Business calendar for November 2017

MARYLAND

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Nov. 1 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, discussion and networking. 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.

Agritourism Mini Training

Wednesday, Nov. 1 — Join the Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development for legal and liability management training that will provide inspiration and preparation for incorporating agritourism on your farm and address common challenges. Farms, food businesses, wineries/cideries and any other stakeholders from the quad-state region are welcome. Dinner will be served. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. RSVP. Call 240-313-2284, email lhart@washco-md.net or go to www.agritourismminitrainingseries.eventbrite.com/.

Lunch and Learn: Doing Business Anywhere

Thursday, Nov. 2 — This discussion is for small to medium sized business owners looking to protect their data and expand both internally and externally, presented by tech companies KTL Solutions and MainSpring. Learn about providing connectivity to all employees; mobile device support and management; and connectivity with customers, vendors and partners. Lunch will be provided. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Second Floor, Frederick, Md. Free. Registration required. Call 301-662-4164, email kredmond@gomainspring.com or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Scaling a Mission-Driven Brand Webinar

Thursday, Nov. 2 — Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea, will share how to build a brand that is meaningful to consumers. You will learn how to: Develop a competitive brand that is different and unique from what’s already in the market; scale for growth by expanding distribution and production; develop strong support teams; and create cost-efficient strategies, especially in marketing, such as creating awareness without paid advertising (i.e. guerrilla marketing). 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Registration is required. Call 301-766-2043, email help@score.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Hub City REIA Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 2 — Come join the tri-state area’s Real Estate Investment Association 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 and $20 for nonmembers. Call 240-310-2792, email organizer@hubcityreia.com or go to www.hubcityreia.com.

Family Business Conference

Monday, Nov. 6 — This is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with family business owners and managers, to learn from peers, hear from experts, study a variety of best practices and network. The program is designed for professional development and will feature keynote speakers and sessions with panels of family business owners sharing their knowledge. Topics to be covered include: Key issues in family business management; succession planning; marketing the family business; maintaining the stability of the family business; and family and corporate governance. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mount Saint Mary’s University, Frederick Campus Conference Center, 5350 Spectrum Drive, Frederick, Md. $65 for Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members; $80 for non-members. Register in advance. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Chamber Talks 2017

Monday, Nov. 6 — The speaker will be Wayne Rivers, co-founder and president of The Family Business Institute Inc. and author of “The Top Nine Reasons Family Businesses Fail — And the Eight Building Blocks for Creating a Sustainable Closely Held Business,” “Prescriptions For a Healthy Family Business,” and “You Don’t Have To Die To Win — Success and Succession For Family Businesses.” 7 to 9 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $10 for Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for non-members. Register in advance. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, Nov. 7 — This is an opportunity for business professionals to gather to enjoy food, atmosphere, and speed networking. There will be a buffet lunch prepared by on-site caterers. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick Indoor Sports Center, 1845 Brookfield Court, Frederick, Md. $25 for Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for non-members. Register in advance. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

15th annual Economic Summit

Wednesday, Nov. 8 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for a discussion about the economy in Washington County. 5 to 9 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $70 per person. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Agritourism Mini Training

Wednesday, Nov. 8 — Join the Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development for customer service, safety and logistics training that will provide inspiration and preparation for incorporating agritourism on your farm and address common challenges. Farms, food businesses, wineries/cideries and any other stakeholders from the quad-state region are welcome. Dinner will be served. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. RSVP. Call 240-313-2284, email lhart@washco-md.net or go to www.agritourismminitrainingseries.eventbrite.com/.

Fort Detrick Alliance
Tech Showcase

Thursday, Nov. 9 — Plan to attend the Technology Showcase, hosted by the Fort Detrick Alliance, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown Community College Career Programs Building, rooms 211-213. The event will feature speaker George Davis, CEO of TEDCO, will speak about funding for tech companies. Also meet with HCC Technical Innovation Center entrepreneurs. Cost is $15 for alliance members and $35 for nonmembers. Register online at www.fortdetrickalliance.org/events. Email director@fortdetrickalliance.org or call 301-788-9896 for more information.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Spend your lunch hour discussing 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.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Celebrate with an evening of cheerful networking, food, drinks and prizes with Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members. Bring your business cards. 5 to 7 p.m. James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, 1562 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members; Complimentary for non-members, but you may only attend two card exchanges per year. Register in advance. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Chamber After Hours

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — You are invited to the Allegany County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce mixer. Network and socialize. Meet new customers, friends and business associates. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rocky Gap Casino Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road NE, Flintstone, Md. Call 301-722-2820, email info@alleganycountychamber.com or go to www.alleganycountychamber.com.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Get the most out of your Washington County Chamber of Commerce membership. Pick up tricks to maximize the return on your 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.

USDA Value-Added
Producer Grant Workshop

Monday, Nov. 20 — Applying for grants can be a difficult process. To help create, prepare and submit your application for USDA grants, the Department of Business Development is providing a one-on-one coaching opportunity. By appointment only. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 301-432-4782, email lhart@hagerstownedc.org or go to www.hagerstownedc.org/agricultural-marketing.

