The calendar for October

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MARYLAND

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — 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.

Create a Successful Holiday Marketing Plan webinar

Thursday, Oct. 4 — In this webinar, Noah Turner and Sonia Mansfield of Deluxe Corporation will discuss: How to get and stay in front of your customers this holiday season; tools and SEO (search engine optimization) tips so shoppers can find your website. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Hub City Real Estate Investors Association meeting

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Attend this monthly meeting to learn about wholesaling, flipping, landlording, notes, etc. Topics are important to Real Estate investors of all experience levels. Meet investors from beginners to seasoned professionals. It’s a great networking opportunity. Walk away with a new idea or even a business relationship. 6 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, 17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. Free for Hub City REIA members and $20 for nonmembers. Go to www.meetup.com/meet up-group-nUNzEhSX/.

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Oct. 5 — Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee combined with networking. Sponsored by Frederick County Bank. 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.

Earn It, Plan It, Keep It

Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Join this financial wellness class for a discussion on the importance of planning your finances. Explore your money values and habits. Get tools to create a spending plan that you can stick to. 6 to 7 p.m. Fletcher Library, Room 334, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2371, ext. 107, email kelli@reachofwc.org or go to www.reachofwc.org.

Chamber Expo 2018

Thursday, Oct. 11 — Join the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce members’ for the celebration of the county’s 2018 successes and opportunities. A variety of local businesses, restaurants and nonprofit organizations will be showcasing their latest products and services. Free. For more information, call 301-722-2820, email info@alleganycountychamber.com or go to www.alleganycountychamber.com.

Can Customer Engagement Increase Your Profits?

Thursday, Oct. 11 — In this webinar, Kristie Arslan of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council will discuss: How to help improve your interactions with customers to boost your bottom line. You will learn: What you need to do to establish a strong digital presence for your business; how to attract and engage customers with content; and tools and tips to convert online customer engagement into money in the bank. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Simple Steps to a Well Run Business

Thursday, Oct. 11 — This series gives clients a common language to use to work through business challenges. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Technical Innovation Center, Hagerstown Community College, 20146 Scholar Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Oct. 16 — 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., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Your Credit Matters class

Tuesday, Oct. 16 — Join this financial wellness class for a discussion on matters relating to your credit. Information will include: Obtaining and reading your credit report, disputing errors, ways to build/re-build your credit and your credit score. 6 to 7 p.m. Fletcher Library, Room 334, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2371, ext. 107, email kelli@reachofwc.org or go to www.reachofwc.org.

How to Recruit, Manage and Maintain Volunteers

Tuesday, Oct. 16 — In this workshop, participants will learn how to recruit and manage volunteers to bring forth a mutually beneficial experience for both the organization and the volunteer. 6 to 8 p.m. BuroBox, 60 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for this business card exchange. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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. For more information, call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Oct. 18 — 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, Oct. 18— Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Patriot Federal Credit Union, 11067 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md. $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 a Well Run Business

Thursday, Oct. 18 — Learn six key concepts that are simple and direct. The series gives clients a common language to use to work through business challenges. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Technical Innovation Center, Hagerstown Community College, 20146 Scholar Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Increase Your Cash Flow with a CRM System

Tuesday, Oct. 23 — In this webinar, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) expert Gene Marks will share exactly how this can be done and why smart business owners are investing in this asset. Participants will learn: What is a CRM System, what it does and doesn’t do; how to choose the right CRM for your business, including a look at the best applications available; the three laws of CRM success to help you purchase, implement or improve your CRM system; tips and tricks for getting the most out of a CRM system, whether or not you own one; and three mistakes to avoid when using your CRM. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Taxes and Beyond

Tuesday, Oct. 23 — Join this financial wellness class for a discussion on taxes — why we pay them, who must file, available tax credits, where to get them prepared and how to plan your refund. 6 to 7 p.m. Fletcher Library, Room 334, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagers- town. Free. Call 301-733-2371, ext. 107, email kelli@reachofwc.org or go to www.reachofwc.org.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Start your day with networking. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., 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.

Tech at the Gap: Igniting Innovation, conference

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Learn about the latest technologies and tools from a mix of industry leaders. Keynote speakers will be Maja Kazazic, an international motivational speaker; and Marlon Attiken, a partner with IBM Services. There will be opportunities to network. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rockey Gap Casino Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road NE, Cumberland, Md. Register at www.TechGap2018.com.

