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November Business Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Online Webinar Information Session: Introduction to the Pollyanna Principles
Learn how the Pollyanna Principles can help you create the future for your organization and your community. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
Sustainability: The Changing Ground Rules
Attendees will learn how an integrated sustainability strategy that goes beyond compliance can lead to greater innovation. Keynote speakers include former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, president and chief executive officer of Ridge Global LLC and former Homeland Security Secretary, and Lawrence McDonald, former vice president of distressed debt and convertible securities trading at Lehman Brothers.
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh. Cost: $225 corporate rate, $125 academic/nonprofit rate, $125 for Duquesne alumni and free for regional graduate business students.
Visit www.business.duq.edu/BeardSymposium/ call 412.396.5259 or email culverd@duq.edu for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 4
Export Basics: Increase Your Profits By Selling Overseas
Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, cultural issues and the legal and regulatory aspects of exporting. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Business Essentials: Starting a Business Workshop
9:30 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
Call 724.775.3944 to register.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Business Essentials: Starting a Business Workshop
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Online Webinar Information Session: Developing the Peak Performing Board
Learn the fundamental role that the governance committee plays in the development of a peak-performing board of directors. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Information Session
Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.5600 or email leadership@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Tuesday, Nov. 16
Online Webinar Information Session: Developing a Dynamic Board/CEO Relationship
Learn how to strengthen the fundamentally important relationship between a chief executive officer and board of directors. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Thursday, Nov. 18
The 5th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference
This conference is designed to equip companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability. Keynote speaker is Bob Evans, senior vice president and director of Information Week’s Global CIO business unit. Workshop topics include social media, videos, e-marketing, blogs and mobile marketing. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $119 or $139 after Oct. 29.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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