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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 and $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 Blackstone Management, 10665 Stanhaven Place, White Plains. Cost is $15 for members and $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.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Public Relations Individuals of Southern Maryland will hold a conference at the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland on Oct. 25. Register by Oct. 12 to take advantage of the reduced rates, $35 for PRISM members and $40 for nonmembers, and receive a free gift. Cost includes the conference and lunch. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., the first session begins at 9:15, sessions end at 3:30 p.m., and networking follows. Go to

Thursday, Nov. 1

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Ferguson Enterprises, 10720 Demarr Road, White Plains. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-932-6500 to register.


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