Budding business owners hear tips, make pitches at Hagerstown college

Some budding business owners heard a morning full of advice and practiced their sales pitches Thursday at Hagerstown Community College.

About two dozen people attended the Spring Entrepreneur Extravaganza, sponsored by HCC’s Technical Innovation Center.

The morning was punctuated by a pep talk from motivational speaker Rick Rando, owner of a land development company, as well as Kick Masters Karate, one of the nation’s largest open-space martial arts schools located in Allegany County. […]

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Economic leader reveals changes in wooing businesses to Washington County

These days, new business contacts usually begin anonymously with the Internet, according to Kassie Lewis, director of the Washington County Department of Business Development.

“They are looking at us before we have any idea — any idea at all — that they are looking,” Lewis said of business prospects seeking locations for new facilities.

When companies do make contact, “they usually come to us through a consultant. … Now everything is very confidential,” she said. […]

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Business calendar

Credit Matters: A Guide for Young Professionals Monday, June 5 — Join the Washington County young professionals network, GenNext, for a presentation on credit. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls and Bears Restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free for GenNext members; $5 for non-members. Email tim@hagerstown.org. Hagerstown Business and Professional Women’s picnic Monday, June 5 — The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women will hold its 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. Maugansville Ruritan Building, 18007 […]

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Persiano Furniture Outlet born from ‘thirst for fine furniture’

Name of business: Persiano Furniture Outlet Owner: John Hashempour Address: 495 Premium Outlets Blvd. Opening date: June 1 Products and services: Top-brand furniture, chandeliers, art and handmade rugs. Also in the Premium Outlets are related stores the Persiano Rug Outlet, the lighting outlet, the art outlet and the mattress outlet. We provide a one-stop recourse for interior designers with same-day delivery, as well as cleaning and repair of rugs and chandeliers. We offer a 10-step, oriental-rug-cleaning process. Target market: Homebuyers, designers and families. We provide a wide range of products that will satisfy any class group and style, modern, contemporary […]

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