Calvert County celebrates 20 growing businesses

07/18/2023| Anna Mishonova

Calvert County celebrates 20 growing businesses

07/18/2023 | Anna Mishonova

Spring of 2023 was a time of growth and new beginnings in Southern Maryland. According to the Calvert County Department of Economic Development , 12 new businesses opened between February and May of this year, with 8 additional companies expanding their operations. Home to a variety of industries ranging from tourism to agriculture to aerospace, the county prides itself on an attentive and supportive attitude toward new businesses, and its efforts continue to pay off.

“We are excited to welcome new businesses into the county and are equally as proud to see our existing business community expanding,” said Julie Oberg, director of the county’s economic development department. “We believe that this reflects positively on the strength and sustainability of our local economy and provides economic vitality for the residents of Calvert County.”

Among the newly established companies is SOMD Watersports  located in Solomons. The business uses the county's unique location near the Patuxent River to offer jet-ski rentals, as well as paddle boards and kayaks. Just in time for summer fun!

Visitors looking for unique dining can go to Heritage 485  in Prince Frederick, a farm-to-table restaurant that prides itself on using local ingredients to create New American cuisine. Its building has deep historical roots – it started as a courthouse in 1732 and led to forming the town’s Main Street. Starting from 1927, the house served as a home office for Dr. Briscoe, the only physician in Calvert County at the time. Make sure to visit Heritage 485 to experience the unique historic atmosphere and dining.

For anyone interested in music, Be Natural Music Makers  recently opened its doors in Huntingtown. The community-based music store offers not only instruments, but also lessons, repair services, and regular talent shows. The business is in the process of forming its own rock band , inviting anyone interested to apply.

Among the companies expanding their operations are Loving Care Senior Services , which matches caregivers and patients; The Tea Nook at Butterflies and Wishes , which offers drinks, desserts, and event planning; and many more.

New beginnings can be challenging, but the county’s Department of Economic Development is ready to help with a variety of resources . Learn more on .

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