The Calendar for May 2018

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MARYLAND

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, May 1 — 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.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, May 2 — 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.

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, May 3 — 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.

Legislative wrapup breakfast

Friday, May 4 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members as they host local Frederick County politicians as they deliver the news of what legislative events took place during the 2018 legislative session in Annapolis. This year was filled with a lot of new bills introduced and plenty of new legislation taking effect. There will be a question and answer session following the panel discussion. A full catered breakfast is included. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, Md. $20 for Frederick County Chamber members; $30 for nonmembers. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Leadercast Washington County

Friday, May 4 — Come to Leadercast Live to learn from world-renowned experts about the qualities and characteristics of global leaders who exemplify what it means to lead yourself. Come alone or bring your team for a dose of motivation and education. There will be time for networking before and after the simulcast. Breakfast and lunch are included. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hagerstown Community College, Student Center Dining Room, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $115. Call 240-347-4833 or email courtney@worxgd.com. To register, go to leadercastwashco.eventbrite.com. Sponsored by Worx Graphic Design Inc.

Expo Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 9 — Come and help plan the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Expo. They are always looking for fresh new faces and minds to help make the expo bigger and better. 3 to 4 p.m. Call 301-722-2820, email info@alleganycountychamber.com or go to www.alleganycountychamber.com.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, May 9 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for this business card exchange hosted by the Barrick Garden Center. Bring lots of business cards as you’ll be networking with more than 100 other business leaders. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Barrick Garden Center, 9726 Daysville Road, Walkersville, Md. Advance registration is requested. Free for Frederick County Chamber members; there is no fee for nonmembers to attend, but you are limited to two chamber events per calendar year. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Leadership Techniques

Wednesday, May 16 — During this one-hour presentation explore the world of accountability and learn to instill an attitude of accountability in your team to improve results and prevent your projects from getting stuck in the world of blame and finger-pointing. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 240-446-6231, email info@leadershiptechniquesllc.com or go to www.leadershiptechniquesllc.com.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, May 16 — Spend your lunch hour discussing the book “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner: A Story of Woman and Economics” by Katrine Marcal. 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, May 17 — 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, May 17 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Meritus Health, 11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, May 22 — Every small business needs one thing to survive and grow — another customer. That’s why the Washington County Chamber of Commerce is introducing a unique event to help you grow your business. Join your Washington County Chamber of Commerce for a live webcast and networking event featuring pro football hall of famer, entrepreneur, media personality and small business advocate, Fran Tarkenton. This event features 20 minutes of coaching from Tarkenton and an expert guest on sales, marketing, and other topics designed to help you get another customer and grow your business. Breakfast and fun giveaways will be provided. 7:45 to 9 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.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

2018 YorkHoist Open House

Tuesday, May 1 — Visit the employees of YorkHoist and see a large variety of material handling, safety and industrial products, and service offerings as well as industry leading asset management and reporting technology. Everyone who attends receives a YorkHoist t-shirt. There will be chances to win prizes. Catering will be provided by CJ’s BBQ. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. YorkHoist, 1640 Orchard Drive, Unit 4, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 800-846-1224 ext. 1210, email abechtel@yorkhoist.com or go to www.yorkhoist.com.

QuickBooks 2018: Level 1

Thursday, May 3 — If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks 2018 or plan to in the future, attend this class to learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of payables and receivables without hassle. This is a workbook-based session with practical examples. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shippensburg University, Grove Hall Room 401, 254 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. $65 ($110 if registering for Level 1 and 2). Registration is required. Call 717-477-1935 or go to www.ship.edu/sbdc.

Cinco De Mayo mixer

Thursday, May 3 — Join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Volvo CE, Volvo Way, Shippensburg, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-532-5509, email chamber@shippensburg.org or go to www.shippensburg.org.

Escape Room

Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5, or Sunday, May 6 — This is a great team-building exercise for employees. Teams of six to eight people work together to “break out” of the 1880 jail. Come to the newly redesigned escape event at the old jail to find the gold bar before time is up. The Old Jail, The Franklin County Historical Society, 175 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. $20 per person. Advance registration required. For times and information, call 717-264-1667 or go to www.franklinhistorical.org.

QuickBooks 2018: Level 2

Thursday, May 10 — If you are already familiar with the basics of QuickBooks 2018, come and see what else this accounting program can do for you. Learn how to run professional looking reports, personalize forms, send letters through Microsoft Word and export to Excel and more. This is a workbook-based session with practical examples. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shippensburg University, Grove Hall Room 401, 254 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. $65 ($110 if registering for Level 1 and 2). Registration is required. Call 717-477-1935 or go to www.ship.edu/sbdc.

May Chamber Breakfast

Tuesday, May 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.

Leadercast Franklin County

Tuesday, May 15 — Leadership Franklin County is excited to be a host for Leadercast Live 2018. To better suit schedules, a re-broadcast of the live event will be held this year. In 2018, Leadercast will be focusing on how to lead effectively, how to develop your core principles and values, and how much those who follow you benefit from your leadership. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shippensburg University, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall, 26 Lebanon Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. $119. RSVP by May 7. Email rharmon@chambersburg.org. To register, go to http://business.chambersburg.org/events/register/23647. Sponsored by Summit Health.

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, May 16 — 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.

The First Step: Starting a Small Business

Friday, May 18 — Do you aspire to own your own business but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs understand the process toward successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. 9 a.m. to noon. Techcelerator/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln St., Carlisle, Pa. $10 (free for veterans). Registration is required. Call 717-477-1935 or go to www.ship.edu/sbdc.

Spring Seasonal Marketplace

Saturday, May 19 — Sponsored by Meritus Health, this event celebrates artisans, crafters, produce vendors, cheese purveyors and all things hand-crafted. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Square of Greencastle, Carlisle and Baltimore streets, Greencastle, Pa. Are you interested in showcasing your hand-crafted items? For more information, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, May 1 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on “My Year of Saying Yes to Everything.” 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.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, May 2 — Keep up with all that is going on in the community. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeley
county.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Maximize Your Investment Membership Orientation

Thursday, May 3 — Learn about the benefits the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has to offer. New and current members are invited. 8 to 9 a.m. Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. Call 304-725-2055, email kimm@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, May 4 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. Dr. Emma Morton-Eggleston and Dr. Sarah Moerschel of West Virginia University Medicine will talk about the role of childhood trauma on adult health. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, May 8 — Stop by to meet and greet Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community and to network. Art Deco Dekor, 114 E. Liberty St., Charles Town, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber members; $5 for nonmembers. For time and more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

The Why and How of Getting Some Good ZZZZ’s

Wednesday, May 9 — David Fillman MPA RRT, System Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Director at West Virginia University Medicine University Healthcare, will be the guest speaker for this Wellness Wednesday program. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Registration is required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, May 11 — 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, May 16 — 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. Bank of Charles Town, 9738 Tuscarora Pike, 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, May 18 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. Lori Lawson, Adolescent Health Coordinator for RESA 8 will discuss the developmental assets that many of the local children don’t have and how the community can help build those assets. 7:15 to 9 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, May 25 — 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.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, May 30 — Keep up with all that is going on in the community. 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.