2013 Project Opportunity Graduation, Columbia MD – Fall

COLUMBIA MARYLAND AREA – Consulting, Training, and Development Services partnered with The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, The Howard County Tech Council, the Howard County Community College Center for Entrepreneurship and the local Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations Veterans Employment Representative to provide Project Opportunity to veterans in the Columbia Maryland area.  The Orientation Session was conducted on September 12, 2013 with a total of fourteen veterans in attendance.  Ten of the veterans at the Orientation Session indicated a desire to move forward to the next screening process, the telephonic assessment. .  After the completion of the telephonic screening assessments all 10 veterans were accepted into the program.  Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Snow Removal/Mulching Service
  • JM Consolidated Marketing
  • Vehicle Tag Service
  • Now Enterprises, LLC
  • Aviation Consultant
  • ND Music Group, LLC
  • Custom Suits / Tailoring

Classes started on September 26, 2013 at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. The Howard County Tech Council and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship worked with us on this project by coordinating the scheduling of subject matter experts and guest speakers.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on December 12, 2013 at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. A total of ten (10) veterans completed the course and graduated. Those business ventures that these graduating veterans are seeking to start or expand are:

  • Snow Removal/Mulching Service
  • JM Consolidated Marketing
  • Vehicle Tag Service
  • Now Enterprises, LLC
  • Aviation Consultant
  • ND Music Group, LLC
  • Custom Suits / Tailoring

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward Chow Jr. was the guest speaker.


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