Tuesday, Dec. 6, Howard County Dinner and Awards. The program will recognize achievements of the county's technology and biotechnology industry.

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Sponsor: Tech Council of Maryland. Cost: $70 per person; $520 table of eight; $10 extra at the door for walk-ins. Contact: Jim Lawson, jlawson@mdhitech.org. Event Web site: www.mdhitech.org/Calendar/html/481.html.

Thursday, Dec. 8, Commercializing R&D: Resources for Emerging Technology Companies. The all-day event will provide emerging technology companies with information about state and federal resources available to help them develop their technologies or products.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., University of Maryland, University College Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi. Sponsors: Maryland Technology Development Corp. and Tech Council of Maryland. Cost: $185; attendance is limited. Contact: 240-453-6212. Event Web site: www.mdhitech.org/Calendar/html/483.html.

Thursday, Dec. 8, Tips and Strategies for Getting Your Small Business Online. Topics include types of Web sites, typical pricing and attendee case studies.

9 a.m. to noon, American Bar Association Building, 740 15th St. NW, 3rd floor. Sponsor: SCORE. Cost: $30. Contact: 202-272-0390. Event Web site: www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Dec. 8, Telework, Business Continuity and Preparing for a Pandemic or Other Critical Business Interruptions. News conference and luncheon to discuss how telework is a necessary component of a business-continuity plan.

Noon to 2 p.m., National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Sponsor: Telework Coalition and Association of Contingency Planners. Cost: $40 in advance; $10 extra at the door. Contact: Chuck Wilsker, Chuck@TelCoa.org. Event Web site: www.telcoa.org/id282.htm.

Friday, Dec. 9, Biotech Venture Capital Investment in Mid-Atlantic: Where Are We? Where Are We Going? A panel of venture capitalists will discuss technologies that are attracting interest in the investor community, the role of federal and state funding and research, and where company valuations are headed.

7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Hilton McLean, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Technology Council. Cost: $35 members; $70 nonmembers; $10 extra for walk-ins. Contact: 703-904-7878, Ext. 250. Event Web site: http://online.nvtc.org/calendar/geteventinfo.cfm?event=BIO-6.

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