Oct. 15 Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Advocacy '07: How Government Affects You and Your Business, with U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Four Points Sheraton, Dual Highway, east of Hagerstown. $25. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, e-mail email@example.com, or go to www.hagerstown.org.
Oct. 15-16 - The Department of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Call 301-791-4760.
Oct. 15-16 - Early Intervention Job Search Workshop, tips to re-energize your job search, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-393-8200.
Oct. 16 - Independence Now Inc. will provide benefits analysis to existing and prospective recipients of SSI or SSDI benefits. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac Suite, Suite 100, Hagerstown. For information, call Ron Shives at 301-393-8227.
Management Book Club
Oct. 17 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Management Book Club - "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations" by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom, 8 to 9 a.m., Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Moderator is Dori Nipps. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.hagerstown.org.
Oct. 19 - Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, business card exchange, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rager, Lehman & Houck, P.C., 7420 Hayward Road, Suite 101, Frederick, Md. Free. Register by Oct. 12. Call 301-662-4164, e-mail email@example.com, or go to www.frederickchamber.org.
Small Business Seminar Series
Oct. 4 - Hagerstown SCORE chapter, Millennium Small Business Seminar Series, "How to Really Start Your Own Business," Thursday evenings at HCC's Valley Mall Center. Three of four sessions remain: Oct. 11, Organize Your Small Business: Manage it Effectively; Oct. 18, Finding the Money for Start-Up and Alternative Funding; Oct. 25, Grow Your Business with Marketing/Sales and Advertising Techniques. $49 for the entire series, $19 for individual sessions. Course number is PRD 405. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.
Oct. 18 - Maryland Workforce Exchange, rsum review, 9 to 11 a.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free and open to members of Maryland's Workforce Exchange. Call 301-393-8255.
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