The calendar for September 2019

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MARYLAND

Annual collaboration, Fort Detrick Alliance and FITCI

Thursday, Sept. 5 — The keynote speaker will be Gary Evans, president and CEO of DefTech Center. Tour the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc.’s (FITCI’s) labs, meet Fort Detrick officials, elected officials, business leaders and FITCI clients. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc., 4539 Metropolitan Court, Frederick. $10, Fort Detrick members and FITCI guests; $30, nonmembers. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Sept. 6 — Check out Dorman Home Remodeling’s Frederick showroom and design center. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Dorman Home Remodeling Inc., 8415 Progress Drive, Suite D, Frederick. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 210, email cbutler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Entrepreneur Council Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Monday, Sept. 9 — Join the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County for networking, a presentation and a question-and-answer session. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., 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.

Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Imagine networking in the fashion of “speed-dating.” At this event you’ll meet 39 other people and make some business connections. Be sure to make your menu selection when registering for the event. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m $25, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $35, nonmembers. For venue and more information, call 301-662-4164 ext. 215, email cbut ler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Sept. 11 — 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.

5th annual Touching Lives in Frederick County breakfast

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Celebrate the people at the heart of Frederick County nonprofits. Presented by the Frederick Nonprofit Alliance. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Arc of Frederick County, 555 S. Market St., Frederick. $25. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 215, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickcham ber.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Webcast and networking presented by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, featuring Fran Tarkenton and his guest, focused on business owners’ and entrepreneurs’ everyday needs and gives practical steps. 7:45 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. For more information, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Get the most out of your Washington County Chamber of Commerce membership. 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.

Chamber Business and Social Hour (B.A.S.H.)

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bring your business cards and join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members at this business and social hour. 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.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — This month, Rebecca Perkins will display her artwork. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., 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.

Chamber Series: Difficult Conversations at Work

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Conflict avoidance can lead to a decline in overall team performance. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members explore acceptable and effective ways to embrace the challenge of having difficult conversations. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free. Call 301-667-3915 or 240-446-6231, email info@leadershiptechniquesllc.com or go to www.leadershiptechniquesllc.com/chamber-series/.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Frederick County Chamber of Commerce mixer. This will be an evening of networking and fun. Bring plenty of business cards. 5 to 7 p.m. PVI Office Furniture Plus, 200 Monroe Ave., Unit 3, Frederick. Free. Call 301-662-4164, email info@fred erickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Fall ’19 trademark workshop

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Craig Morris of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will talk about how trademarks, copyrights, patents and related topics. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg. $10. Registration required by Monday, Sept. 9. Call 717-477-1935, email vkneiderer@ship.edu or go to www.ship.edu/sbdc.

Chamber Mixer: Custom Vehicle Solutions

Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Socialize and network with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members at this mixer. 5 to 7 p.m. Custom Vehicle Solutions, 15409 Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle. Free. Call 717-264-7101, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Come for breakfast, socialize and network with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members. 7:30 to 9 a.m. $25 for Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. For venue and more information, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Member orientation

Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Learn what the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has to offer. 8 to 9 a.m. The Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jefferson countywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Sept. 6 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation by Kay Barkwill, executive director, president of the board, volunteer coordinator and complex development director at Horses with Hearts. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber business seminar

Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Join the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for this seminar, sponsored by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. 9 to 11 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncounty wvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Sept. 10 — Join Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for light refreshments and networking, hosted by The Bennett Agency. Bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Bennett Agency, 118 N. Charles St., Charles Town. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncounty wvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Tailgating Under the Stars Auction

Friday, Sept. 13 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members at this event. There will be silent auctions, a live auction, food, drinks, music and more. Promote your business by donating an item or service. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 6 to 10 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg. $50, single admission; $450 group of 10. Purchase 50/50 raffle tickets in advance, $25 for 30 tickets or $1 per ticket. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

BECON Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness

Saturday, Sept. 14 — In honoring September as “National Emergency Preparedness Month,” there will be a four-hour BECON active shooter emergency preparedness course offered. Time to be determined. BSR/Summit Point Training Center, Washington Circuit classroom, 201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point. $120. Register after Aug. 24. Go to www.beconast.com or www.bsr-inc.com.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Sept. 18 — Network and socialize, hosted by MVB Bank. 5 to 6:30 p.m. MVB Bank, 651 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Sept. 20 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation by Elaine Bartoldson, director, Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA). 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

News@Noon

Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Find out the latest in the business community, while enjoying lunch. Also, there will be a presentation on Emergency Preparedness: B.E.C.O.N., by Nathan Harmon, training supervisor/instructor at BSR Training. 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $18 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Legendary Leadership workshop

Thursday, Sept. 26 — Join the members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for a workshop focusing on the theme of the book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” by Sheryl Sandberg. 8:30 to 11 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.womensnetwork wv.com.