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July Events Not to Be Missed

Here are some not-to-be-missed events coming up in July. To stay updated on what’s going on in your area, be sure to check our extensive calendar of events on our homepage.

Koffee Talk Breakfast Meeting Wednesday July 6 8—9:30 AM

Koffee Talk is a membership organization dedicated to connecting marketing and sales professionals.  Koffee Talk’s primary focused is to provide an unprecedented
networking environment, creating a platform for members to
connect with like minded professionals to exchange ideas,increase their circle of influence, generate referrals and advance
their career.

Cost to members: no charge

Cost to non-members: $25.00

Visit for more info.


First Thursdays at Hopkins Plaza Free Concerts Downtown Lunch Series Thursday July 7 12-1:30 PM

Bring your lunch to Hopkins Plaza the first Thursday of every month and enjoy live entertainment. This month’s concert performer is Ellen Cherry.

For more information, visit


Think Big Baltimore Wednesday July 13 8:30 AM-8 PM

Think Big Baltimore, the Premier Conference for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Startups has been created to provide the educational forum and launch pad in order to ignite the hard work of entrepreneurial excellence and potential startup companies. TBB is a jam-packed day in which aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs can come together under one roof to celebrate entrepreneurship, build the Baltimore startup scene, and find motivation and inspiration to turn an idea into something big.


Fifth Annual Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards Wednesday July 13 6-9 PM

American Visionary Art Museum: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

On July 13, SmartCEO is celebrating women leaders at the fifth annual Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards. This incredible program honors 25 female CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, Owners and Founders of companies for their leadership within their business and community. This will be a great opportunity to network and celebrate these high-caliber individuals.

In addition to celebrating the 2011 winners, we will announce our Brava! Hall of Fame winners. The Hall of Fame CEOs will be honored for their continued dedication to business leadership and philanthropy in the Greater Baltimore community. SmartCEO will unveil one Hall of Fame winner from each former class of Brava! winners.

SmartCEO is also partnering with Success in Style, a charitable organization that provides gently used business clothing to women in need. Please bring a donation of new or gently worn business clothing or accessories to the event on July 13 to benefit rising female entrepreneurs.

Dress: Business cocktail


BBJ: Bizsmart Own Your Future Friday July 15, 7:30-9:30 AM

Are you a business owner felling overworked and overwhelmed? Would you like to make more money and work less? If so, the Baltimore Business Journal wants to help you. Join us and find out how to be a more strategic business owner. Location: Morton’s The Steakhouse 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; Cost: $0.00 – $10.00; To Register: Call Nicole Howell at 410-454-0528



ARTSCAPE Friday July 15-Sunday July 17

Artscape is America’s largest arts festival that remains free and open to the public.

This is the 30th anniversary of the region’s premier celebration of the arts featuring continuous musical performances by local, regional and national talent on four outdoor stages, indoor and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, film, theater, the Artists’ Market with crafts and works of art for sale, opera, dance, fashion, literary arts activities, street theater and special activities geared towards children, July 15-17, 2011, Friday and Saturday 12-10pm, and Sunday 12-8pm.

The festival welcomes a variety of performing artists including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, jazz vocal and combo competitions, children’s entertainers and multiple street theater locations.


Cost: Free


Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce 21st Crab Feast Tuesday July 19 5:30-8:30 PM

The Chamber Crab Feast is a great way to thank employees and loyal or new clients & customers–a perfect summer reward!  Bring your work gang and friends for food & fun!  Cash Wheel!  Early-bird registrants (before 7/12) will be entered to win door prizes!  Cost:  $60/Member, $70/Guest—all tickets come with a Crab Feast T-shirt (shirt sizes available at Feast on a first-come, first-served basis) To purchase tickets, go online or call the Chamber at 410.702.7073.

Where:  Arcadia Hall 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco 21155


SCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your New Business Tuesday July 19 10:30-5 PM

Big Vanilla Athletic Club, Community Meeting Room (up stairs on right): 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012

How to Start & Manage Your New Business:

  • How to Write a Business Plan: Know yourself and requirements for business success; goal setting; planning
  • Business Organization and Record Keeping:Laws; regulations; forms of business organization; financial statements and controls
  • Risk Management: Factors and coverage for insurable risks that each business owner should consider
  • Marketing and Sales: Key elements for a marketing plan, and sales techniques
  • Financial Factors and Sources of Capital: Determining capital needs; obtaining capital
  • The Library and Other Resources: Helpful hints on using your library, the Internet, SBA, and other business associations
  • Answers to Your Questions: This overview workshop offers keys to starting and managing business from senior SCORE® counselors and distinguished business professionals. Persons considering starting a business as well as newly established business owners should find this workshop helpful.

This workshop is a great introduction to the additional four-part Quick Start Business Strategy & Planning Series which is described in the following section.

To register for workshops, go to for online registration/prepayment forms or call (410) 266-9553 for more information.

Fee: $49.00


Party with a Purpose Thursday July 28, 7-11 PM

Location: Wild Willy’s Rock House & Sports Saloon 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis, MD

Activities include: Bid on a Date with a Hottie, Live Auction of a vacation on a 60′ luxury catamaran and a Day on the Bay sail. Tickets are $20/person. Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s by A Classic Case. Free appetizer buffet and drink specials all night. Party with a Purpose is a benefit for Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center.


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