La Plata, MD- The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region is hosting a Women’s Business Showcase and brunch Nov. 7 at CSM’s La Plata Campus. The day’s keynote speaker will be Tameka Montgomery, who led the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development in support of the nation’s 28 million small businesses during President Barrack Obama’s administration.

Currentlythepresident and CEO of Core Strategy Partners, Inc.,Montgomerywill speak about “Doing Business Courageously.” The eventwillalsofeature13 femalesmall business ownersfrom acrossSouthern Marylandwho willshare their business methods and successes.

“As women entrepreneurs, we are constantly focusing and refocusing our lives and our journeys,” said SBDC Program Assistant Lisa Creason. “Women lead their companies and influence their families whether related by birth, marriage or by business. Our country and our community have been built and nurtured by strong women who give back and advocate for what’s right. This program is going to allow women to sharetheir stories, and celebrate andbuild on each other’s achievements.”

Registration is available at Among those attending will beowners ofExcellent EZ Solutions,Fran’s Nu Image,Myra’s New Orleans,Nails & Faces of Joy Spa,Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Spa,Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home,Ultimate Beauty Shield,Mathnasium, Spider Hall Farm,Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts,The Good Earth Natural Foods Company,Wear Your Spirit Warehouse,Bekôz Marketing andBrackish Waters.

The Inaugural SBDC Women’s Business Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at CSM’s La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (113) located at 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

The Maryland SBDC, Southern Region,offers low cost and no cost online training, classroom training, events and consultations. Visitwww.sbdchelp.comor more details.