August Events Not to Be Missed
Below, you will find some great upcoming events for August. If you have any questions or an event you’d like to submit, please send us an email.
Friday August 5 – BBJ Enterprising Women
Location: Martin’s Valley Mansion – 594 Cranbrook Road Cockeysville, MD 21030
The past two years have been tumultuous, to say the least, for business owners. Those that survived were flexible and quickly adapted to the new economic realities. The Baltimore Business Journal will look at how Greater Baltimore’s most successful women-owned firms succeeded and how they are integrating lessons learned during a downturn into their business models going forward. Our special publication will capture some of the success stories and the 50 largest women-owned businesses. Also, it will feature the latest issues facing businesswomen and advice for career advancement and reinvention. This publication and its companion event continue to be one of the BBJ’s most popular.
Friday August 5 – CEO Accelerator: Executive Education Series with Ed Knox
Location: University of Baltimore – Thumel Business Center: 11 W. Mt. Royal Avenue – Room 233 Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Having trouble finding the funding you need to start, sustain, or grow your business? This seminar panel of Business Finance will help you to identify financial opportunities that may be available to you. The panel of financial experts will discuss and answer your questions related to banking, capital and equity investments, federal loan programs, asset lending, contract financing, and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to take your business to the next level by utilizing creative financing options. Seating is limited so register today!
The panel includes:
John A. Colwell is the Managing Director of Mentor Capital Partners LLC, a corporate financial advisory firm he founded in 2006. This company advises business owners on business and financial strategy and provides investment banking services that enhance corporate growth and shareholder liquidity.
Kwesi O. Rogers, the President and CEO of Shareholder of Federal National Payables, Inc., a small business finance company specializing in providing accounts receivable financing primarily to government contractors.
Tom Turner is a Business Development Officer with Chesapeake Business Finance Corporation, a non-profit Certified Development Company authorized by the SBA to administer the SBA 504 Loan Program. The SBA 504 Program typically involves small business financing for the purchase and build out of commercial real estate and business equipment acquisition.
Ed Knox is the Lender Relations Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration. He provides advice, training, and education to lenders, various resource partners, small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Maryland on SBA loan programs. Cost: $75 For more information, call 410-837-4928
Wednesday August 10 – Burson Breakfast Series: Web Monitoring and Analytics
Location: Mio: 1110 Vermont Avenue NW Frnt 1 Washington, DC
You are cordially invited to join the Association for Women in Communications and the Burson-Marsteller digital strategy team for a monthly breakfast and networking series on the evolving social and digital media marketplace.
The monthly series will offer in-depth presentations about today’s most impactful online platforms with strategic insights and actionable tactics from many of the industry’s most respected thought leaders.
The breakfast sessions occur on the second Wednesday of every month beginning April 13 from 8:00-10:00am. Each session begins with a 30 minute networking segment and breakfast followed by a 90 minute, hands-on workshop.
Breakfast is included. Three blocks away from the McPherson Square metro stop. Garage parking available for a fee.
Thursday August 11 – Open Hack Session
Location: 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Open hack sessions are an opportunity to meet Node members and see what the space has to offer. Bring a project or check out what Node members are working on. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday August 11 – Blogging and Social Media: Panel and Happy Hour
Location: Gramophone – 4 West Aylesbury Road Baltimore, MD 21093
Blogging is everywhere, from the mom blogs to business blogs – it is one of the best strategies to promote your brand on line. <Making social networking work for you consists of a few main elements. When you incorporate them into your overall marketing plan, traffic to your blog increases. Come join us on August 11, and listen to our panel of blogging experts as we explore using social media to promote your content, engage with your readers, and spread your message. We will be hosting this event at Gramophone on Thursday, August 11. We will have a panel from 3:30 to 5, and a happy hour with light refreshements from 5- 6:30. (Your ticket to the event includes two drink tickets). Gramophone has some great giveaways for you! Don’t miss out on this blogging event! Tickets are only $5.00
Website for Tickets and information: http://smcblogging-eorg.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday August 17 – Spirited Woman Awards
Location: Morton’s The Steakhouse – 300 South Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201
The Spirited Woman Awards were created to recognize everyday women who are making extraordinary contributions to their community and those around them. Award winners and nominees will be honored at a Power Luncheon at Morton’s the Steakhouse on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. For tickets and more information: http://spiritedwomanawards2011.eventbrite.com/
Friday August 26 – CEO Accelerator: Executive Education Series with MyCity4Her Affiliate Susan Katz
Location: Maryland Department of Transportation: 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, MD 21076
Are you a business owner feeling overworked and overwhelmed? Would you like to make more money and work less? If so, the SBDC wants to help you! Join us and find out how to become a more strategic business owner. Accompany MyCity4Her Affiliate Susan Katz, a certified business coach and CEO of The Growth Coach of Baltimore, as you develop time saving techniques. Susan Katz has over 30 years of publishing experience, with the last 20 years spent as a vice president for two major publishing firms. While vice president, she was responsible for growing small businesses within a large corporation. In 2010, Susan received the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Baltimore Regional Chapter and has been recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2011. Cost: $75 For more information, call 410-837-4928
Monday August 29 – Optimizing Your Certification — Small Business Seminar
Location: Small Business Resource Center, 1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite C307 Baltimore, MD 21218
This seminar will teach participants how to optimize their Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise certification with the City of Baltimore. The cost for the seminars is $25.00 per class. For more information and to register, contact the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development at 410-396-3818.