SALISBURY, Md., April 8, 2019 – Project Opportunity, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans, active duty, and reserve military personnel announced today that it has received $5000.00 from Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) Community Development Department to support Project Opportunity entrepreneurship classes in 2019.
“Funding for Project Opportunity is key to our success in supporting military personnel transitioning to the business world as they learn what it takes to start their own businesses,” said Army Master Sergeant. (retired) and founder of Project Opportunity, Joe Giordano. “We are very grateful to BB&T for their generous grant to help us do just that so that we may continue to offer this program at no cost to those veterans and military personnel selected to participate.”
“BB&T’s support for Project Opportunity has been a rewarding experience. The work that they are doing for our Veterans is very meaningful and impactful, and has made a difference in the lives of the Veterans they serve. I have enjoyed working with our Veterans to help them fulfill their dream of becoming an entrepreneur.”
– Ginger Donovan, Market Leader – Salisbury, MD.
About Project Opportunity
Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program for active military and veterans who want to start their own businesses. The ten-week (30 hour) intensive course is designed to prepare veterans to research and complete a business plan. Founded on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2010, Project Opportunity has since expanded to Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Howard County, Prince George’s County, and Southern Maryland. Contributions from county economic development authorities, local banks, private foundations, and fraternal organizations help ensure that the classes are free to veteran participants.