Feb
20
to Feb 21

Foundations of Proposal Management

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one-of-a-kind course shows how to develop compliant and highly persuasive proposal sections in at least half the time that it would normally take. It covers detailed methods for outlining within the sections, developing section content, infusing proper structure and flow, and implementing correct writing processes and section planning techniques. But this course reaches beyond mere compliance.

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Feb
20
to Feb 22

ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Innovating the Future of Manufacturing

How different will pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities be in the future from what we know today? The 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference explores this question by bringing together diverse experts to share best practices and benchmark solutions for new and existing facilities.

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Growing Entrepreneurial Talent Pool Happy Hours

BHI is working with several regional partners to cultivate local biohealth research talent and help those with interest and qualifications transition to industry.

In February, BHIWorkSource Montgomery and BioBuzz are co-hosting two PostDoc-Industry Connections Happy Hours enabling NCI postdocs and others at NIH to learn more about local opportunities in the region's biohealth industry. Industry participants are invited to attend these complimentary networking receptions and share their thoughts regarding career paths and opportunities in the field while enjoying a complimentary Happy Hour.

Registration is free but limited. RSVPs are required. 

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Feb
22
8:30 AM08:30

Value Propositions and Target Marketing

In this half day session we will cover two important topics:

1. “Value Props that WORK and Messages that MATTER”

2. “Are you Targeting the RIGHT Market for your products?”

In both program topics, we’ll review plenty of actual company examples and case studies….to illustrate what they did right…and where they went wrong.

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Clyde's Tower Oaks

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Build A Career in Biotech: STEM Entrepreneurship Stories

  • 9640 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The CEO of American Gene Technologies, Jeff Galvin and Director of Clinical Affairs, Irene Tennant will speak about their paths, lessons learned, industry outlook, and emerging opportunities. They'll share their experience and advice for growing and advancing a career in Biotech.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP. We have limited seating so we will close the RSVP once the event capacity is reached.

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Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

Leverage Your Voice to Sell

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Success in business means being able to powerfully describe who you are and what you do so you can consistently turn prospects into paying clients. For most entrepreneurs and small business owners, your most powerful marketing tool is not your website, your social media platform or your business card. It is your voice and in-person presentation skills. How you sound and present yourself can make the difference between landing the client or losing the sale.

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Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

Business Card Exchange Lunch

  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce for a business card exchange lunch at Paladar! Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to expand your network too! These networking Lunches are a great way for professionals in the Chamber to make new connections, introduce their respective business, and eat delicious food.

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Value Propositions and Target Marketing

In this half day session we will cover two important topics:

1. “Value Props that WORK and Messages that MATTER”

2. “Are you Targeting the RIGHT Market for your products?”

In both program topics, we’ll review plenty of actual company examples and case studies….to illustrate what they did right…and where they went wrong.

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Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

UMD BioEng, ChemEng, & MatEng Networking Fair

Students in the University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering are among the brightest in the country. If you have a need for bioengineering, chemical, or materials interns, co-ops, or full-time employees, this networking event is a fantastic opportunity to meet remarkable students.

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Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Business EXCELerator

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce invites you to: Conference Preparedness – Marketing Yourself.

8:00-9:00am       Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller - “Storytelling To Open Doors and Build Relationships” 

9:15-10:15am     Gloria Larkin, TargetGov - “How To Make Any Conference Your Money Maker”

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Mar
3
10:30 AM10:30

Orientación sobre los recursos disponibles para la industria del Cuidada de Niño

Si usted está interesado en tener su propio negocio de cuidado de niños en casa (Family Day Care) o si desea abrir su propio centro de cuidado de Niños (Child Care Center), No se pierda la oportunidad de asistir a este taller GRATUITO, en donde recibirá todos los recursos disponibles para este fin y además aprenderá sobre la forma de hacerse dueño de negocio de manera rentable y segura.

 

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Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Why Video is Such a Powerful Marketing Tool

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you know that video is one of the hottest marketing tools available today? Let expert, Kim Foley, teach you the pros and cons of using Smartphone video, the Do’s and Don’ts of using video for your business, how to write a compelling script that gets results. Learn how video can get you known, garner press, and boost sales.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Plan de Negocios Exitoso

Aprenda por que usted necesita un Plan de Negocios sólido y robusto. Aprenda como desarrollar cada parte crítica de su plan. Este taller incluye un esbozo general y le orienta sobre otros recursos adicionales a los que usted puede acceder para elaborar un Exitoso Plan de Negocios en Rockville.

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Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Orientación sobre los recursos disponibles para la industria del Cuidada de Niño

Si usted está interesado en tener su propio negocio de cuidado de niños en casa (Family Day Care) o si desea abrir su propio centro de cuidado de Niños (Child Care Center), No se pierda la oportunidad de asistir a este taller GRATUITO, en donde recibirá todos los recursos disponibles para este fin y además aprenderá sobre la forma de hacerse dueño de negocio de manera rentable y segura.

