Crossroads Calendar for July 2017

Pennsylvania

Franklin County
Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, July 12 — Travel on a cruise to Bermuda from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Learn about the Chamber Travel Club’s cruise to Bermuda planned for June 30 to July 5, 2018, and how you can travel for just $948. Details at www.chambersburg.org/TravelClub.

Chamber mixer

Thursday, July 20 — Chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at Occupational Services Inc., 17 Redwood St., Chambersburg, Pa. Enjoy networking, food, beverages, door prizes and more at this free mixer. Details at www.chambersburg.org.

11/30 Network

Thursday, July 20 — Third Thursday Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Network with fellow young professionals at this social event (location to be announced). Details at www.1130Network.com.

Maryland

Frederick County
Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, July 11 — The Lunch Exchange provides an opportunity for business professionals to gather at a Frederick County Chamber of Commerce member’s restaurant to enjoy food, a fun atmosphere and “speed networking” at its finest. Meet up to 39 other local professionals. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 5201 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Deadline to register is Monday, July 3. Registration is limited to only one representative per company. There is a max of 40 participants. Register online at www.frederickchamber.org or by calling 301-662-4164.

Managing Across the Generations

Monday, July 17 — Plan to attend Business Training with Leadership Techniques LLC’s Managing Across the Generations, 9 to 10 a.m., Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., second floor, Frederick, Md. Free. This session looks at the multigenerational working environment of 2017 and its impact on business. Registration is processed through Leadership Techniques LLC. For more information, go to www.frederickchamber.org or call 301-662-4164.

Business card exchange

Wednesday, July 19 — Frederick County Chamber of Commerce card exchanges average more than 150 local professionals looking to make solid business connections. Bring lots of business cards and meet your next customer, client, employer, employee, vendor or business partner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, Md. Free for chamber members and complimentary for nonmembers, but you must register in advance and may only attend up to two card exchanges per calendar year. Deadline is Wednesday, July 12. To register, go to www.frederickchamber.org or call 301-662-4164.

Book roundtable

Wednesday, July 26 — Thrive roundtables are a discussion of workplace best practices, advice, strategy and experiences. Each features an optional book selection that will drive the discussion. Read the book or grab the executive summary. This month’s book is “Shoe Dog: A Memoir By the Creator of Nike” by Phil Knight. 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., second floor, Frederick, Md. For more, go to www.frederickchamber.org or call 301-662-4164.

Washington County
Webinar: Marketing editorial calendars

Thursday, July 6 — Express Writers Content Development Specialist Tara M. Clapper will explain how you can manage your marketing strategy and time with an editorial calendar that helps you tell your brand stories, publish content consistently and keep customers engaged. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Free. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, July 6 — Join the Hub City Real Estate Investment Association meeting if you’re looking for a local real-estate club to gain massive knowledge, network with the area’s most successful investors and other like-minded individuals, and ultimately build your wealth and financial freedom. 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 organizer@hubcityreia.com or go to www.hubcityreia.com.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, July 11 — Join the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon for networking and discussion. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Webinar: Business infographics

Tuesday, July 11 — Customer Success Trainer at Easel.ly, Dinah Martinez, will talk about infographics. Some of the topics discussed will be simple ways to communicate visually with your customers, how to generate ideas for an infographic, the seven most common types of infographics, best practices for infographic design and how infographics can promote your business. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Free. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

27th annual Commerce Cup Golf Tournament

Friday, July 14 — Plan to attend the annual Commerce Cup Golf Tournament, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s premier networking and social event. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $150 per individual. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 101, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Savvy Managers’ Book Club

Wednesday, July 19 — Join the Savvy Managers’ Book Club meeting for a discussion of the book being read. Noon to 1 p.m. Fletcher Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Maximize your membership

Thursday, July 20 — Come to the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and pick up tricks to maximize the return on your chamber investment. Whether you are new to the chamber or a longtime supporter, this event highlights ways to engage your staff and see the value of your membership. Topics that will be covered include mastering marketing within the chamber, navigating your online profile, networking nuggets and tracking your return on your investment. 9 to 10 a.m. Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, July 20 — Join the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members after work for networking and socializing. 5 to 7 p.m. Star Community Inc., 13757 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown. $5 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Virginia

Frederick County
EEOC training sessions

Tuesday, July 11 — Join the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber during a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission training workshop is 7:15 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 120 Wingate Drive, Winchester. There is a $175 fee. For information, contact Mark Ellison, education outreach coordinator for the EEOC Washington Field Office, at 202-419-0706 or mark.ellison@eeoc.gov. The chamber can be reached at 540-662-4118.

Lure travel writers

Monday, July 17 — Attend a session titled “Prepare Your Business for Travel Writers,” which aims to help business owners learn how to best pitch their stories for travel articles. The Virginia Tourism Corp. partnered with the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring a tourism public-relations specialist to the event. Two presentations have been arranged, from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. RSVP to director@visitwinchesterva.com with your business name, number of attendees and advance questions no later than Monday, July 10.

West Virginia

Berkeley County
Rise and Shine Breakfast

Friday, July 14 — The presentation will be on the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg, W.Va. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more, go to www.berkeleycounty.org or call 304-267-4841.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, July 19 — Held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, July’s mixer will be at Taylor’s Farm Market, 178 Pilgrim St., Inwood, W.Va. Cost is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more, visit www.berkeleycounty.org or call 304-267-4841.

Berkeley County chamber to see the Suns

Thursday, July 27 — The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to Hagerstown for a minor league baseball game. Chamber Night at the Hagerstown Suns is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 27. According to the team’s schedule, the Suns are to host the Charleston-based West Virginia Power that evening. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. For more, go to www.berkeleycounty.org or call 304-267-4841.

Rise and Shine Breakfast

Friday, July 28 — The presentation will be on the Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg, W.Va. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more, go to www.berkeleycounty.org or call 304-267-4841.