The Calendar for September 2018

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MARYLAND

Touching Lives in Frederick County

Thursday, Sept. 6 — Celebrate the people at the heart of Frederick County nonprofits. From healthcare to education, housing to recovery, scouting to community associations, this event recognizes individuals dedicated to touching lives in Frederick County. Breakfast will be provided. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Arc of Frederick County, 555 S. Market St., Frederick, Md. $25. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederick chamber.org.

Create More Personalized Email Messages for Better Results

Thursday, Sept. 6 — In this webinar, presented by Constant Contact, you will learn how to write better email messages to get more responses. 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, Sept. 6 — 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 Brian@hubcityreia.com or go to www.reiaunited.com.

25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 8 — The Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown will be celebrating 25 years with a family fun day. Kids get to be a veterinarian for a day by playing doctor in the MASH unit. Learn about birds and other wild life from Trego Mountain Nature Center; pet safety with Atta Pup Dog and Puppy Training; and fire safety with the Funkstown Fire Co. There also will be a canine fitness demonstration from the Animal Rehab and Pain Center. There will be food, games, crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Call 301-733-7579 or go to www.funkstownvet.com.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Monday, Sept. 10 — Bring your favorite lunch and join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for an informative session. The topic will be “Asking the Right Questions,” presented by Larry Van Sant of Sandler Training. Learn how to get both buyer and seller to the right solution, faster, more efficiently and with less stress by asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time, for the right reason. 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.frederick chamber.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Sept. 11 — 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, Sept. 12 — 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.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce members for this joint business card exchange. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson, 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.

Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing for Your Business

Thursday, Sept. 13 — This is an interactive program that provides small business owners and managers the knowledge and tools they need to analyze, assess and grow their venture. These workshops will help clients already in business discover potential growth areas and develop customized strategies with the help of experienced mentors. 5:30 to 7 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@scorevolunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Sept. 18 — 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.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Sept. 20 — 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.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Sept. 20 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. The Arc of Washington County Inc., 820 Florida 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.

Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing for Your Business

Thursday, Sept. 20 — This is an interactive program that provides small business owners and managers the knowledge and tools they need to analyze, assess and grow their venture. These workshops will help clients already in business discover potential growth areas and develop customized strategies with the help of experienced mentors. 5:30 to 7 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@score volunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — 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@hagers town.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing for Your Business

Thursday, Sept. 27 — This is an interactive program that provides small business owners and managers the knowledge and tools they need to analyze, assess and grow their venture. These workshops will help clients already in business discover potential growth areas and develop customized strategies with the help of experienced mentors. 5:30 to 7 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043, email hagerstown@score volunteer.org or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Ribbon cutting

Wednesday, Sept. 5 — Join in the celebration at the grand opening of Springhill Suites by Marriott. 11 a.m. to noon. Springhill Suites by Marriott, 451 Gateway Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, Sept. 12 — 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.

GCCF fundraiser

Thursday, Sept. 13 — Join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members for drinks, food and entertainment to benefit the youth programs of Leadership Franklin County and Make A Wish. 5 to 10 p.m. The Barrel House, 29 N. Third St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-7101, email rharmon@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Seasonal marketplace

Saturday, Sept. 15 — Sell your merchandise at this fall market hosted by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. Register for a vendor space. All booth assignments will be made on a first come/first served basis by order of receipt of full payment. The market will be held rain or shine. The chamber does not provide canopy, tables or insurance. $35 for artisan/craft vendor space, $45 for food vendor space. For more information, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Sept. 19 — 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. 4 to 6 p.m. F&M Trust Bank, 200 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-762-7123, email chamber@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

Dale Carnegie training

Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Improve your individual and business performance with Dale Carnegie training techniques presented by Leadership Franklin County. 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

How to find financing for your business idea

Thursday, Sept. 27 — With Moderator Cheryl Young, Shippensburg Small Business Development Center business consultant; and panelists Kenneth Hammaker, Community First Fund community lending vice president; Jon Sider, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania director of second stage capital; Mike Ross, Franklin County Area Development Corporation president; John Rotz, retired banker from First Community Bank of Mercersburg; and Solomon Wheeler, Small Business Administration Harrisburg branch manager. 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the LaunchBox, 40 N. Second St. in Chambersburg. Any aspiring entrepreneur can register to attend at montalto.psu.edu/launchbox/workshops.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, Sept. 4 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on “A Hilarious Celebration of Lifelong Female Friendship.” 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, Sept. 7 — 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.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Sept. 11 — 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. Bank of Charles Town, 111 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network Wellness Series

Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce for a presentation on “What You Need to Know About Keto,” with Madison Humerick MD of WVU Medicine Harpers Ferry Family Medicine. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, Room 116, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Sept. 14 — 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 judgment 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.

Tailgating Under the Stars auction

Friday, Sept. 14 — Plan to attend for great food, music and people. There will be silent and live auctions. Wear your favorite team’s apparel. Consider donating an item on behalf of your business, such as gift baskets, gift cards, artwork, jewelry, small appliances, a weekend getaway, etc. 6 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. $50. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber business seminar

Tuesday, Sept. 18 — Join the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for this seminar. 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Sept. 19 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Enjoy some drinks and appetizers. Bring your business cards. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the business community. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, 446 Novak Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for nonmembers. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Sept. 21 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. 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 susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Job Fair

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — Do you want to change careers or build your skills? Attend this free Martinsburg Regional Job Fair. Or, are you looking for employees? All businesses are welcome to register and participate at no cost. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Berkeley 2000 Rec Center, 273 Woodbury Lane, Martinsburg, W.Va. Call 304-267-0065 ext. 59508 or 59507; email Christy.L.Sieg@wv.gov or Carolyn.R.Jefferson@wv.gov.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — 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.

Women’s Network Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 27 — Join the Women’s Network of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County (W.Va.) Chamber of Commerce for this workshop. 8:30 to 11 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. For more information, call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeley county.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Sept. 28 — 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.