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InternationalSmall Business

The Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded 18 small and mid-sized Maryland companies with ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The ExportMD grant program helps businesses finance the costs of marketing internationally, including trade show fees, brochures, and travel expenses. Applications are accepted

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Maryland First Deaf Business Summit
EventsMaryland EconomySmall Business

Guest feature: Allysa Dittmar is the communications and policy manager for the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Last week, the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted the nation’s first Deaf Business Summit: “Deaf Ecosystem: Maryland’s Open

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Maryland Veteran-Owned Business Resources
Finance & ServicesMilitaryMSBDFA

National Veterans Small Business Week is October 31- November 4, and the U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging community members to highlight local veteran-owned businesses in their community, and show gratitude and support to veterans and their families. Supporting Maryland Veteran-Owned Businesses Whether you’re searching for business services, such as

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Maryland Government Contracting Guide
MilitarySmall Business

Washington D.C. and its many federal entities are in Maryland’s backyard. In addition, Maryland has a high  concentration of federal and military centers that create significant business opportunities for Maryland companies. Government contracts can yield great opportunities for businesses, but the bidding process may seem overwhelming. To help companies navigate the

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Daily Brew Coffee Shop Maryland VLT Fund
Finance & Services

Rosa Cruz is the director of marketing and communications for the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation. Follow AAEDC on Facebook and Twitter. In late June, economic development officials in Worcester County and Anne Arundel County announced that Backshore Brewing Company and the Daily Brew Coffee Shop were the latest recipients

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Mike Gill
Small Business

Earlier this month, we saluted Maryland small business owners and advocates at the 32nd annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards lunch. Among this year’s winners was one of Maryland Commerce’s own team members Les Hall, who won Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. The event underscores the importance of

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SBA awards
AboutSmall Business

This month, the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program celebrated its 32nd year by honoring the area’s small business community under one roof. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program highlighted the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. Les Hall, Maryland Commerce’s program

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Bay Bank
Finance & Professional ServicesFinance & ServicesProfiles

Bay Bank wants to help grow Baltimore’s next generation of entrepreneurs.  To reach that goal, the company must expand its reach in the Baltimore region—and that’s where Todd Warren comes in. Warren was recently named Bay Bank’s new Baltimore Market President and Senior Vice President. He joins the company after nearly 20 years

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Mike Gill Commerce
Small Business

Did you know that small businesses in Maryland make up more than 97 percent of all employers in the state and employ 1.1 million of the state’s workforce? This week, we join with our economic development partners around the U.S. to celebrate National Small Business Week, which recognizes the important

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County Line Auto Repairs
ProgramsSmall Business

County Line Auto Repairs, a family-owned auto repair business located in Salisbury, is constructing a new shop and office space to better meet consumer demand. The company was founded in 2005 by James and Alisha Matthews and specializes in automotive repairs and maintenance work. As part of the project, County

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