Business to Business (B2B) Networking

Connections are key to doing business.  These networking groups provide Charles County business owners, operators, and professionals with B2B support, idea exchanges, referrals, business advocacy, and networking opportunities. 
BNI – Southern MD Chapter – Business Network International
  • A structured, supportive networking system of giving and receiving business
  • Develop personal relationships with other qualified business professionals
  • Only one person per professional classification or specialty may join a chapter.
  • Weekly meetings (Potential members may visit each chapter twice before joining.)
  • Application fee and annual membership dues
CBA - Catholic Business Association of Charles County
  • Fellowship of Catholic business owners and professional men and women
  • Applying principles of the Catholic faith in the marketplace
  • Annual Dues
  • Monthly Meetings
CCTC – The Charles County Technology Council
  • Alliance of businesses and individuals dedicated to the advancement of technology and ideas in Charles County
  • Membership is open to all; annual membership dues
  • Monthly business networking events and seminars
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Technology Excellence Scholarship program
  • Co-sponsorship of events such as the Leading Edge Awards, Charles County Economic Summit, and Indian Head Tech Transfer Forum
CCCC - The Charles County Chamber of Commerce
  • Supports and promotes business activity in Charles County
  • Membership open to all; annual dues
  • Advocacy:  Legislative Committee and weekly Legislative Alert publication
  • Monthly networking events:  breakfast, noon, and evening mixers as well as special events and business expos
  • Training and education workshops and seminars throughout the year
  • Year round advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Member-to-member discount program
IHBA – The Indian Head Business Association
  • Indian Head business owners meet to discuss Town issues that affect businesses and the community.
  • Monthly meetings, 2nd Wednesday of the month @8:30am
  • Dues
IHDA - The Indian Head Defense Alliance
  • Community and business leaders organized to provide support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head and other tenant commands
  • Liaison to members and staff on legislative initiatives
  • Networking and sponsorship opportunities
  • Free Membership (send membership request to
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Quarterly events
 MAC - Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council
  • Established in 2015 by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce to serve as a liaison between the defense and civilian communities. 
  • Recognizes the important role the defense industry and the military play in the quality of life for citizens, as well as local economy.
  • Vision: To achieve recognition for Charles County's defense community - DoD facilities, active & retired military, and civilian personnel - as a critical national asset and valuable economic and community partner.
  • The MAC provides community support for critical and unique Department of the Navy (DON) and Department of Defense (DOD) activities, bases and missions in Charles County. 
  • Located at 101 Centennial Street, La Plata, MD. 
  • Contact Number: 301-932-6500
NAPW - The National Association of Professional Women
    Waldorf Chapter
  • Forum for members to connect with like-minded professional women
  • Develop innovative business and social relationships
  • Resources and benefits necessary to foster professional and personal success
SBTDC - Small Business & Technology Development Center
     Women’s Business Roundtable  
  • Open forum for women to discuss and share business hurdles and successes
  • Woman business owners and women in the workplace learn from each other.
  • Bi-monthly networking opportunities
  • No cost or low cost business related seminars
SMBN – The Southern Maryland Business Network
  • Business professionals organized for the purpose of developing business relationships and exchanging quality business referrals
  • Independent, non-profit, self-directed organization
  • Networking opportunities are promoted through direct contact, Chamber of Commerce events, marketing materials, press releases, community calendar and a web site
  • Weekly meetings
WCCBA - The Western Charles County Business Association
  • A forum for business owners and residents to discuss issues that affect western Charles County
  • Monthly dinner meetings provide great networking opportunities.
  • Leaders and elected officials present county issues and provide question and answer times.
  • Annual dues
YPCC - Young Professionals of Charles County
  • Young professionals work to enhance the abilities and talents of its members.
  • Aids in both professional and personal success
  • Leadership development activities
  • Networking and educational sessions
  • Members required to have a passion for business and improving personal abilities
  • No dues