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Business calendar - Sept. 8

September 08, 2013

Learning Lunch Hour

Sept. 10 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Learning Lunch Hour. Matthew Donegan and Colin Ploscaru of Planet Technologies will showcase Microsoft’s Office 365 Platform. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls & Bears restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free for member companies. Limit of four individuals per member company. Call 301-739-2015 or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Retirement planning

Sept. 12 — Retirement-planning workshop will cover topics including managing investment risks, using new tax laws to your advantage and making informed decisions about your company retirement plan. 6 to 9 p.m. Shepherd University, Erma Ora Byrd Nursing Hall auditorium, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $49; couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Call Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or send an email to krice@shepherd.edu.

Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Sept. 13 — Chick-fil-A Leadercast, leadership-development event including Jack Welch, David Allen, Andy Stanley, Condoleezza Rice and others. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New Life Community Church, 4102 Tabler Station Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. $75 per person after Sept. 1. For information, call Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County at 304-267-4841 or send an email to chamber@berkeleycounty.org.

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Retirement planning 

Sept. 14 — Retirement-planning workshop will cover topics including managing investment risks, using new tax laws to your advantage and making informed decisions about your company retirement plan. 9 a.m. to noon. Shepherd University, Frank Center, W. Horton Shipley Recital Hall, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $49 per person; couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Call Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or send an email to krice@shepherd.edu.

‘Understanding Business’

Sept. 17 — U.S. Small Business Administration and Frostburg State University will present “Understanding Business,” presented by Orlando Dorsey, business development executive with Connie Phillips Insurance-Financial. 10 to 11 a.m. Business & Employment Center, 5340 Spectrum Drive, Suite A, Frederick, Md. Free; registration required. To register, go to www.westernmdsbdc.org, click on training calendar and the date of the event or call 888-237-9007, ext. 2.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Sept. 18 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Savvy Managers Book Club, featuring “The Human Side of Enterprise” (classic selection) by Douglas McGregor. 8 to 9 a.m. Kaplan University, 18618 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown. Free if registered by Sept. 15; all who register after that pay $10. Call 301-739-2015 or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Chamber mixer

Sept. 18 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County’s mixer. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Diehl Law, 142 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $5 for nonmembers; free for members. Call 304-267-4841, send an email tochamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

iPad tips and tricks for business owners

Sept. 18 — Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce presents Laura Busey, curriculum development and technical writing instructor at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, who will discuss iPad tips and tricks for business owners. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Quality Hotel & Conference Center, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Call 304-725-2055 or send an email to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Small-business workshop on franchising

Sept. 19 — U.S. Small Business Administration and Frostburg State University will present “Using Franchising as an Effective Strategy to Small-Business Ownership.” 10 a.m. to noon. University of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free; registration is required. To register, go to www.westernmdsbdc.org and click on training calendar and the date of the event or call 888-237-9007, ext. 2.

Business roundtable

Sept. 19 — SCORE Hagerstown’s bimonthly business roundtable will feature local entrepreneur, Judy York, who will discuss how she grew her company with excellent human resource management practices. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Always Ron’s restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Lunch available for purchase. Call 301-766-2040.

Business After Hours

Sept. 19 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s networking event at Housing Authority of Washington County (Francis Murphy Senior Apartments), 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. 5 to 7 p.m. Members must register by noon the day of the event and attend to be eligible to win the chamber’s prize drawing. $15 for nonmembers and late member registrations; $5 for chamber members. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; send an email to chamber@hagerstown.org; or go to www.hagerstown.org.

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