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Mar
13
8:00 AM08:00

Pricing Models for Tech Start Ups

Tech entrepreneurs often have perfect ideas for a startup and the tech skills to make them happen. But all too often the businesses fail because the revenue model and pricing structure were not carefully crafted. Selling ads on your page is NOT the way to make money to build a sustainable business! Join Launch Workplaces and TEDCO for a seminar on how to develop smart, revenue-generating business models for start up technology companies.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

MCCC 2018 Public Safety Awards Luncheon

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) assembles over 1,100 business, government, and public safety leaders at the 44th Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon to thank the brave men and women who protect our community 24/7.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

GWHCC Business Expo

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at their biggest event of the year and connect with the region's leading businesses. Invest in your success by joining us for the invaluable opportunity to connect with over 1,200 new clients, elected officials and local business owners.

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Mar
21
8:30 AM08:30

Montgomery County Candidate Forum: County Executive Primary

  • Montgomery College BioScience Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, along with the Rockville & Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce, will host a primary candidate forum bringing together the Democratic candidates for the office of Montgomery County Executive. The Republican candidate is running unopposed. Isiah "Ike" Leggett, current County Executive, is not eligible for reelection.

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Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

What is Your Tax Structure?

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Remember playing Monopoly? It seems everyone has a different set of rules—land on Free Parking and collect the money pot, land on GO and collect the double salary. And in Monopoly, everyone would have to agree with the made-up rules but would also have to understand the basic rules. Taxes can work in the same way. You have to understand the basic rules of how tax structures work. This workshop taught by Kevin Matthews, CPA will teach you the basic rules of tax structures and the rules you can use to reduce your tax liability.

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Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Public Relations Solutions for Your Small Business

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you know that video is one of the hottest marketing tools available today? Let expert, Kim Foley, teach you the pros and cons of using Smartphone video, the Do’s and Don’ts of using video for your business, how to write a compelling script that gets results. Learn how video can get you known, garner press, and boost sales.

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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

BioHealth & Life Science Career Fair

  • Towson University, University Union, Chesapeake Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to hire college-trained science talent?  This free event is your chance to connect with Towson University students studying biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, and environmental science.  This venue will allow for you to make connections and recruit for part-time, full-time and internship positions.

Learn more about Towson University and our 4,000+ studying STEM disciplines at https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/.  

Questions about the event? Contact Lorie Logan-Bennett at lloganbennett@towson.edu.

 

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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

MWBC Networking Breakfast Event

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women are noted for helping other women connect and succeed. Come out and network with MWBC staff, our clients, and partners. You may meet a perfect connection or potential client- and it’s just plain fun! Coffee and light refreshments will be served. You must register so we have an accurate headcount.

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Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Argyle Country Club

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

MCCC After Hours @ Smokey Glen Farm

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites Rockville

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Bethesda)

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC 2018 Business Awards Dinner

  • 5701 Marinelli Road Rockville, MD 20852 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 MCCC Business Awards Dinner celebrates the best in the Montgomery County business community. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration on November 1, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creating a strategic marketing plan that identifies your ideal market, outlines actionable steps to reach that market and researches your competition requires a step-by-step plan. Learn how to identify and implement these critical steps with a plan that moves your business toward sustained success.

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Growing Entrepreneurial Talent Pool Happy Hours

BHI is working with several regional partners to cultivate local biohealth research talent and help those with interest and qualifications transition to industry. BHI is working with several regional partners to cultivate local biohealth research talent and help those with interest and qualifications transition to industry.

In February, BHIWorkSource Montgomery and BioBuzz are co-hosting two PostDoc-Industry Connections Happy Hours enabling NCI postdocs and others at NIH to learn more about local opportunities in the region's biohealth industry. Industry participants are invited to attend these complimentary networking receptions and share their thoughts regarding career paths and opportunities in the field while enjoying a complimentary Happy Hour

Registration is free but limited. RSVPs are required. 

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

The Role of Bioinformatics – From Research to Regulatory

This talk is to use personal experiences in 20 years of bioinformatics career as an example to illustrate how bioinformatics would help research in cancer genomics and FDA regulatory decisions on NGS-related applications.  

Presented by Wenming Xiao, PhD, Principle Investigator, National Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR), US FDA.

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Feb
15
8:30 AM08:30

Business Breakfast & Kick-Off

Montgomery County’s Dementia Friendly Initiative is a dynamic public-private partnership that has achieved national recognition for its innovative Public Safety education strategies. Hosted by BrightFocus Foundation, a leading nonprofit funding research to defeat Alzheimer’s, the event will educate local businesses about no cost staff training, certification and resources to support customer engagement. 

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Feb
15
8:00 AM08:00

An Overview of International Trade featuring the Maryland Department of Commerce

Join the Maryland Tech Council for our first International Series event featuring Brian Castleberry and Michael Howley of the Office of International Investment at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  This discussion will give insight into how the Maryland Office of International Investment and Trade supports Maryland companies that are looking to enter new foreign markets or advance their export sales.  If your business is looking to become part of the export sales market, this is a must attend event! 

