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Thursday, Dec. 6

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at PNC Bank, 6315 Crain Highway, La Plata. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-932-6500.

Friday, Dec. 7

Maryland Insurance Administration will offer a variety of consumer materials on all types of insurance products from annuities to title insurance and health, auto and homeowners insurance 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Trained staff will be available to answer consumer questions at the Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains. Go to

Careers in Construction Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 at the College of Southern Maryland, Center for Trades and Energy Training, 17 Irongate Drive, Waldorf. The CTET career and job fair will bring local business and military organizations together in one place to recruit trade workers in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding and carpentry for job openings. Free. Email Ricky C. Godbolt at or call 301-539-4733.

Monday, Dec. 10

A free marketing workshop for Southern Maryland’s farm-raised meats producers will be 6-9 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative auditorium, 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville. Explore the key elements for meat marketing, understanding and navigating regulations, marketing and packaging tips, and finding customers. Register by Dec. 6 to Susan McQuilkin at or call 301-274-1922, ext. 1.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Business Alliance of Charles County will hold its holiday celebration with comedy and karaoke Dec. 11 at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Email Tracey Harris at for details.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar, “Annunities and Your Retirement,” presented by Ed Neveleff, financial adviser with NRL Federal Credit Union, noon-1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the chamber office, 101 Centennial St., La Plata. Call 301-932-6500 to reserve a spot.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Network at Noon event until 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Blvd., Issue. 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, Dec. 20

Catholic Business Association will hold its Christmas cocktail party 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Port Tobacco Restaurant, Port Tobacco. Cost is $10. RSVP to Tom Agostinelli at or Lisa Case at

Friday, Dec. 21

Southern Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce will hold a fundraiser and awards program 7-11 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Jaycees center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Tickets are $50 per person. Mail payment to the chamber at 4014 17th St., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 by Dec. 10. Tickets also may be purchased using PayPal through Call 410-257-9599 or email


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 to 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