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2018 Project Opportunity Graduation, Southern Maryland – Fall

SOUTHERN MARYLAND FALL 2018 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, PNC Bank, BB&T Bank, Disk Enterprise Solutions, Precise Systems, Inc., Spalding Consulting, Leonardtown Rotary Club, PlanIt4UEvent Planning, 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:

  • Real Estate
  • Audio Books
  • Family Entertainment Center
  • Lawn Care/Yard Maintenance
  • Financial Planning
  • Commercial Cleaning

Classes started on September 10, 2018 at the Charles County Government Building which was provided by the Charles County Department of Economic Development.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on November 19, 20189 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:

  • Audio Books
  • Family Entertainment Center
  • Lawn Care/Yard Maintenance
  • Financial Planning

Fred Barnes, Founder/CEO of TAC Integrated Solutions, Inc. and Project Opportunity Graduate from the Columbia Maryland Fall 2013 Class and Secretary George W. Owings III, Secretary Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs were the Guest Speakers.

Funding for this class provided by the following sponsors.

  • BB&T Bank
  • Calvert County Department of Economic Development
  • Charles County Department of Economic Development
  • Disk Enterprise Solutions
  • PlanIt4UEvent Planning
  • PNC Bank
  • Precise Systems, Inc.
  • Spalding Consulting, Leonardtown Rotary Club
  • 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.

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

Special thanks to Charles County Department of Economic Development for donating classroom space.

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