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Business Calendar - Feb. 5

February 05, 2012

State of the County

Feb. 7 — State of the County breakfast meeting featuring the Washington County Board of Commissioners. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $15 for members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; $20 for nonmembers and registrations received after Feb. 2. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Learning Lunch Hour

Feb. 7 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Learning Lunch Hour. Denny Hartman, adjunct professor at Hagerstown Community College, will discuss how to be a more effective manager and increase staff productivity. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls & Bears restaurant, downstairs, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Lunch costs $12, but program is free. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Profit Partners breakfast

Feb. 7 — The Hagerstown Tuesday Breakfast Profit Partners group meets every Tuesday. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, east of Hagerstown. Sponsored by Business Networking International, a referral-based marketing group. To attend, call Pam Green at 301-639-3214.



Job search basics

Feb. 8 — Learn tips for how to approach a 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., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Eastern Panhandle Society of Human Resource Management

Feb. 8 — Eastern Panhandle Society of Human Resource Management’s monthly membership meeting. Susan Snowden, a shareholder in the law firm Martin & Seibert L.C., will discuss employment law with an emphasis on the West Virginia wage and hour law. 8:30 a.m., breakfast and networking; 8:45 to 10 a.m., meeting. Blue Ridge Community & Technical College Tech Center, room T32, Berkeley Business Park, 5500 Winchester Ave., Inwood, W.Va. $20 for nonmembers. Includes breakfast. RSVP to Vicki Shean at vshean@uwayep.org by Feb. 3.



Small-business workshop series

Feb. 9 — SCORE’s small-business workshop series on “Simple Steps to Growing Your Business.” 5 to 8 p.m. Continues Feb. 16. Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $36 per session. To register or for more information, call 240-500-2236 or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned.



Professionals Networking Together

Feb. 9 — PNT2, or Professionals Networking Together. 7:30 to 9 a.m. The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 on Lappans Road in Williamsport. The group also will meet Feb. 16 and 23. The group is looking for professionals who want to grow their business through networking. Spots open are for a mortgage lender, Realtor, fitness trainer, event planner and commercial insurance. For more information, call Jan Colbert at 304-267-6639 or send an email to jancolbert1@allstate.com.



Become a State Farm agent

Feb. 9 — Information on how to become a State Farm agent. 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. To RSVP, call Cynthia Coburn at 304-673-5228 or send an email to cindy.coburn.guok@statefarm.com.



ABC networking event

Feb. 9 — Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors’ networking event. 5 to 7 p.m. Brechbill & Helman Construction Co., 1115 Sheller Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Registration required. Call 301-739-1190 or send an email to darlene@abccvc.com.



Internet job searches

Feb. 10 — Learn how 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., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Business Expo

Feb. 11 — 16th annual business expo hosted by the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce and The Record Herald. 7:30 a.m. to noon. Waynesboro Area Senior High School cafeteria, 550 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7123.



Using email for job searches

Feb. 13 — Learn how to reduce time and effort while accessing more employment opportunities. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Eggs & Issues

Feb. 14 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues. Program will be “Plan Maryland: Point/Counterpoint” with Secretary Rich Hall of the Maryland Department of Planning and Steve Seawright of Clark Enterprises Inc. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers and registrations after Feb. 9. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Disability services

Feb. 14 — The Division 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.



Disability services

Feb. 15 — The Division of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. 1 to 3 p.m. Call 301-791-4760.



Savvy Managers Book Club

Feb. 15 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Savvy Managers Book Club. This month’s book is “Don’t Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success” by Sylvia Lafair. 8 to 9 a.m. Kaplan University Library Conference Room, Administration Building, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free and open to the public but registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Résumé review

Feb. 16 — 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 Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Enroll at mwejobs.maryland.gov.



Business After Hours

Feb. 16 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Business after Hours. 5 to 7 p.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $5. Register by noon Feb. 16 to be eligible for the chamber drawing. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Job fair

Feb. 17 — Washington County Job Center’s job fair. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elgin Station, 40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Computer Tips & Tricks

Feb. 17 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Computer Tips & Tricks featuring Microsoft Word 2010 Advanced. Features to be addressed include using mail merge, creating and formatting tables, and adding page formats to multiple-page documents. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Kaplan University Administration Building, room 106, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 301-739-2015, send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Rise & Shine Breakfast

Feb. 17 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County’s Rise & Shine Breakfast. Vicki Jenkins and Bill Klingelsmith will present “Celebration of the Arts — An Introduction to the VIZZI Awards.” 7:15 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 for members, $23 for nonmembers. Call 304-267-4841, send an email to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.



• 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 email to news@herald-mail.com.

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