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May 03, 2011 By: admin Category: Events, May


May 4 - Gala in the Garden - Benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the lush Tropical Forest, a stations dinner in the glass-walled Special Events Hall, an awards presentation and auction, then top the evening off with dancing and fantastic entertainment by Finesse - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh
Host: MPI Pittsburgh Cost: $50 - Register online at: http://www.mpipittsburgh.org

May 4 – NAWBO – Downtown Divas  - Villa Southside, 1831 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh - Legendary Etta Cox, Jazz Diva & Soon to be Legendary Women’s Networking Happy Hour – Meet & hear about organizations that help, promote, & advocate women – Networking presentations, 6-7 PM, Music 7-9 PM

May 4 – SBDC – Thinking About Starting a Business? Mechanics of Starting a Small Business Seminar – Whiteball Community Room – 6 pm – 8pm – Free – Represented by Raymond Vargo

May 5 - PCA Spring Celebration - A Networking Event - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Place: Atria’s in Wexford, 12980 Perry Highway, Wexford - Host: Pittsburgh Coaches Association - Cost: $15 in advance (online); $20 at the door

May 5 – Women on State Boards & How to get there – Allegheny HYP Club -5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration & Networking, 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Program - Program fee $25 for EWC Members, $45 for non-members – Register by email: ewcpgh@aol.com

May 6 -Tools for Coaches - A Gestalt Approach to Conflict - Presented by Ann L. Begler of the Begler Group - 11:15 - 11:30 a.m: Registration and Networking, 11:30 - 12 noon: Announcements & Luncheon -12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Featured Presentation, Highland Golf Club - Westview, 450 Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Host: Pittsburgh Coaches Association, Cost: By 5 p.m., May 6: Members -$30, Nonmembers-$40 - After 5 p.m., May 6: Members-$40, Nonmembers-$40 - http://www.pittsburghcoaches.org Further info: contact Roberta Rollings at Pghcoachesassoc@aol.com


May 7 - The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will perform a series of pieces ranging from spirituals, to traditional, to gut-busting gospel music in their upcoming concert: “O Sing Unto The Lord A New Song: An Afternoon of Tribute, Recognition & Celebration” at 4 PM - East Liberty Presbyterian Church. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pittsburghgsospelchoir.org or call 412-613-5825.

May 10 - Breakfast Briefing Empowering Citizens and Communities: A View from the Czech Republic - 8:15-9:30 a.m. - Jirí Bárta Executive Director, Via Foundation (Prague, Czech Republic) - The Pittsburgh Foundation Offices, 5 PPG Pl., Suite 250, Pittsburgh

May 10 - Greater Harmony Chorus invites you to Family and Friends Night on at 7:30 p.m.  This event is free and will be at Richland Elementary School, 3811 Bakerstown Rd., Gibsonia, Pa.  It will be a dress rehearsal for our Region 17 Competition May 20 - 21 in Cleveland.  Please attend to send us off to competition in grand style.  Refreshments will be served.  

May 11 -  Business for Breakfast Networking Event - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, SouthSide Works, 2667 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh - Hosts: Pittsburgh Business Times and McCormick & Schmick’s  - Cost: $25 (includes cont.breakfast & $10 McCormick & Schmick’s gift card.)
RSVP: Suggested by May 6th (Seating is limited. http://pittsburgh.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/event - For more info, contact Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or komondor@bizjournals.com

May 11 – WIN Pittsburgh - Accessorize & Socialize Event – Guest Speakers: Gwyn Cready, Fashions by Doncaster, Robyn Bracco – Complimentary makeovers – 11 AM – 1:30 PM – Olive or Twist, 140 6th St 2nd floor, Pittsburgh – RSVP required – Raffles - Joining WIN-Pittsburgh gives you all of the benefits and membership in the National Association for Female Executives!  To visit www.winpitt.org click here.  If you are not a member of WIN-Pittsburgh and decide to become a member on the day of the event, we will give you a $15 discount off of your membership, if you paid the $45 non-member registration fee for the Accessorize & Socialize event. 

May 11 - Brown Bag Lunch -12:00 – 1:00pm -Speaker:  Linda Handley, Founder at Building Bridges for Business -Topic: How to Start Internet Marketing and Blogging - What do you do if you are just starting to use the tools of internet marketing? Join us to learn how Internet marketing can attract more people to your website, increase customers for your business, and enhance branding of your company and products. Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - 1650 Main Street PittsburghFREE -RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org

May 12- Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference - Keynote Speakers: Jason Brown, CEO of Right by Nature Steven Breuner, Founder of 48 Supercuts stores - Discover ideas that can transform your business. Choose from 15 expert-led workshops on the hottest topics in business today.- Workshops on strategic planning, management, finance, marketing, starting a business, and more. A business building trade show featuring more than 50 support organizations. Unparalleled networking opportunities with entrepreneurial veterans, top service providers and the region’s most promising entrepreneurs. - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. -  Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh - Host: Duquesne University Small Business Development Center - Cost: Full Day-$119 (By April 28); After April 28-$139; Afternoon Only (including lunch)-$79; Lunch & Keynote Only-$50; Walk-ins-$159. Full day fee includes continental breakfast, discount parking, luncheon, workshops & business-building trade show.) RSVP: Required to receive advance price. Questions: Call 412-396-1633. http://www.duq.edu/sbdc

