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Anne Arundel County Hosts Financial Partnership Business Mixer

Annapolis, MD (January 31, 2012) - Need financing for renovations or business expansion? Are you new to the area and entertaining the idea of starting your own business? Are you a contractor needing a line of credit for equipment or construction financing? Are you a woman-owned business wondering if you should get certified in order to grow your business?

If any of there scenarios describe your situation, then you need to join the Anne Arundel County Minority Business Enterprise Committee and its sponsors as they host a Building Financial Partnerships mixer on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Grille Banquet Hall, 1166 Rt. 3 South, Gambrills, Md from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Building Financial Partnerships is designed to provide small, minority and women-owned businesses an opportunity to network with local lending institutions. “The objective of Building Financial Partnerships is to give women and minority businesses better access to capital and help strengthen their relationships with the banking community,” says William Bush, owner of Venice Building Consultants in Annapolis and member of the Anne Arundel County Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Committee. Sponsors of this event include the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Women President’s Educational Organization (WPEO), Reliable Repairs, Inc./NAWIC, Primerica Financial Service and Alternative Capital Funding, LLC.

Representatives from the following institutions will be on hand to discuss business banking and financial needs with guests:

  •  Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  •  Small Business Development Center
  •  BankAnnapolis
  •  CFG Community Bank
  •  BB & T
  •  Washington Savings Bank
  •  Wells Fargo
  •  M & T Bank
  •  SunTrust Bank
  •  Meridian Mgmt Group, Inc (MMG)
  •  Harbor Bank
  •  PNC Bank

In addition to connecting women-owned businesses to WPEO, sponsors will be celebrating Women in Construction Week in recognition of the accomplishments of women-owned businesses who are managing successful construction firms.

The Anne Arundel County Minority Business Enterprise Committee (MBEC) serves as
an advocate for minority and women-owned businesses providing resources and technical
assistance designed to spur their growth and development. The MBEC hosts a series of networking events throughout the year to promote the interests of women and minority businesses in Anne Arundel County.

These activities have resulted in substantial increases in utilization of women and minority businesses as part of the County’s procurement process. The County spent approximately $67.5 million with women and minority businesses over the past three years.


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