Calendar for January 2019

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MARYLAND

Lean Canvas: Create Your Business Plan Quickly

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — In this webinar, SCORE mentor David Terrell will teach you how to determine the key categories of starting, testing and growing your business; identify your target customers and what you need to do to get them to buy from you; recognize your customers’ problems and how your product or service will solve them; communicate your value propositions that set you apart from your competition; test your solutions and get valuable feedback; determine your cost structure, runway and revenue streams; and monitor key metrics to determine your business’ initial and ongoing success. 11 a.m. to noon. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — 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.

Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — Attend one of Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s most popular events. Imagine networking in the fashion of “speed-dating.” Be prepared with a one-minute speech about you and your business. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For venue and more information, call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Jan. 9 — 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.

Maximizing After-Tax Profits on Your 2018 Return

Thursday, Jan. 10 — In this webinar, Barbara Weltman, attorney and founder of Big Ideas for Small Business, will help maximize after-tax profit for 2018. Participants will learn what’s new on the 2018 return; what tax elections can be made to favorably impact a return; what can still be done to lower a tax bill; whether filing early or an extension is better this year; and what questions to ask a CPA or other tax adviser. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Stages grand opening

Thursday, Jan. 10 — New Spire Arts  announces the grand opening of Stages, the newest addition to Downtown Frederick’s Theater District. This flexible use theater has been a priority item on performing artists’ wish list for Downtown Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick. For more information, call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Jan. 11 — Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee combined with networking. Sponsored by SoldierFit. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. SoldierFit, 8420-Z Gas House Pike, 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.

Small businesses OSHA standards compliance

Thursday, Jan. 17 — In the “How Can Small Businesses Comply with OSHA Standards?” webinar, Timothy Irving, the assistant regional administrator for Cooperative and State Programs at OSHA, will provide an overview of OSHA, employer requirements and critical resources for small businesses. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Jan. 17 — Join Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., 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.

Ultimate PMP Exam Prep

Monday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Jan. 25 — Five days presented by three project management veterans. Daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. STULZ Training Center, 260 Interstate Circle, Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Marketing do’s, don’ts

Thursday, Jan. 24 — In the “The Power of Tiny Marketing Actions” webinar, author and business coach Pamela Slim will break down the marketing myths. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Leadership Techniques: Diversity in the Workplace

Wednesday, Jan. 30 — Learn about the benefits that a culture of diversity can bring to your organization. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free. Registration required. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Making connections webinar

Thursday, Jan. 31 — In the “How to Connect with Any Potential Customer, Referral Partner, or Influencer” webinar, John Corcoran, co-founder of Rise25, will share strategies to connect with any potential customer, referral partner, or influencer using simple online tools. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

The Block Fitness Studio ribbon-cutting

Wednesday, Jan. 2 — Come to The Block Fitness Studio’s new location for a ribbon-cutting. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Block Fitness Studio, 405 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg. Call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

TED Talks by 11/30 Network

Wednesday, Jan. 9 — The 11/30 Network is partnering with the Coyle Free Library to present a free quarterly TED Talk series, including a video viewing followed by group discussion. This month’s double-feature includes Justin Baldoni: “Why I’m Done Trying to be Man Enough,” and Sheryl Sandberg: “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders.” Light refreshments will be provided. 6 to 7 p.m. Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., Chambersburg. Register in advance. Call 717-264-7101, email chamber@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 16 — 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. $129. Call 717-267-2100, email jds@schultheisscpa.com or go to www.schultheisscpa.com.

January/April Chamber Breakfasts

Thursday, Jan. 17 — Join the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast. This is the first of a two-part series with speaker Randy Scott, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Hagerstown, who will present his program, “The Heart of Leadership.” The second part will be held on April 18. 7:30 to 10 a.m. 104 B Street Restaurant and Pub, 104 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle. $25 for Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. RSVP. Call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Jan. 4 — 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.

Women’s Network workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Join the Women’s Network for a discussion on Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Noon to 1 p.m. Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Maximize Your Investment — Chamber Member Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 10 — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is holding an orientation for new, current and future chamber members. Lean how the chamber can help you and your business. Learn about marketing opportunities the chamber has to offer. Learn the four core functions of the chamber. Bring your business cards for networking opportunities. 8 to 9 a.m. The Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town. Free. RSVP. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network Healthy Living Group

Friday, Jan. 18 — 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.