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Calendar of Events 2006

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April


  • April 3, 2006 - Roundtable Discussion

    Location: Queen City Creamery, 108 Harrison Street, downtown Cumberland, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: State of Small Business Environment in Region
    State of Business/Industry in Your Area: Is it growing, stagnant, or declining? What are the regional economic trends? What business and economic opportunities and challenges exist within the region? What are the promising areas for job creation?

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May
  • May 15, 2006 - Roundtable Discussion

    Location: Queen City Creamery, 108 Harrison Street, downtown Cumberland, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: Financing
    What is the startup and initial capital level required for your business? What are the major sources of financing in your area of business? How do you deal with issues of second round or growth financing?

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  • May 30, 2006 - Practicum

    FSU Summer Course: 12 week summer session Entrepreneurship Practicum (May 30-Aug 18)

    Practicum Overview:
    Discuss the components of bussiness startup from idea generation to market introduction, develop and implement business ideas.

    Registration deadline: May 12

    Download Practicum Flyer (MS Word format)

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June


  • June 29, 2006 - Roundtable Discussion

    Location: Generously Hosted by Janice Keene and Richard Sauer at their Residence, 101 Braddock Heights, Frostburg MD from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: Human Resources
    What is the supply of qualified labor in your line of business from local and outside sources? How do you meet the challenges of employee training, motivation, and retention? Are regional institutions performing their role in workforce education?


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July


  • July 14-15, 2006 - First Trident Initiatve Conference

  • On behalf of The Trident Initiative, the City of Cumberland's Western Maryland Business Resource Center, as well as the Western Maryland SCORE Chapter 682, we are pleased to announce the joint hosting of our First Annual Conference. The event will feature business and entrepreneurial opportunities in Cumberland and Frostburg. There will be many educational and practical discussions with the participation of regional business resource providers, many area governmental, academic, and other presenters.

    Location:

    Friday, July 14 at the Windsor Hall, 39 Baltimore Street Downtown Cumberland, Maryland and Saturday, July 15 at the Compton Science Center of Frostburg State University.

    Conference Brochure:

    For details, Please see our Conference Brochure (Adobe PDF format).

    Recognition:

    Another objective of this conference is to recognize Cumberland and Frostburg area entrepreneurs for their contributions to this region with the Model Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

    We hope you will see value in this exciting event and consider participating. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

    Keramat Poorsoltan and Sudhir Singh

    Conference Summary

     

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September

  • September 25, 2006 Invited Lecture Series
  • Location: Maryland Room of the Cumberland Country Club from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: What it Takes To Be an Entrepreneur

    Invited Speaker: Sam Griffith
    Mr. Griffith is the CEO of The National Jet Company in LaVale, Maryland and he is also the Winner of the Trident Initiative's 2006 Model Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


    Lecture Brochure (Adobe PDF format)

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October

  • October 16, 2006 - Roundtable Discussion

    Location: The meeting will be held at the Western Maryland Business Resource Center, Baltimore Street, Cumberland from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: Asset-Based Marketing
    What are the natural assets of the region? What are some of the effective strategies to market these resources in order to attract new business into the region?

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November

  • November 16, 2006 - Roundtable Discussion

    Location: Our Discussion will be held at the University Campus, Guild Center Building, Room 240,
    from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: Student Presentation of Seed Money Projects
    Frostburg State students will briefly present the progress of their seed money projects to the community and faculty. Questions, answers, and discussion among participants will follow.

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December

  • December 11, 2006 - Presentation

    Location: ARMAH Room at the Lane University Center,
    from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Topic: Student's Business Projects

    Students in the New Business Ventures course are required to start a business. Each student is provided with up to $150 in seed capital for this enterprise. This experiential project seeks to expose students to the fundamentals of doing business, the elements of idea generation, and preparation of necessary financial statements. This year, the Trident Initiative is pleased to recognize the most promising business projects based on a variety of criteria that include creativity, team work, organization, and business performance. Awards for winning projects will be determined by a panel of judges and given out this evening.

    News Release from FSU Advancement Office ( MS Word Format)

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