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Harassment prevention is focus of seminar

MARTINSBURG – Employment law attorney Carl D. Moore will lead a harassment prevention for managers and supervisors Thursday at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College here.

The workshop, which begins with breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at the school’s Tech Center at 5550 Winchester Ave., is being put on by Blue Ridge along with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce’s workforce development committee.

The cost is $25 for chamber members or $35 for non-members. To sign up or get more information, contact the chamber at 304-267-4841 or email chamber@berkeleycounty.org.

 

Blue Ridge offering bartender classes

MARTINSBURG – Future bartenders age 21 or older can sign up for a round – of classes, not of drinks – that starts next month at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College here.

The entry-level course, beginning April 19, covers mixology terminology, measuring, recipes, wine and beer service, and general bartending etiquette. No alcohol will be used within the classroom, but students are assigned practice that must be completed off campus.

The $425 fee includes a bartending equipment starter kit, a textbook and certification. The classes happen from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Blue Ridge’s Tech Center at 5550 Winchester Ave. To register or get more information, contact Cynthia Hull at chull@blueridgectc.edu or 304.260.4380, Ext. 2405.


Keynote speech set for next week

CLARKSBURG – The acting Regional Administrator for U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region 3 will make the keynote address at the Dynamic Networking for Small Business conference in Fairmont next week.

The free, day-long event begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Park, 1000 Galliher Drive.

“SBA is delighted to welcome Bridget Bean to West Virginia and the DyNet conference,” said SBA West Virginia Director Judy McCauley. “As keynote speaker, her government contracting experience will stress the importance of small businesses in the current federal acquisition climate.”

“It’s a very exciting time for small business and federal contracting,” Bean said. “From the Affordable Care Act to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, we have recently seen the most significant small business legislation in over a decade.”

 

Bean is responsible for the delivery and management of SBA’s small business programs, financial assistance, and business development program initiatives throughout the region. SBA’s Region 3 serves a population of 29.5 million in seven SBA district offices and covers the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“I’m really looking forward to the DyNet conference, meeting with business owners to talk about how SBA partners with the other federal agencies and the White House to ensure that the federal government meets their goal of awarding around $100 billion in government contracts to small businesses,” Bean said.

DyNet is sponsored by the I-79 Development Council. For registration information, visit www.charleston.score.org or call 304-680-7932.

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