The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SMMCOCF) will be
partnering with BEACON, the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, of the
Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University
(https://www.salisbury.edu/academic-offices/business/beacon/) to boost new business creation
activities in the rural areas of Maryland. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to help save and
create small business jobs in rural Maryland.
Under this partnership researchers from BEACON will develop a series of data-based “Key
Performance Indicators” and public policy option “Return on Investment” calculations that can
serve as leading indicators for small business/nonprofit job creation and retention outcomes in
the rural areas of Maryland.
This project was made possible through a MAERDAF grant awarded to SMMCOCF by the Rural
Maryland Council (https://rural.maryland.gov/). MAERDAF stands for Maryland Agricultural
Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund. MAERDAF offers important financial
support to rural-serving nonprofit organizations that promote statewide and regional planning,
economic and community development, and agricultural and forestry education efforts.
About the Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce:
The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (SMMCOC), formerly The Southern
Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (SMBCC) exists to make the community a better place for
The SMMCOC is a proponent for business growth, as well as economic development and
empowerment. Our website is: https://www.smmcoc.org/.
For more information, please contact Doris J. Cammack-Spencer, Info@smmcocfdn.org, 410-474-0772.
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Ellen Flowers-Fields, Erin Ebersole, Sybol Anderson Accept Appointments
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces the appointment of three new members to its leadership team.
Ellen Flowers-Fields has accepted the position of associate vice president, Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CWD), effective Dec. 9. Erin Ebersole, Ed.D. has accepted the position of associate vice president, Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research (PIER), and Sybol Cook Anderson, Ed.D. has accepted the position of executive director, Diversity and Inclusion (DIV). Ebersole’s and Anderson’s appointments are effective Jan. 6, 2020.
Save the Date!
February 5th, 2020
8:30 am to Noon
Community Development Day in Annapolis!
Rooms 170 and 180 Lowe House Office Building
On January 25th 8am – 3pm, the ASBC Foundation will host the 18th annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Festival at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD. Online registration for attendees opens online December 3rd. For more information, please visit: www.alfredstreet.org
Join us to celebrate their accomplishments during our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon November 7!
Announcing our Awards of Excellence recipients!
Sudlersville Community Laundromat
Advanced Planning Project-Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Purple Line Corridor Coalition
HUBS Program- Civic Works
For All Seasons
William Ariano, Baltimore Community Lending
Chickie Grayson, Enterprise Homes
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Leadership, and housing advocates
Congressman Elijah Cummings
To register for this event, click here.