Business calendar

Ribbon cutting

Wednesday, Jan. 25 — The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for the county’s newest brewery, Cushwa Brewing Co. The Williamsport craft brewery and taproom will open its doors to the public for the first time, showcasing its small-batch favorites and innovative experimental beers. 3 p.m. Cushwa Brewing Company, 10212 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport. Call 301-791-3246, ext. 14, send an email to betsy@visithagerstown.com or go to www.visithagerstown.com.

GenNext networking happy hour

Thursday, Jan. 26 — Join the Washington County young professionals for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, send an email to info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Thursday, Jan. 26 — Be part of an eight-week boot camp on launching your own company. Local business experts will step you through organizational structure, writing a business plan, developing your go-to-market strategy and officially launching your business by the end of the course. Thursdays, Jan. 26 through March 9. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Technical Innovation Center, Suite 323, 20140 Scholar Drive, Hagerstown. Registration required. Call 240-500-2399, send an email to tic@hagerstowncc.edu or go to www.hcctic.com.

Interviewing tips

Friday, Jan. 27 — Washington County One-Stop Job Center’s workshop gives participants helpful hints for job interviews. 9 to 10 a.m. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8200; email dlwdalhagerstown-dllr@maryland.gov; or go to www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west.

Veteran-owned business workshop (part 1)

Friday, Jan. 27 — Veterans and service-disabled veterans have many federal government contracting opportunities available to them and their small businesses. Attend this two-part workshop and find out if your small business can be certified as veteran-owned or service disabled veteran-owned, and take advantage of the resources designed especially for you. Noon to 1 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Technical Innovation Center, Room 323, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Registration required. Call 301-766-2043, send an email to info@scorehagerstown.org or go to www.scorehagerstown.org.

Mock interviews

Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Washington County One-Stop Job Center’s simulation of real interviews will provide participants an opportunity to practice for an interview and receive feedback. You must have completed the Interviewing Tips workshop in Maryland’s Workforce Exchange to take advantage of this service. By appointment only. Washington County One-Stop Job Center, Elizabeth Hager Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. To register, call 301-393-8200; email dlwdalhagerstown-dllr@maryland.gov; or go to www.dllr.state.md.us/county/west.

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Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, Feb. 2 — Plan to attend the Hub City Real Estate Investors Association meeting. You will learn and get a lot of insightful information. Be successful in 2017, whether you are just thinking of starting in real estate, thinking of doing it full time or adding to your investment portfolio. There will be a question-and-answer session afterwards. 6 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, 17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. Free for Hub City REIA members; $20 for nonmembers. For more information, visit HubCityREIA.com.

State of the County

Tuesday, Feb. 7 — Come and hear about the state of Washington County. 7 to 9 a.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $15 for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, send an email to info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

SCORE Talks Small Business

Tuesday, Feb. 7 — This radio show with Lou Scally includes interviews and discussions on small business in the area. Airs the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. on WJEJ 1240 AM radio or go to www.WJEJradio.com. Call 301-766-2043. Go to https://hagerstown.score.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Feb. 7 — Join the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for lunch and networking. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Free for Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, send an email to info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.