Friday, May 23, 2008

Events & Networking

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Fran Lessans (left), CEO of Passport Health in Baltimore, visits with Brenda McChriston of Spectrum HR Solutions in Baltimore at a National Association of Women Business Owners regional meeting Monday at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt.
Tuesday, May 27

Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center workshop, ‘‘Creating Your Personal Brand,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $16. Registration: 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov⁄cfw.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington seminar on first aid and CPR training, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 120, Calverton. $175; members $125. Information: www.abcmetrowashington.org.

Wednesday, May 28

Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center workshop, ‘‘Resolving Conflicts at Work,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $16. Registration: 240-777-8300 or www.montgomerycountymd.gov⁄cfw.

Business Network International lunch, with Scott Swirling of The Swirling Group and Lauren Steinhardt of XO Communication, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Information: www.bnigaithersburg.com.

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5:30-7 p.m., Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffleford Road, Gaithersburg. $40; members free. Information: Linda Ekizian, 301-738-0015, ext. 241, or lekizian@montgomerycountychamber.com, or www.montgomerycountychamber.com.

Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce lunch with John Korpela of the Montgomery County business incubator system, noon-1:30 p.m., Wheaton Business Innovation Center, Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 700, Wheaton. $10; $15 at the door. Registration: 301-949-0080 or wkchamber@wkchmber.org.

Business Network International breakfast with Stephanie Hewitt of Eduro Networks and Catherine Gnatowski of Lovely Creations, 7:30-9 a.m., Café 611, 611 N. Market St., Frederick. Registration: Filomena Thompson, fthompson@eventsmade.com.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington seminar, ‘‘Fundamentals of Construction Estimating,” 8 a.m.-noon, 4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 120, Calverton. $139; members $199. Information: www.abcmetrowashington.org.

Thursday, May 29

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council workshop, ‘‘Online Marketing,” 7:30-9:30 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Hilton Hotels, 124 Womack Drive, Annapolis. $35; members $25, $35 at the door. Information: www.chesapeaketech.org.

Frederick County and Greater Mt. Airy chambers of commerce mixer, 7:30-9 a.m., Costco Wholesale, 10 E. Walser Drive, Frederick. Free. Registration: 301-662-4164 or www.frederickchamber.org.

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Maryland chapter and Maryland-DC-Northern Virginia chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors legislative update, 8-10:30 a.m., Maritime Institute of Technology, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights. $95; members $65. Registration: 410-752-3318 or www.naiopmd.org.

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development small-business conference, ‘‘Business Success — Today and Tomorrow,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resorts, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $45. Registration: 240-777-2000 or www.smartmontgomery.com.

Friday, May 30

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce seminar, ‘‘Go Green — Save Green!” 8-9 a.m., Holiday Inn-Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. Registration: 301-662-4164 or www.frederickchamber.org.

Sunday, June 1

Maryland Economic Development Association annual conference, through June 3, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Blvd., Cambridge. $500; members $350. Registration: www.medamd.com.

Tuesday, June 3

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce regional job fair, 2-7 p.m., Holiday Inn-Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: Jessica Hibbard, 301-662-0745 or jhibbard@frederickchamber.org.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., United Bank-Gaithersburg, 16268 Frederick Road. Members and first-time nonmembers free. Registration: www.ggchamber.org or 301-840-1400.

Mario Loiederman Procurement Center minority procurement conference and business expo, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Montgomery College Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus, 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma Park. $50; members $30. Registration: regina@hccmc.org, 240-453-0606 or www.hccmc.org⁄events.

Women in Bio mixer, 6-8 p.m., Historic Oakland Manor and Gardens, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $75; members $50. Registration: www.womeninbio.org, womeninbio@comcast.net or 703-819-7647.

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland forum, ‘‘Greening the Supply Chain,” 7:15 a.m.-noon, BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum. $75. Information: Mike Galiazzo, 410-771-8111, www.marylandmanufacturing.info.

Wednesday, June 4

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council ‘‘Green Markets Roundtable,” 8-10 a.m., Mavenspire Inc., 7526 Connelly Drive, Suite A, Hanover. $20; members free. Registration: www.chesapeaketech.org.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington preparation for U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accreditation examination, 8 a.m.-noon, also June 5, 4061 Powder Mill Road, Suite 120, Calverton. $525; members $425. Information: www.abcmetrowashington.org.

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce lunch with Gaithersburg Police Chief John King, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Mangiare Bene Restorante Italiano, 808 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. $25; members $20. Information: Ken Weiss, 301-219-3098, or Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946.

Thursday, June 5

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, 6 p.m., Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. $250; members $200. Registration: Linda Ekizian, 301-738-0015, ext. 241, or lekizian@montgomerycountychamber.com, or www.montgomerycountychamber.com.

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce seminar, ‘‘Recruitment and Retention Strategies” with Wallace E. Olson Jr. of Transform Inc., 9:15-11:30 a.m., Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. $50. Registration: www.fcshrm.com.

Friday, June 6

Maryland Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum. $90; members $65. Registration: Gail Lemke, 410-269-0642 or glemke@marylandchamber.org, or www.marylandchamber.org.

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce small-business seminar, ‘‘Project Management” with Dick Otero, CEO and president of EZCertify.com, 7:45-11:15 a.m., OBA building, 20300 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown. $45; members $35. Lunch with David W. Edgerley, secretary of Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Café Tacuba Restaurant, 19741 Frederick Road, Germantown. $20. Information: Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946.

Saturday, June 7

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce Bowiefest Business Expo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Bowie Ice Arena, Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie. Information: Kelly Pierce, 301-262-0920 or kelly@bowiechamber.org, or www.bowiechamber.org.

Wednesday, June 11

National Association of the Remodeling Industry Mid-Maryland chapter Frederick Keys ball game mixer, 5:30-9 p.m., Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick. $35; youths $15. Registration: www.marylandnari.com or fthompson@eventsmade.com.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington 50th anniversary celebration, 6-10 p.m., Union Station, Washington, D.C. Information:www.abcmetrowashington.org.

Baltimore-Harford Entrepreneurs Club lunch, ‘‘Overcoming Severe Health Issues and Operating a Growing Business” with Jose Maldonado of CentreTEK Solutions, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Vitali’s Restaurant, 1709 Edgewood Road, Edgewood. $19; $20 at the door. Registration: Kasey, 216-214-2471 or kasey@tecaclub.com.

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, 6:30-9 p.m., Comfort Inn & Conference Center, 4500 NW Crain Highway, Bowie. Registration: Kelly Pierce, 301-262-0920 or kelly@bowiechamber.org, or www.bowiechamber.org.

Maryland-District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council seminar, ‘‘Enhancing Your Supplier Diversity Process: The Alignment of Strategy, Structure and Culture” with Ralph G. Moore of Ralph G. Moore & Associates, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Choice Hotels Learning Center, 10720 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring. Free. Information: www.mddccouncil.org.

Howard County Economic Development Authority Business Resource Center seminar, ‘‘Smart Start To Business Success,” 8:30 a.m.-noon, Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. $45. Registration: 410-313-6550 or www.hceda.org⁄cbtd⁄busEvents.aspx.

Thursday, June 12

Commercial Real Estate Women of Baltimore forum, ‘‘Does Baltimore’s Hotel Industry Have Staying Power?” noon-2 p.m., Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Ave., Baltimore.$75; members $40. Registration: www.crewbaltimore.org; Megan Cottrell, 785-832-1808; or crewbaltimore@crewnetwork.org.

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