Business Education and Networking Events Highlight Anne Arundel County’s Economic Development Celebration

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation to Announce New Program to Assist Local Businesses

Each year, the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) designates a week to focus on the importance and impact of economic development throughout the state. In conjunction with this year’s Maryland Economic Development Week (October 26-31), Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) will be participating in and sponsoring various business education and networking events around the county. Area entrepreneurs, executives, and business managers are encouraged to attend these local events.

Tuesday, October 21, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Day
7439 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Whether you are just starting your business, growing your business, or sprucing up the look of your business, AAEDC has a loan program to meet your needs. Counselors from Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will also be available to meet with business owners for individual one-hour client mentoring sessions. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.  Reservations are required.   Please call the chamber office at 410-766-8282 to schedule your confidential meeting with an AAEDC and/or SCORE representative.

Tuesday, October 28, 1:30pm to 7:00pm
Tour and Taste of West County
Maryland Live!
7002 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
AAEDC joins several other sponsors in supporting the Tour and Taste of West County.  The event begins with a development tour at 1:30 pm.  Buses depart from and return to the front of Maryland Live! The Taste of West County, which is scheduled from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm, will take place at Maryland Live!’s  Ram’s Head Center Stage. The reception will showcase more than a dozen of West County’s finest restaurants and caterers. Tickets are $65 for the Tour & Taste and $25 for the Taste West County only. To register, please or contact the West County Chamber of Commerce at 410-672-3422.

Wednesday, October 29, 11:30pm-1:00pm
Lunch and Learn: Motivating Employees and Managing a Multi-generational Workforce
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar
6158 Drum Point Road
Deale, MD 20751
What does it take to keep your employees around and motivated? In partnership with the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, AAEDC is offering an educational luncheon featuring guest speaker Mark C. Milleker, President & CEO of LabyrinthIP, LLC, who will discuss ways to keep employees happy and also address the challenges of working in a multi-generational workforce. Registration is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Registration is available online by visiting:  or calling Julia Howes at the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber, 410-867-3129.

Thursday, October 30, 7:30am-9:30am
Multi Business Networking Breakfast
Crofton Country Club
1691 Crofton Parkway
Crofton, MD 21114
Come make valuable connections and promote your business at this multi-chamber event featuring a breakfast buffet, literature display table, and door prizes.  Be on hand for a special announcement by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation sure to benefit area businesses looking for financing.  Don’t forget to bring your business cards! Tickets are $25 for chamber members and $45 for non-members.  Register online by visiting  or by calling Judy Wilson at the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce for more information:  410-721-9131.



Rosa Cruz
Director of Communications and Marketing
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation/
Chesapeake Innovation Center
2660 Riva Road, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD  21401
(p) 410-222-7410  (f) 410-222-7415  (c) 410-212-4150

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