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2019 Project OpportunitySM Graduation, Southern Maryland – Fall

SOUTHERN MARYLAND FALL 2019 CLASS – Project Opportunity partnered with  Charles County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Department of Economic Development, PNC Bank, BB&T Bank, Community Bank of Chesapeake, TEDCO, Maryland Rural Council, Disk Enterprise Solutions, Precise Systems, Inc., Spalding Consulting, Hilton Garden Inn,, 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 nine (9) veterans were accepted into the program. Here is a summary of their business ventures:

  • Rental Properties
  • Working with Senior Citizens
  • Entertainment
  • A-1 Affordable Printing
  • Government Contracting
  • Talent Management Consulting
  • Transportation
  • Drone Photography Services

Classes started on September 10, 2019 at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville who donated classroom space for us.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on November 19, 2019 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  A total of seven (7) veterans completed the course and graduated. Those business ventures that these graduating veterans are seeking to start or expand are:

  • CAI Industries, LLC (Rental Properties)
  • Dasher’s Care (Working with Senior Citizens)
  • Corporate Conference Solutions (Event Planning)
  • Affordable A-1 Printing, LLC
  • MxD Couture (Clothing)
  • Somerville Consulting Group (Talent Management Consulting)

Alan Crawley, Labor Exchange Administrator for Southern Maryland, Maryland Department of Labor, 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.

Funding for this class provided by the following sponsors.

  • BB&T
  • Calvert County Economic Development
  • Charles County Economic Development
  • Community Bank of Chesapeake
  • Disk Enterprise Solutions
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Maryland Rural Council
  • Plan-it-4-u-Event Planning, LLC
  • PNC Bank
  • Precise Systems
  • Spalding Consulting
  • St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development
  • Wells Fargo

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 American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville for donating classroom space.

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