Celebrating the Spirit of Small Business

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March Madness Is On!

The Chamber Challenge is ON! For the entire month of March, you are able to vote and show your support for your favorite Chamber. The Chambers of Commerce who received the most votes will receive a recognition award at our event on June 7, 2018.


Thank you to everyone who made it out to the 33rd Maryland Small Business Week Awards!

The 2017 Maryland Small Business Week Awards was a huge success! We had people in attendance from businesses all over the state of Maryland.

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MD Small Business Week Award Winners for 2017

Small Business Person of the Year

Kara A. DiPietro HMC, Incorporated, Columbia


Accountant Advocate of the Year

Peter McDonald Smith, Elliott, Kearns, & Co., LLC

Attorney Advocate of the Year

Donald Walsh, Esq. Wright, Constable and Skeen

District Director's Unsung Hero Award

Howard County Economic Development Authority

Small Business Exporter of the Year

George Hepburn Dynasplint Systems, Inc.

Family Owned Small Business of the Year

Nelson Coleman Jewelers

Financial Services Champion of the Year

Gerald Baroudi Business Finance Group

Home Based Small Business of the Year

Andy Musliner InRoad Toys, LLC

Insurance Advocate of the Year

Matthew Lehman Morann Insurance

Minority Owned Small Business of the Year

Delali Dzirasa Fearless

Rising Star Student Entrepreneur Award

R.J. Batts Picklehead, LLC

Women Owned Small Business of the Year

Vanna & Julia Belton Flavor

Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year

Charles Wilson CW Consulting Group, LLC

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jessica Zaleskiwicz Coco Couture

Leaders of the 2017 Chamber Challenge

Most Votes

The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber

2nd Most Votes

Pikesville Chamber

3rd Most Votes

Cecil County Chamber

Our Gracious Contributors of 2017

These companies have long been involved in Maryland Small Business. We greatly appreciate their contributions. Click on their logos to learn a bit more about the organizations furthering Small Business in our communities!

American Dream Contributor


Small Business Startup Supporter

Small Business Supporter

Friends of Small Business

Small Business Media Supporter

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