10th Annual Business Appreciation Week

Monday May 04, 2015 – Saturday May 09, 2015

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners annually celebrates local businesses during Business Appreciation Week the first full week of May.

The event acknowledges the many contributions local businesses make to our community and thanks them for locating in Calvert County. In keeping with our 10th anniversary theme we will recognize companies which are celebrating a decade of success. We will offer special events, seminars and networking activities designed to foster businesses of all kinds.

Scheduled Events

Monday, May 4
BAW Evening Kick-Off Reception, invitation only

Tuesday, May 5
Board of County Commissioner Company Site Visits with Ambassador Teams
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., various locations
Contact: Calvert County Department of Economic Development, 410-535-4583 or email.

Wednesday, May 6
Workshop Event: IRS Small Business News and Notes
9-11 a.m., College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick campus, Building B
This workshop presented by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will cover general tax information for current and new small business owners. In addition, IRS representatives will discuss the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and third-party payer issues.
FREE; seating is limited. To register, click here or contact Kelly Robertson-Slagle at 410-535-4583 or via email.

Women’s Business Roundtable Networking Event
“Healthy in a Hurry” featuring Gwyn Novak, chef/owner of No Thyme to Cook Cooking Classes
6-8 p.m., 205 Main St., Courthouse Square Building Commissioners Hearing Room, Prince Frederick
Gwyn Novak will demonstrate how to prepare easy, healthy meals for professional women on the go. Included is an open forum in which women business owners and women in the workplace can network.
Cohosted by the Small Business Development Center and Calvert County Department of Economic Development. FREE; seating is limited.
To register, click here or contact Kathy MacAdams, SBDC, at 410-535-4583 or via email.

Thursday, May 7
Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer
5:30-7 p.m., 132 Main Street, Prince Frederick
Network with other business owners in a casual atmosphere.Hosted by Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC. Free; open to Chamber members and non-members.
Contact Calvert County Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577 or visit www.calvertchamber.org

Friday, May 8
Commercial Bankers Appreciation Breakfast and Networking Event, invitation only
Contact: Calvert County Department of Economic Development, 410-535-4583 or email.

Saturday, May 9
Small Business in a BIG Way Mini Community Festival
12-4 p.m., 36 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland
Celebrate the culmination of BAW. Bring your entire family for food, fun, community resources, door prizes, demonstrations and much more. Free. Hosted by Calvert County Minority Business Alliance. View the event flier here.
Contact Dawn Tucker 866-517-0477 or via email