Women & Minority Business Expo

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While Maryland is comprised of, roughly, 52% women and 41% non-Caucasian citizens, only 39% of all Maryland businesses in 2012 were owned by women and 38% were owned by minorities.  Community and business leaders across the Lower Eastern Shore are joining forces to offer the public a Women and Minority Business Resource Expo on May 14, 2020.  To be held at Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin, MD from 8 am – Noon.

This event is open to the public, 21 and over, and there is a registration cost of $20 if you pre-register.  It will be $25 for walk-ins.  Ocean Downs is generously donating $10 in free play to all attendees!  Guest speakers and resource agencies have been hand-selected to offer an all-encompassing experience for women and minorities who wish to start a business or those in business who wish to grow. Federal, state and local government programs, legal assistance, financial planning, Chambers of Commerce and non-profits will all be in attendance.  Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Co-hosts of this event include: Telamon, NAACP, MCE, SBDC, MdDoT, Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury University, Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Worcester County Economic Development, Wicomico County Economic Development, and Somerset Economic Development.

To register, go to OceanPinesChamber.org and, under the News & Events tab, find the Women & Minority Business Resource Summit.


For more information, contact Kerrie Bunting at the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-5306 or kerrie@oceanpineschamber.org.

In order to protect both our staff and the public, we are regrettably closing the Visitor Information Center until April 12th, we are planning to re-open to the public at 9:00 AM on Monday April 13th.

Chamber members are encouraged to make appointments to meet with the Chamber Staff. 

All State Parks are free until April 30, and annual passes are available to be purchased online here.