Business calendar

October 05, 2008

Disability services

Oct. 6 and 7; Oct. 14 - 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.

Brown Bag Symposium

Oct. 7 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, topic is "Bad Check Restitution Program." Presented by Stacey Simmons, community relations representative for the Maryland State's Attorney's Bad Check Restitution Program. Noon to 1 p.m. The Center for Business and Training, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200, Hagerstown. Free.

Jobs workshop

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



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. $99 per person for Chambersburg Chamber members; $79 each for five or more attendees from Chamber-member businesses and organizations; $99 per person for non-Chamber members. To register, call 717-264-7101.

Sixth Congressional 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. $27. Call 301-739-2015, send an e-mail to or go to

SCORE seminar series

Oct. 9 - The Hagerstown SCORE chapter will hold its Millennium Small Business Series on four Thursday nights in October. Topics include 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. 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.

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.

Dinner with former Gov. Robert Ehrlich

Oct. 14 - Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, dinner with former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, 5 p.m. Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Registration costs $60 and is due by Tuesday. Call 301-739-2015 or send an e-mail to

Marketing program

Oct. 14 - The topic of the Hager chapter's monthly meeting is "Marketing Yourself As a Pro." Norine T. Dagliano, NCRW, CPRW, CFRW/CC, of ekm Inspirations will present the program. 6 p.m., Pangborn Hall, Room 121/122, Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. For reservations, call Judy Bohner at 301-790-8025 or 301-3331-3550 or send an e-mail to

Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Oct. 16 - Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College offers a seminar series for entrepreneurs. Topics include 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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