The Calendar for April 2018

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MARYLAND

Leadership and Management Training

Monday, April 2 — Three instructors join forces and leverage their talents to bring you The Ultimate PMP (Project Management Professional) Boot Camp. It is the first of five information-filled days presented by three project management veterans who drive home the information in ways you can’t forget. Class will run from April 2 through April 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, Md. $1,045. For more information, call 301-667-3915, email Lisa@LeadershipTechniquesLLC.com or go to www.leadershiptechniquesllc.com.

State of the County

Tuesday, April 3 — Join the Washington County Government for a recap of 2017’s accomplishments during the State of the County video report, while learning about the direction of the year ahead. Be part of the discussion with your County Commissioners. Share your ideas and learn more about ongoing projects and plans for 2018 and beyond. Presented by M&T Bank. 7 to 9 a.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, 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.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, April 3 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. Learn tips and tricks for your Android. Sprint’s Stephen Schutte leads this event to give you tips. 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.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, April 4 — 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.

How to Make Your First $500K in Sales webinar

Thursday, April 5 — Join this SCORE webinar, as presenter Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, shares lessons learned from starting four companies, selling one and more. Topics to be discussed include: Small business trends that affect your bottom line; key tools for expanding your reach and getting more customers; how to get national exposure for your local business; 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.hagerstown.score.org.

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, April 5 — 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, April 6 —  This morning networking event gives you the opportunity to make solid business connections before you start your work day. This month is sponsored by The Up and Out Foundation. Their mission is to help provide assistance to those struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism. Special guests are Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and Mayor Michael O’Connor, The City of Frederick. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, April 7 — Bring unwanted papers to the Hagerstown Suns Stadium where there will be a shredding truck available for use. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Hosted by RBC Wealth Management. 9 a.m. to noon. Hagerstown Suns Stadium Parking Lot, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown.Call 301-733-7111.

Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, April 10 —  This is an opportunity for business professionals to gather at a Chamber member’s restaurant to enjoy great food, a fun atmosphere, and “speed networking” at its finest. This event gives you the chance to get up and move around and meet contacts. Bring your business cards or literature about your company. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ayse Meze Lounge, 6 N. East St., Frederick, Md. $25 for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederick
chamber.org or go to www.frederickcham
ber.org.

The Key to Cutting through the Competition Clutter webinar

Tuesday, April 10 — In this webinar, Susan Solovic will offer tips to create your noticeable difference from the competition. Learn how to: Identify ways to make your product or service unique; understand the importance of giving the market a reason to change its buying habits; create a problem-solving approach to your business; and gain a clear understanding of what you’re selling. 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.

Prevent Workplace Injuries and Lower Costs webinar

Thursday, April 12 — In this webinar, Laura Bonk of Corporate Environmental Advisors, will discuss the processes for hazard identification, evaluation, prioritization and control, along with a brief review of selected OSHA regulations applicable to small businesses. You’ll learn about: Injury and illness record keeping; personal protective equipment; exit routes and emergency planning; and fall protection. 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.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, April 18 — Spend your lunch hour discussing the book “Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome” by Ty Tashiro. 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.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, April 19 — 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, April 19 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Middletown Valley Bank. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. For location, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Technology Conference

Friday, April 20 — Hagerstown Community College will host “Tech at the Hub,” a one-day technology conference and expo. IT professionals, small business owners, government and education organizations will discuss current trends, innovative security solutions, cloud services, risk assessment, IOT and wireless solutions. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Career Programs Building, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $79 for the general public, $69 for tenants of HCC’s Technical Innovation Center and $29 for HCC students. Registration required. Call 240-500-2479, email jiriley@hagerstowncc.edu or go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/techhub.

Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, April 25 — See excellence among Washington County teachers rewarded by attending the 2018 Teacher of the Year awards. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $55. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

2018 Annual Awards Breakfast

Thursday, April 5 — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce will honor several of its members for their accomplishments in 2017. The breakfast will feature a presentation of awards, and John R. Rodgers Jr. of the Dale Carnegie Training Franchise speaking on “Unleashing the Talents of Others — Creating the Mindset of a Servant Leader.” 7 to 9 a.m. Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, Pa. $20, for Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration closes Monday, April 2, at 9 a.m. Call 717-264-7101, email lplessinger@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Leadership Franklin County Community Prospecting Reception 2018

Wednesday, April 11 — Mingle with current students, alumni and steering committee members in a relaxed environment to learn what Leadership Franklin County Community is about. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, Suite A, Chambersburg, Pa. Free. RSVP. Call 717-264-7101, email rharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Common Grounds: How Local and State Government Works

Saturday, April 14 — The Franklin County Coalition for Progress is partnering with the Franklin County Library System and the Pennsylvania Association of Libraries PA Forward for a new speakers series, Common Grounds. Common Grounds will feature guest speakers who will address specific topics related to social and civic issues. This month Dr. Sara Grove talks about how local and state government works. Coffee will be provided by Brussel’s Cafe. 10 a.m. to noon. Coyle Free Library, Conservatory, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. Call 717-504-0559, email fccforprogress@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/FCCforProgress.

April chamber breakfast

Thursday, April 19 — 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.

QuickBooks seminar

Thursday, April 19 — 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.

Choosing an Appropriate Business Form

Thursday, April 26 — This is a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs presented by Attorney at Law Tracy Ross, Keller, Keller and Beck, and President Ryan A. Stouffer, Ryan A. Stouffer CPA, PC. 6 to 7 p.m. Brehm-Lebo Engineering Inc., 40 N. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. Free. For more information, call 717-264-7101, email dlc43@psu.edu or go to montalto.psu.edu/launchbox.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, April 3 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on five ways to kill your dreams. 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, April 6 — 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.

Wellness series workshop

Wednesday, April 11 — Join the Women’s Network, members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce, for a discussion led by Anna Kent MSN, CNM. The topic will be “Got Hormones? Women’s Hormone Health.” 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 annual conference

Thursday, April 12 — Join the Women’s Network, members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce, for a day of networking, fascinating speakers and activities designed to help you become fearless in reaching your career and personal goals in 2018. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $65 for Women’s Network members; $90 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycoun
ty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, April 13 — 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 304-725-2055, email chamber@jefferson
countywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffer
soncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, April 18 — 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. Black Draft Distillery, 1140 Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber members; $5 for nonmembers. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, April 20 — 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.

2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

Tuesday, April 24 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for this legislative forum. 7:30 to 10 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.

Right Hands Day luncheon

Thursday, April 26 — Honor your administrative assistant or “right hand” at this luncheon. Noon to 1:30 p.m. The Bavarian Inn, 164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvcham
ber.org.

Miniature Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 26 — Come play miniature golf at the 10th Annual Puttin’ for Panhandle Home Health tournament. There will be raffles, a silent auction, food and prizes. 1 p.m. Jay Dee’s Family Fun Center, 2332 Henshaw Road, Inwood, W.Va. Call 304-263-5680 ext. 122 or go to www.PanhandleHomeHealth.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, April 27 — 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 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

9th annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, April 30 — Proceeds from this golf tournament fund the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce events. Includes lunch, dinner and awards. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Club at Cress Creek, 100 Cress Creek Drive, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $100 for Jefferson County Chamber members; $110 for nonmembers. Call 304-725-2055, email kimm@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.