Wednesday -- November construction spending
Thursday -- November factory orders
Friday -- December unemployment and nonfarm payrolls
New Year's Day -- Financial markets closed
Funeral of Gerald Ford -- Markets closed
Networking Happy Hour -- sponsored by SmallCompanies.com, 4 p.m., Windows Restaurant at Heritage Hills, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York. The event is free to anyone doing business in the York area. Attendees must be registered with SmallCompanies.com. Reserve online by e-mailing York@smallcompanies.com.
Greater Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce -- networking session and general meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brunswick Library, 915 Maple Ave., Brunswick. Information: Jerry Knight, 301-834-5774.
Starting a successful business, -- a six-hour workshop presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, 9 a.m., education building, Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson. Cost is $40, payable at the door. To register: www.scorebaltimore.org
Economic development outlook -- A daylong session sponsored by the Maryland Economic Development Association, 8 a.m., Governor Calvert House, State Circle, Annapolis. Legislative and business leaders will speak. Cost is $65 for members and $80 for nonmembers, including continental breakfast and lunch. For information or reservations, go online to: www.medamd.com
2007 Legislative update -- on state and federal issues presented by Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, noon, Center Club, 100 Light St. Nonmember cost is $60. For reservations, call Gabriel Levine at 410-891-1021 or e-mail Gabriel.Levine@connectyourcare.com