The calendar for March 2019

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MARYLAND

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, March 1 — Light breakfast and coffee combined with networking, sponsored by the Frederick Democratic Central Committee. 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.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, March 5 — 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.

Leadership Techniques Chamber Series

Wednesday, March 6 — Improve the ability of staff to work well with others through better communication. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Registration required. Call 301-667-3915, email Lisa@LeadershipTechniquesLLC.com or go to www.leadershiptechniquesllc.com/chamber-series.

How to Win Customers and Reduce Lost Sales

Thursday, March 7 — Award winning speaker and customer service expert Bill Drury will present a half-day workshop on customer loyalty and the skills to dazzle customers. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, Career Programs Building, Rooms 211/213, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $129 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $159 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Entrepreneur Council Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Monday, March 11 — Bring your lunch and join the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County for networking and discussion. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Lunch Exchange

Tuesday, March 12 — 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. Silver Diner Development LLC, 5120 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. $25 for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. Registration required. Arrive a few minutes early to check in at the registration table for your name badge and table assignment. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Eggs and Issues

Wednesday, March 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.

IRS webinar

Wednesday, March 13 — “Third Party Payers and Employers Who Outsource Payroll.” This webinar is for small business service providers, small businesses and industry representatives and tax professionals for small business. 10 to 11 a.m. Webinar. Free. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, March 19 — Get together with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for this webcast and networking event, featuring Fran Tarkenton and his guest. 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.

Ask the CPA 2019 — Tax Advice for Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 19 — Join this live Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Savvy Managers Book Club

Wednesday, March 20 — Enjoy a healthy discussion, led by Harry Sachs of the Washington County Free Library, highlighting key points of the book “Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career,” by David Burkus. Noon to 1 p.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 Card Exchange

Wednesday, March 20 — Join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members for the March 2019 Business Card Exchange. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Clarion Inn, Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick. Call 301-662-4164, email info@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Visual Content Strategies for Small Businesses

Thursday, March 21 — Bryan Caplan, a national speaker for “Grow with Google” and award-winning digital marketing specialist, unveils how to engage your leads and prospects with quality visual content. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, March 27 — At this month’s gathering, meet and talk with psychiatrist Dr. Ira Lourie. 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.

Grow Your Business Using Competitive Intelligence

Thursday, March 28 — In this webinar led by SCORE Mentor Michael Sandman, you’ll learn how to use competitive intelligence to help you start or run your small business. 1 to 2 p.m. SCORE webinar. Call 301-766-2043 or go to www.hagerstown.score.org.

Chamber Bash

Thursday, March 28 — Join Washington County Chamber of Commerce members at this business and social hour. 5 to 7 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 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.

PENNSYLVANIA

LION Tank Competition

Friday, March 15 — Come and watch, or submit your business idea to compete. Participants will pitch their business ideas in a Shark-Tank-like event, with the top two receiving mini-grants and gaining access to the Mont Alto LaunchBox facility for one year. Entrepreneurs can submit their business ideas at montalto.psu.edu/launchbox/liontank. 6 to 9 p.m. Penn State Mont Alto Campus, General Studies Auditorium, 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto. Free. Call 717-749-6112, email dlc43@psu.edu or go to www.montalto.psu.edu/launchbox/liontank.

Nite at the Races

Saturday, March 16 — Come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce members. There also will be a silent auction and hat contest. Dress in your finest derby attire. 6 to 10 p.m. Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle. Call 717-762-7123, email admin@waynesboro.org or go to www.waynesboro.org.

Chamber Breakfast

Thursday, March 21 — Come for breakfast, socialize and network with Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members. 7:30 to 9 a.m. For venue and more information, call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org.

WEST VIRGINIA

Effective Management of Your Greatest Risk — Labor

Friday, March 1 — Join Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for this class that will address ways to improve management and evaluation of field personnel more effectively. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sisler Stone, 165 Bradstone Lane, Harpers Ferry. $25 for half-day class from 9 a.m. to noon; $40 for full day class. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise and Shine

Friday, March 8 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation. 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.

Boots to Business Reboot

Tuesday, March 12 — This class is geared toward helping veterans start or grow a business. It is a two-step Small Business Administration (SBA) entrepreneurship training program. A light lunch will be provided. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Shepherd University’s Martinsburg Center, 261 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Free to veterans. Limited to 35 people. Register in advance. For more information, email Kimberly.Donahue@sba.gov.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, March 12 — Join Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for light refreshments and networking, hosted by Schewel Furniture. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Schewel Furniture, 60 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town. Call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Women’s Network Leadership workshop

Thursday, March 14 — Join the Women’s Network for a discussion on Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” 5 to 8:30 p.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg. Register in advance. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, March 20 — Network and socialize, hosted by Cornerstone Dental. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cornerstone Dental, 2001 Professional Court, 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.

Chamber business and social hour (BASH)

Thursday, March 21 — Join the Berkeley Springs Morgan County Chamber of Commerce for socializing and networking. Hosted by Gat Creek. Gat Creek, 5270 Valley Road, Berkeley Springs. For more information, call 304-258-3738, email chamber@berkeleysprings.com or go to www.berkeleyspringschamber.com.

Rise and Shine

Friday, March 22 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast, networking and a presentation. 7:15 to 9 a.m. The Purple Iris, 1956 Winchester 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, March 27 — Find out the latest in the business community, while enjoying a buffet lunch. 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.

What Employers Need to Know in a #MeToo World

Friday, March 29 — Wendy Adkins, attorney at Jackson Kelly PLLC, will address  sexual harassment in today’s workplace. Breakfast will be provided. 8 to 10 a.m. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Main Campus, Room 1101, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg. $25 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.