a group tour, e-mail Diane Robertson at arts@uucnh.org

 CONTACT:  Susan Cox, PR

Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills