Networking is a vital tool in career mobility and business longevity. When business owners cast their nets wide, they link in with potential new funders, hires, B2B support, and contract opportunities. Charles County businesses gain valuable contacts and advice from local affinity groups:

Charles County Economic Development Department Quarterly Business Roundtable: discusses the local economic development landscape of Charles County and allows time for networking with other businesses

Charles County Chamber of Commerce: networking, training, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities in support of area businesses

Charles County Charitable Trust: connects nonprofits with local businesses and cultivates collaborative enterprise

The Indian Head Business Association: focuses on issues impacting area businesses and the community

La Plata Business Association: advances business development and addresses regulatory issues affecting business in La Plata

The National Association of Professional Women, Waldorf Chapter: connects like-minded professional women

Nonprofit Institute at CSM: support, training, and promotion of area nonprofits

Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce: supports the advancement of black and other minority-owned businesses in Southern Maryland

The Southern Maryland Business Network: deepens business relationships and provides quality business referrals

Young Professionals of Charles County: leadership development, networking, and educational programs in support of young professionals




Work that net for visibility and profitability.


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