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Business calendar - March 10

March 10, 2013

Alliance of Small Businesses

March 11 — Alliance of Small Businesses’ networking event. Mike Cumberland of Keller Stonebraker Insurance will discuss the options brought about by the Maryland Healthcare Connector — the state exchange — as well as small group and individual health insurance markets. 6:30 p.m. Laurienzo’s Brick Oven Cafe, 114 Main St., Mount Airy, Md. Free. Call 240-575-4898 or send an email to francesca@allianceofsmallbusinesses.com.



Chamber orientation

March 12 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s orientation for new, prospective and existing members. 9 to 10 a.m. Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown. Free. To register, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; send an email to info@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.



IAAP

March 12 — Gayle Pike, manager of the Christopher & Banks Corp. store at Valley Mall in Halfway, will discuss “Dressing for Success” at the meeting of the Hager Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. 6:15 p.m. Robinwood Professional Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. RSVP to hagerchapter_iaap1@yahoo.com or go to www.iaap-hager.org.



Eggs & Issues

March 13 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs & Issues featuring Pat Evans, manager of the Fort Detrick Business Development Office, who will discuss selling goods and services to the government and how the business development office can assist companies. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $35 for nonmembers; $25 for members. To register, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; send an email to info@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Leadership seminar

March 13 — Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce’s leadership seminar on “Creating and Building High-Performance Teams for Success.” 7:30 to 9 a.m. Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. $15 for nonmembers; free for members. To register, call 717-762-7123 or send an email to admin@waynesboro.org.



Social media

March 13 — Laura Wallace, owner and creative director of Worx Graphic Design, will present “X-Pose Yourself with Social Media.” 8 a.m. and noon. Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, 217 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Free for chamber members. To register, call 717-597-4610 or send an email to info@greencastlepachamber.org.



EPSHRM

March 13 — Eastern Panhandle Society of Human Resource Management’s monthly meeting will feature Eric J. Conn, a member of the Epstein Becker Green firm, who will discuss compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s laws. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Tech Center, Berkeley Business Park, 5550 Winchester Ave., Inwood, W.Va. $20 for nonmembers; free for members. Breakfast is included. RSVP by March 7 to Regina Turner at rturner@cityhospital.org.



Disability services

March 14 — The Division of Rehabilitation Services at the Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 301-791-4760.



Using email for job searches

March 15 — Learn how to set up an email account and basic tips on using email for job searches. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Computer Tips and Tricks

March 15 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Computer Tips and Tricks featuring Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Kaplan University, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. $25 for nonmembers; $15 for members. To register, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; send an email to info@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Rise & Shine Breakfast

March 15 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County’s Rise & Shine Breakfast. David Shahan from the University of Charleston will speak. 7:15 a.m. Holiday Inn, Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, W.Va. $23 for nonmembers; $15 for members. Call 304-267-4841, send an email to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.



ABC CVC presentation

March 15 — Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, presents “What Obama’s Re-election Means For Merit Shop Contractors: New Rules and New Challenges.” 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. ABC office, 530 N. Locust St., Hagerstown. $50 for nonmembers; $30 for members. Registration deadline is March 8. Call 301-739-1190 or send an email to darlene@abccvc.com.



SBA training

March 18 — The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer free Web-enabled, instructor-led training. 1 to 4 p.m. Marketing and Capture Management, March 18 and 19; Construction Contracting, March 20 and 21; Financial Management for Government Contractors, March 25 and 26; Federal Contracting and Government Contract Management, March 27 and 28. Attendees are required to attend both sessions on each topic to receive a certificate of completion. To register, go to http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com. For more information, call 770-423-9888 or send an email to sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com.



Interviewing techniques

March 18 — Learn employers’ tips about successful interviewing to get the job. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255.



Savvy Managers Book Club

March 20 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Savvy Managers Book Club featuring “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg. 8 to 9 a.m. Kaplan University Library, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; send an email to info@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.



Chamber business seminar

March 20 — Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s business seminar featuring Darla Gaige, marketing director of Growth Media Services, who will discuss marketing strategies. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Quality Hotel & Conference Center, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $17 for nonmembers; $15 for members. Call 304-725-2055, send an email to info@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.



Chamber mixer

March 20 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County’s mixer at City Hospital, 2500 Hospital Drive in Martinsburg, W.Va. 5 to 6:30 p.m. $5 for nonmembers; free for members. Call 304-267-4841, send an email to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.



Business After Hours

March 21 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s networking event at Copyquik Printing & Graphics, 710 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. 5 to 7 p.m. Members must register in advance and attend to be eligible to win the chamber’s prize drawing. $15 for nonmembers; $5 for members. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; or send an email to info@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.


Résumé review

March 21 — Résumé review with a certified professional résumé writer. Participants need to bring a current résumé and must have completed the résumé builder 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 https://mwejobs.maryland.gov.



SCORE small-business roundtable

March 21 — SCORE will present “Owning and Operating a Home-based Business — Part II.” There will be a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Always Ron’s restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Free. Food available for purchase. To register, call 301-766-2043.



Chamber mixer

March 22 — Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s mixer. 5 to 7 p.m. Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Free. Call 304-725-2055, send an email to info@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.




Home show

March 23 and 24 — Home Builders Association of Washington County’s 28th annual Home Show. March 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $2 for adults; free for those 12 and younger. Call 301-582-8198 or go to www.hbaofwashingtoncounty.org/homeshow2013.


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