Get the Inside Look at This Year’s Fall Meeting!

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Charles County is evolving. Do you know where we’re going?


Join us to get an inside look at the transformation of key industries, the introduction of new ones, and the entrepreneurs who are making it all happen. The Fall Meeting is your opportunity to explore the plan for growth and prosperity while members of the public and private sectors discuss their unique visions.


The Details


When: November 7, 2017 8 a.m.- Noon


Where: Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center

               3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, Maryland


Our meeting will feature three panel conversations that encompass the area’s most influential and pivotal topics. This year, we will discuss the future of entrepreneurship in Charles County, the retail industry, as well as the medical cannabis industry. Make sure you are part of the conversation. To learn more or to register, visit


Take a peek at our pivotal panel conversations.


The Future of Entrepreneurship in Charles County


Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of business, and Charles County works to create environments where big ideas can grow. We will speak with Charles County’s very own entrepreneurs who work in a variety of different industries to discuss their unique journey from startup to successful establishment. We’ll touch on some interesting topics:

  • Entrepreneurial outlooks and attitudes that lead to success
  • Charles County assets that lend themselves to starting a business
  • Challenges of growing a business


The Shifting Nature of the Retail Industry


Retail is an industry giant in Charles County. Online shopping and social transitions could be considered a grave threat to this aspect of our community, but if we think innovatively, we can continue to come out on top. A few prominent retailer developers will join us to discuss:


  • The changing face of retail in Charles County
  • Shifts in the market in our community and across the country
  • Why “eatertainment” is the cornerstone of the new retail experience


Medical Cannabis: A New Spin on Going Green


It’s a hot subject, and we'll dig into it at our meeting. Our panel of experts will converse about things like:


  • The economic impact of this “budding” industry
  • The future of medical cannabis in our community and across the state
  • Discuss potential controversial conversations about medical cannabis


Increase Your Exposure. Become a Sponsor!


The EDD will promote this event to the local business community through online, social, and traditional media. We want to offer businesses the opportunity to have their company’s logo included in our outreach efforts and event material as a sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities include several support levels with various packages for business exposure. These packages include benefits such as ads in the printed program, business recognition in all marketing materials, as well as event signage.


Interested businesses can choose from various sponsorship levels:


Diamond ($1800)

Platinum ($1200)

Gold ($800)

Silver ($400)


*Eight seats are included with all sponsor packages.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Get the details about sponsorship packages right here.

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