Events & networking

Friday, April 7, 2006


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Photos by David S. Spence⁄The Gazette
John Schlieman (left) of the Washington Redskins chats with Antonio Spicer and R. Azalea Mackey, both of PNC Bank of Washington, D.C., at the Tech Council of Maryland’s annual meeting and awards dinner Thursday night at the Montgomery County Conference Center in North Bethesda.






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Laura Shuman (left) of KAWG&F of Timonium visits with Cherrie Chalifoux of CUH2A Inc.of Bethesda.

Saturday, April 8

Western Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce individual and business tax seminar, ‘‘It’s How Much You Keep That Counts!” with author Ronald R. Mueller, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn–Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $10; $15 at the door. Registration: 301-418-2337.

Monday, April 10

University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization 2005 Invention of the Year reception, 4:30 p.m., University of Maryland, College Park, golf course clubhouse banquet room. Information: Marilyn Perry, 301-403-2711, ext.17, or mperry@umd.edu.

Tuesday, April 11

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Glory Days Grill of Germantown, 18050 Mateny Road. $30; members $20. Registration: 301-840-1400.

Howard County Economic Development Authority and Walker Ventures seminar, ‘‘The Power of Angel Investing — An Overview,” 7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel. $175. Information: Amy Tubman, 410-313-6550.

Rockville Chamber of Commerce breakfast workshop, ‘‘6 Steps to Building a Winning Business” with Action International Business coach Jeff Miller, 7:30 a.m., Timpano Chophouse, 12021 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Registration: 301-309-8550.

Wednesday, April 12

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and The Star⁄The Gazette lunch with Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D), noon-1:30 p.m., Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Highway, Bowie. $30; members $25; $35 at the door. Registration: 301-262-0920.

Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce sales seminar series, ‘‘Three Key Moments in Conversations,” 8:30-10 a.m., also May 10 and May 31, chamber office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel. $30; prepaid members $20. Registration: 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or www.baltwashchamber.org.

Ambica training workshop, ‘‘Jump Start Your Business Brain,” 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 Choke Cherry Road, Suite 380, Rockville. First-timers free. Information: bhavesh@ambica.net or 301-916-4015, ext. 12.

Western Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce lunch, 11:30 a.m., Pearl Seafood Restaurant, 11230 Grandview Ave., Wheaton. Registration: Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946 or jribas@ribasconsulting.com.

Montgomery College Macklin Business Institute talk by Judith McHale, president and CEO of Discovery Communications, 2 p.m., Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. Free. Information: 301-738-1707 or stephen.lang@montgomerycollege.edu.

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce seminar, ‘‘How to Identify the Right Computer for Your Business” with Stacey Herring, chamber office, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 51 Monroe St., Suite 1609, Rockville. $30; members $20. Registration: www.montgomerycountychamber.com or Regina Borkoski, rborkoski@montgomerycountychamber.com.

Thursday, April 13

ARMA International, Gaithersburg chapter seminar, ‘‘Managing Electronic Records: A Practical Guide for Success,” 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. $125. Information and registration: www.armamar.org⁄gmd or 301-444-8190.

Maryland Economic Development Association spring conference on tourism, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen. $80, including breakfast and lunch; members $65. Registration: www.medamd.com.

Tuesday, April 18

Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m., and trade show, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Laurel Park, Route 198. Breakfast: $30; prepaid members $20. Trade show $5; free with business card. Information: Arlinda Andrews, 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or arlinda@baltwashchamber.org.

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce wine-tasting mixer, 5:30-7 p.m., Meritage Restaurant, Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. $30; members $25. Registration: www.bccchamber.org⁄event_reg.asp or 301-652-4900.

Prince George’s County Board of Trade mixer, 5-7 p.m., location to be determined. Information: 301-967-8800.

Frederick County Public Library and city of Frederick seminar on starting, expanding or relocating a business to Frederick, 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. Registration: 301-694-1367.

