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7 "The Economy Sucks - Now What" is the title of an event hosted by networking group Success in the City and the National Association of Women Business Owners from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna, Va. Speakers will discuss low-cost/no-cost marketing strategies, alternative funding sources and developing alliances. The cost is $35 to $55 for SITC and NAWBO members and $50 to $70 for non-members.

13 Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce hosts a free business mixer from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Capitol City Brewing Co. located at 2700 S. Quincy St. in Arlington, Va.

13 IRS hosts a special 100-minute online Tax Talk Today program at 2 p.m. ET that will discuss getting ready for filing season 2009.


13-14 National Small Business Association's biennial Small Business Congress will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The registration fee is $295 for a full participant and $200 for a guest before Jan. 5. After that date, the fee increases to $345 and $250 for a guest. The rate for a room is $235 per night and must be booked through NSBA. Contact Rosa Wright at 202-293-8830 or


20 Community Business Partnership will host the Veterans in Business conference 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, Va. The conference is limited to 150 participants.


19-22 National Business Incubation Association's 23rd annual international conference on business incubation will be held in Kansas City, Mo., at the Westin Crown Center.

23 American Small Business Coalition hosts its fifth anniversary conference and gala at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons in Vienna, Va.


11 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 5th annual Small Business Summit will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The group also is calling for nominations for its "small business of the year" award. Nominations are due Jan. 5 and applications are due Feb. 2. The winner will be recognized at the May event.


25-27 National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its annual conference in Chicago. Online registration will be available this spring.

By Sharon McLoone |  December 17, 2008; 4:30 PM ET Calendar Events
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