Today’s customer webinar
Tuesday, May 30 — With social and mobile technologies changing, businesses and customers interact differently, too. Customers are more sophisticated and knowledgeable than ever, but, many small businesses don’t know how to adapt and keep up. Join Laurie McCabe, six-time Small Business Influencer Award winner and co-founder of SMB Group, to learn how and why customer expectations are changing; implications and challenges for small businesses; and ways to assess and tune up sales, marketing and services to keep pace with customers. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Free. Call 301-766-2043.
Wills, estate planning seminar
Tuesday, May 30 — The Community Foundation of Washington County will hold a wills and estate planning seminar with attorney Jeanne Singer, CPA, JD. 5 to 6 p.m. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Free. Call 301-745-5210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 31 — Now that the state legislative session has drawn to an end, here’s the opportunity for businesses and their employees to connect with statewide leaders who will share updates with the community regarding the latest legislative session. Learn more about what they are working on during the summer months to prepare to address certain workplace issues that affect you. Those in attendance will be Sen. George C. Edwards, Del. Michael W. McKay, Del. Neil C. Parrott, Sen. Andrew Serafini, Del.Brett R. Wilson and Del. William J. Wivell. 7 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, email email@example.com or go to www.hagerstown.org.
Search engine webinar
Thursday, June 1 — It’s often said that search engine optimization (SEO) is always changing, but is it really? Haven’t Google and the other engines always wanted to serve up the most relevant and authoritative results? In this webinar, SEO and content marketing veteran John Bertino will examine the fundamentals of how search engines find your business; how business owners can discern between the facts and fiction related to search engine optimization; how to protect yourself from the pervasive sales speak disseminated by alleged SEO gurus; and actionable strategies that can be implemented right away. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Free. Call 301-766-2043.
Hub City REIA meeting
Thursday, June 1 — If you are looking for a local real estate club to gain knowledge, network with investors and other like-minded individuals, and ultimately build your wealth and financial freedom, then attend this meeting. Beginners and seasoned investors are welcome. 6 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, 17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. Free for Hub City REIA members; $20 for nonmembers. Call 240-310-2792, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to HubCityREIA.com.
Job search basics
Friday, June 2 — Learn tips for how to approach the job search, how to get organized, and where to find job leads. 9 to 10 a.m. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8200; email email@example.com or go to www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west.
Hagerstown Business and Professional Women’s picnic
Monday, June 5 — Hagerstown Business and Professional Women will hold their annual picnic. Hot dogs, steamers, drinks, paper products and utensils will be provided. Bring a covered dish to share. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., the picnic starts at 6 p.m. Maugansville Ruritan Building, 18007 Maugans Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-302-8237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life balance class
Monday, June 5 — This four-week course is designed to be a guide to manage and balance life in the 21st century. Class exercises will include mindful breathing, introspection, and self-visualization techniques to become more self-aware and break free from the power of negative past experiences. Author and speaker Joy Jangdhari is the instructor. Mondays, June 5 to 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $87. Call 240-500-2236 or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/areas/living/mind-body/courses.
Eggs and Issues
Wednesday, June 7 — Join the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce as Washington County Department of Business Development Director Kassie Lewis delivers an economic development year in review. Meet your business development team and learn about new and expanding business in Washington County. Successes over the past year will be highlighted, and insights will be shared about ways entrepreneurship is being collectively encouraged. This will be a dialogue; so bring your ideas about areas of opportunity as Washington County economic development moves forward. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Applause Caterers at Academy Theatre, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, email email@example.com or go to www.hagerstown.org.
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