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Business calendar

January 28, 2011

State of the County

Feb. 1 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, State of the County breakfast meeting, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $15 members; $20 nonmembers. To register, call 301-739-2015 or send e-mail to chamber@hagerstown.org.


Résumé review

Feb. 3 — Résumé; review with a certified professional résumé; writer. Participants need to bring a current résumé and be enrolled in Maryland's 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.


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.

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.


Job fair

Feb. 3 — Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a job fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-264-6100.


Entrepreneurs forum

Feb. 3 — Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum, "Welcome New Sponsors and Common Tax-Filing Issues, Misconceptions and Concepts for Small Business," 5:30 p.m. networking; 6:30 p.m. program. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Call 304-728-3255 or send e-mail to info@jcda.net.


Job-search basics

Feb. 4 — Learn about the job center and its services. 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.


Lunch and Learn

Feb. 4 — Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce will sponsor two lunch-and-learn sessions, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring lunch. Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Registration is required. Call 717-264-7101 or send e-mail to receptionist@chambersburg.org.


Rise & Shine Breakfast

Feb. 4 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, Rise & Shine Breakfast. Don Smith, editor of The Journal, will discuss "Business Community News Coverage," 7:15 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 members; $23 nonmembers. Call 304-267-4841, send e-mail to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.


Job-search basics

Feb. 7 — 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.

Disability services

Feb.  8 — 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.

Learning Lunch Hour

Feb. 8 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Learning Lunch Hour, Paul Kostreski will discuss personality styles, behavioral tendencies, desired work environment and how to increase effectiveness in the workplace using the DISC Personality Style Assessment. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls & Bears Restaurant, downstairs, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Lunch costs $12. Registration is required. To register, call 301-739-2015, send an e-mail to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Eggs & Issues

Feb. 9 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Eggs & Issues on the final report of the Hospital Redevelopment Task Force on the future of the vacant Washington County Hospital property. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15, members; $20, nonmembers and registrations after Feb. 4. To register, call 301-739-2015, send an e-mail to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Veterans seminar

Feb. 10 — Veterans information seminar, "VA Service-connected Disability Claims." To attend the workshop, call John Hamilton at 301-393-8221 or send an e-mail to jrhamilton@dllr.state.md.us.

Internet job search

Feb. 11 — Learn to use the Internet for job searches and improving success with online applications. 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.


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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