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December 2015 Events

November 30, 2015 By: admin Category: Consumer Education

Meet N’ Move Progressive Dinner

Come have dinner with 150 business owners and professionals from
all over Pittsburgh as we take this unique opportunity to break
bread with our friends up north! Only room for 75 participants
from each organization!

• Three course meal included
• Moderated timed move schedule
• Opportunity to explain business at each table
• Open networking before and after
• Cash bar after dinner

Registration begins at 4:15 pm and the event will start promptly
at 5:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This is a fun and effective
way to develop new relationships in business as guests move from
table to table during the progressive dinner!

Date: December 1, 2015
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Doubletree by HIlton (formerly Sheraton),
910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046
Hosts: Pittsburgh Social Exchange and Pittsburgh North
Regional Chamber
Cost: Members-$55; Non-members-$65

Write Your Book to Build Your Business

Presented by book coach Bonnie Budzowski of Incredible Messages
If you have always wanted to write a book, or know you need one to build business, join us at this exciting event. Learn details about how you can get focused and get your book underway.
The event is complimentary, but you must register in advance.
Breakfast Buffet is included (8 to 8:30 a.m.)
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Place: Eat N Park, Banksville Road
Host: Incredible Messages
Cost: Complimentary
RSVP: Suggested by November 30
For complete program info and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-your-book-to-build-your-business-tickets-19428053832?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text#


Business Exchange Networking Lunch

* Give a 1-2 minute commercial for your business.
* Bring business cards, brochures, and samples.
* Make new business contacts.

Dec. 9 - Mount Lebanon, The Devonshire of Mount Lebanon,
1050 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
RSVP: email Carol Briney at Carol@CarolABriney.com

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $18 (Bring cash; No-shows will be billed for the lunch)
RSVP: By Monday prior to the event
For more info, go to: http://www.blxnetworking.com


ICF Pittsburgh Holiday Party

The ICF Pittsburgh tradition of holiday fun and frivolity continues!
Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Solstice or Christmas,
you won’t want to miss the fellowship and festivities. Get to know better
other coaches through our Season of Light introductions.

Then laugh until your sides ache while we experience a cheeky coach-related version of Shark Tank. Even if you haven’t seen it on TV yet, you’ll have a blast! We have a special team of sharks lined up who are sure to make this a memorable event.

To top things off, there will be a Bonus Book Giveaway. Authors are invited to bring a copy of their book or CD to share for a drawing. And, of course, there will be a scrumptious buffet with delectable sweettreats. Join us, meet new coaches and reconnect with long-time colleagues!

Continuing with our tradition of giving back to a local agency,
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be the recipient of
our goodwill. Please come prepared with a check made out to ICF Pittsburgh and the Food Bank in the memo line.

Date: December 9, 2015
Place: Sheraton at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Time: 11:15 - 11:30 a.m. - Registration
11:30 a.m - 1:10 p.m. - Holiday Luncheon & Festivities
Host: International Coach Federation, Pittsburgh Chapter
Cost: By 5 p.m., Dec. 4: Members -$39, Nonmembers-$55.
After 5 p.m., Dec. 4: Members-$55, Nonmembers-$55
Further info: contact Roberta Rollings at Pghcoachesassoc@aol.com.


Network After Work at Buckhead Saloon

Network After Work is America’s premier face-to-face business
networking company with monthly mixer events in over 40 cities
catering to nearly one million members. Attendees make valuable
connections with other members of their business community while
enjoying different exciting venues including clubs, restaurants,
hotels and special event locations. Events attract a diverse mix
of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and
career levels. It all takes place on a weekday right after work
in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections.

Name-tags color coded by industries help sort through the many
opportunities while a free drink and light bites before 7 p.m.
helps get the ball rolling right from the start.

Date: December 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Buckhead Saloon, 225 W. Station Square, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Host: Network After Work
Cost: $15 in advance /$20 with RSVP at door/$25 without RSVP
RSVP: Suggested by December 7
Register online at:

SMC Pittsburgh Holiday Mixer
Join SMC for a festive evening at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.
Come see this unique venue and enjoy the restored 1870’s barn
where our mixer is being held. Bring your staff, associates,
family and friends to celebrate the start of the holiday
season and the success of your business!

Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 799 Pinkerton Run Road,
Oakdale, PA 15071
Host: SMC Small Business Councils
Cost: Members-$30; Non-members-$55
RSVP: Suggested by December 4th
Register online at:

I’m Here to Serve: the Business Case for
Customer Service

Speaker: Rania Harris, Owner, Rania’s Catering

Rania will discuss the ins and outs of her experience starting a
catering business, her unique way of doing business that has led
to her long-time establishment in the Pittsburgh community, and
how she developed and maintains her all-encompassing focus on
serving her clients.

Date: December 11, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Breakfast served at 7:30 AM)
Place: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University, Shadyside
Host: The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Cost: $25 (includes continental breakfast)
Students- $12 with valid ID (Email pdecker@chatham.edu)
RSVP: Suggested by March 10
Questions? Contact 412-365-1253
Register online at: http://www.chatham.edu/cwe/networking/breakfastseries

Hot Ways to Get Booked and Paid as a
Professional Speaker

Presented by Laurie Guest, Certified Speaking Professional

Join this fast-paced, entertaining program and discover
hot ideas to thrive in the speaking business. Discover
how to create your own speaking success quickly and painlessly.
Find out how Laurie Guest was able to quit her full-time job less
than two years after her first paid speaking engagement while
still maintaining a positive bottom line business each year.

Emphasis will be on low-cost marketing and effective business
techniques that are necessary for speaking success. Whether
you are new to the business or a seasoned veteran, there is
an idea waiting for you here. We will dig deep into the
twelve ideas that earned Laurie thousands of dollars in
very short period of time.

After the break we will open the floor to rapid-fire Q&A.
Come to this session with prepared questions about growing
your business. You can ask her anything!

Date: December 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Sigmas Conference and Event Center, 1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Host: National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter
Cost: NSA Members-$50; Affiliates-$55; Nonmembers-$60
(Includes continental breakfast)
RSVP: Suggested by December 9th

The Best Marketing Strategies and Tactics to
Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

Becky Auer & Weston Lyon

Date: December 15, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Sigma’s Conference & Event Center,
1717 Backcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Sponsor: No BS Marketing Meeting
Cost: FREE for First Time Guests; $20 for Returning Guests
RSVP Date: December 13

Registration Web Address:


Holiday Party at Stage AE

You are cordially invited to join us at Stage AE as we host the largest annual holiday business reception in Pittsburgh. How big? We rented the largest indoor and outdoor concert venue in America because we anticipate 1,000 guests this year. Kick off the holiday season as The Pittsburgh Social Exchange hosts this festive celebration!

Delicious hors d’oeuvres and light fare
Mix and mingle with hundreds of the Greater Pittsburgh Area’s business owners, corporate level executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals
Executive VIP Reception from 5-6pm with open bar. Must have special tickets in advance while registration is open (Compliments of Ford Business Machines & Empire Investigation).
Incredible live entertainment from Elite Show Band!
Chinese auction, Door prizes, and Drawing
Cash Bar with Clique Signature Drink ‘The Grinch’
Special guests and local/regional celebs TBA
Business Professional attire please

You won’t get a chance to network and celebrate like this again until 2016! We expect to fill the entire venue. Join us at Stage AE for a business networking event you won’t forget! Bring business cards! This event will fill up!

Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Host: Pittsburgh Social Exchange
Cost: PSE Members- $25; Non-members- $55
RSVP: Suggested by December 15

To register, go to:


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.

Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: To be announced
Cost: $25.00 (Prepayment required)
RSVP: By December 16th

Questions: Contact Suzanne at Suzanne@womenspowerlunch.com
or 724-452-5152 -Register online at : www.womenspowerlunch.com

Jazz Happy Hour Networking

A casual twice-a month networking event for those interested in
business innovation in Pittsburgh. A jazz, soul and blues
happy hour show plus open-mike interviews with local executives.

Created by Jessica Lee, a successful entrepreneur and musician,
Jessica Lee’s Jazz Happy Hour promotes live music in downtown
Pittsburgh and assists the entrepreneurial networking of the
region with funding and partnering opportunities.

Date: December 31, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8 p.m.
Place: Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Host: Jessica Lee
Cost: $5 (hors d’ouevres included)

Jazz Networking events are held on the second and final
Wednesdays of each month. For information on upcoming events,

To RSVP, call 412-391-5227 or email erin.sustar@ourclub.com.

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