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Business calendar

January 14, 2011

Disability services
Jan. 18, 25 — The Department of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 301-791-4760.

Business relations group meeting
Jan. 19 — The Washington County One-Stop Job Center will hold its next quarterly business relations group meeting, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Reservations required. Call 301-393-8254.

Savvy Managers Book Club
Jan. 19 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Savvy Managers Book Club, “I Hate People! Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job” by Jonathan Littman. 8 to 9 a.m. Kaplan University, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. To register, call 301-739-2015 or e-mail chamber@hagerstown.org.

Jaycees meeting
Jan. 19 — Jaycees membership meeting, 6 p.m. Barefoot Bernies, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. RSVP to Erin Shoop at 301-733-5020, ext. 1218.

Chamber mixer
Jan. 19 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, 5 to 6:30 p.m. TFR Federal Credit Union. Call 304-267-4841 or e-mail chamber@berkeleycounty.org.

SCORE seminar series
Hagerstown SCORE will offer How to Really Start Your Own Business, Phase 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.
Jan. 20 — Business Basics, a review of small-business design for success
Jan. 27 — Business Concepts, developing a business feasibility plan and meet your mentor
Feb. 3 — Marketing, start your plan and develop your business structure
Feb. 10 — Financial projections, learn the importance of having a financial plan for your business and understanding cash flow
Feb. 17 — Funding Sources and Next Steps, discover traditional and nontraditional money sources: Examine the “go” or “no-go” status of your business concept
Special introductory price for the series is $79. Package price is $125. Stand-alone individual sessions will not be offered. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Business After Hours
Jan. 20 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours, 5 to 7 p.m. Power Marketing, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 110, Hagerstown. $5. To register, call 301-739-2015, e-mail chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Résumé review
Jan. 20 — Résumé review with a certified professional résumé writer. Participants need to bring a current résumé and be enrolled in Maryland Workforce Exchange. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.

Start a small business
Jan. 20 — Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center of Shippensburg (Pa.) University, “First Step to Starting a Small Business,” 1 to 4 p.m. Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce board room, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. To register, call 717-477-1935.

Computer Tips and Tricks
Jan. 21 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Computer Tips and Tricks, Microsoft Excel (Intermediate), 8:30 to 10 a.m. Kaplan University Administration Building, room 106, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. $20, nonmembers; $15, members. Registration is required. To register, call 301-739-2015 or e-mail chamber@hagerstown.org.

Job search basics
Jan. 21 — Learn tips to approach your job search, how to get organized and where to find job leads, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.

Rise & Shine Breakfast
Jan. 21 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, Rise & Shine Breakfast. T.J. Van Meter, Workforce Investment Board, will speak; 7:15 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, send e-mail to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Interviewing tips
Jan. 24 — Learn employers’ tips about successful interviewing to get the job, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.

Résumé prep
Jan. 28 — Quick tips on résumé  design, development and refinement, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Enroll at www.mwejobs.com.

ABC CVC winter gala
Jan. 28 — ABC CVC winter gala, 6:30 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown. James Warner, a POW who served in the White House under President Reagan, will speak. The public is invited. Cost $65 per person; $120 per couple.

Items may be submitted for this calendar to The Herald-Mail Co., ATTN: Business Calendar, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; by fax to 301-714-0245; or by e-mail to news@herald-mail.com.

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