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Washington area business events for the week of March 7

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday

Is My Compliance Program Effective? Seven Questions for Government Contractors. Discussion to include an overall market view on how best to achieve an effective compliance program that will allow your enterprise to prosper in the year ahead. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mintz Levin Offices, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 900, Washington. Host: Mintz Levin. Contact: Prescott White, pbwhite@mintz.com. Web site: www.mintz.com/newsletter/2011/Events/0802-0211-DC-LIT/web.html.

Leveraging Technology for Business Growth. IT workshop designed to help small businesses use technology to their advantage and to help with the bottom line - generating or saving money. noon to 2 p.m., Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Accokeek Hall, Room A221, Largo. Sponsor: Center for Minority Business Development. Contact: 301-583-5277. Web site: www.cmbd.biz/workshops.

Wednesday

Public Relations Day for Nonprofits. PR and fundraising pros will address a wide range of topics including branding, messaging, media relations and donor relations. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fulbright Center at Hogan Lovells, 555 13th St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter; co-sponsored by America's Charities and Community Health Charities of the National Capital Area. Cost: $49. Contact: 703-691-9212. Web site: www.prsa-ncc.org.

Thursday

Breakfast Connection. Roundtable focuses on power networking and provides attendees the chance to exchange business cards and develop new prospects. 7:30 to 9 a.m., Knights of Colombus, 5115 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. Sponsor: Cardinal Bank. Contact: 703-525-2400. Web site: www.arlingtonchamber.org.

Start Your Business. Seminar will lead participants through the essential steps for starting a small business. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Ave., Leesburg. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: preregistered, $10; at door, $15. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Business Seminar and Networking Reception. Join experts for a roundtable on China as they examine current business and economic conditions. 4 to 6:30 p.m., Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 1001 14th St. NW, Washington.

Sponsor: WNG. Contact: wng@washingtonnetworkgroup.com.

Network Reception. Meet industry experts and business owners and find out how the Center for Minority Business Development can help your business. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunset Room at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, Suite 200. Sponsor: CMBD. Contact: 301-583-5277. Web site: www.cmbd.biz.

Friday

Job Search Do's and Don'ts for Women Over 50. Tips and strategies for the job search, resumes and interviewing. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 401 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. Sponsor: Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Cost: $30. Contact: 240-777-8300. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/CFWworkshop/index.cfm.

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium. One-day symposium focused on women entrepreneurs, the importance of intellectual property protection for their innovations and how to leverage economic opportunities for women-owned businesses. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building Auditorium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. Host: USPTO and U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $41. Contact: 571-272-8850. Web site: www.uspto.gov.

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