Food-cart business in focus at Arlington Central Library

Arlington Economic Development and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will take a look at the mobile food business Wednesday.

Osiris Hoil, owner of District Taco, will talk about food-cart best practices. Officials from Arlington County’s health, police and revenue departments will talk about regulations.

The event begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free, with registration.

Other events of note

Tuesday, Feb. 18: The Greater Washington Board of Trade is holding a workshop on “Getting Connected in Greater Washington.” Panelists include Peter Abrahams, publisher of DC Magazine; Donna Harris, co-founder of start-up hub 1776; and Amanda Tiede, vice president of Cassidy Turley. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW. $50 for members, $75 for everyone else.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce plays host to John Jumper, chairman and chief executive, and other executives from Reston-based contractor Leidos, who will talk about the company. The event begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. $50 for members, $60 for everyone else.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Tech Cocktail is holding its “DC Mixer & Startup Showcase” at 6:30 p.m. at 1776, 1133 15th St. NW. $20.

Friday, Feb. 21: The TysonsRegional Chamber of Commerce is holding a roundtable called “To Protest or Not To Protest: That Is the Question” regarding the pros and cons of filing a bid protest. The event begins at noon at Protorae Law, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Suite 760, Tysons Corner. $25 for members, $50 for everyone else.

Economic calendar

Markets are closed for the holiday today. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve releases the minutes of the open market committee’s last policy meeting. Also, new data come out on housing construction, followed by the Friday release of information on the sales of existing homes.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby