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2017 Project OpportunitySM Graduation, Southern Maryland – Spring

SOUTHERN MARYLAND SPRING 2017 CLASS – Consulting, Training, and Development Services partnered with St Mary’s County Department of Economic Development and the Southern Maryland America Job Center to provide Project OpportunitySM 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 ten (10) veterans were accepted into the program. Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Health Care Consulting (Partnership)
  • Professional Services
  • Business Consultant/Life Coach
  • Trash/Debris Removal
  • Home Healthcare
  • Village Furniture Restoration
  • Tee Shirts
  • Pilot/Aircraft Services
  • Product Development

Classes started on April 3, 2017 at the Hampton Inn in Lexington Park which was provided by the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on June 12, 2017 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  A total of eight (8) veterans completed the course and graduated. Those business ventures that these graduating veterans are seeking to start or expand are:

  • I. Enterprises, LLC (Professional Services)
  • Realize Moore (Business Consultant/Life Coach)
  • Valued Homes (Renovations)
  • Select Inhome Healthcare, LLC
  • AlTreya (Product Development)
  • Twisted Antiques
  • Bling Tings (Tee Shirts)
  • Forever Free (Aircraft Services)

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

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

Murraydine Catering, owned by Murraydine Williams a Project OpportunitySM Anne Arundel Fall 2015 Class Graduate provided catering services for the graduation ceremony.

Funding for this class provided by the following sponsors.

  • Calvert County Department of Economic Development
  • Plan-It-4-U Event Planning
  • PNC Bank
  • Rollout Systems
  • St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development
  • VFW Post 8469
  • Waldorf Jaycees Foundation

Special Thanks to the Following:


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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