Calendar of Events

OCTOBER

1 Last day to enter the Greater Washington Board of Trade's fifth annual entrepreneurship awards. Candidates must employ fewer than 50 people and may not be franchises or nonprofits. Nominations should be sent to nicoletarnogursky@bot.org and forms are available from the board's Web site.

14 Yes Circle in concert with law firm Nath and Associates is hosting a forum on protecting your intellectual property. The seminar costs between $20 and $40 and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 112 S. West St. in Alexandria, Va.

22 Arlington County's Economic Development Office is offering a free workshop on "greening your business" from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The seminar will be held at the development offices on 1100 Glebe Rd., Ste. 1500 in Arlington. Call 703-228-0833 for more information.

23 SCORE is sponsoring a workshop on writing a winning business plan. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 740 15th St., NW, 3rd Fl. in Washington, D.C. The fee is $50. For more information, contact (202) 272-0390.

24 The Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia is hosting the Women Entrepreneurs' Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Springfield, Va., at the Waterford conference center at 6715 Commerce St. For more information: e-mail expo@wbcnova.org or call 703-778-9922.

28 The Washington DC Economic Partnership is hosting a discussion on how companies can better recognize market opportunities that exist for them in diverse communities. Representatives from Global Management Systems, Verizon, Robert Half Technology and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will speak from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the American Association for Advancement of Science theater, 1200 New York Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C. Call 202-661-8670 for more information. Fees go up to $30.

NOVEMBER

19 Join activities as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week - a week of activities planned in 56 countries to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. People ages 13 and up are invited to test their skills from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in on-the-spot innovation by participating in a mini-challenge to create something of value from ordinary objects such as paper clips or Post-It notes. The event is being held at the Marian Koshland Science Museum.

By Sharon McLoone |  September 18, 2008; 1:50 PM ET Calendar Events
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