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Tuesday, Oct. 9

Business Alliance of Charles County will hold a networking social 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Melwood Recreation Center, 9035 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy. Members pay $15, and nonmembers pay $20 if registered in advance. Email

Thursday, Oct. 11

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will host a free seminar about retirement basics, tips to crunching numbers and tax-advantaged savings, given by NRL Federal Credit Union noon-1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the chamber office, 101 Centennial St., Suite A, La Plata. Call 301-932-6500.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Charles County commissioners will host the 2012 Economic Summit, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. The forum will include a morning presentation by economist Anirban Basu, followed by afternoon break-out sessions for small businesses. Tickets are $50 per person if registered by Oct. 12; $60 after that. Fee includes breakfast and lunch. To register, go to to register. Contact Marcia Keeth at 301-885-1340 or KeethM@

Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland will hold a conference 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 13100 Dowell Road, Dowell. Cost is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Register at

Thursday, Oct. 18

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Network at Noon event until 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bolton Executive Suites, 107 Centennial St., La Plata. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers if registered in advance. At the door, cost will be $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-932-6500.


Catholic Business Association meets the second Friday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Friendship Room of Sacred Heart Church, St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata. Call Tom Agostinelli at 240-464-1438 or Lisa Case at 301-645-4660, or email Go to

Charles County Business Network, representing roughly 40 business professionals across Southern Maryland, meets 8 a.m. Tuesdays. Call Steve Luck at 240-602-7513 for location.

Southern Maryland Business Network meets 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Legends Club at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Go to

Business Network International meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at The Greene Turtle, 6 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata. Meetings are open to those who want to network with other professionals. Another group meets Wednesdays at The Prime Street Grille, 4680 Crain Highway, White Plains. Call John Stutzman at 240-344-5080.

Christian Business Professional Network meets 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays at Quality Printers, 10485 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. CBPN also has a luncheon noon-1:30 p.m. at the same location on the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to all and include a presentation on business topics. Call Barry Euzent at 301-643-1175 or Joe Namyst at 240-349-2953.

Small Business Millionaires Group meets over lunch at The Prime Street Grille, 4680 Crain Highway, White Plains. All businesses are welcome. Bring business cards and other contact information. Go to for meeting schedule.

Happy Hour Chapter of Business Network International will meet 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays at DB McMillans in the Wildewood Shopping Center, California. Members meet to network and exchange business referrals. Call Shannon Irvin at 443-624-5916 or email The BNI Maryland website is

Items for the business calendar may be mailed to business news at 7 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602, faxed to 301-645-2175 or emailed to