The calendar for February 2019

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MARYLAND

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Feb. 1 — Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee, combined with networking. 7:30 to 9 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.

State of the County

Tuesday, Feb. 5 — Come and listen to what is being planned for Washington County. 7 to 9 a.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $15 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members, $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Feb. 5 — 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.

Hot Businesses, Markets
and Trends for 2019

Thursday, Feb. 7 — In this webinar, small-business expert and best-selling author Rieva Lesonsky presents which specific businesses are poised to grow this year and which trends can help your small business grow. You’ll learn how to market to baby boomers and Generations X, Y and Z; why consumer and B2B buying habits are changing; which demographic buys more “stuff” than any other; how to get into the food business for less; and much more. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Small-Business Retirement Plan Educational Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Attend this educational workshop detailing the various retirement options available to small-business owners. This is a great learning experience for new businesses and independent contractors. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Noon. Key Financial Center, 25 N. Court St., Frederick. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 8. Call 240-215-4709 or email avillegas@keyfinancialgrp.com.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, Feb. 13 — 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.

Sexual harassment in
the workplace seminar

Thursday, Feb. 14 — Join guest speaker Toni Bowie for a conversation to increase your knowledge and awareness about sexual harassment, and learn the latest workplace prevention strategies. You will become more aware and informed about your work environment and learn the steps you can take to protect yourself. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave., Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Feb. 19 — Get together with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for this webcast and networking event, featuring Fran Tarkenton and his guest. Each event is focused on business owners’ and entrepreneurs’ real, everyday needs and gives you practical steps. 7:45 to 9 a.m. Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 1 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free. For more information, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for the February 2019 Business Card Exchange hosted by The Frederick News-Post. Bring plenty of business cards because you’ll meet with more than 150 members of the Frederick County business community. If one of your resolutions was to increase your business for 2019, then this is an event you don’t want to miss. 5 to 7 p.m. The Frederick News-Post, 351 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Feb. 21 — 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.

Q&A: Masters of Marketing

Thursday, Feb. 21 — In this live webinar Q&A session with John Lawson, an online selling expert and CEO of ColderICE Media, and Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, there will be no scripts and no pitches, just a full hour dedicated to taking your e-commerce and marketing questions. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to hagerstown.score.org.

Business After Hours

Thursday, Feb. 21 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for socializing and networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Fletcher Library, 100 S. Potomac 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.

Women’s Business Network After Work Social

Tuesday, Feb. 26 — You work hard, so you deserve to relax and celebrate all you’ve achieved this month in your business/career. Come socialize and collaborate with the WBN members and guests. Network with some of Frederick County’s finest businesswomen. No membership required. 5 to 7 p.m. Ayse Meze, 6 N. East St., Frederick. Free. RSVP. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Start your day with a little morning networking. This is a great way to not only connect with fellow business professionals, but touch base on ways you can benefit from your membership. 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.

20th annual Washington County Business Awards

Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Plan to attend this event where area businesses are recognized for their achievements. 5 to 8:30 p.m. $65. For more information, call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Entrepreneur Council Networking Mixer

Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Join the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County for a fun evening, making new business connections with like-minded business professionals and entrepreneurs. Come enjoy libations and light appetizers while meeting old friends and making new connections. Whether you are a young executive, creative type or visionary in a tech startup, you can count on meeting movers and shakers such as yourself. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. Light appetizers will be provided. 5 to 7 p.m. Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 N. Market St., Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

PENNSYLVANIA

QuickBooks seminar

Wednesday, Feb. 20 — 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.

Chamber Mixer

Thursday, Feb. 21 — Come socialize and network with the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce members. Bring your business cards. 4 to 6 p.m. St. Andrew Catholic School, 213 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Free to members and open to the public. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

23rd annual Business Expo

Saturday, Feb. 23 — The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce will showcase businesses and nonprofits at this event. There will be more than 65 vendors. Stop in and learn about the many products and services available in the area. Chamber members interested in setting up a booth should contact admin@waynesboro.org. 7 to 11 a.m. Waynesboro Area Senior High School, 550 E. Second St., Waynesboro. Expo entrance is free; all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 12. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Women’s Network
Healthy Living Group

Friday, Feb. 1 — 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, Feb. 6 — 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.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Feb. 8 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation by CASA of the Eastern Panhandle. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber Business Seminar

Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Plan to attend the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s seminar. 9 to 11 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Join Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for light refreshments and networking, hosted by Patti Sherwood of Long and Foster. Bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Long and Foster Realtors, 184 Flowing Springs Road, Charles Town. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network
Healthy Living Group

Friday, Feb. 15 — 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.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Take this opportunity to network and socialize, hosted by U.S. Cellular. Enjoy drinks and appetizers. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. U.S. Cellular, 940 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. Free for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, Feb. 22 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation by the Martinsburg Police Department. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members, $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

News@Noon

Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Find out the latest in the business community, while enjoying a buffet lunch. Bring your business cards for networking. 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber Bash

Thursday, Feb. 28 — Bring your business cards and join the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce members at this business and social hour. Hosted by Inspired Chaos, 47 Independence St., Berkeley Springs. For more information, call 304-258-3738, email chamber@berkeleysprings.com or go to www.berkeleyspringschamber.com.