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Calvert County will celebrate businesses with a number of planned events during annual Business Appreciation Week next week.

A “Celebrating Entrepreneurship — Building Blocks for Success” conference will be from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, to kick off the week. The event, to be held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, will feature workshops on business startup, business financing and marketing development, plus an expo featuring small business resource providers and a networking reception. To register, call 410-535-4583, or email An agenda and details can be found at

On Tuesday, May 6, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will perform company site visits with ambassador teams from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at various locations in the county. Later that day, the Calvert County Minority Business Alliance, Calvert Career and Technology Academy and Lusby Business Association will host a free open house networking event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy, 330 Dorsey Road, Prince Frederick. For more information on that event, call 866-517-0477, or email

Then on Wednesday, May 7, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and Small Business & Technology Development Center will host a Women’s Business Roundtable networking event, “Tips to Help Entrepreneurs De-Stress,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CSM Prince Frederick Campus. The event is free, but seating is limited; call 301-535-4583, email, or register at

The week concludes with the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Davis, Upton, Palumbo & Dougherty LLC, 132 Main St., Prince Frederick. This is a free mixer event. For more information, call 410-535-2577, or go to

For a complete listing of all Business Appreciation Week activities, go to