Business calendar

SCORE live website webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — In this webinar, presenter Brad Keys will walk you through the process of making sure that your website is easy to find online to boost website traffic and generate leads. From 2 to 3 p.m. Call 301-766-2043, email or go to

Washington County Gives registration deadline

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — Register for Washington County Gives, a 24-hour online fundraiser that gives local nonprofits an opportunity to raise unrestricted dollars for their organization, to be held Tuesday, May 2, from midnight to midnight. Any nonprofit organization (other than a church, mosque, temple or private foundation) in Washington County with a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter can participate in this online event. Nonprofit organizations with paid staff have a registration fee of $250, organizations with volunteer staff have a registration fee of $50. Call 301-745-5210 or go to

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, March 1 — Come to the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast and discussion. Downtown Coordinator Amanda Whitmore will talk about the Main Street Maryland program, a comprehensive downtown revitalization program created by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Also, City of Hagerstown Director of Technology, Communications and Support Services Scott Nicewarner will give an update on the Antietam Cable Gigabit project. From 7:30 to 9 a.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100; email; or go to

Résumé review

Wednesday, March 1 — Washington County One-Stop Job Center’s certified professional résumé writer will review your résumé and give you suggestions to improve it. Bring your current résumé. You must have completed the Résumé Builder workshop in Maryland’s Workforce Exchange to take advantage of this service. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8200, send an email to or go to

Sales workshop, part 2

Wednesday, March 1 — This three-part series workshop will help you understand why selling is important and why people buy and don’t buy. The sales process will be outlined and discussed with an emphasis on what it takes to close business. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, Technical Innovation Center, 20140 Scholar Drive, Suite 323, Hagerstown. Call 240-500-2399 or email

Webinar: Starting a part-time business

Thursday, March 2 — In this webinar, Nellie Akalp, chief executive officer of, shares how to successfully run a side business. She will guide you through crucial steps to success: developing time management skills, enlisting the support of family and friends, incorporating the business, obtaining proper licenses and permits and utilizing free resources. From 1 to 2 p.m. Call 301-766-2043; email; or go to

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, March 2 — Plan to attend the Hub City Real Estate Investors Association meeting. Whether you are just thinking of starting in real estate, thinking of doing it full time or adding to your investment portfolio, you will get a lot of insightful information. There will be a question-and-answer session afterward. From 6 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, 17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. Free for Hub City REIA members; $20 for nonmembers. For more information, visit

Job-search basics

Friday, March 3 — Washington County One-Stop Job Center’s workshop provides job searching tips. 9 to 10 a.m. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8200, send an email to or go to

SCORE mentor meeting

Friday, March 3 — Interested in giving back to the business community? Have experience that you would like to share? Have you thought about becoming a business mentor? Join this mentor meeting and learn what mentoring is all about. 9 to 10 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, Technical Innovations Building, Room 323, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-766-2043; email; or go to

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