The Calendar for March 2018

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MARYLAND

Financing Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow webinar

Thursday, March 1 — In this webinar, Ty Kiisel of OnDeck will help you recognize opportunities for growth and the four things you’ll need to have in place before you try to finance that growth. You’ll also discover how to: use easy-to-evaluate steps for determining if financing growth makes sense for your business; prepare your business before growth opportunities arise to make financing easier; and evaluate your credit situation to determine where you’ll have the best odds of success when applying for a loan. 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, March 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.

Business Outlook for Frederick County, Md.

Tuesday, March 6 — Learn how County Executive Jan. H. Gardner has been championing Frederick County and taking the bold actions needed to advance the economic development necessary for sustained economic growth. See how these actions demonstrate the county’s commitment to the community’s economic health and continued quality of life. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for non-members. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, March 6 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. Learn tips and tricks for your iPhone. Connect with your consumers faster and easier by implementing new tips. Bring your devices. Lunch is available for purchase. 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.

Fix Your Business webinar

Thursday, March 8 — Join this SCORE webinar, as Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady” walks through how to fix your business with her “12 Ps of Running a Successful Business.” She will lead you through clarifying your purpose, fixing your people problems, making your business more profitable and what you should be measuring in your business and more. You’ll walk away with a plan to help you build a thriving enterprise. 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.

Hagerstown Home Show

Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11 — This show features a variety of products and services related to the building industry and your home. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-582-8198, email info@hbawc.org or go to www.hbawc.org.

Women and Money seminar

Saturday, March 10 — This is a new series of educational workshops designed just for women. Come learn and ask questions in a positive and supportive environment. Topics to be covered include: Understanding the basics of investing; saving for retirement: 401(k), 403(b), IRA and Roth, what’s the difference and which one is right for you; and four things women need to know about Social Security. You are welcome to attend all three sessions or simply stop by for whichever topic interests you. 10 a.m. to noon. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagers- town. Free. RSVP. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100; email laura.herrera@rbc.com; or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Entrepreneur Council Lunch and Learn

Monday, March 12 — Bring your lunch, network and learn about “Five Money Questions for Women,” presented by Tim Kueberth of Edward Jones Financial. Women and men have differing consideration when it comes to long-term financial goals. Does your financial strategy fit your lifestyle and needs?  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@frederickcham
ber.org; or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Frederick County Public Safety Awards

Tuesday, March 13 — The business community is invited to participate in honoring all of the men and women in public safety who dedicate themselves to making Frederick County a safer place to work and live. Witness the past year’s incredible accomplishments, valor, judgement and courage of award winners from across all public safety divisions. 8 to 10 a.m. Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co., 1500 Volunteer Drive, Brunswick, Md. $30. Call 301-662-4164, ext. 207; email info@frederickchamber.org; or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, March 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@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, March 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.

Three Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line webinar

Thursday, March 15 — In this webinar, Certified Financial Planner Justin Krane will explain a simple system you can use to understand your numbers, control your cash flow and boost your bottom line. You will learn the relationship between prosperity thinking and poverty thinking; the difference between profits and cash; how the timing of inflows and outflows of money affects your business; and how to have your business money serve your personal life. 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.

Business After Hours

Thursday, March 15 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagers
town.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

‘Mugs and Pitches’ business networking event

Friday, March 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, March 21 — Spend your lunch hour discussing the book “The Girl at the Baggage Claim, Explaining the East-West Culture Gap” by Gish Jen. 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.hagers
town.org.

Start a Successful Business on a Small Budget webinar

Tuesday, March 27 — In this webinar, business professor and SCORE mentor Julie Brander Neiman will explain how to start a successful business in easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement exercises. She will help you determine: Is your business idea feasible; what is your mission statement; who is your competition; what trends should you follow; what are the best marketing techniques; what are your startup and monthly expenses; how can you negotiate debt and raise your credit score; should you use alternative financing; and much more. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Registration is required. Call 301-766-2043, email help@score.org or go to www.hagers
town.score.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Ribbon cutting and open house

Thursday, March 8 — Celebrate the new location of Foxhole Technology with a ribbon cutting and open house. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Foxhole Technology, 5250 Technology Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 301-850-6461, email drider@foxholetechnology.com or go to www.foxholetechnology.com.

