Building Bridges for Business, 4:30 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St., Downtown. Event: "For Sale: Opportunity Franchising." Visit www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org.
Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association, 5:30 p.m., Google Pittsburgh Headquarters, 6425 Penn Avenue. Program: "Google Get-Away & Reception." Call 412-220-9193, or visit www.thepvca.org.
The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, 11:45 a.m., The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. Program: "Starting with Fundamentals." Speaker: Paul O'Neill, former, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Call Diane Panzak, 412-762-2671.
Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center, 9 a.m., 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe. Workshop: "QuickBooks Reports - Analyzing Financial Data." Call 724-537-4572.
Business Referral Network of Pittsburgh - AM Pittsburgh Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Uptown Coffee, 723 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Networking. Call 412-388-1250, or visit www.getgreatreferrals.com.
Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, 2 p.m., online. Speaker: Rory Cooper, distinguished professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh. Visit www.voiceamerica.com.
Volunteers of America/Working Order, noon, 1650 Main St., Sharpsburg. Brown bag lunch: "Is my Intellectual Property Protected." Speaker: Gary Topolosky, patent attorney. Call 412-782-5344, ext. 209.
Pittsburgh Coaches Association, 11:15 a.m., Grand Concourse, Station Square. Program: "Using Research to Advance Coaching." Speaker: Anne Papinchak and Barbara Schwarck. Call 412-851-4223, or visit www.pittsburghcoaches.org.
APICS Pittsburgh chapter, 5:30 p.m., (registration), UPMC Consolidated Service Center, 405 Keystone Drive, Warrendale Industrial Park, Cranberry. Professional development meeting.
Downtown Business Connections, 7:30 a.m., The Rivers Club, Oxford Centre, Downtown. Meeting. Call Ed Heal at 412-322-6676.
The Chamber of Commerce Inc., 11:30 a.m., Wexford office, 5000 Brooktree Road. Lunch. Veteran's program:" Transition Forward." Call 724-934-9700, or visit www.thechamberinc.com.
Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center, 9 a.m., 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe. Program: "Promote your Business Using Social Media." Call 724-537-4572.
Business Referral Network of Pittsburgh - Monroeville Business Chapter, 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread, Penn Center, 400 Penn Center Blvd, Wilkins. Call Sue at 412-388-1250, or visit www.getgreatreferrals.com.
Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council, 5:30 p.m., LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Avenue. Awards Gala. Call Alexander Nichols at 412-391-4423, or visit www.wpmsdc.org.
Chatham University Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, 7:30 a.m., Chatham University, Shadyside. Program: "Alternate Dispute Resolution: How to Keep your Business out of the Courts." Speaker: Giselle Leonardo. Dress for Success will be accepting donations at this event. Call 412-365-1253, or visit www.chatham.edu/cwe.
The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, 6 p.m., Pittsburgh Wyndham Hotel, Downtown. Gala: "Bringing Hope to Life." Chair: Paul O'Neill, former chief executive officer of Alcoa and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Keynote speaker: Rasheda Ali, daughter of former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Call 412-837-2542, or visit www.pfwpa.org.
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