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.


Views from Charles

Empowering Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Black History Month is a time for us to reflect on the past, present, and future of Black free enterprise and its influence on the U.S. business landscape and economy. African American business ...

“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

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


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


The Welburn Organization