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13th Annual Business Appreciation Week Salutes the County’s Major Employers

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – April 17, 2018 – Each year the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners dedicates a full week to celebrating the contributions of local businesses. Calvert County’s 13th annual Business Appreciation Week, May 7-10, will salute the county’s major employers.

During Business Appreciation Week the first full week of May, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development presents a series of events focusing on the vital role major employers have in our local economy. Join fellow business owners, county staff and the Board of County Commissioners for this week of special events, workshops and networking activities.

Schedule of Events

(Please note seating may be limited and advanced online registration may be required.)

Monday, May 7: Calvert County Minority Business Alliance Kick-Off Event: Filling Your Entrepreneurial Toolbox

Calvert Library, Prince Frederick Branch, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick

9:30 a.m.-noon

Join us for an informative session showcasing a variety of business resource partners that can help with the development and growth of your small business, including start-ups. This free event will feature representatives from federal, state and local government organizations who will provide timely information and assistance. You will also be able to get connected to contracting, procurement and federal resources. This is an open forum and includes opportunities for Q & A. Visit online for more information or to register.

Tuesday, May 8: Board of County Commissioners Company Site Visits with Ambassador Teams

Various locations

11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, May 9: Women’s Business Roundtable and W2W Networking Luncheon: Be Emboldened Not Beholden

Sponsored by the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Women to Women (W2W) Group
and the Maryland Small Business Development Center

College of Southern Maryland, Building B, Conference Room 104, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick

Noon-2 p.m.

Gwen Schiada, Psy.D., president and co-founder of Career Puppy, Inc., presents this session on creating a business and life on your own terms by clarifying personal values and vision, and unleashing your inner compass to guide the way. Are you moving your life/business in a way that is consistent with your internal values and vision to make your dreams a reality? How do some people do it and often make it look so easy? Gwen will share anecdotes from individuals who have done it and what works from experts interviewed on her Life on Your Terms podcast. She will also introduce the 7L Framework to successfully navigate the process. Visit the event registration page to learn more and register.

Thursday, May 10: Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer

Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, 132 Main St., Prince Frederick

5:30-7 p.m.

Network with other business owners in a casual atmosphere. This free event is open to Calvert County Chamber of Commerce members and business owners who are not members. For information, contact the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577 or visit www.calvertchamber.org.

For more information on Calvert County’s Business Appreciation Week, including updates on planned activities and events, or to learn about the many services the county offers the business community, visit www.ecalvert.com/BAW2018 or contact the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880, or emailLike Calvert County Government on Facebook.