The Calendar for July 2018

MARYLAND

Increase Your Revenue
with SEO, webinar

Thursday, July 5 — This live webinar will show you concrete examples and case studies of how small businesses are using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase revenue by six figures and how you can too. You’ll learn: What is SEO and why it is important; examples of highly successful SEO campaigns and the results; a “secret” formula to improve website SEO; and why most small businesses fail at implementing SEO campaigns. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Hub City REIA meeting

Thursday, July 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.

Business outlook

Friday, July 6 — The Frederick Chamber of Commerce invites you to this informative session. Mayor Michael O’Connor and the Board of Alderman will discuss the first six months in office and what to expect over the course of the administration. There will be a structured program followed by a question-and-answer session from the audience. Voice your concerns about the business community. Light breakfast pastries and coffee will be served. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The City of Frederick, First Floor Board Room, 101 N. Court St., Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Monday, July 9 — Bring your favorite lunch and join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for an informative session. The topic will be Negotiation Techniques — Practical Tools To Help You Arrive at a Win-Win. There will be time for networking and a group discussion after the presentation. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; there is no fee for nonmembers to attend, but you are limited to two chamber events per calendar year. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederick chamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, July 10 — 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.

Dedication, ribbon-cutting

Tuesday, July 10 — Join the ceremony celebrating the completion of a new building to house the Seton Center Inc.’s Outreach Office, the Seton Family Store and a large meeting room for workshops and presentations. The Seton Center provides emergency support services for residents of northern Frederick County. 3 p.m., followed by self-guided tours. Seton Center Inc., 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg, Md. Go to www.setoncenter.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, July 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.

Golf tournament

Friday, July 13 — Spend the day golfing with members of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at the 28th annual Commerce Cup Golf Tournament. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. Early bird foursome, $540; early bird individual, $135. Call 301-739-2015, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, July 18 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for this business card exchange. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick, 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.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, July 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.

Optimizing online
search listing, webinar

Thursday, July 19 — This live webinar will demonstrate how to optimize your Google My Business listing and other local search strategies. You’ll learn the top online directories/citation sites you should get your business listed on; what’s NAP and why it’s so important; what pictures you should add to your listing and who else can add them; how the new Google My Business Q&A feature can backfire if you’re not paying attention; why frequently logging into your listing is crucial and how it can prevent business from being lost to your competition; how long videos should be and what formats you can upload; and other local SEO strategies that your competitors probably aren’t using. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagersown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, July 19 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Rohrersville Vineyards LLC, dba Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main St., Rohrersville. $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.

Mugs and Pitches

Friday, July 20 — At this “Shark Tank”-like event, presenters pitch their business ideas and then angel investors, local entrepreneurs, business coaches and others in the audience ask questions and provide constructive criticism. There will be time for networking. 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, Career Programs Building, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call 240-500-2399.

How to Juggle the Different Roles of Owning a Small Business, webinar

Thursday, July 26 — In this live webinar, Robin Blakely, CEO of Creative Center of America, will demonstrate an easy-to-implement strategy to stop common hat-juggling chaos, and establish a sense of professional calm. You’ll learn how to focus on the hat that will positively impact your bottom line; remedy the hat issues that rob your energy and forward-motion; define powerful action steps that help secure your vision of success; identify the importance of creating a scalability strategy. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Frederick County nonprofit economic impact results

Tuesday, July 31 — Join the Frederick Nonprofit Alliance, a committee of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, to hear analysis and results from the study on the impact Frederick County nonprofit organizations have on the welfare and economy of Frederick County. There will be time for networking. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Residence Inn by Marriott Frederick, 5230 Westview Drive, Frederick, Md. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickcham ber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Proactive financing webinar

Tuesday, July 31 — Proactive Financing: Playing Offense vs. Defense When It comes to Getting Funds. In this live webinar, learn how to apply the principles of proactive financing to take your business to the next level. You’ll learn how proactive financing can help you create new products, add new services, ramp up your marketing efforts, and reach new customers; the types of proactive funds available, including working capital loans, equipment financing, expansion loans, and more; and how to use proactive financing to prevent financial emergencies and create a safety net for your business. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@score volunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, July 10 — Join Geisel Funeral Home to learn about the options and benefits of advance funeral and cremation planning, followed by informal questions and answers. Lunch will be provided. Bring a friend. 11 a.m. to noon. Copper Kettle, 1049 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Free. RSVP. Space is limited. Call 717-264-6416 or email sjacobs@geiselfuneralhome.com.

Golf tournament

Friday, July 13 — Join the members of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce for the 9th annual Lee Crawford Memorial Golf Classic. The format is a four person scramble. All proceeds benefit Summit Health and its affiliates. 11 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. light lunch, 12:30 p.m., shotgun start (rain or shine). Penn National Golf Club, Founders Course, 3720 Club House Drive, Fayetteville, Pa. $100 per golfer, includes green and cart fees, lunch, driving range, beverages and prizes. The registration deadline is Friday, July 6. Call 800-221-7366 ext. 6 or go to www.chambersburg.org.

July Chamber Breakfast

Tuesday, July 17 — 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

Wednesday, July 18 — 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.

50th anniversary celebration

Friday, July 20 — Help the Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) celebrate. 4 to 7 p.m. FCHA Waynesboro, 224B Hawbaker Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-7117.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network
TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, July 3 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” 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.

Women’s Network
Healthy Living Group

Friday, July 6 — 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.

Rise and Shine

Friday, July 13 — 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. $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.

Blue Jean Ball

Saturday, July 14 — Help support the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia by attending the third annual Blue Jean Ball — Denim, Dinner and Donations. Sponsorships are still available. 6:30 p.m. Hollywood Casino Ballroom, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, 580 E. 5th Ave., Ranson, W.Va. $40 per person, $75 per couple, $275 per table of eight. Registration required. Call 304-264-0225, email vslater@childhswv.org or go to www.childhswv.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, July 18 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Hampton Inn, 975 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for nonchamber members. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network
Healthy Living Group

Friday, July 20 — 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.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, July 25 — 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.

Rise and Shine

Friday, July 27 — 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. $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.

 

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