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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT:    BOB CARPENTER

November 16, 2017                                                                                                 410 535 2577


Prince Frederick, MD – The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce applauds the Calvert County Planning Commission for adopting the rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance as it relates to signs. The planning commission’s Nov. 15 action was long overdue.

For six years, Calvert County government has created task forces, held hearings, held public forums, met with community groups, and asked the public about signs. County residents and business owners have debated where signs should be allowed, how high signs should be, how big signs should be, and whether signs should be illuminated for years and years. The discussions have been extensive and thorough.  It was time for action and the Calvert County Chamber thanks the Planning Commission members for moving the process forward.

Next stop for the “Sign Ordinance” is the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The Chamber, through action of their Board of Directors, the governing body of the Chamber, strongly urges the BOCC to take swift action and affirmative action by accepting the Planning Commissions approved sign ordinance.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:    BOB CARPENTER

JUNE 29, 2017                                                                 (410) 535-2577



Levering Social Media and Networking Connections


Women 2 Women (W2W), the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce women’s networking group will host its 3rd Annual W2W Regional Summit for Business on August 2, 2017.  The summit will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus in the Conference Center of building B from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The summit is open to women from across Southern Maryland who want to share knowledge and ideas with other seasoned and budding professional women while also learning new techniques to make their business soar by leveraging social media and networking connections.  Conference organizers have lined up dynamic women who will share their successes, while also providing plenty of time for questions.  Networking with other women will also be a prime focus of the day.

Dawn Peters, CEO and Owner of ConneXion Hub will provide the keynote address. Dawn is passionate about empowering others to be successful.  She will share her methods for success using a ‘multi-touch’ connection, marketing, and promotion platform.  She has been featured on WJLA, WUSA9, USTV, Emeril Lagasse; been the speaker for Deloitte, Exxon Mobil, Wells Fargo, & NIH events and is a contributing author for two books and two magazines.

Also joining us will be Sharon Smith, Founder and Executive Coach for C-Suite Results, Moni Jefferson, Owner of DTH LLC; and Jessica Koch, National Sales Professional.  These women will provide their knowledge and insights in a panel discussion which will then be followed by individual breakout sessions allowing for small group discussion.

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 am.  Both the breakfast and lunch are included in the $45.00 registration fee.  Attendees must register in advance.  Space is limited.

If you would like to highlight your business, sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Kathy Maney at or c: 410.610.3618 or visit our Chamber website at  by JULY 14, 2017.

For more information and to reserve your spot at the summit, please visit the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce website at or call 410-535-2577.



March 10, 2017

Contact: William R. Chambers, President/CEO



The Calvert Chamber, Southern Maryland Minority Chamber, and Calvert County Public Schools Present: 

Speaker, Author, and Musician Daryl Davis on March 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby, MD.  This event is sponsored by Dominion Cove Point LNG.

As an author, Daryl's nonfiction book, Klan-Destine Relationships, provides a first-person account of an African American man’s journey into the mindset of the Ku Klux Klan. His true-life stories of meeting with Klan leaders, and attending Klan rallies are both suspenseful and revelatory. The book outlines Daryl’s efforts to bridge stark racial divides through friendship and engagement. It also served as inspiration for a new film documentary released in 2016 called Accidental Courtesy.

Today, Daryl travels the country giving inspiring lectures based on his experiences. His efforts in the area of race relations have earned national coverage from NBC News, USA Today, Business Insider, National Geographic, and many others.

Please join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion and musical performance by Daryl Davis.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  However, please register your attendance with the Calvert Chamber at

For more information contact the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577.