Business Calendar

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Sunday

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter -- 2 p.m., University of Pittsburgh, David Lawrence Hall. Meeting will feature Anthony D. Romero, national executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. He will discuss government surveillance, wiretapping and abuse of presidential power, among other topics. Free to the public. 412-323- 9320.

Monday

Pittsburgh Technology Council -- Reservations required for all events. For more information, 412-918-4229.

8:30 to 10 a.m., Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown. "Public Policy Forum: Breakfast with Congressman Altmire" will give participants a chance to voice their opinions about technology in order to be better represented. Cost is $35 for members and $75 for nonmembers.

5:30 to 6 p.m., James Centre, 327 S. Main St., West End. "EnterPrize: Show Me the Consumers! Define your Target Market!" will help participants identify a target market. Cost is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network, North Chapter -- 9 a.m., Hampton Presbyterian Church, 2942 East Hardies Road, Hampton. Chapter meets each Monday. Networking group. Take business cards.

Pittsburgh North Rotary Club -- 5:15 p.m., Max's Allegheny Tavern, 537 Suismon St., North Side. Chapter meets each Monday. Contact Bryant Filter at 412-459-0203.

Tuesday

St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center -- 9 a.m. to noon, Placid Hall, Foundations Room. "QuickBooks Advanced" will help participants learn more about the capabilities of QuickBooks. Cost is $40 or $35 per person for two or more and includes breakfast and materials. 724-537-0919.

Society for Technical Communication, Pittsburgh Chapter -- 10 a.m. to noon, Five Star Development, 1204 Fifth Ave., Downtown. "WorkQuest" is a support group for technical communicators. Bryce Walat, editor/writer at Five Star Development, will speak on job search support. Free.

South Hills Chamber of Commerce -- 11:30 a.m., Warehouse Cafe, 2919 S. Park Road, Bethel Park. Luncheon will feature D. Raja, co- founder of Computer Enterprises Inc. Cost is $18 for members and their guests and $28 for nonmembers. Reservations required. 412-306- 8090.

Pittsburgh Technology Council -- 6 to 8 p.m., Microsoft Offices, 30 Isabella St., second floor. "Pgh.NET: Exploring Microsoft Robotics" will give participants the chance to learn more about robotics and explore .NET software. Free. Reservations required. 412- 918-4229.

Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection of South Hills -- 7:15 a.m., Holiday Inn, South Hills. Group meets each Tuesday. 800-589- 9077, ext. 243.

Business Referral Network: For information on any of the chapters or meetings, 412-388-1250 or visit www.getgreatreferrals.com.

Penn Center Chapter -- 7:30 a.m., Panera Bread, Penn Center, Route 22, Monroeville. Chapter meets each Tuesday. Take business cards.

Sunset Hills Chapter -- 7:30 a.m., Mojo's, Broadmore, Mt. Lebanon. Chapter meets each Tuesday. Take business cards.

Triangle Chapter -- 11:30 a.m., Tambellini's, Seventh Street, Downtown. Chapter meets each Tuesday. Take business cards.

Professional Referral Exchange, Triangle Chapter -- Noon, Tambellini's Restaurant, Seventh Street, Downtown. Chapter meets each Tuesday. Take business cards. 412-761-8583.

Bender Consulting Services Inc. -- 2 to 3 p.m., "Disability Matters with Joyce Bender." Tune into www.voiceamerica.com. Show airs Tuesdays.

Wednesday

University of Pittsburgh's Small Business Development Center -- 8 to 10 a.m., Comfort Inn Hotel, 237 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington. "The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan." Cost is $25 per person. Open to the public. 724-627-9054.

Duquesne University's Chrysler Corp. Small Business Development Center -- 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p. …