Business Calendar

November 10, 2007

Indicators

Tuesday -- September pending home sales

Wednesday -- October retail sales, Producer Price Index

Thursday -- October Consumer Price Index, weekly jobless claims

Friday -- October industrial production, capacity utilization

Events

Monday

Veterans Day observance -- U.S. government bond markets and related financial commodities markets will be closed.

Tuesday

Small business opportunities in Dundalk -- Free information session by Lisa Fischer, owner of the Village Coffeehouse, presented by Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, 11:15 a.m., Village Coffeehouse, 3 Commerce St., Dundalk. For more information, call 410-285-7270.

Wednesday

Howard County Economic Development Authority -- presents a "smart start to business success" seminar, 8:30 a.m., Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $45. To register, call Tasha Taylor at 410-313-6550 or e-mail: ttaylor@hceda.org

Creative Connects -- networking session sponsored by The BOSS Group, 5:30 p.m., Mex, 26 Market Place, Baltimore. Free, no reservations needed. For more information, call Katie Brim at 410-244-0944 or contact: info@creativeconnects.com

Thursday

BWI Business Partnership -- breakfast meeting, 7:45 a.m., Marriott BWI, 1743 Nursery Road, Linthicum. Speaker will be Robert L. Fornaro, president and chief operating officer of AirTran Airways. Non- member cost is $40. Reservations must be made by Nov. 13. For information and reservations, call 410-859-1000 or log on to: www.bwipartner.org.

Small business loans -- Free information session with Todd Warren of Susquehanna Bank, 11:15 a.m., Student Lounge, K Building, Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Call 410-285-9850.

Holiday Trade Fair -- sponsored by Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. For information, call Linda Zahn at 410-647-3900.

SmartCEO -- dinner and panel discussion featuring three entrepreneurs who sold their businesses, 6 p.m., 1840s Ballroom, 29 S. Front St., Baltimore. Cost is $60. To register, call Alyssa Bolognini at 410-342-9510, ext. 214, or go online to: Alyssa@smartceo.com

2007 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards -- reception and ceremony presented by Greater Baltimore Committee, 6 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. Cost is $50. Call Kisha Lashley at 410-727-2820, ext. 19 or go online to kashal@gbc.org

Friday

Financing the future -- Community dialogue on money and the social entrepreneur, sponsored by University of Baltimore Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center, 8:30 a.m., M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Cost is $35. To register, call Ewan Simpson at 410-837-4973.

College of Southern Maryland -- presents a free lecture and workshop on identity theft, 7 p.m., CSM Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. For information, call 301-934-7974.

Looking ahead

Nov. 20

Franchise seminar -- presented by Howard County Economic Development Authority, 8:30 a.m., Center for Business and Technology Development, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia. Cost is $59. To register, call Tasha Taylor at 410-313-6550 or e-mail: ttaylor@hceda.org

Small business successes and failures -- A free lecture by John L. Herman, presented by Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk, 11:15 a.m., in the student lounge, L-Building, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk. For information, call 410-285-9850.

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