Business calendar for December 2018

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MARYLAND

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – 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.

Holiday mixer and charity drive

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Join the Frederick County Generation Connect Committee in celebrating the holiday season. Wear an ugly sweater or a crazy holiday outfit. There will be a prize for the person with the most holiday spirit. Also, bring one new, unwrapped toy, game or gift to donate to The Frederick Rescue Mission for a Frederick County child. 6 to 8 p.m. Flying Dog Brewery, 4607 Wedgewood Blvd., Frederick. $15 for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Legislative preview breakfast

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and a legislative preview. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Manufacturing and industrial webinar

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Potomac Edison is offering an in-depth look at the latest technology, tools and incentives available to you through its Energy Solutions for Business Program. 9 to 9:30 a.m. Webinar. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Coffee and contacts

Friday, Dec. 7 – Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee combined with networking. Sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley. Goodwill will have collection bins onsite for you to make last minute end-of-year donations for a 2018 tax deduction, so bring your gently used clothing or household items. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. 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.

Q&A with the Masters of Marketing live webinar

Thursday, Dec. 13 – Seth Godin is a Marketing Hall of Fame inductee, and Ramon Ray is the founder of Smart Hustle Magazine. They are both global speakers, best-selling authors, serial entrepreneurs and leaders and experts in marketing as recognized by their peers and industry publications. They will answer your marketing questions. 2 to 3 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Dec. 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. A light breakfast will be provided. 7:45 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. RSVP. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Online reviews live webinar

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Brent Werbeck, co-founder of Get More Reviews, shares the latest trends on online reviews. He will provide a workshop-style session, guiding you through several exercises to help you manage your online reputation. 11 a.m. to noon. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Business card exchange

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members and The City of Frederick for networking. Bring business cards as you will be meeting with more than 150 members of the Frederick County business community. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The City of Frederick, 101 N. Court St., Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Maximize your membership

Thursday, Dec. 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. 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.

Podcasting for business success live webinar

Thursday, Dec. 20 – With more than a decade of podcasting experience, Michelle Y. Talbert, host of Her Power Moves will walk you through the benefits of leveraging podcasts to achieve your marketing and business goals. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Dec. 20 – Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Action Holdings LLC D.B.A., Mulberry Lofts, 22 N. Mulberry St., Suite 312, Hagerstown. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

Level 1 basic fundamentals supervisors certification

Monday, Dec. 3 – This course will provide potential and frontline supervisors with the basic tools and skill sets to get results through other people. Participants will have the opportunity for peer interaction plus the ability to discuss real-life scenarios with instructors with extensive training and supervisory experience. Tom Blaisse will be the facilitator. 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Manufactures Association, 320 Busser Road, Second Floor, Emigsville. Call 717-843-3891 or email training@mascpa.org.

2018 business breakfast annual meeting

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and a celebration of the chamber’s and business community’s accomplishments of 2018. Also, the 2018 Business Person of the Year will be recognized and Shippensburg University President Laurie A. Carter will discuss strategic initiatives and how the university’s programs benefit businesses. 7 to 9 a.m. Wilson College’s Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. $20 for Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 717-264-7101 ext. 206, email lkennedy@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber mixer

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Join the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. 5 to 7 p.m. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro. RSVP. Call 717-762-7123, email chamber@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

First Responders Appreciation Day 2018

Friday, Dec. 7 – Honor and recognize Franklin County police and sheriff departments, fire departments, emergency medical responders and the emergency services department by making a donation for care packages that will be distributed to them. Members of the 11/30 Network and community volunteers will deliver the packages of edible treats, supplies, gift cards, etc. Headquarters will be at the Chambersburg Chamber Office, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. For more information, call 717-262-0015 ext. 103 or go to 1130network.com.

Chamber holiday mixer

Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Join the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members for their largest mixer of the year. All five chambers of commerce in Franklin County will be in attendance. 5 to 7 p.m. Wilson College’s Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. $20 for Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 717-264-7101 ext. 202, email jblack@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber breakfast

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Join the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation by Patrick O’Donnell, president and CEO of Summit Health. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Rhodes Grove Conference Center, 7693 Browns Mill Road, Chambersburg. $15 for Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members; $20 for nonmembers. RSVP. Call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

New Year’s Eve cocktail party

Monday, Dec. 31 – Support the campaign for Coyle Free Library. There will be hors d’oeuvres from Kathy’s Deli and an array of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages; music and dancing on the Atrium Floor from “Nite Fuel,” easy listening with Tresa Day in the Conservatory, cabaret music with the “Chairmen of Swing” Mitch Morrill and David Goroznos on the Lower Level; and a celebration and champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg. $100 donation. RSVP. Call 717-263-1054 ext. 1212, email bdcrouse@fclspa.org or go to www.fclspa.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network TED Talk Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Join the discussion after watching a short video on “To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure.” Bring your lunch. Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, Room 116, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Fearless Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 6 – Join the Women’s Network for networking and discussion. 5 to 8:30 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

2019 legislative outlook forum

Friday, Dec. 7 – Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for questions and answers concerning 2019 legislation. 7:30 to 10 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Merry and Bright social

Friday, Dec. 7 – Join Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Foundation for a holiday social to benefit student scholarships. There will be scrumptious delights created by the Culinary Academy, magical carriage rides, sugar sculpture demos by Chef Steve Weiss and more. 5 to 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Main Campus, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg. $50. Call 304-260-4380 ext. 2423, email foundation@blueridgectc.edu or go to www.blueridgectc.edu/foundationevents.

Chamber holiday mixer

Tuesday, Dec. 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 7 p.m. The Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

News @ Noon

Wednesday, Dec. 12 – 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. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Dec. 14 – Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and discussion. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County 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

Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for networking. Bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bowles Rice LLP, 101 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $5 for non-members. RSVP. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Dec. 21 – 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. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.