Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol is holding a 2 ½-day protocol and executive etiquette seminar, beginning Wednesday.

The course will cover diplomatic, international and military protocol, and will focus on business etiquette and dining rules and styles.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $1,795.

Other events of note
Tuesday, Feb. 4

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is holding a workshop on how to start a business in Fairfax County. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the FCEDA offices, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 450, Tysons Corner. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce plays host to Alexandra Piotrowski of the Small Business Administration, who will talk about “Employer Shared Responsibility & the Affordable Care Act.” The event begins at 9 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 506 Ninth St. NW. Free.

Arlington Economic Development and the Greater Washington Hispanic Council are holding a seminar on taxes and record keeping. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 6

ClearedJobs.Net is holding a job fair for security-cleared professionals. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free.

Washington Women in Public Relations is hosting a panel discussion on nonprofit and philanthropic communications. Speakers include Allyson Burns of the Case Foundation, Rebecca Einhorn of the U.N. Foundation, Alejandra Owens of the AARP and Tim Turnham of the Melanoma Research Foundation. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free for members, $15 for everyone else.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby