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Friday, March 8

“Mission Possible: Promoting Non-Profit Success” will be 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 8 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Conference participants will select from among 10 presentations on fundraising, strategy, volunteer recruitment, strengthening community relationships and using public access television. Cost is $40 before Feb. 25, $55 after that and $35 for a group of five or more people. Register online at, or call Kim Yellman at 301-934-7627 or Sharon Buckler at 301-934-7602.

Calvert Coffee Connection networking group will meet 8:30-10 a.m. March 8 at Poston’s Fitness for Life Studio, 10735 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk. Call Kimberly Shoe at 410-980-5771.

Saturday, March 9

Maryland Grape Growers Association will hold a grapevine training and pruning workshop 9 a.m.-noon March 9 at Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery, 8650 Mackall Road, St. Leonard. Eight acres are planted with vines of various ages including merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, cabernet franc, pinot gris, Montepulciano and zinfandel. Cost is $15 for MGGA members and $26 for nonmembers. The clinic will be held rain or shine. To register online, go to

Tuesday, March 12

Southern Maryland JobSource will hold a jobseekers seminar 10-11 a.m. March 12 at the Calvert County One-Stop Career Center, Prince Frederick. Space is limited. Call 443-550-6759 or email Belinda Denton at to register and for directions.

Business Alliance of Charles County will hold a networking social 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 12 at Martini’s Lounge, 10553 Theodore Green Blvd., White Plains. Cost is $20 at the door for members and nonmembers. Go to

Thursday, March 14

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly Perk networking breakfast 8:30-10 a.m. March 14 at Ledo Pizza, 2956 Festival Way, Waldorf. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers in advance. Cost at the door is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-932-6500.

Wednesday, March 20

Human Resources Association of Southern Maryland will meet 7:30-11 a.m. March 20 at Lenny’s Restaurant, 23418 Three Notch Road, California. Meeting is open to anyone with an interest in human resources issues. The cost is $24 for members and $29 for nonmembers, which includes breakfast. Deadline for registering is noon March 13. To register, go to

Tuesday, April 2

Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland will offer a Breakfast Tech Talk 8-10 a.m. April 2 at the Leonardtown campus. The topic will be “Managing the Virtual Team: Communication Strategies.” Cost is $25 per person. Contact Karen O’Connor at 240-725-5479 or

Wednesday, April 10

A seminar of health care reform for Maryland businesses will be presented by Jon Frank 8-10 a.m. April 10 at the College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Cost is $10 for Business Alliance of Charles County members and $15 for nonmembers. Go to

Tuesday, April 16

Tri-County Job and Career Fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Go to

Thursday, April 18

Charles County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Network at Noon event until 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Sam’s Club, 2365 Crain Highway, Waldorf. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 301-932-6500.

Tuesday, April 23

College of Southern Maryland’s Corporate Center will offer a presentation on “Winning the Talent Wars and Developing the Next Generation” by author Bruce Tulgan 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 23 at CSM’s La Plata campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. Tulgan is a world-recognized leader of young people in the workplace and a leading expert on leadership management. Cost is $349. There is a rate of $299 for groups of 10 or more, or for Southern Maryland chamber of commerce members who register by March 18. Go to, or contact Linda Schleip at 301-934-7548 or


Charles County Business Network 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 meets 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays at DB McMillans in the Wildewood Shopping Center, California. Members meet to network and exchange business referrals. Contact Shannon Irvin at 443-624-5916 or Go to

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