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    December Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Thursday, Dec. 1

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Career Link)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Link, 425 6th Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Friday, Dec. 2

    Doing Business With the Commonwealth

    Attendees at this workshop will learn how their small business can pursue contract opportunities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics include how state government purchases goods and services; where to find state business opportunities; government programs to help small businesses; and certifications for minority and woman-owned businesses. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 3023, Piatt Place, 301 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Certification Made Simple

    Attendees at this workshop will learn how to become certified as a woman- or minority-owned business through the state of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 3023, Piatt Place, 301 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Is It ‘the Economy’ Or Is It Obfuscation? The Roles of Financial Experts in Divorce Litigation Today

    Valuation issues in divorce cases during bad economic times can be challenging. Sometimes the economy is a legitimate factor, but sometimes business owners are trying to take advantage of the economic climate to suppress business value or to show reduced income. The Forensic Fridays series continues with this seminar which will featire presenters include divorce attorney Candice Komar, forensic economist Matthew Marlin and forensic accountant Melissa A. Bizyak. Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for two hours of substantive CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit. Also approved for three Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Presented by Duquesne University’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law in collaboration with The Beard Institute.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for public attorneys and $75 for private attorneys and accountants.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays for more information and to register.

     

    Sunday, Dec. 4

    O Come All Ye Faithful

    An Advent musical celebration in preparation for the Christmas season, O Come All Ye Faithful will feature medieval chant to contemporary hymns performed by the Duquesne University Voices of Spirit and the Pappert Men’s and Women’s Chorales, with directors Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth.

    3 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at Craig Street, Oakland.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Monday, Dec. 5

    A Love Remembered: In memory of Nancy Tomaro

    Presented by Mike Tomaro & Friends, all proceeds from A Love Remembered will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Tuesday, Dec. 6

    Leading Good Work:  Empathy

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this session will delve more deeply into understanding a leader’s responsibility for developing his/her capacity for empathy and his/her role in fostering empathy among others in the workplace. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for registration and more information.

     

    Export Basics

    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals in exporting companies that require orientation to exporting, and service firms that want to better understand globalization. Topics include shipping and payment, cultural issues, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724-283-1961 to register or for more information.

    Wednesday, Dec. 7

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series—Managing Change

    Viewers of this webinar will learn how to help people open up to change and how to lead their organizations through the change process. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

     

    Friday, Dec.  9

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Career Link)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    Cost: Free.

    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Link, 425 6th Ave., 22nd Floor, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Abre Tu Negocio En Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)

    This seminar, which will be presented in Spanish, will address issues including how to get a Tax ID Number; fictitious name for a business; trademark a name; insurance; business licenses; business permits; and obtaining a website, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center with PNC Bank.

    Este seminario te da una perspective amplia de todos los temas que tienes que tener presente antes de empezar un negocio. Tiene dos partes, una de la estructura y la otra de mercadeo. Al final recibiras un cuestionario para que lo llenes y luego lo envias con el formato Request for Consulting para asi fijar una cita y conversar sobre tu cuestionario de tu empresa.

    6 to 9 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 14

    Online Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

     

    Thursday, Dec.  15

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Sunday, Dec. 18

    Music On the Mount: Christmas Brass

    A series of free chamber music concerts at Mt. Washington’s Saint Mary of the Mount Parish, Music On the Mount is organized by Mary Pappert School of Music Director of Choral Organizations Christine Jordanoff, with the assistance of the Rev. Michael J. Stumpf, pastor of St. Mary’s, and the parish’s Director of Liturgical Music Amanda Plazek.

    3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.