Cham­ber to host an­nual expo, awards

The Calvert Recorder - - Business - MEGHAN CADY

The Calvert County Cham­ber of Com­merce will host its an­nual awards din­ner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Rod ’N’ Reel Restau­rant in Ch­e­sa­peake Beach.

Prior to the din­ner will be the cham­ber’s an­nual Busi­ness Expo, start­ing at 4:30 p.m. at the restau­rant.

Awards will be pre­sented to the Small Busi­ness of the Year, the New Busi­ness of the Year and the Cham­ber Mem­ber of the Year.

Awards will also be pre­sented to cham­ber mem­bers ac­tive in the var­i­ous cham­ber com­mit­tees, in­clud­ing Am­bas­sador of the Year, Lead­share Mem­ber of the Year, Women 2 Women Mem­ber of the Year and Young Pro­fes­sional Net­work Mem­ber of the Year.

The key­note speaker will be Chris­tine Ross, the pres­i­dent and CEO of the Mary­land State Cham­ber of Com­merce. Ross joined the Mary­land Cham­ber of Com­merce in July 2016 af­ter serv­ing as the CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Cham­ber of Com­merce in Flor­ida, a press re­lease states. In 2014, her cham­ber was rec­og­nized as Flor­ida’s Cham­ber of the Year. She was voted Cham­ber Ex­ec­u­tive of the Year by the Flor­ida As­so­ci­a­tion of Cham­bers of Com­merce Ex­ec­u­tives.

Prior to join­ing the Bonita Springs Area Cham­ber of Com­merce, Ross served the Fal­mouth Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Wil­liamstown Cham­ber of Com­merce, both in Mass­a­chu­setts. She holds an MBA and a mas­ter’s in mar­ket­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land, Uni­ver­sity Col­lege, and a bach­e­lor’s in mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion from James Madi­son Uni­ver­sity.

The Busi­ness Expo is open to the pub­lic and no regis­tra­tion is nec­es­sary. To pur­chase a ticket for the din­ner ($65 per per­son), go to www.calvertcham­

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