Wednesday, April 19

Maryland Small Business Development Center workshop, ‘‘How to Start Your Own Business,” 1-3 p.m., Business and Employment Center, 5340A Spectrum Drive, Frederick. Free. Registration: 301-694-1967.

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce mixer, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bassett Furniture Direct, 7310 Guilford Drive, Frederick. Registration: 301-662-4164.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce talk by Montgomery County Council Members Nancy Floreen and George Leventhal, 8-9 a.m., chamber office, 4 Professional Drive, Suite 141, Gaithersburg. Free. Information: 301-840-1400.

Western Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce lunch, 11:30 a.m., La Frontera I, 3 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. Registration: Jorge Ribas, 301-404-1946 or jribas@ribasconsulting.com.

National Organization of Black County Officials Inc. 22nd annual economic development conference, ‘‘The Economics of Creating Healthy and Wealthy Diverse Communities,” through April 23, Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane. Information: www.nobcoinc.org or 202-347-6953.

Thursday, April 20

Maryland Hispanic Workforce Council conference, job fair and dinner, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Belvedere Hotel, 1 E. Chase St., Baltimore. $160. Information: Gigi Guzman, 410-558 3512 or gguzman@mdhcc.net, or Gary Tolentino, workforce@mdhcc.net.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sovereign Bank, 481 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 101, Gaithersburg. $20; members and first-time nonmembers free. Information: 301-840-1400.

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5-7 p.m., Belair Stable Museum, 2835 Belair Drive, Bowie. $15; members $10; $20 at the door. Registration: 301-262-0920.

American Society for Quality breakfast, ‘‘Lean Tools for the Office, Support and Administrative Processes,” 7:30-9 a.m., AAI, 124 Industry Lane, Hunt Valley. Free. Registration: www.asqbaltimore.org.

Friday, April 21

Maryland Business for Responsive Government legislative review lunch with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St. $150; members $125. Registration: www.mbrg.org, info@mbrg.org or Rosanne Winner, 410-296-5621.

Monday, April 24

Jubilee Association of Maryland dinner honoring Esther Newman, executive director of Leadership Montgomery, 6 p.m. Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Information: development@jubileemd.org.

Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, Bowie Golf & Country Club, 7420 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie. $125. Information: 301-262-0920, kelly@bowiechamber.org or www.bowiechamber.org.

Tuesday, April 25

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery County Department of Economic Development Business Expo, 7:15 a.m.-3 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Metro Center, Wisconsin Avenue. Registration: www.bccchamber.org⁄event_reg.asp or 301-652-4900.

Wednesday, April 26

Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women’s seventh annual health empowerment forum for women, 6:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Free. Information: Aileen Worrell, 301-367-8826 or aeworrell@verizon.net.

Thursday, April 27

Rockville Chamber of Commerce mixer, 5:30-7 p.m., play premiere, 8 p.m., F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Edmonston Drive and Baltimore Road, Rockville Civic Center Park. $20; $25 at the door; members free. Registration: www.rockvillechamber.org or 301-424-9300.

Women Business Owners of Montgomery County lunch talk, ‘‘If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Running My Business” with Faye Coleman of Westover Consultants Inc., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mamma Lucia’s Restaurant, 18224 Village Mart Drive, Olney. $30; members $25. Registration: 301-365-1755 or www.wbo-mc.

Saturday, April 29

Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce Business Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fireman’s Activities Grounds, Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy. Information: 301-829-5426.

Monday, May 1

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce annual regional job fair, 2-7 p.m., Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick. Registration: www.frederickchamber.org or Bonnie Schultz, 301-662-5150 or bschultz@frederickchamber.org.

Tuesday, May 2

Maryland Small Business Development Center workshop, ‘‘How to Start Your Own Business,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. Registration: 301-694-1367.

Send photos from past events or news of upcoming events to The Business Gazette, 1200 Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878. By e-mail: rrand@gazette.net. Please include a contact’s name and daytime telephone number.

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