The Calendar for February 2018

MARYLAND

Five Biggest HR Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Thursday, Feb. 1 — This webinar addresses five potentially crippling human resource mistakes small-business employers make every day: Treating independent contractors as if they are employees; not properly verifying employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.; not paying employees correctly; practicing or allowing “accidental” discrimination or harassment; and not displaying mandatory employee postings. 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, Feb. 1 — 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.

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Feb. 2 — This morning networking event gives you the opportunity to make business connections. Sponsored by Happy Smiles Dental. A light breakfast will be provided. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 301-662-4164; email info@frederickchamber.org; or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Feb. 6 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. 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.

Project Management Trends, training session

Thursday, Feb. 8 — Leadership Techniques LLC in partnership with the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is offering a workshop for the business community. Learn about the trends in management. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. Free. Registration required. Call 301-667-3915; email info@Leadership
TechniquesLLC.com; or go to www.Leader
shipTechniquesLLC.com.

Generate Sales on Autopilot with Pre-Recorded Webinars

Thursday, Feb. 8 — Webinars are consistently ranked as one of the most effective selling tools. They are often overlooked by small business owners who fear public speaking or who believe the technology is expensive and complicated. In this session, you’ll learn a simple, proven method of effectively using automated, or pre-recorded, webinars to build your business, your prospect list and even your revenue. You’ll discover how to: Create a recorded, evergreen webinar that turns leads into customers; hold your audience’s attention during the presentation; build your authority as a trusted advisor or proven product; and select the hardware and software for creating a webinar effortlessly and quickly. 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.

Entrepreneur Council Lunch and Learn

Monday, Feb. 12 — Bring your lunch, network and learn about “Assessments in Business Today.” As an organization, do you struggle finding the right people to hire and grow your company? Larry Van Sant, president of Van Sant Sandler Training, will present assessments that tell the story about your employees, as well as potential employees: are they the right fit? Can they be trained to do better? How do we develop and onboard them? 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-4164; email info@frederickchamber.org; or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Business Health Series: Health Ownership

Tuesday, Feb. 13 — Attend this workshop and learn why having health literate employees equals a healthier bottom line. Catherine Mock, business development strategist for Corporate Occupational Health Solutions, will share what resources are available for any size business to help their employees. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick, Md. Call 301-662-4164; email info@frederickcham
ber.org; or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Feb. 14 — 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@hagers
town.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Feb. 15 — Get the most out of your Washington County Chamber of Commerce membership. 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, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Feb. 15 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21, S. Potomac St., 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.

‘Mugs and Pitches’ business networking event

Friday, Feb. 16 — This event features business pitches with feedback sessions after each pitch. Attendees get the opportunity to ask questions, provide constructive criticism, and network with other businesses. Coffee will be provided by Pure Vida Coffee. 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Technical Innovation Center, Career Programs Building, Room 211, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Seating is limited. Call 240-500-2399, email tic@hagerstowncc.edu or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, Feb. 21 — Spend your lunch hour discussing the book “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. Noon to 1 p.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

19th annual Washington County Business Awards

Wednesday, Feb. 28 — The evening’s festivities begin with three floors of beverage and food pairings before guests are escorted across the street to the Maryland Theatre for the awards presentation. 5 to 8:30 p.m. 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $65. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

February Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, Feb. 15 — Join the Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and networking. 7:30 to 9 a.m. $15 for Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members; $20 for nonmembers. RSVP. For location, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

11/30 Network Third Thursday Happy Hour

Thursday, Feb. 15 — In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the 11/30 Network (the young professionals of Franklin County group) will spend the evening with the residents of Providence Place Retirement Community, playing games and making crafts. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Providence Place Retirement Community, 2085 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Registration requested. Call 717-264-7101; email aweibley@chambersburg.org; or go to www.1130network.com.

Diversity and Inclusion Competency Training

Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17 — Learn how to promote a workplace climate where respect and appreciation for differences are priorities. Facilitated by National Speaker and Trainer Marvin G. Worthy, President and CEO of Worthy Consulting and Training LLC. The book “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say” will be used. Meals are included. Friday, 4:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $270, per person Early Registration (Jan. 19 deadline); $300, per person Late Registration (Jan. 26 deadline). Registration is required. Call 717-263-6195, email fccforprogress@gmail.com or go to www.worthyconsulting.org.

