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2017 Project Opportunity Graduation, Southern Maryland – Fall

SOUTHERN MARYLAND FALL 2017 CLASS – Consulting, Training, and Development Services partnered with St Mary’s County Department of Economic Development, Charles County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Rollout Systems, LLC, Disk Enterprise Solutions, Barbara and Glen Ives and the Southern Maryland America Job Center to provide Project Opportunity to veterans who reside in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. After the completion of the orientation and telephonic screening assessments a total of six (6) veterans were accepted into the program. Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Fitness Center
  • Property Management
  • Tree Service
  • Management/Leadership Consulting
  • Food Truck
  • Video Production

Classes started on September 25, 2017 at the St Mary’s County Government Building which was provided by the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on December 4, 2017 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  A total of four (4) veterans completed the course and graduated. Those business ventures that these graduating veterans are seeking to start or expand are:

  • Live To Day Funding, LLC
  • BackHat Property Investment, LLC
  • Xylem Land Management
  • Hero4U Enterprises

Secretary George W. Owings III, Secretary Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs was the Guest Speaker.

Katina McDonald, a graduate of the Project Opportunity Fall 2014 Class held in Odenton, Maryland and Owner of Photography by Katina McDonald provided the photographic services for the ceremony.

Funding for this class provided by the following sponsors.

  • Barbara / Glen Ives
  • Calvert County Department of Economic Development
  • Charles County Department of Economic Development
  • Disk Enterprise Solutions
  • Rollout Systems
  • St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development

Special Thanks to the Following:

Missing BBQ - The American Way.

Special thanks to Mission BBQ for sponsoring the Graduation Ceremony.

TEDCO

Special thanks to TEDCO for sponsoring the Graduation Ceremony.

Special thanks to Sharon Murphy Director Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and her staff for hosting the Graduation Ceremony.

Special thanks to St. Mary’s County Office of Economic Development for donating classroom space.

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