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Feb
14
8:30 AM08:30

A Business with Meaning and Purpose

Bill Kraus, co-founder of Mission BBQ, will be the featured keynote speaker at Maryland Tech Council's second Innovation Speaker Series. Join us to hear the inspiring story of two entrepreneurs who followed their passion and created a business with a purpose while giving back to those who serve our community. He will share their journey, how to build a strong brand, start-up challenges, and the process of entrepreneurship.  Whether an entrepreneur, CEO of a large company, or service-oriented professional, you will walk away inspired and will gain valuable information on how to apply innovation to your business.

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Plan de Negocios Exitoso

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aprenda por que usted necesita un Plan de Negocios sólido y robusto. Aprenda como desarrollar cada parte crítica de su plan. Este taller incluye un esbozo general y le orienta sobre otros recursos adicionales a los que usted puede acceder para elaborar un Exitoso Plan de Negocios en Rockville.

 

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Feb
8
to Feb 9

Foundations of Proposal Management

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Foundations of Proposal Management course offers comprehensive skills in proposal management. The course begins with the Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements analysis. It then proceeds to proposal planning, outlining your document, and developing a proposal schedule. It also covers preparing for and conducting a Kickoff meeting to organize your proposal team, and guiding authors in developing proposal section content. The course then delves into managing your team, and running proposal reviews, debriefs, and production.

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Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

Federal Innovation Forum Series

  • Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Federal Innovation Forum series of three forums is presented by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. General Services Administration and serve to educate and inform both government and industry on the latest technologies, how they are being utilized, and where procurement opportunities may exist in the future.

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Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

Changes to the 990 and new IRS-Required Overhead Calculations

  • Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The huge growth in the nonprofit sector in recent years has influenced Congress and the IRS to greatly modify the reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations. Government has determined that the new Form 990 series of tax forms is the strongest method to communicate to all sectors of society what is transpiring in aggregate and specific accomplishments of respective organizations. Come and discover the requirements, how these adjustments will affect your return, how to follow properly and more. It’s also a great opportunity to share success stories and reconnect with your fellow non-profit partners.

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Nonprofit Mastermind

  • The Treatment and Learning Centers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Rockville Chamber is excited to host a nonprofit mastermind group.  Join us each month to talk about issues impacting the nonprofit community and how best to do business in today's market.

This month we will hear from Cristin Caine of Charity Connect. Your next volunteer could be your new MVP. Cristin will lead an interactive presentation on volunteer engagement and retention.

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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Excel Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Small Business

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Excel is a great application for small business owners to use in tracking expenses, revenues, inventory, creating invoices and so much more. But there are tips and tricks that will make your use of excel more efficient, accurate and less complicated. Learn how to use pivot tables, set up worksheet tabs efficiently, summarize categories, and create invoices, separate sales tax and much more. Michael Sagan has over 1,000 hours of teaching excel and he is going to teach you his best tips.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

2018 MCCC Legislative Reception

An opportunity to network and engage informally with our county's key elected officials. Attendees share successes and highlights of doing business in Montgomery County as well as challenges and ideas of ways to remain relevant in a competitive region and global market. As part of MCCC's year-round advocacy, the Montgomery County Legislative Reception provides a local opportunity for everyone to connect.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creating a strategic marketing plan that identifies your ideal market, outlines actionable steps to reach that market and researches your competition requires a step-by-step plan. Learn how to identify and implement these critical steps with a plan that moves your business toward sustained success.

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

How to Navigate a Quarter-Life Crisis

  • Hood College Whitaker Campus Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Young Professionals: join the Maryland Tech Council for this great event. Quarter-life crisis, defined as "a period of life ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult," is a term that rose to popularity with a recent book and tour by the authors. Join us for a creative, entertaining activity to kick things off and hear from a panel of professionals to learn more about this concept and successful approaches for overcoming such stress. 

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Jan
25
to Jan 26

Foundations of Federal Business Development

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course offers essential skills in professional business development. It begins with an overview of the Federal business development process and what it takes to succeed in the profession. It proceeds to the basics of doing business with the U.S. Government. It then focuses on the nuances of Government contracting that every business developer has to understand in order to win contracts, such as rules of the socioeconomic program for small businesses, and how you can make the program serve your goals even if you do not directly qualify for the benefits.

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Jan
24
7:30 AM07:30

MoCo's Kings and Queens of the North

Hear from MCEDC CEO David Petr, among others, to learn the answers to:

  1. What strategies are developers in the Life Sciences Corridor using to draw in tenants?
  2. Will MoCo multifamily fill up the thousands of projected new units?
  3. Should you invest in biomedical space requirements, or stick with traditional office space?
  4. How are mixed-use developers in Shady Grove attracting new retail tenants?
  5. Which MoCo developments have live, work and play potential?

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Prepárese para Pagar los Impuestos del 2017 en Buena Forma

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Si usted es propietario de su negocio y desea pagar sus impuestos del año 2017, evitando cometer errores y garantizando que sus números son los correctos, debe tomar este taller. Profesionales de alto nivel y gran experiencia entregarán una serie de consejos que le permitirán llevar a cabo un pago ajustado a su propio caso y no generalizado.

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