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July 26
Tech Cocktail founder discusses new book

Arlington Economic Development is hosting an event Tuesday to launch Tech Cocktail founder and chief executive Frank Gruber’s book “Startup Mixology.” The event features networking, lunch, question-and-answer session and a book signing with Gruber. It begins at 11 a.m. at AED’s offices, at 1100 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1500, Arlington. Free, $20 for a copy of the book.

Other events of note

Tuesday, July 29: The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce is holding its first annual “Building Relationships for Success: Sub & Prime Contractor Partnership Forum.” The half-day event includes panel presentations, breakout sessions and networking with exhibitors. The event begins at 7 a.m. at Gannett, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. $60.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum on “Opportunities in International Development: Doing Business with the U.S. Agency for International Development.” Kevin Davis, small-business specialist at USAID, is the speaker. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Chamber’s offices, at 509 9th St. NW. Free.

The Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership and AccelerateDC are holding a panel discussion on “People, Place & Space: Intersection of Location, Workspace & Design for Startups.” Panelists include Andy O’Brien of JLL, Gavin Daniels of Wingate Hughes Architects, Evan Regan-Levine of JBG Cos. and Janey Saunders of Knoll. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Economic Partnership’s offices, at 1495 F. St. NW. Free.

The Maryland Women’s Business Center is holding a workshop on “Writing a Successful Business Plan.” The event begins at 6 p.m. at the MWBC, 51 Monroe St., Suite PE-20, Rockville. $25.

Economic calendar

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets starting Tuesday. The policymaking panel is scheduled to report Wednesday on any change in plans to stimulate the economy, the same day new estimates of the nation’s gross domestic product are set to be released. On Friday comes an update on the employment situation.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby

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