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Washington area business events for the week of March 21

Sunday, March 20, 2011; 6:25 PM

Monday

Basic Resume Writing. Develop an effective resume for today's job market. 10 a.m. to noon, 401 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. Sponsor: Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Cost: $20. Contact: 240-777-8300. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/CFWworkshop/.

Tuesday

Entrepreneurship: Starting and Growing a Successful Business. A roundtable discussion on how successful owners grow their business. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Vienna. Host: George Mason University Business Roundtable. Cost: Pre-paid, $20; at door, $25. Web site: gmubrmarch2011.eventbrite.com/.

High-Impact Resumes. How to write a resume that highlights your relevant skills and experience. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. Sponsors: Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Contact: 240-773-9410. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/.

Start Your Business. Seminar on the essential steps for starting a small business. 6 to 8:30 p.m., The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Exploration Hall, Room 101, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Sponsor: Loudoun Small Business Development Center. Cost: pre-registered, $10; at door, $15. Contact: Cathy Campbell, 703-430-7222. Web site: www.loudounsbdc.org.

Wednesday

Greening the Government. Panelists from government agencies will discuss what their agencies are doing to "green" their internal activities and help communities across the country become more sustainable. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington. Host: ICF International and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Contact: Billy Grayson, wgrayson@icfi.com or 202-862-1203. Web site: www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/greening_govt.html.

Social Networking for Small Businesses. Learn how to make social media and online marketing work for your business. 8 to 9:30 a.m., Washington Guest Suites, 100 S. Reynolds St., Alexandria. Host: Weba. Cost: Weba member, free; nonmember, $7. Contact: Nancy Benjamin, brahmopticians@aol.com or 703-751-2800.

Business Opportunity Mixer. Networking event offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet other local business people, discuss common challenges and share solutions. 8 to 10 a.m., 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia, 2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: BizLaunch, the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Clarendon Alliance and 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia. Contact: Jennifer Howell, jhowell@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-0862. Web site: www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bizlaunch/events.

Sustainability Hour. Meet and network with individuals representing businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and entrepreneurs who are committed to promoting sustainable practices and developing business opportunities. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., City First Bank of DC, 1432 U St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: Sustainable Business Network of Washington and City First Bank. Cost: SBNOW member, free; nonmember, $20. Web site: www.sbnow.org.

Break into the Export/Import Business. Workshop on how to spot import/export opportunities, identify potential products and arrange for shipping and customs clearances. 6:30 to 9 p.m., 1726 20th St. NW, Washington. Sponsor: First Class Lifelong Learning Center. Cost: $45. Contact: Debra Leopold, takeaclass@aol.com or 202-797-5102. Web site: www.takeaclass.org.

Thursday

Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast. Network with investors, see latest technologies, view presentations by pre-screened companies seeking growth capital and learn from investor speakers. 7:30 to 10:15 a.m., Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Corner Blvd., McLean. Sponsor: Business Alliance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Cost: $60-90. Contact: 703-286-0965 or info@businessalliance.org. Web site: www.businessalliance.org.

Writing a Winning Business Plan. Workshop covers plan concepts and the written material each plan must include. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, third floor, Washington. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $60. Contact: 202-272-0390. Web site: www.scoredc.org.

Effective Strategies for the Internet Job Search. How to use the Internet to research companies, identify openings, make contacts and post your resume. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. Sponsors: Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Commission for Women, Counseling and Career Center. Contact: 240-777-0110. Web site: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries.

State of the Economy in Fairfax. Gerry Gordon, president and chief executive of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, discusses the region, 6 to 9 p.m., George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Sponsor: Syndicate Business Networking Group. Cost: $55. Contact: 703-401-6339. Web site: www.thesyndicateva.com.

A Networking Reception. A networking event for technology sector professionals to "gather, grip and grin" for networking purposes. 6 to 9 p.m., Gua-Rapo/Nena, 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sponsor: Washington Network Group. Cost: member, $20; nonmember, $40. Contact: 202-455-4504 or wng@washingtonnetworkgroup.com. Web site: www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com.

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