Business calendar for September

Pennsylvania

Northwood Books First Fridays

Friday, Sept. 1 — Northwood Books is open late on the first Friday of every month. Stop in and browse the selection of 90,000 books, more than 70 categories. Gently used and rare books are offered for the casual reader or avid bookworm. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Northwood Books, 59 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Go to www.northwoodbooks.com.

Library annual fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 9 — Live jazz, hors d’oeuvres. Twenties style dress encouraged. 7 p.m. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. $40 per ticket. Registration required. Call 717-762-7123 or go to www.waynesboro.org.

Benefits boot camp

Wednesday, Sept. 13 — The Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members and JRG Advisors are hosting a benefits seminar presented by Employee Benefits Compliance Officer, Frances Horn JD, PHR. Information on ERISA, COBRA, cafeteria plans, HR basics and HRAs, FSAs and HSAs will be shared. The session is good for veteran human resource and benefits staff who need a refresher, new human resource recruits for basic education, and finance staff who have human resource responsibilities. Breakfast pastries and lunch will be provided. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Orchards Restaurant, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. $89 per person. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 717-264-7101, email dharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org/events.

Healthcare and your retirement

Thursday, Sept. 14 — Join the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members for a discussion about healthcare and your retirement presented by Rod Salter, financial advisor at Edward Jones. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 717-264-7101, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Mixer at the Old Jail

Tuesday, Sept. 19 — Join The Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. There will be tours of the old jail, a scavenger hunt, refreshments and door prizes. 5 to 7 p.m. Franklin County Historical Society, 175 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-264-7101, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org/events.

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Stop hurting your cash flow and put an end to your bookkeeping nightmares with this easy and informative training course presented by Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. 9 a.m. to noon. Schultheiss and Associates, 720 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $129. Call 717-267-2100, email jds@schultheisscpa.com or go to www.schultheisscpa.com.

Professional development

Thursday, Sept. 21 — Come and listen to Randy Wilson of Reel Professional Development and learn about simple, insightful ways to lead in a strong, positive way. Your personal and organizational success will greatly improve. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-264-7101, ext. 201, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org/events.

Annual banquet

Thursday, Sept. 21 — Save the date to go to the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. There will be more information to come. B-Street, Banquet Room, 104 Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

Ribbon cutting

Friday, Sept. 22 — Come to The Shook Home’s ribbon cutting. 11 a.m. to noon. The Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Italy trip info session

Monday, Sept. 25 — Join the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce’s travel club for an informational session about the “Reflections of Italy” tour scheduled for Nov. 6, 2018 through Nov. 15, 2018. The presentation will be given by Kay Estep of Kay’s World Class Travel. Light refreshments will be provided. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chambersburg Chamber, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Info session is free. Registration requested. Call 717-264-7101, ext. 206, email lplessinger@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber foundation annual luncheon

Thursday, Sept. 28 — Attend this luncheon and hear Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber Foundation volunteers present program updates and announce the winners of the 2017 Technology Innovation Challenge Grants. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. $20 per person. Registration required. Call 717-264-7101, email rharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Maryland

OSI’s 60 Days of Giveaways contest

Friday, Sept. 1 — With the help of generous local businesses, OSI is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a “60 Days of Giveaways” contest. A prize will be given away every day through Friday, Sept. 22. To find out more about the contest, rules and eligibility, go to www.facebook.com/OccupationalServicesInc/.

Touching Lives in Frederick Co. Awards 2017

Thursday, Sept. 7 — Presented by the Frederick (Md.) Nonprofit Alliance, the third annual Touching Lives in Frederick County Awards breakfast is a feel good event that recognizes nonprofit organization’s staff members who demonstrate exceptional involvement and commitment to positively affecting the lives of others in the community. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Arc of Frederick County, 555 S. Market St., Frederick, Md. $25 for attendees; free for honorees. Registration required. Call 301-662-4164, email bwagner@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, Sept. 7 — Come join the tri-state area’s largest, most active and exciting Real Estate Investment Association built upon your success. 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 then attend this meeting. 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.

Entrepreneur Council brown bag lunch and learn

Monday, Sept. 11 — Join the Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, socializing, networking and discussion. This month’s topic is about protecting your business’ property assets. If you are interested in learning how to protect your business name, your website, your business processes and methods of doing business, or if you simply wish to learn more about what intellectual property is and why it should be protected, you should attend this presentation. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Sept. 12 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, socializing, networking and discussion. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, socializing, networking and discussion. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. $15 for 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.

Chamber After Hours

Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Join the Allegany County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. WVU Potomac State College, 101 Fort Ave., Keyser, W.Va. Call 301-722-2820, email info@alleganycountychamber.com or go to www.alleganycountychamber.com.

Shaping policy, culture with employee handbooks

Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members and learn about shaping your policy and culture with employee handbooks. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Discuss 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, Sept. 21 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members 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. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Sept. 21 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. The Arc of Washington County Inc., 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Ransomware seminar

Tuesday, Sept. 26 — Almost all businesses have a secure firewall and active anti-virus protection. Even with those security features in place, your company can still fall victim to ransomware. Hacking for ransom is a growing cyber threat to business. Ransomware is a type of software that hackers use to hold data hostage by blocking access to files unless business owners agree to pay the ransom. This seminar will empower business owners with the knowledge they need to survive a ransomware attack. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Second Floor, Frederick, Md. Free. Registration required. Call 301-662-4164, ext. 207, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