Franklin County, Pa., Women’s Conference

Saturday, March 10 — Enjoy a day of personal empowerment to include: Multiple educational breakout sessions; local vendors in multiple areas of business; a light breakfast and lunch with a fashion show; and door prizes from vendors and other local businesses. Educational session include messages from local female leaders including: Dr. Kelly Rife speaking on the power of discrepancy; Liz Weber talking about what women in leadership need to stop doing; and Dr. Kim Eaton discusses how to be happy; among others. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson College Science Center, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. $25. Register at www.eventbrite.com. Call 717-762-7123, email receptionist@chambers
burg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

March Chamber Breakfast

Tuesday, March 13 — 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.

Open house

Thursday, March 15 — The staff of Baer’s Sign Service invites you to their open house. There will be refreshments, special pricing on signs, and a drawing for a flag and flagpole. Noon to 5 p.m. Baer’s Sign Service, 5307 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-263-1686, email tbaer@baer
sign.com or go to www.baersign.com.

Lion Tank Competition Launchbox

Friday, March 16 — Attend and listen to business ideas. Businesses pitch ideas to receive a mini-grant and free services. Registered audience members are eligible for giveaways. 6 to 7:30 p.m. General Studies Auditorium, Penn State Mont Alto, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, Pa. Free. Registration is required. Call 717-749-6112, email dlc43@psu.edu or go to montalto.psu.edu/launchbox.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, March 20 — Attend an evening of socializing and networking. There will be refreshments and prizes. 5 to 7 p.m. ACNB Bank, 850 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-762-7123, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Dale Carnegie Course

Tuesday, March 20 — Attend a free preview of the Dale Carnegie Course: Skills for Success offered by JR Rodgers and Associates. This eight-week course will empower you to move far beyond your comfort zone as you stretch for and attain ambitious new goals. You will master the five drivers of success: build greater self-confidence; strengthen people skills; enhance communication skills; develop leadership skills; and reduce stress and improve your attitude. Free preview is Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; class begins on Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. IMI Offices, 25 Penncraft Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 814-931-1963, email jeff.davis@dalecarnegie.com or go to www.centralpa.dalecarnegie.com.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network Fearless Financial Planning

Thursday, March 1 — Come and learn what every woman should know about Social Security and how to plan today for a secure tomorrow. The U.S. Social Security Administration’s Public Affairs Specialist David Melton and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement’s Cindy Hounsell JD President, and Diane Browning, Rural Retirement Project Manager, will be the guest speakers. 5 to 8:30 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $35 for Women’s Network members; $50 for non-members. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, March 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.berkeley
county.org.

Open house

Tuesday, March 6 — Join the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for an open house and grand reopening. There will be Mimosas, giveaways and food. Bring your business cards for networking. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Natalie’s Nails, 217 Oak Lee Drive (Weis Shopping Center), Ranson, W.Va. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, March 6 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. 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.

Rise and Shine

Friday, March 9 — 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. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, March 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. Thrive Professional Center, 303 W. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Wellness series workshop

Wednesday, March 14 — Join the Women’s Network, members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce, for a discussion led by Joan Starliper MS RD LD. The topic will be “What’s In Your Food: Supermarket Savvy.” 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.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, March 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, March 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. 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, March 23 — 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. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Home Show

Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25 — This home show offers businesses a valuable opportunity to meet customers and showcase their products/services to thousands of visitors. For the public, the home show is the place to find home builders, remodelers, bands and lenders, landscape companies, heating and air conditioning contractors and a whole host of other products for the home. Plan to attend and you will find over 100 exhibits with new products, ideas and knowledgeable staff. There will be a silent auction with a large variety of items. Shop, ask questions and get information from a variety of exhibitors. Food vendors will be outside with some excellent options for meals and snacks. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Berkeley Plaza, 215 Monroe St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Admission is free. Call 304-267-4710, email info@easternwvhomebuilders.org or go to www.ephomeshow.com.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, March 28 — Keep up with all that is going on in the community. There will be a program on “The Martinsburg Initiative.” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, March 30 — 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@berkeley
county.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.