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 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

Why Retailers Choose Charles County

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Maryland, Charles County is well-positioned to develop its retail industry to accommodate this growing population. We share four reasons why retailers choose Charles County.

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“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’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development