Charles County Channels Celtic Pride

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

While Charles County is thousands of miles from the Emerald Isle, our festivity during the season of St. Patrick is Celtic in spirit. In the 1600s, Maryland became a safe haven for Irish families seeking freedom from persecution for their Catholic beliefs. In the centuries following, reverence for (and revelry in) all things Irish made St. Patrick’s Day an adopted American holiday, regardless of cultural backgrounds.

This St. Patrick’s Day, Charles County will contribute heartily to the feasting, friendship, shamrocks, and shenanigans. Events and eateries keeping our “green scene” strong include:

Raise Your Heart Rate

The 6th Annual Shamrock 5K Run/Walk/Lil’ Leprechaun, held on Sunday, March 10 in La Plata, is a community event welcoming runners, walkers, and wee ones alike. Funds raised will support the SaMercy Fund, which educates the public on ATV/UTV safety. The Lil’ Leprechaun event begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K portion begins at 8:30 a.m. The race weaves through the streets of downtown La Plata and ends with awards and eats at The Charles.

Raise Your Fork

Thoughtfully-crafted comfort fare takes center stage at Port Tobacco’s Blue Dog Saloon. While their corned beef Reuben is a mainstay, lamb stew, Irish mac and cheese, Reuben pizza, and spring rolls with corned beef and cabbage are the makings of a festive feast.

Grille No.13’s elevated pub grub is a guaranteed palate-pleaser. The Waldorf restaurant’s take on bangers and mash, fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie will satisfy any stomach.

Raise Your Glass

Grille No.13’s Whiskey Challenge is worthy of an Irish (or iron) stomach. If you make your way through their list of 13 Irish and American-born whiskeys, you’ll score a tee shirt and stardom on their Whiskey Wall. But if sipping is your thing, their small-batch selections are sure to delight. St. Patrick’s Day (as well as the fourth Friday of every month) features Irish singers performing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., CJ the Irish DJ at 8:00 p.m., and drink specials galore.

In La Plata, The Greene Turtle is planning a spirited salute to St. Patrick all weekend long. On Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, tie one on with green beer, frothy Guinness, and live music celebrating the luck of the Irish.

Embracing the spirit of “céad míle fáilte,” Charles County wishes you a hundred thousand welcomes as you enjoy, eat, and play the Irish way. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Charles County to the World: Business Opportunities Abroad

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2019

The focus of our first International Trade Seminar on March 14 was on business opportunities in Africa—a growing and diverse part of the world economy that has too many possibilities to ignore. Entrepreneurs and business experts who are already doing business in Africa and elsewhere shared from their experience and gave Charles County businesses a glimpse of what is involved.

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“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization