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September Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Sept. 2

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver 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 Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9:30 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free.

Call 724-775-3944 to register or for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

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 Duquesne University’s 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.

Friday, Sept.  10

Business Opportunities in Mexico

This workshop is designed for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and high-tech and service companies interested in accessing business sectors of Mexico, which is the second largest market for U.S. goods. Topics include the NAFTA Advantage, industry analysis for your company, how to find manufacturing reps and the Trade Mission to Mexico. 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: $15.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, fictitious name registration, employee issues and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

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

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Friday, Sept. 17

Dust and DNA: The Intertwining of Word and Spirit in History and the Trinitarian Life

The Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes, III, will address Dust and DNA: The Intertwining of Word and Spirit in History and the Trinitarian Life as part of the 6th annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium. Hughes, the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity at the University of South School of Theology, will also be presented with the inaugural Des Places-Libermann Award in Pneumatology. Sponsored by Duquesne University.

7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6526 for more information and to register.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Group Dynamics: An All-Schumann Chamber Music Program

The kick-off for the Mary Pappert School of Music’s series, Bicentennials on the Bluff: Chopin and Schumann, this concert will explore the imaginative way that composer Robert Schumann approaches chamber ensembles. Performances of Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, op. 73Piano Quartet, op. 47Adagio and Allegro for French Horn and Piano, op. 70 and Piano Quintet, op. 44, will feature pianist David Allen Wehr, violinists Charles and Rachel Stegeman, and violists Marylene Gingras-Roy and Joen Vasquez, among others. Chopin and Schumann: Mirror Images, a pre-concert program, will feature Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship at Duquesne, who will give a multimedia presentation on the striking similarities and differences between the two pianist-composers.

2:15 p.m., pre-concert program, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $10 suggested donation.

Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Monday, Sept. 20

Export Finance

Attendees will learn about the financial services of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export Import (EXIM) Bank; how state government programs will help when commercial banks are unable to assist your firm; and how to move goods overseas. Additional topics include export documentation such as letters of credit, documentary collections and proper use of open account terms. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

1:30 to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

QuickBooks: Made Easy

Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports. Conducted by a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. 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 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Thursday, Sept.  23

OSHA Compliance: What Small Businesses Need to Know

This workshop, led by an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance specialist, will provide an overview of OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements and general health and safety requirements. Topics include: preparing for an OSHA inspection, what OSHA inspectors look for, how to complete OSHA forms 300, 301 and 300A, and more. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24

Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Elderly

Scholars, researchers, policy makers and health care professionals will gather at this national forum, which is the inaugural Rita M. McGinley Symposium. The event will explore the social justice tradition as it applies to the health and well-being of the elderly; address clinical and program initiatives that foster social justice for the elderly; and share research aimed at understanding and improving health care for the elderly. Keynote speakers include Dr. Brian V. Johnstone, the Warren Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture at The Catholic University of America, and Dr. Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Shearer Term Associate Professor for Healthy Community Practices and associate dean for practice and community affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Nursing.

Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: $200, which includes continental breakfast and lunch and reception. Discounts available to Duquesne alumni. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.

Call 412.396.5203 or visit www.duq.edu/social-justice/ for more information and to register.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Writing an Effective Business Plan

Attendees will learn how to set and reach goals in putting together a business plan. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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