The Calendar for August 2018

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MARYLAND

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Aug. 1 — 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.

Pros and Cons of the Popular Business Entities

Thursday, Aug. 2 — In this webinar, Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com, will discuss: Why the Sole Proprietorship or Partnership offers no liability protection for business owners; details on the Limited Liability Company (LLC) and why it is so popular among business owners; and S corporation versus the LLC and what is best for which types of businesses. 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, Aug. 2 — 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, Aug. 3 — Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee combined with networking. Sponsored by Rehab At Work. 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.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Aug. 7 — 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.

Build Successful Business with Family, Friends

Tuesday, Aug. 7 — In this webinar, you will learn the top ways to work with family and friends successfully and strategically. Participants will learn to: Identify complementary skills, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) within those familial, fraternal and social relationships; discover relationship differences for meaningful discussions; and develop a growth mindset framework for effective decision making. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing

Thursday, Aug. 9 — Experienced mentors provide personalized advice and lead you through workshop exercises designed to help you think through opportunities and identify the financial path that’s right for you. Learn the difference between Non-Profit Lenders, Crowdfunding, Invoice Financing, Online Lending and Loan Matching Sites. 5:30 to 7 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Monday, Aug. 13 — Bring your favorite lunch and join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for an informative session. The topic will be taxes, investing and your portfolio, presented by Mohammad “Mo” Amer of NY Life. Learn how to maximize the money at your disposal, now or in the future, by understanding the benefits of a tax-diversified investment portfolio. 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@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Business card exchange

Wednesday, Aug. 15 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for this business card exchange. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hawkins Landscaping Inc., 8408 Links Bridge Road, Thurmont, 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, Aug. 16 — 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., Hagers- town. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Boost Local Search Results with Better Online Presence

Thursday, Aug. 16 — In the webinar, presented by Noah Turner with Deluxe, focus will be on what you need to know to optimize your website for local searches. Learn step by step what you should do to be found in your local area and why that matters. Topics will include: What you need to know about search engine optimization (SEO); what to change on your website for better local search results; what off-site optimization is and tips to improve your off-site presence; and steps you can do today to improve your website. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Aug. 16 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Sprint — Maugans Avenue, 18634 Maugans Ave., 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, Aug. 21 — Join Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for a live webcast and networking event featuring pro football hall of famer, entrepreneur, media personality and small business advocate, Fran Tarkenton. There will be 20 minutes of coaching by Fran and his guest. A light breakfast will be provided. 7:45 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagers- town. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, Aug. 22 — Start your day with networking. 7:30 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.

Leadership techniques

Thursday, Aug. 23 — During this one-hour presentation learn how to effectively manage your time. The following topics will be covered: OPA! organize, prioritize, actualize; personal time management (prioritization); managing conflicting priorities, helping others with time management; tips for taking control of your time; why is active listening relevant to time management; and the importance of being on time. 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.

10 Small Business Loan Types and How to Qualify

Thursday, Aug. 23 — In the webinar, Gerri Detweiler with Nav, will help you identify the financing that’s right for you based on your current qualifications. Topics include: Typical lender requirements for each type of financing; how to prepare for financing and increase your approval odds; a simple way to avoid costly surprises; and financing options if you don’t have good credit or are just starting out. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Leveraging LinkedIn — Take Your Profile to Profit and Relationships to Revenue

Thursday, Aug. 30 — In the webinar, Rhonda Sher, LinkedIn trainer, speaker and coach, will explain: Why you need to be on LinkedIn if you are looking for new business or referrals; how to attract your ideal clients and customers; how to use LinkedIn for lead generation; how to create credibility and visibility on LinkedIn; how to connect with people you do not know and get your LinkedIn connection requests accepted; and how to create a LinkedIn banner. 11 a.m. to noon. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Global Leadership Summit

Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10 — This is a two-day event telecast live in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago. It is broadcast every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 400,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2018. Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grand Point Church, 2230 Grand Point Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-7101, email cchute@grandpoint.church or go to www.grandpoint.church.

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, Aug. 15 — 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.

Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, Aug. 16 — 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.

Lunch and Learn

Thursday, Aug. 23 — Join Geisel Funeral Home directors 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. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way E., Suite A, Chambersburg, Pa. Free. RSVP. Space is limited. Call 717-264-6416 or email sjacobs@geiselfuneralhome.com.

Chamber mixer

Thursday, Aug. 23 — Join the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 5 to 7 p.m. L.T. Rush, 4493 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-762-7123, email chamber@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Aug. 3 — 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.

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, Aug. 7 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on “Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful.” 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.

Luncheon

Tuesday, Aug. 7 — Meet the new Jefferson County educators and the 2018 Teacher of the Year. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Gibson, will be the guest speaker. Sponsors for teachers and donated items for teacher gift bags and door prizes are appreciated. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Clarion of Harpers Ferry, 4328 William L. Wilson Fwy., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Aug. 10 — 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.

Breakfast

Tuesday, Aug. 14 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members to welcome new teachers to Berkeley County. This is a great way to show appreciation to Berkeley County’s newest teachers and also gives the business community the opportunity to connect with area newcomers. Promote your business by contributing to the teachers’ welcome gift bags. 7:30 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $30 to attend and sponsor a teacher’s breakfast; $15 to sponsor a teacher’s breakfast. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Aug. 14 — Join the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main St., Rohrersville, Md. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Aug. 15 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pivot Physical Therapy, 745 Middleway Pike, Inwood, W.Va. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeley
county.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Aug. 17 — 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.

Leadership Jefferson Class XIII, application deadline

Friday, Aug. 17 — Leadership Jefferson, a program of the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce, is accepting applications for the next class (the deadline to submit applications is Friday, Aug. 17). The goal of Leadership Jefferson is to educate current and future community leaders about Jefferson County’s assets, opportunities, and hurdles, in order to strengthen the sense of community and ensure a prosperous future. During the 10-month program (September through June, graduation in July), participants will develop leadership skills and hone their leadership abilities through training sessions under professional leadership. Participants will meet government officials, business owners and private citizens. Leadership Jefferson meets the second Wednesday of every month. $825 for chamber members; $975 for nonmembers. Call 304-725-2055; email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org; or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/leadership.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, Aug. 22 — 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, Aug. 24 — 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.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Aug. 31 — 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.