Business Appreciation Week 2018

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Each year the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) dedicates a full week to celebrating the contributions of local businesses. Calvert County’s 13th annual Business Appreciation Week, May 7-10, salutes the county’s major employers.

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

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

9:30 a.m.-noon
Calvert Library, Prince Frederick Branch
850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick
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

11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., various locations
Business Appreciation Week VIP Reception
5-7 p.m., by invitation only

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

Noon-2 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland
Building B, Conference Room 104
115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick
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

5:30-7 p.m.
Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC
132 Main St., Prince Frederick
You are invited to network with other business owners in a casual atmosphere. This free event is open to Calvert County Chamber of Commerce members and non-members. For information, contact the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577 or visit

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, or email .