This week in business

Looking ahead to 2004

Workshops, networking events offer chance to develop strategies for success in new year

December 15, 2003|By Frank McCoy | Frank McCoy,Special to SunSpot

As 2003 winds down, the pace of Baltimore business ebbs as well.

But this week offers a wide range of seminars to learn from, chamber meetings to network at and gatherings to attend where you can sow business seeds to be harvested as profits in the new year.

They include:

Monday At 9:30 a.m., the Baltimore Small Business Resource Center sponsors a Business Plan Writing Workshop at 3 W. Baltimore St. To register, call 410-605-0990. Walk-ins are welcome.

Join the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs in a discussion about "Iraq and the Middle East: Where Do We Go From Here?" The speaker is professor Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair, University of Maryland College Park.

The event takes place at 5:15 p.m. in the Constellation Room of the World Trade Center in Baltimore. For details, call 410-727-2150 or send an e-mail to

Tuesday Relax and network tonight at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's "Connections After Hours." The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m at Best Western Westminster Catering and Conference Center in Westminister. For details, call 410-848-9050 or 410-876-7212 or send an e-mail to

Wednesday Join members of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Marketing Association for a networking event from 6 to 9 p.m at the Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St. For more information, call 410-276-0027 or send an e-mail to

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Power Networking Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Great Room Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage. For more information, call 301-725-4000 or send an e-mail to

Thursday The Howard County Human Resource Society holds its monthly meeting. Today's topic: "The Real Reason People Don't Change." The session takes place at Howard Community College Business Training Center in Columbia from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 410-313-6340.

Friday The Catonsville Chamber of Commercesponsors a Business Education Breakfast at 8 a.m. at CCBC-Catonsville.

Several economic reports will be released this week:

Monday The housing market index is released today.

Tuesday The Consumer Price Index is reported today.

New residential construction figures come out.

Wednesday The mortgage applications survey is released.

Thursday The latest jobless claims figures are released.

The Conference Board reports its latest Index of leading indicators.

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