May 13 - Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series - Speaker: Lynsie Camuso, Co-founder and President, ShowClix - Topic: “Taking on Ticketmaster: Achieving Success Against an Industry
Giant” - Time: 7:30-9:00 AM -Venue: James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University Shadyside Campus Cost: $25.00 - Register online: www.chatham.edu/cwe

May 18 - Presented by Julie Ann Sullivan, MBA, President of Learning Never Ends
and author of “Life Lessons” - Each situation gives us a new opportunity to react in a different way.  Different styles of listening help you to be a better listener. The “art” comes in our capacity to respond appropriately. Participate in this interactive workshop and develop the “art” - 10:15 a.m. - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Squirrel Hill - Cost: Free - To RSVP, email Julie Ann Sullivan at julieann@julieannsullivan.com

May 20 – Women’s Power Lunch -Come be a part of the longest running networking luncheon in the Pittsburgh area.  Bring 50 business cards or brochures to hand
out and be prepared to give a short presentation on your business to introduce yourself to other business women and professionals.  - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Sharp Edge Restaurant-Bistro, 922 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh - $30.00 cash at the door, receipts provided - RSVP: By May 18th - To register, contact Suzanne McMahon-Froehlich at
724-452-5152 or


May 20 - Give Your Spanx a Workout! Graze and Sip the night away at “Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis” at the Woodlands in Bradford Woods. This fabulous evening, 6pm to 10PM. showcasing over 20 food and wine purveyors benefits Crisis Center North.  For tickets or more info - Www.CrisisCenterNorth.org Or call 412-364-6728 ext. 15

May 21 - Find Your Inner Rock Star -Presented by Dayna SteeleAuthor of the forthcoming book I’m With the Band: Network Your Way into Anything, Anywhere, Anytime! Discover how to how to unleash your rock star potential and grow your business using rock star principles.  - 8:00 - 8:30: networking & continental breakfast;  8:30 a.m. - 12 noon: introductions and featured program - Location: LaRoche College, Zappala College Ctr, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh - Host: National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter - Cost: NSA Members & Affiliates-$35, Nonmembers-$45, At the door-$55
RSVP: Suggested by May 19th - For more information and to register, go to:

May 25 - Business Exchange Networking Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Comfort Inn (The Old Holiday Inn) in RIDC Park, Ohara Twp - Cost: $15 - RSVP: By Monday, May 23 -To register, contact Carol Briney at 412-781-8773 or PlanBConsultant@comcast.net

June 10 - Inspired Women in Business and Life – Four Points Sheraton – An empowering full-day of breakouts, keynotes and inspiration! Speakers from Tampa, Sacramento, Manhattan as well as local talent. Don’t miss the Girlfriend Early Bird Special of $75 per ticket before May 10th. Silent Auction to benefit Treasure House Fashion. For details about workshops, sponsorship, vending or tickets – www.Inspiredwomen.com or call 724-935-6100







May 21 – Salsita! Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave –  9 pm – 1am – Silent Auction, Salsa Cook Off, VIP ticket $75, Salsa Dance Lesson, Auction Preview - salsitapgh.com


May 21 - Walk for a Healthy Community - Heinz Field -ACLD, An Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, and its special education day school program, the ACLD Tillotson School, are participating in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk for a Healthy Community.  The Walk is an annual fundraiser that benefits local, nonprofit health and human service agencies in southwestern Pennsylvania. Because of Highmark’s commitment, 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating organizations. The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions.

This year, we invite your company and its employees to join us in supporting our “School to Work Program” which is designed to help our high school students with severe learning disabilities.  Money raised would be used to purchase needed equipment, materials and transportation to simulate and increase our students’ exposure to real life work experiences. Call 412.325.2476 or email bmartin@acldonline.org for more information

June 7 - Members of the Pittsburgh Police will be participating in the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics - Our leg is the first (roughly 4 miles) and will kick off the 150 mile run from PNC Park in Pittsburgh to Medlar Field in State College, Pa. The event will consist of 50 miles a day and the final leg will coincide with the opening Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games at Medlar Field and State College.


Any assistance you can provide by sponsoring Team Pittsburgh Police or a specific runner is greatly appreciated. All of the proceeds help the wonderful athletes who participate in Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. You are also invited to stand on the sidewalks along the route and chair on our officers as we carry the torch.


Save the Date

August 26 - Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa - 18th Annual Golf Event - More than just a golf event; there’s something for everyone at Nemacolin!Support victims of domestic violence and teen dating violence prevention @ the 18th Annual Golf Event to End Domestic Violence - Sponsorship opportunities, Golf & Special Packages Available. Register at www.womansplace.org OR call (412) 664-7146 for more information.