IGNITE Charles County

Friday, May 12, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Business and Industry (BI) Building, CSM, La Plata Campus


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IGNITE Charles County will bring together the region’s business resource partners under one roof so that local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can quickly and easily learn more about what is available and connect with the right resources.

Resource partners will be on site throughout the day. During two IGNITE Charles County sessions (at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.), six entrepreneurs will share how they were able to “ignite” success.


IGNITE Charles County Program


IGNITE Speakers

Angela Melton-Fray

Dat Jerk Caribbean Chargrill

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Guy Black

Blackout Investigations and Security Services

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Mike Thielke

Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

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Scott Decker

Cardinal Scientific

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Pennie Drinkard

Advanced Vision Systems, Inc.

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Somnath Sengupta, Ph.D

Powerhouse Consulting Group, LLC

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IGNITE Charles County is co-hosted by Charles County Economic Development Department and College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute.





Views from Charles

Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Success from the College of Southern Marylandís Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

In our newest blog series, “Ignite Entrepreneurship,” we profile local entrepreneurs to learn more about what “ignited” their success, and also gain insights about being an entrepreneur in Charles County. For the first blog of this series, we sat down with Thomas Luginbill, director of the College of Southern Maryland’s newly-established Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII).

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