West Virginia

Rise and Shine Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 1 — Attend the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Socialize and network. The speaker will be Neil Doran, executive director at Eastern WV Regional Airport. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration requested. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Member orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 5 — Join the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for membership orientation. Are you getting everything you can out of your membership? This session is perfect for new members and veteran members. Learn how the chamber can help you and your business. Learn about marketing opportunities the chamber has to offer. Learn the four core functions of the chamber. Bring your business cards for networking opportunities. If you are thinking about becoming a member or you are already a member, this workshop is for you. 8 to 9 a.m. Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. Free for new and current chamber members. Call 304-725-2055, email kimm@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, Sept. 5 — Join the Women’s Network of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) and Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chambers of Commerce to watch and discuss a short business related video. To learn more about TED Talks go to www.ted.com/talks. Bring your lunch. Noon. Shepherd University Martinsburg, 261 Aikens Center, Room 116, Martinsburg, W.Va. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Sept. 12 — Join the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for networking and socializing at Sisler Stone. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber business seminar

Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Join the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for a seminar at The Inn at Charles Town. 9 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Wellness series

Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Join the Women’s Network of Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) and Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chambers of Commerce and learn how to tackle anxiety in today’s society. The speaker will be Valerie Gorman LSW of WVU Medicine, Berkeley Medical Center. Bring your own lunch and drink. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Registration is required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Tailgating Under the Stars auction

Friday, Sept. 15 — Plan to attend this auction hosted by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce. This is a great opportunity to promote your business. Even if your business is one in which it is hard to offer an item or service directly from your shelf, consider donating other suggested items on behalf of your business: gift baskets, gift cards, artwork, jewelry or small appliances. Wear your favorite team’s apparel. A portion of the proceeds benefit United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. 6 to 10 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $50 per person. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Sept. 20 — Stop by to meet and greet other Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members and guests. Enjoy some drinks and appetizers. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community and network with other business members. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Kelley Allstate Agencies, 724 Lakeview Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for nonmembers. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine breakfast

Friday, Sept. 22 — Attend the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce breakfast for socializing and networking. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration requested. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Creating future workshops

Thursday, Sept. 28 — Patty Stilwell, performance consultant and trainer at Paradigm Performance Consulting, will explain how and why you need to identify your vision and give it clarity, set short and long-term goals, develop meaningful action plans, reinforce daily affirmations and maintain focus on what is most important. Breakfast will be provided. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $35 for Women’s Network members; $60 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Something Fun

Maugansville annual Pride Day

Saturday, Sept. 2 — The 37th annual Maugansville Pride Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club, 18007 Maugans Ave., Hagerstown, Md. Features craft vendors and displays, free entertainment and games for kids. Food served all day will include hot and cold sandwiches; homemade soups; pies, cakes; funnel cakes; ice cream; and fresh-cut fries. Plenty of free parking. Email mattsmom1699@gmail.com or call 301-739-9822.

2nd annual We Salute Our Heroes Festival

Saturday, Sept. 9 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ludwick Eye Center, 825 Fifth Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa. Open to all active and retired military and their families. Live music by Rudy & The Blue Fish. Entertainment and dancing with The Lindy Hop Dancers. Corn hole tournaments, bingo, kid zone, prizes and giveaways; beer and wine tasting; local businesses including art and craft displays as well as informational booths with health and fitness information; a replica of a Vietnam Gun Truck on site with ability to look inside and learn history behind it. Go to www.LudwickEyeCenter.com/WeSaluteOurHeroes.

Yoga in the ballroom

Tuesday, Sept. 12 — 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the grand ballroom on the second floor of the Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St., Cumberland, Md. Stretch out the stress, relax and be ready for anything the afternoon may throw at you. Courtney McKay will lead lunchtime yoga sessions. The sessions are set so you have time to get to the museum and change without a rush. All classes will be very gentle. Everyone who comes should bring their own mat and/or towel and some water. The event is free, but donations to the museum will be gladly accepted.

MSO: Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz

Saturday, Sept. 16 — 3:30 p.m. at The Maryland Theater, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. Preconcert event is a beer festival at 3:30 p.m. in the Maryland Theatre Courtyard. Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs with musician Byron Stripling, who showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton plus blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters. $19 to $69. Call 797-4000, ext. 102, or go to http://tickets.marylandsymphony.org.

6th annual Mini Fair

Saturday, Sept. 30 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at War Memorial Park, 500 N. Tennessee Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Games and prizes for the kids, inflatables, face painting, costume characters, vendors (food, community, business and direct sales), demonstrations and more. Free admission, but games $5, inflatables, $5 and face painting $5.

Pirate & Princess 5K

Saturday, Sept. 30 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monocacy Village Park, Delaware Road, Frederick, Md. Costumed race. 8 to 9:40 a.m. packet pickup and early registration; 9:45 a.m. warm up; 9:55 a.m. race announcements; 10 a.m. Pirate & Princess 5K race; 11 a.m. Halloween Fun Race; 11:30 a.m. costume and race awards. $30 for 5k and $10 for fun run until Sept. 29; $35K and $15 fun run the day of the run. $100 Virtual Charity Bib, which includes a tax-deductible gift to SaMP. Those with the charity bib will receive a special gift from the organization and a tax receipt. Benefits Sophie & Madigan’s Playground. Awards for top fundraisers and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall. Age group awards will be presented to the Top 3 male and female finishers in the following age categories:12 to 19; 20 to 29; 30 to 39; 40 to 49; 50 to 59; 60 to 69, 70 and older. There will also be costume contest awards for people’s choice, top male kid, and top female kid. Go to http://www.sophieandmadigansplayground.org/pandp5k.php

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