22nd annual Business EXPO 2018

Saturday, Feb. 17 — Plan to attend this EXPO. This year’s highlights include Lions Club pancake breakfast, more than 800 attendees, presenters and demonstrators, bingo, kids zone, newspaper and radio advertising, and area networking opportunities. 7 to 11 a.m. Waynesboro Area High School, 550 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

Chamber Mixer

Monday, Feb. 19 — Attend an evening of socializing and networking. There will be refreshments, club tours and prizes. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chambersburg Boys and Girls Clubhouse, 440 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-762-7123, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

QuickBooks Seminar

Wednesday, Feb. 21 — 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.

Chamber Mixer

Wednesday, Feb. 21 — Spend an evening socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Café Del Sol, 11119 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what?

Thursday, Feb. 22 — The Mont Alto LaunchBox, a business incubator funded by a seed grant from Penn State’s Invent Penn State initiative, will provide assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs. 6 to 7 p.m. LaunchBox, Penn State Mont Alto, 40 N. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Registration is required. Call 717-749-6112 or email dlc43@psu.edu.

Reducing Violent Incidents in the Workplace

Friday, Feb. 23 — Leadership Franklin County Advanced is partnering with Summit Health and Keystone Health to bring you this workshop giving you tools to identify and lessen the chance of a workplace conflict escalating to violence. Lunch will be provided. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. $59. Call 717-264-7101, email rharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

VIRGINIA

Chamber Member Orientation

Monday, Feb. 5 — The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will be hosting a chamber member orientation. Orientation is open to those new to membership and current members looking to become more engaged, informed and those wanting to maximize their membership. Learn about who the chamber is and what it does; programs and events; publications and events; how to utilize the chamber’s website; and the value and benefits of the chamber. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Office, 407 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, Va. Free. RSVP required. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Business After Hours

Tuesday, Feb. 13 — Make new business contacts and enjoy food and drinks. Bring your business cards. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Winchester ReStore, 400 Battaile Drive, Winchester, Va. Free for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; nonmembers are allowed to attend two networking events to “test-drive” the chamber. RSVP requested. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Business and Breakfast

Tuesday, Feb. 20 — Meet for breakfast with Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members to exchange business cards and make valuable contacts. 7:30 to 9 a.m. RMS Residential Mortgage Services, 3031 Valley Ave., Unit 102, Winchester, Va. Free for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; nonmembers are allowed to attend two networking events to “test-drive” the chamber. RSVP requested. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

Networking at Noon

Tuesday, Feb. 27 — Attendees will have time for open networking, networking at their tables and hear a short educational moment from a guest speaker. Lunch will be provided. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Historic Gateway, 333 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Va. $25 for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members; $30 for nonmembers. Advance registration required. Call 540-662-4118, email droble@regionalchamber.biz or go to www.regionalchamber.biz.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Feb. 2 — Get motivated to reach personal goals. This is an opportunity to share tips and tricks and provide support for others striving to be healthy. This is a casual, no pressure and no judgement group. 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Comfort Inn, 1872 Edwin Miller Blvd., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

Wednesdays, Feb. 7 through May 2 — Prepare to earn the new standard in human resource certification. Earn an HR credential that is globally applicable and universally recognized. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will help HR professionals prepare for SHRM’s new competency-based certification: The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials. This course streamlines study time and accelerates learning with an instructor-led course and the most innovative tools available. Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus, Presidents Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Room 3300, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va. $998 for EPSHRM members; $1,039 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-725-7104, email phubbard@blueridgectc.edu or go to www.blueridgectc.edu.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Feb. 9 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. 7:15 to 9 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Feb. 13 — Socialize and network with Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members. Enjoy food and drinks. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Feb. 16 — Get motivated to reach personal goals. This is an opportunity to share tips and tricks and provide support for others striving to be healthy. This is a casual, no pressure and no judgement group. 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Comfort Inn, 1872 Edwin Miller Blvd., Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Feb. 21 — 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. Shenandoah Veterinary Hospital, 1152 Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-263-2112, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.wvvethos
pital.com.

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