News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

14th Annual Business Appreciation Week Celebrates Businesses Reaching Major Milestones

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – April 12, 2019 –Each year the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners dedicates a full week to celebrating the contributions of local businesses. Calvert County’s 14th annual Business Appreciation Week, May 6-9, will recognize businesses reaching major milestones including anniversaries, expansions and more.

During Business Appreciation Week, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development presents a series of events focusing on the vital role county businesses play in our local economy. Join fellow business owners, resource partners, 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 6

Calvert County Minority Business Alliance Kick-Off Event: How to Propel Your Business Using LinkedIn

Sponsored by the Calvert County Minority Business Alliance and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development

Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick

9-10:30 a.m.

Join us for an informative presentation on how to increase business revenue by using LinkedIn, the top social media platform for professionals. This free event will feature Thomas Ellis, president and chief sales coach of EWC Consultants, as he discusses how to use LinkedIn for only 30 minutes a day to reap the many rewards of this platform. Topics to be covered include how to customize your profile, how to connect to potential new clients, powerful follow-up tips and more. more information or to register.

Tuesday, May 7

Board of County Commissioners Company Site Visits with Ambassador Teams

Various locations

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

Wednesday, May 8

W2W Networking Luncheon: Women in Leadership

Sponsored by the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Women to Women (W2W) Group, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development 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.

Speaker Connie Fuksa is an energetic presenter and facilitator who is passionate about helping small businesses learn and grow by building strong teams of driven people and operations. Connie understands these challenges intimately with more than 30 years of small business ownership and is dedicated to sharing her information with other businesses. A complimentary lunch will be provided. learn more and register.

Thursday, May 9

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

Crab Pot Pitch Contest

Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road S., Solomons

6 p.m.

Come watch as finalists compete for the grand prize and celebrate Southern Maryland’s entrepreneurs at the sixth annual Crab Pot Pitch Finals competition. Hosted by PaxSpace, Inc. and the Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology Initiative, Crab Pot is a pitch contest for individuals living or working in Southern Maryland or businesses that have a presence in Southern Maryland. The winner will receive $5,000 and, of course, a bushel of crabs.Please register in advance. Food and drinks will be provided.

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, contact the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880, oremail.

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