We just celebrated our Fall Meeting, and we are grateful to our generous sponsors who helped make the meeting a success. The Fall Meeting was sponsored by 19 local businesses and they all make significant contributions to our community in just about every business sector imaginable. In particular, we want to recognize our Diamond sponsors, two organizations that both make a lasting impact on Charles County’’ s communities.
Charles County Public Library
The Charles County Public Library provides a setting for people to discover new things and continue to learn. As a trusted source for information, the Charles County Public Library helps its visitors sort through the overwhelming amount of information that is available in our 21st century world. In addition to providing a wealth of knowledge, the library also offers space for community gatherings. Whether it’s a resume writing workshop, a book reading or a gaming event, the Charles County Public Library brings people together.
“I think the library and the economic development department are great partners,” said Janet Salazar, director of the Charles County Public Library. “We decided to be a sponsor for this event because when you have a thriving economy, it’’ s good for a public library, and when you have a thriving public library, it’s good for the economy.”
Salazar applauded the Fall Meeting for exceeding her expectations every year. She explained that although public libraries may seem out of place at an economic development event, they are a very important part of a community because are embedded in business partnerships and they provide business resources. Salazar also announced that the library will be opening a resource center in the near future that will house resources for small businesses and non-profits so these organizations can excel and expand within Charles County.
Meinhardt Properties is a huge asset to Charles County’s business community. A family-owned real estate company, they specialize in medical and office space. With over 250,000 square feet of office and retail space, they are an integral part of the ongoing economic development in Charles County.
Randall Williams, president of Meinhardt Properties and member of the Economic Development Advisory Board, praises the Fall Meeting for being exciting and great every year. He says he enjoys the event’’ s informative nature and the opportunity to introduce his employees to some of his colleagues from the board in a face-to-face meeting.
“It’s very important that we keep our connection with Charles County –– it’s a very deep set connection ,” Williams said. “We try to do everything we can help Charles County and we appreciate the way they assist local businesses like ours.”
From all of us here at Charles County Economic Development, thank you to our Diamond sponsors for the help you provide not only to our Fall Meeting but to the communities in Charles County. We look forward to seeing what you can accomplish by our next Fall Meeting!