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  1. Small Rural Business Owners Outreach Virtual Workshop

    May 11, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join your local SBA, USDA and SBDC representatives to learn about various resources, loans and programs available to Rural Business Owners. Some of these resources include SBA programs such as 8(a), 7(a), Microloan programs in addition to USDA loan programs. The SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses. The agency doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners. Instead, it sets guidelines for loans made by its partnering lenders, community development organizations, and micro-lending institutions. The SBA reduces risk for lenders and makes it easier for them to access capital. That makes it easier for small businesses to get loans. USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications.

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  2. Partnerships: Know The Issues and Facts BEFORE Going Into Business With Someone

    May 12, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Going into business with someone is like getting married, except there is rarely a "no-fault" business divorce. This session will focus on the questions and issues potential partners should discuss BEFORE signing a partnership agreement (and you absolutely need a partnership agreement). Presenter, Matt Johnston, Esquire

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  3. Women To Women - May Meeting

    May 12, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Spring Hill Suites by Marriott

    We’re Back In-person!! Join us as owner Gwyn Novak, No Thyme to Cook will discuss the importance of pivoting your marketing strategy to survive the new norm and owner Sara McGuinn, Champagne Taste Bridal Boutique highlights how the newest social media marketing tool Tik Tok can enhance other social platforms like Instagram and Facebook! Don’t think these things are possible with your business…think again!! We look forward to seeing you there. A big thanks to Calvert County Economic Development for sponsoring Lunch from Captain Jon's Subs and Bakery! Option #1: Special Alarm Sub- Juicy assorted hams, turkey, and cheese with chips and water Option #2: Jerk Chicken Salad- Flavorful jerk chicken salad on a bed of fresh greens, tomatoes and cheddar cheese mix with an assortment of dressing choices and water.. Deadline for reservations is May 7th at Noon! Register today! Space is limited and safety protocols will be followed including masks and social distancing!

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  4. This Is Not Your Mama’s Playbook: How to Market to Millenials & GenZ

    May 12, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    How do generational trends influence buying decisions? Join strategist and marketing expert, Melody Belotte, to explore key characteristics of the Millennial and Gen Z demographic, update your marketing strategy to be more relevant, and future-proof your business with a powerful playbook.

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  5. How To Win With Pay Per Click Advertising

    May 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Properly executed a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad campaign is the fasted path to get new leads in your business. PPC can be used even before you have a website to help you bring in new business quickly. In this information packed webinar we will help you get started and avoid the pitfalls of PPC. This webinar is also an excellent follow up to Sales Funnels 101 webinar and builds on some of the concepts covered in that webinar. Presenter Antonio Guerrero, Dott Digital Marketing Dennis Ottey, Dott Digital Marketing

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  6. Ready Set Go! The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business: On-line Webinar

    May 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the benefits and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur.

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  7. Virtual IT/Professional Job Fair

    May 18, 2021, All Day

    For more information, contact Yvette Turner at, Jackie Chembers at or Selorm Agbley at

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  8. Developing A Business Plan

    May 19, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    No matter what kind or size of business you are starting, it is very important to create a business plan. It will be your road map to success--your GPS! It communicates your understanding of the business and it makes reasonable assumptions and forecasts of sales, expenses, and cash flow. Join this seminar to learn what components you need to include in your business plan and the specifics that are really required and necessary.

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  9. Offshore Wind Ready: College of Southern Maryland

    May 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    OSW Ready is sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland and only available for Maryland-based businesses and individuals. Join the Business Network for Offshore Wind for Offshore Wind Ready: An Industry Education (OSW Ready), an educational program sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland. The half-day virtual program is for Maryland-based businesses interested in entering the offshore wind energy industry supply chain—the fastest growing renewable energy industry in the U.S.

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  10. Speak Up-Give Your Brand A Voice

    May 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

    Join the award-winning team at HighRock to discover numerous tips on how to turn online conversations into new business experiences for your customer base. Presenter, Pieter Bickford, Marketing Executive, HighRock Studios

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  11. May Chamber Connect Hosted By No Thyme To Cook

    May 20, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ No Thyme To Cook

    Over the last 12 months, the Chamber has been celebrating openings and re-openings within the business community with our “Tying the Community Back Together” campaign. This Chamber Connect, hosted by owner Gwyn Novak, No Thyme to Cook will be an IN-PERSON event, where you’ll have an opportunity to network with other professionals while putting the community puzzle back together. We’ll do all the work and all you have to do is make connections with new people, and enjoy the beautiful view that only No Thyme to Cook can provide. The evening will be a great fit for anyone looking to safely see people in real life. Enjoy lite fare and beverages! Space is Limited and Safety Protocols will be followed including masks and social distancing. Make your reservation today!

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  12. Women To Women - May Express-O

    May 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Do you have time to SPARE for open networking and bowling during our May Express-O?? If you do, join us to have some fun while you create connections with other business professionals. Lite refreshments will be provided. All Express-O non-member registration fees will be contributed to a charity at the end of 2021. Safety protocols (social distancing, and face masks) will be followed.

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