SCORE Century Series set to begin in October

September 19, 2005

The SCORE Century Series of four sessions designed to strengthen area businesses will begin Oct. 15.

This Century Series is sponsored by Hagerstown Community College and the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and is facilitated by SCORE.

Each session will be two hours long and will begin at 9:30 a.m. All sessions will be held at Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall location.

Each session will focus on one of the four business pillars: Marketing; Operations or Production; Administration; and Finance.

The series will include panel discussions during which Chamber of Commerce members and Washington County business owners will share real-life "how-to" initiatives from their own businesses.


The cost for individual sessions is $29 each. The cost to attend all four sessions is $69.

Those interested may register for the entire series or for individual courses by calling HCC Continuing Education at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

The course number for the entire series is PRD-400A.

Registration for each of the individual courses in the series can be accomplished by referring to specific course numbers:

  • Course No. PRD-401A1, Oct. 15. The series will launch with a panel leading a session on How to Gain Cost-Effective, Revenue Building Sales Lead Programs for Your Business.

  • Course No. PRD-401B1, Oct. 22. A different panel will take on the topic Outstanding Operations Management and Productivity Improvement.

  • Course No. PRD-401C1, Oct. 29. This panel will tackle Winning the New Product Development Game, and will offer practical "how-to" initiatives.

  • Course No. PRD-401D1, Nov. 5. This panel will tackle the subject, Developing Financial Performance Outcomes.

The panels will include members of the Chamber of Commerce, Hagerstown Community College staff and SCORE certified counselors, who will serve as facilitators at the four sessions.

Those attending the sessions will have the opportunity to ask the panel members questions at each of the four sessions.

Questions also may be e-mailed in advance to Steve Lanning at Because people might be in sessions with competitors, such questions of a sensitive nature will be "camouflaged" to keep them confidential during the session.

Those with questions may call Lanning at his Hagerstown office at 301-766-2016.

Free SCORE counseling is available to each participant upon completion of the series.

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