Calendar for November 2019

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MARYLAND

Coffee and Contacts

Friday, Nov. 1 — Join the early risers of Frederick for a light breakfast and coffee combined with networking. The sponsor for this month, Golden Mile Alliance, has been working to breathe new life back into Frederick’s “Golden Mile.” Learn what’s new on the Golden Mile, programs available to businesses on the Golden Mile and what’s in store for the Golden Mile. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Elks Lodge No. 684, 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 205, email cbutler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Live2Lead

Friday, Nov. 1 — This is a half-day professional development video cast designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways from leadership and business experts. The video cast was filmed Oct. 11 in Atlanta in front of a live audience. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. $99 per person; $89 per person for groups of two to four; $79 per person for groups of five or more. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Frederick County Chamber Smart Speaker Business Series

Monday, Nov. 4 — “How Design Thinking Solutions Can Change Your Business.” Some of the world’s leading brands, such as IBM, Apple, Google, Samsung and GE, have adopted the Design Thinking approach; and, Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities, including Stanford, Harvard and MIT. Design Thinking’s mission is to seamlessly translate technology into human value. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 205, email cbutler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Frederick County Leadership Techniques Chamber Series 

Tuesday, Nov. 5 — “The Engagement Matrix: An Informal Performance Management Tool.” The Engagement Matrix is a tool that provides a guide for the manager who has responsibility for getting work done by employees over whom he or she may or may not have authority. Using this tool, we can quickly assess an individual’s performance and determine the appropriate actions to ensure that we treat our best people as they deserve to be treated and appropriately coach everyone for continuously improving performance. 9 to 10 a.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. Free. Registration is required. Call 301-667-3915, email Lisa@LeadershipTechniquesLLC.com or go to www.leadershiptechniquesllc.com/registration/.

Learning Lunch Hour

Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members for lunch, discussion and networking. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington 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.

Pre-legislative Forum

Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members and local politicians for breakfast, discussion and networking. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, 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.

17th annual Economic Summit

Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members and welcome back Economist Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group. This lively presentation forecasts economic trends, presents a snapshot of the year, and discusses how economics on a global, national and state level relates to you. Dinner is included. 5 to 9 p.m. Fountain Head Country Club Inc., 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. $70. Registration is required. Call 301-739-2015, ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Frederick County Chamber Social Media Series Part 2

Thursday, Nov. 14 — “Instagram: It’s More Than Just Pretty Pictures.” Learn how you can and should be using Instagram to show off more than just what you had for dinner. Find out how Instagram works, what types of posts you can and should be creating, and how to create a strategy that is right for your business. Bring your lunch. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, 118 N. Market St., Suite 200, Frederick. $5 for Frederick County Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 205, email cbutler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

One More Customer

Tuesday, Nov. 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: November 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Networking. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. FMH Crestwood-Second Floor Conference Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Free. Registration is required. Call 301-662-4164 ext. 205, email cbutler@frederickchamber.org or go to www.frederickchamber.org.

Maximize Your Membership

Thursday, Nov. 21 — Get the most out of your Washington County Chamber of Commerce membership. Pick up tricks to maximize the return on your chamber 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.

Chamber Business and Social Hour (B.A.S.H.)

Thursday, Nov. 21 — Bring your business cards and join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members at this business and social hour. 5 to 7 p.m. CNB Bank Inc., Hagerstown. $5 for Washington County Chamber of Commerce members; $15 for nonmembers. For location and to register, call 301-739-2015 ext. 100, email info@hagerstown.org or go to www.hagerstown.org.

Coffee and Connections with Photographer Scott Cantner

Wednesday, Nov. 27 — This is a great way not only to connect with fellow business professionals, but also to 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.

PENNSYLVANIA

Legislative Updates with Congressman John Joyce

Monday, Nov. 11 — Congressman John Joyce shares legislative updates from D.C. 8 to 9 a.m. On News Talk 103.7 FM, the second and fourth Monday of each month. For more information, call 877-709-1037, email patr@newstalk1037fm.com or go to www.newstalk1037fm.com.

QuickBooks Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 13 — 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 Borland Ave., Chambersburg. $129. Call 717-267-2100, email jds@schultheisscpa.com or go to www.schultheisscpa.com.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and an evening of networking. 5 to 7 p.m. Spiritrust Lutheran LIFE, 840 5th Ave., Chambersburg. Free. Call 717-264-7101, email receptionist@chambersburg.org or go to www.chambersburg.org.

Chamber breakfast

Thursday, Nov. 21 — Enjoy breakfast, network and hear from Jim Carchidi of JFC Staffing on Emotional Intelligence — how we must lead ourselves before others will ever follow. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Venue to be determined. Call 717-597-4610, email info@greencastlepachamber.org or go to www.greencastlepachamber.org/.

WEST VIRGINIA

Rise and Shine

Friday, Nov. 1 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and networking. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Chamber membership orientation

Thursday, Nov. 7 — Learn what the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has to offer your business. 8 to 9 a.m. The Tate House, 201 E. Washington St., Charles Town. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber mixer

Tuesday, Nov. 12 — Join Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members for light refreshments and networking, hosted by Jones Insurance Agency. Bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jones Insurance Agency, 300 W. Washington St., Charles Town. For more information, call 304-725-2055, email chamber@jeffersoncountywvchamber.org or go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Chamber Business Seminar

Thursday, Nov. 14 — Attend this business conference hosted by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. 9 to 11 a.m. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 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, Nov. 15 — Join the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast and networking. 7:15 to 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. $15 for Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 304-267-4841, email susan@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

BECON Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness

Saturday, Nov. 16 — This is a four-hour course to learn how to respond during an active shooter emergency. Time to be determined. BSR/Summit Point Training Center, Washington Circuit classroom, 201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point. $120. Go to www.beconast.com or www.bsr-inc.com.

Chamber mixer

Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Take this opportunity to network and socialize, hosted by Bechdel Jewelers. Enjoy drinks and appetizers. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bechdel Jewelers, 8064 Winchester Ave., Inwood. 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.