Business calendar for the week of 11/17/2013

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Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, 2 p.m., online. Speaker: Patricia A. Shiu, director of the office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. Visit


Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center, 8 a.m., 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe. Seminar: "Results Through Simple Strategic Planning." Call 724-537-4572.

Turnaround Management Association, 5 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, Downtown. Judges Panel and Reception: "Views from the Bench: The Judges Speak!" Call 412-253-7514, or visit

Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, 11:45 a.m., Fairmont Hotel, Downtown. Program. Speaker: Chris Pacione, co-founder/CEO, Luma Institute. Call 412-220-9193, or visit

Pittsburgh Chapter of TiE, 5:30 p.m., Roland's, 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District. 2nd Annual Business Mentoring Roundtable Showcase & Mixer. Visit,

Downtown Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., The Rivers Club, Oxford Centre, Downtown. Meeting. Call Ed at 412-322-6676.

Executive Women's Council, 11:30 a.m., Rivers Club, Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. Program: "Women at the Top." Panelist: A.J. Drexler, entrepreneur, Chris Cieslak, engineer, Oxford Development, Michele Rice, co-CEO, Rice Enterprises. Moderator: Abby S. Bolton, consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions. Visit


Volunteers of America/Working Order, 8:30 a.m., 1650 Main St., Sharpsburg. Disability Resource Breakfast: "Managing Challenges and Disabilities in any Employment Situation." Speaker: Dale Gold, Career Transition Specialist, Resources of Gold. Call 412-782-5344.

IABC Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m., Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 7th Ave., Downtown. Program: "Applying Traditional Communication Skills for Social Media Success." Speakers: Mila Sanina, assistant managing editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Paul Furiga, president/CEO, WordWrite Communications; Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan, social media strategist/chief creative officer, Sweet Tooth Communications, LLC. Moderator: Jason Snyder, senior vice president, WordWrite Communications.

Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m., Outback Steakhouse, 1400 Marketplace Boulevard, Moon. Bizblast business networking. Visit or call 412-264-6270.

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