Chamber to host annual expo, awards
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.calvertchamber.org.