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Tri-State business calendar

September 28, 2008

Disability services

Sept. 29 and 30; Oct. 6 and 7 - The Department of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County One-Stop Job Center. 10 a.m. to noon, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-4760.

Jobs workshop

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; Oct. 7 and 8 - 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 301-393-8224 or send an e-mail to jtrader@dllr.state.md.us.

Real estate pre-licensing course

Sept. 30 - Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer a real estate pre-licensing course. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 30, through Dec. 16. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.

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Eggs and Issues

Oct. 1 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Eggs and Issues, a moderated discussion on the pros and cons of the November referendum on legalizing slot machines. 7:30 to 9 a.m., Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $25, nonmembers and late member registration after Sept. 26. To register, call 301-739-2015.

SCORE seminar series

Oct. 2 - The Hagerstown SCORE chapter will hold its Millennium Small Business Series on four Thursday nights in October. Topics include Oct. 2, Planning for Success: Select and Open Your New Business; Oct. 9, Organizing Your Small Business: Manage It Effectively; Oct. 16, Finding the Money for Startup: How to Handle Your Business Finances; and Oct. 23, Grow Your Business With Marketing/Sales and Advertising Techniques. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall Center. $49 for the entire series; $19 for individual sessions. Presented by local SCORE members and associates. Workbook provided at no extra charge and free SCORE counseling provided upon completion of the series. Course number is PRD 406. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Rsum review

Oct. 2 - Debbie Lashbaugh will review your rsum and give suggestions on ways it can be improved. Bring a current rsum and be enrolled in Maryland's Workforce Exchange to participate in the program. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.

Meeting

Oct. 2 - Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will meet. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., networking; 6:30 to 8 p.m., program, Town and Country Nursery, 1885 Darke Lane, Kearneysville, W.Va. The meeting will be held outdoors. Go to www.jcda.net/ent_forum.asp.

Customer service workshop

Oct. 7 - Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce will present "A Passion for Service: How to Win Customers and Reduce Lost Sales," two sessions - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Four Points Sheraton, 1123 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. $89 per person for Chambersburg Chamber members before Sept. 30, and $99 each after that date; or $79 each for five or more attendees from Chamber businesses and organizations, and $99 per person for non-Chamber members. To register, call 717-264-7101.

Election breakfast

Oct. 8 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Sixth Congressional election breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $17 members; $27 nonmembers and registrations after Oct. 3. Call 301-739-2015, send an e-mail to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Fall job fair

Oct. 10 - Washington County One-Stop Job Center, fall job fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown.

Executive Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Oct. 16 - Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College offers a five-part seminar series for entrepreneurs. Topics include Sept. 25, Organizing Your Customer Base; Oct. 16, Keeping Your Business Focused; Oct. 30, Dealing with Opportunities and Threats; and Nov. 20, Ways to Collaborative Entrepreneurship. Deadline to register for each seminar is the Friday prior to its start date. $25 per seminar. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 399.

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