Tag: Small business

MDOD and DDA announce partnership with local providers

MDOD and DDA announce partnership with local providers

| January 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Developmental Disabilities Administration recently announced a partnership with five providers of vocational services throughout the state to implement a two-year initiative aimed at addressing employment barriers for job seekers with developmental disabilities. The Maryland Customized Employment Project, funded through Kessler Foundation of New Jersey, represents a collaboration among […]

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Blackwater Distilling receives county grant

Blackwater Distilling receives county grant

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

[do action=”fringe”/] Blackwater Distilling™, Inc. (“Blackwater”), Maryland’s oldest craft distillery, today announced that the company has been awarded a total of $170,000 in loans and grants from Queen Anne’s County. In the first phase, Blackwater has received a $100,000 low-interest loan from the Queen Anne’s County Revolving Loan Fund to fund its production expansion. Separately, […]

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Severna Park Chamber named one of top ten business friendly chambers

Severna Park Chamber named one of top ten business friendly chambers

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program, Inc. has announced the finalists for this year’s Chamber Challenge. The Chamber Challenge sought to  determine the state’s Top 3 Most Small Business Friendly Chambers, as voted by their members in an online poll. Finalists in this year’s competition are: Greater Severna Park Chamber, Salisbury Chamber, Pikesville Chamber, Talbot […]

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Annapolis shopping notes for the holidays

Annapolis shopping notes for the holidays

| November 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolitans and visitors won’t want to miss the three nights of late night shopping, entertainment & fun in downtown Annapolis: Midnight Madness on Thursday, December 4 and 11, and Eleventh Hour on December 18. Voted one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays by Travel & Leisure magazine, Annapolis will be filled with festive music […]

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Annapolis shoppers to be rewarded on Saturday

Annapolis shoppers to be rewarded on Saturday

| November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Business Association is promoting Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014, as a day to “Shop Local” in Annapolis.  For the 3rd consecutive year in, the ABA was awarded a Shop Small Business Saturday prize pack full of promotional products and $25 American Express gift cards. All shoppers who bring their receipts from local […]

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Shop small, shop local for lingerie

Shop small, shop local for lingerie

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a simple question posed eleven years ago: “Why is it so hard to find a properly fitting bra in the Annapolis area?” That question, borne of years of frustration at the lack of sizes and styles offered by chain stores, led local businesswoman Patti Platt and partners to open á la mode intimates, […]

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County businesses win SBA awards

County businesses win SBA awards

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The winners of the 2014 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program were announced late last month by Stephen D. Umberger, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office. Winners will be honored at the 30th Annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 15th at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Md. […]

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Annapolis SOUP Meeting June 11

Annapolis SOUP Meeting June 11

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Annapolis SOUP is a new event/group in the Annapolis area.  It is a community event created to help the people of the Annapolis area.  All ages are welcome – some even bring their babies along!  These monthly events are a way for people to make friends, socialize and maybe get a little money and support […]

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Eastport Business Shifts To Online Only

Eastport Business Shifts To Online Only

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A small Eastport consignment shop, The Backburner, is closing their shop at the end of the month and taking the business online.  In an email broadcast to clients yesterday morning, Dana Billings, the owner said I have decided to change the way I do day to day operations. This will allow me to find unique […]

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Jared Littmann To Be Next Alderman For Ward Five

Jared Littmann To Be Next Alderman For Ward Five

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tonight, four candidates presented their cases as to why the Annapolis Central Democratic Committee should select them as the next Alderman for Ward Five.  By the end of the meeting, Jared Littmann was selected after one round of voting. Littmann is the owner of K&B True Value in the City and a resident of the […]

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Vivo! To Close In Downtown Annapolis

Vivo! To Close In Downtown Annapolis

| July 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Vivo!, the small boutique located at 6 Fleet Street will be closing its doors this Sunday.  While the owner, Lynne Davis, cited the desire to spend more time with her family as one reason for the closure, the decision to close was also somewhat of a forced one. In a recent newsletter announcing the closure, […]

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Nancy Greer, Women In Business Champion Of The Year

Nancy Greer, Women In Business Champion Of The Year

| April 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nancy Greer, owner of Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Arnold, MD was honored as the Women in Business Champion of the Year at the 28thAnnual Maryland Small Business Week Awards luncheon, Friday, April 13 at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill, MD.  Greer  joined 10 other outstanding small business owners and […]

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Severna Park Accountant Wins Top Honors From US Small Business Administration

Severna Park Accountant Wins Top Honors From US Small Business Administration

| April 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

Gardiner & Appel, an accounting firm based in Severna Park, MD, is pleased to announce that Ann Furst, CPA, has been named the  2012 Maryland Accountant Champion of the Year by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Maryland’s business community is fortunate to benefit from Anne’s strong leadership and tireless advocacy efforts. Each year the […]

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Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

| February 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute and Business Management Department at Anne Arundel Community College are hosting the 9thannual Business Plan Competition this spring to showcase former and current students’ plans for new business ventures. The deadline to submit business plan entries to compete for cash prizes is noon Thursday, March 15; two free coaching sessions are […]

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