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Economic Development Calendar

  1. SBDC 504 Loan Programs & Business Financing Highlights - Debt Refinancing and more!

    December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ ROOT Building 118 N Market Street

    The SBA 504 Loan program is a powerful economic development loan program offering lenders an avenue to provide customers a viable option for business financing while promoting business growth and job creation. The program is a proven success and win-win-win for the small business, the community and you, SBA’s participating lender. On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, join 504 loan officer, Beth Wilson from the Business Finance Group, the top Certified Development Company in SBA’s Region 3 covering Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and parts of West Virginia, as she provides an overview of the 504 program and how it can enhance your ability to provide capital to your customer. Recommended for lenders of financial institutions as well as business owners.

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  2. SCORE Mid-Maryland: Technical Strategies for Your Non-Profit's Success

    December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Your Desk! Webinar

    We live in an age where technology is taking over, where the simple paper processes and email systems are just not cutting it anymore. In this webinar, Non-Profit Community Leader Tim Edingfield will be discussing the 4 C’s for a non-profit’s success (Communication, Collaboration, Centralization, and Customization). Specifically, as it relates to finding a software solution that meets your needs. Attendees of this webinar will be able to walk away with: A list of technical requirements for their platform of choice Real use cases from other non-profits that have come before them An idea of what to expect when first exploring the No/Low code arena Step-by-Step instructions for evaluating software Presented by Timothy Edingfield

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  3. SBDC: Entity Comparison - What is the Best Option for My Business?

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ ROOT Building

    Join Brett Hess, President of Business Management Company (BMC) to determine what is the best Legal Form option for your business! Topics will include: 1. Sole Proprietor, Partnership, LLC or Corporation--What are the differences and what makes sense for my business 2. Tax consequences of each type of entity 3. Electing S-Corp or C-Corp and why 4. Business succession or sale, is there a better entity type? This is one seminar you won’t want to miss whether you are just starting or already in business!

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  4. Legislative Breakfast

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

    The 2020 Legislative Session will be kicking off in Annapolis soon and you'll have a front row seat to what our Frederick County legislators have planned. Before the panel discussion, each legislator will have time to give you a synopsis of what their priorities in this session will be. The panel will focus on items that are of interest to business owners in Frederick County and the Chamber invites you to submit your questions or ask them at the event. If you do not wish to pose your question at the event, please email Christy Butler, cbutler@frederickchamber.org, and your question will be posed anonymously by the Public Policy Committee. A full buffet breakfast will be served prior to the panel discussion. Agenda: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration check-in and Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks from Chamber President/CEO Rick Weldon and introduction of legislative attendees 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

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  5. SBDC: Targeting Customers - Get Your Business Off to a Great Start for the New Year!

    December 16, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ ROOT Building

    Regardless of how amazing your business, product or service is - you may not be getting the sales or connections you want simply because you're not reaching the right audience. Technology now allows us to get "scary close" to customers through advanced targeting and tracking, but we must learn to use these tools effectively and responsibly. Join the marketing experts from HighRock for a crash course on how to identify, narrow and reach your target market. Presenter, Melody Belotte, Director of Marketing, HighRock Group

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  6. Holiday Business Card Exchange at City Hall

    December 18, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ City Hall

    Join the Chamber of Commerce as The City of Frederick opens their doors at 101 North Court Street and transforms City Hall into a winter wonderland. Close out your year on a high note by making lots of connections for the coming business year! This year there will be a Wreath competition between all the partner agencies that operate in Frederick County. Guests will "vote" on their favorite wreath by donations. Each $1 will be a "vote". Money raised from the voting this year will benefit this year's nonprofit recipient, Second Chances Garage at 528 North Market Street. They provide low cost reliable transportation and repairs to low income families in Frederick County. Wreaths will stay on display in the City Hall lobby throughout the Holiday season.

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  7. Score Mid-Maryland: Growth Hacks - Quick Wins and Great Tools for Your Business to Gain Traction

    December 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Your Desk! Webinar

    "Doing more in less time, on a limited budget, to see the maximum results”. This is growth hacking and applying the strategies to achieve this goal is easier than you may think. Join this webinar where Taylor Ryan, six-time startup founder, growth hacker, mentor and international keynote speaker, will demonstrate a few short processes and give you insights on fast wins across multiple channels for any business. You’ll learn about: The latest growth-hacks that allow you to increase your reach Quick ways to implement tools that save you time and money Prioritizing marketing strategies And more Presented by Taylor Ryan Taylor Ryan is a six-time startup founder, currently the CEO of Klint Marketing and Architecture Quote. Taylor is an American living in Copenhagen, Denmark where he has spent the last four years running the marketing departments for some of Denmark's fastest growing startups.

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