PENNSYLVANIA

Chamber Mixer

Thursday, Nov. 2 — The Greater Waynesboro (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members will hold a mixer, hosted by C-Ely Signs and Graphics. There will be socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. C-Ely Signs and Graphics, 310 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

Chamber Chat Radio Shows

Saturday mornings — Once a month, the Greater Waynesboro (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce introduces you to local businesses and owners that drive the local economy. Whether you’re in business for yourself or thinking about starting your own business, Chamber Chat has the story and secrets to success you’ll want to hear. Airs at 9:06 a.m. News Talk 103.7 FM radio. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

11/30 Network
Speed Networking

Monday, Nov. 6 — Are you a business professional in your 20s or 30s, looking for a way to network with the influential members of the community in a fun, easy way? Seasoned community leaders from various industries will be ready to network and answer any questions you may have about their career, industry, professional development and community involvement. 6 to 8 p.m. Main Street Deli, 33 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free for 11/30 Network members (young professionals of Franklin County, Pa. members); $10 for non-members. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 717-264-7101, email aweibley@chambersburg.org or go to www.1130network.com.

LIVE2LEAD Franklin County

Thursday, Nov. 9 — This is a half-day leadership and personal growth event hosted live and recorded in Atlanta on Oct. 6. This event is an annual leadership gathering developed by The John Maxwell Company. Hosted by members of the John Maxwell Team, LIVE2LEAD also shares leadership and personal growth principles at more than 300 simulcast and on-demand replay locations around the world. The on-demand leadership broadcast event will be hosted locally. LIVE2LEAD Franklin County offers community and area leaders the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from world-renown leaders while networking with other leaders. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-685-9828, email scott@schoenberger-associates.net or go to www.live2leadfranklincounty.com.

QuickBooks Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — 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.

Nov. Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Join the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and networking. The venue has not yet been determined. 7:30 to 9 a.m. $12 to $15. RSVP. Call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

Chamber Mixer

Thursday, Nov. 30 — The Greater Waynesboro (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members will hold a mixer, hosted by the Renfrew Institute. There will be socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Renfrew Institute, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

VIRGINIA

LeadShare Group

Wednesday, Nov. 1 — Lead Share is a pro-active approach for supplementing your business growth through the process of giving and receiving business leads within a structured environment. 10 to 11 a.m. Aloft Winchester, 1055 Millwood Pike, Winchester, Va. Call 540-662-4118, email bryan.biddle@proforma.com or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Valor Awards 2017

Thursday, Nov. 2 — This fifth annual awards dinner serves to recognize law enforcement and fire and rescue efforts. Join the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members and local public safety agencies to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the community. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be contributed to the Winchester (Va.) Fire and Rescue Department Foundation. The event will include dinner, networking and the presentation of the 2016 Valor Awards. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Best Western Lee Jackson Inn and Conference Center, 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester, Va. $50 for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; $75 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Call 540-662-4118, email jwall@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Business After Hours

Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Meet and build relationships with business people from small, mid-size and large companies and organizations representing a variety of industries. Network in an informal atmosphere with food and beverages. Bring your business cards. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fortessa, 360 McGhee Road, Winchester, Va. Free for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members. Non-members are allowed to attend two networking events to “test drive” the chamber. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

LeadShare Group

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Attend this pro-active approach for supplementing your business growth through the process of giving and receiving business leads within a structured environment. 10 to 11 a.m. Aloft Winchester, 1055 Millwood Pike, Winchester, Va. Call 540-662-4118, email bryan.biddle@proforma.com or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Valley Business Women

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Frederique Campagne Irwin will speak about how to make an impact no matter where you spend your time professionally; how to tap into your intrinsic motivation in order to act entrepreneurially; and how to motivate others to act entrepreneurially. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, Va. $25 for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; $35 for non-members. Register early, prices go up after Nov. 10. Call 540-662-4118, email jwall@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

LeadShare Group

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Join this pro-active approach for supplementing your business growth through the process of giving and receiving business leads within a structured environment. 9:45 to 11 a.m. NW Works, 3085 Shawnee Drive, Winchester, Va. Call 540-662-4118, email timshamblin@premiermove.com or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Young Professionals Group

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Join other professionals, who are in their 20’s and 30’s, for networking and a professional development program. Bring your business cards. 5:30 to 7 p.m. The location has not yet been chosen. Free for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; non-members are allowed to attend two networking events to “test-drive” the chamber. Call 540-662-4118 ext. 17, email ebuhl@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Business and Breakfast

Tuesday, Nov. 21 — Meet for breakfast with Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members to exchange business cards and make valuable contacts. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Flavor Pourfection, 27 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, Va. Free for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; non-members are allowed to attend two networking events to “test-drive” the chamber. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

WEST VIRGINIA

Member Orientation

Thursday, Nov. 2 — Come to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce’s orientation and learn what chamber membership offers. 8 to 9 a.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Nov. 3 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

4th annual Agribusiness Conference

Friday, Nov. 3 — Plan to attend Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Agribusiness Conference. Local farmers and industry professionals will discuss current trends within the market. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Main Campus, Room 1101, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-260-4380 or go to www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.

Women’s Network
TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 7 — Join the discussion after watching a short business video. Bring your lunch. Noon. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, Room 116, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Nov. 15 — Stop by to meet and greet Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members. Enjoy drinks and appetizers. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community and to network. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bechdel Jewelers, 8064 Winchester Ave., Inwood, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber members; $5 for non-members. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Open House and Blood Drive

Thursday, Nov. 16 — Thinking about boosting your career with an MBA? Plan to attend this open house and blood drive. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-263-3303, email martinsburg@shepherd.edu or go to www.shepherd.edu/martinsburg-center/mba.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Nov. 17 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Wellness Series Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Join the Women’s Network, members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce, for a discussion led by Dr. Emma Morton-Eggleston of WVU Medicine, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health. The topic will be “Doc Talk: Navigating Your Medical Journey.” Bring your own lunch and drink. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Registration is required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

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