Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

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Wednesday, Feb. 6

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington Industry Appreciation Night, 6-9 p.m., Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Information: www.abcmetrowashington.org or 301-595-9711.

Montgomery College Macklin Business Institute talk by Barbara Hackman Franklin, former U.S. commerce secretary, 2:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. Information: 240-567-1707 or www.macklin.org.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce mixer, 4:30-6:30 p.m., El Nopalito Restaurant & Grill, 2259 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring. Free. Information: Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946.

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce orientation and introduction, 8:30-10 a.m., 51 Monroe St., Suite 1800, Rockville. Free. Information: Linda Ekizian, 301-738-0015, ext. 241, or lekizian@montgomerycountychamber.com, or www.montgomerycountychamber.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Business Networking International Germantown chapter breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., OBA Bank, 20300 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown. Free. Information: 240-793-9678 or www.germantownbni.com.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gibbs St., Rockville. $30; members $10. Registration: www.hccmc.org or regian@hccmc.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Rockville Economic Development Inc. seminar, ‘‘Writing a Business Plan - How to Orally Present A Plan” with Mary Ann Spilman of University of Maryland University College, 9 a.m.-noon, Rockville Regional Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Free. Registration: Rayna Glucksman, 301-315-8096.

Send photos from past events or news of upcoming events to The Business Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. By e-mail: rrand@gazette.net. Please include a contact’s name and daytime telephone number.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown chapters mixer, 4-6:30 p.m., La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gibbs St., Suite 305, Rockville. Free. Information: Kenneth Weiss, 301-219-3098, or Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Tech Council of Maryland search engine optimization conference, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. $99 each session. Registration: Mark Glazer, mglazer@techcouncilmd.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5:30-7 p.m., Claridge House Apartments, 2445 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring. $10; members free. Registration: 301-565-3777.

Wednesday, March 5

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown chapters lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Woodfin Suites Hotel, 1380 Picard Drive, Rockville. $25; members $20. Information: Ken Weiss, 301-219-3098, or Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946.

Wednesday, March 12

Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce breakfast, 7:30-9:15 a.m., Blair Mansion Restaurant, 7711 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring. $25-$35; members $20-$30. Registration: 301-565-3777.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington mixer, 6-8 p.m., Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd. Information: www.abcmetrowashington.org or 301-595-9711.

March 12

Friday, March 14

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce annual public safety awards luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Information: www.montgomerycountychamber.com.