TUESDAY Social Media & Consumer Protection. Panel will address the rise of social media tools and their widespread adoption as a business tool. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council's Social Media Committee. Cost: Member, $45; nonmember, $75. Web site: http:/
Commercialization Lab: Crossing the Commercial Chasm. Learn from three companies that have translated seed funding from government grants into successful commercial solutions. 6:30 to 9 p.m., NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: MIT Enterprise Forum. Cost: Nonmember, $35. Contact: Patrick May, 240-430-1273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY Entrepreneurship 201: Beyond the Basics. 8 a.m. to noon, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Sponsor: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Contact: Karen Smaw, email@example.com 703-790-0600. Web site: http:/
Finding Federal Jobs Today. How to locate and apply for federal job opportunities. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Sponsor: Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Cost: $20. Contact: 240-777-8300. Web site: http:/
THURSDAY Writing a Winning Business Plan. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $60. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: http:/
How to Enter the ADDYs Brown Bag. How to package submissions for the 2010 ADDYs, the world's largest advertising competition. Noon to 1:30 p.m., 1310 N. Courthouse, Arnold DC, Arlington. Sponsor: DC Ad Club. Contact: 703-683-5954. Web site: http:/
FRIDAY Résumés That Open Doors. 2 to 4 p.m., 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Sponsor: Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Cost: $20. Contact: 240-777-8300. Web site: http:/
SATURDAY Traits That Leading Stocks Share Before They Make Their Big Price Moves. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. Sponsor: American Association of Individual Investors, Washington D.C. Metro Chapter. Cost: Advance, $30; Full, $35. Web site: http:/
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