Simple Steps to a Well Run Business

Thursday, Oct. 25 — This series gives a straightforward introduction to six key concepts that are simple and direct. Participants will learn a common language to use to work through business challenges. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Technical Innovation Center, Hagerstown Community College, 20146 Scholar Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Simple Social Media Graphics, Make Your Posts Visual, webinar

Tuesday, Oct. 30 — Join this webinar, where Dinah Ramirez with Easel.ly will discuss: How to get started with designing — even if you’re an absolute beginner; 10 types of images you can create and share through social media; and branding your visuals on social media. 11 a.m. to noon. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Pump Up Your Piggy Bank

Tuesday, Oct. 30 — Join this financial wellness class for a discussion on spending less and saving more. Bring your ideas and methods of how you are saving to share with others. 6 to 7 p.m. Fletcher Library, Room 334, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-2371, ext. 107, email kelli@reachofwc.org or go to www.reachofwc.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

20th anniversary wine release

Monday, Oct. 1 — Help John and Katherine of Adams County Winery celebrate. They purchased their winery 20 years ago. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, Pa. Call 717-334-4631, email andrea@adamscountywinery.com or go to www.adamscountywinery.com.

Sandler’s Strategic Customer Care Training

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — This 10-week course will go to work on the attitudes, behaviors and techniques needed to maximize your inside sales and customer care efforts. 2 to 4 p.m. at 1600 Sixth Ave., York, Pa. Call 717-578-8449, email marybeth.staub@sandler.com or go to www.getano.sandler.com.

Breakfast and open house

Wednesday, Oct. 3 — Eat breakfast, network, learn about landfill operations and tour the Mountain View Reclamation Landfill. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Upton Community Center, 8978 Kuhn Road, Greencastle, Pa. Call 412-463-7913, email edeyarmi@wm.com or go to www.wmsolutions.com.

Lunch and Learn

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members for lunch and learn about Sandler Training. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Job, internship fair for Shippensburg U. students

Thursday, Oct. 4 — Are you interested in hiring Shippensburg University students for an internship or entry level jobs? Join this upcoming career fair. There are 150 spaces available. Network with more than 500 students and recent alumni. 1 to 4 p.m. Recreation Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. $350 event partner, $150 standard registration, $100 government/nonprofit registration. Space is limited and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register to attend the event, call 717-477-1484 or email ladavis@ship.edu or career@ship.edu. Go to www.ship.edu/career.

Annual banquet and silent auction

Thursday, Oct. 11 — Plan to attend the Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet and silent auction. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. B Street 104, 104 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. For more information, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Thursday, Oct. 18 — 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. The Record Herald, 30 Walnut St., Waynesboro, Pa. RSVP. Call 717-762-7123, email chamber@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

2018 Franklin County Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — The Franklin County chambers of commerce will host a legislative breakfast featuring state elected officials. Attendees will participate in a dialogue with the state legislators on important issues affecting the business climate in south central Pennsylvania. Gene Barr/CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber will moderate the discussion. 7 to 9 a.m. The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. $20 for members of Franklin County chambers of commerce; $25 for nonmembers. Call 717-264-7101, email aschaef fer@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — Join the discussion after watching a short video on “What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?” 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.

Pivot Physical Therapy grand reopening

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — Help the same great people, providing the same great services, celebrate their reopening. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pivot Physical Therapy, 207 S. Princess St., Unit 3, Shepherdstown. Call 304-876-8600 or go to www.pivotphysicaltherapy.com.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Oct. 5 — 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.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Oct. 9 — 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. Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Effleurage Spa grand opening

Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Join in the celebration at the opening of Effleurage Spa. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Effleurage Spa, 303 W. Washington St., Charles Town. Call 304-240-8012 or go to www.charlestownspa.com.

Women’s Network Wellness Series

Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Join the Women’s Network of Martinsburg-Berkeley County and Jefferson County chambers of commerce for lunch, networking and discussion. Sam Spearing of WVU Medicine, Berkeley Medical Center and Jane Hamann of Jane’s Way Fitness, will give a presentation on breast cancer awareness and treatment. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. 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, Oct. 12 — 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@berkeley county.org or go to www.berkeley county.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Oct. 17 — 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. Berkeley Medical Center, 2500 Hospital Drive, Martinsburg. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Annual public service banquet

Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Plan to attend this annual public service banquet, hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Hollywood Casino, Skyline Ballroom, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Oct. 19 — 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.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — 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.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Oct. 26 — 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.

 

Correction

This story was updated at 10:55 a.m. Oct. 16, 2018, to correct the address of the Oct. 18 Washington County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event will be at the Patriot Federal Credit Union, 11067 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Md.

Crossroads Business Journal apologizes for the mistake.