Business calendar

Hagerstown Business and Professional Womens meeting

Monday, March 6 — Hagerstown Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly dinner meeting. Come help celebrate the group’s 80th anniversary. The speaker will be Lisa Shank Poole, attorney at law. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Fireside Restaurant, Ramada at the Valley Mall, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. $17. RSVP. Call 301-302-8237 or email sandy@ksinnc.com.

State of the City

Tuesday, March 7 — Join the City of Hagerstown for a unique opportunity to hear from the mayor and City Council about their vision for growth, development, and a vibrant future in the Hub City. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey will reflect on the collective successes and share goals and priorities for moving Hagerstown forward in the coming year. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., followed by the presentation from 8 to 9 a.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Ribbon cutting

Tuesday, March 7 — The Washington County Community Action Council Inc. has a brand-new space with lots of room to serve the community. Join the ribbon-cutting celebration. 10 a.m. 117 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-797-4161, email info@wccac.org or go to www.wccac.org.

SCORE Talks Small Business

Tuesday, March 7 — This radio show with Lou Scally includes interviews and discussions on small business in the area. Airs the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. on WJEJ 1240 AM radio or go to www.WJEJradio.com. Call 301-766-2043. Go to https://hagerstown.score.org.

SCORE of Hagerstown webinar

Tuesday, March 7 — In this webinar, speaker Gene Marks tells you how using customer relationship management (CRM) software can increase sales. He will cover topics that will help boost sales and profits with a CRM: Three moves that will transform your CRM system from a Rolodex into a productive sales tool, three CRM workflows that will increase your sales, three laws of CRM success to which you must abide to succeed with your system, and the three biggest CRM mistakes that companies and CRM users make that kill sales. 1 to 2 p.m. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Sales workshop, part 3

Wednesday, March 8 — 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 tic@hagerstowncc.edu.

SCORE of Hagerstown webinar

Thursday, March 9 — In this webinar, speaker Martha O’Gorman, one of the founders of Liberty Tax Service and now its chief marketing officer, details the “social selling” process. She will teach you how to use your social networks to connect with prospects and provide value before, during and after the sales process; learn to leverage Linked-In and Facebook to find potential customers, and increase your sale pipeline at little or no cost. 1 to 2 p.m. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

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