MCE cel­e­brates Na­tional Small Busi­ness Week

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CAM­BRIDGE — In cel­e­bra­tion of Na­tional Small Busi­ness Week, Ge­orge Koste of Mary­land Cap­i­tal En­ter­prises vis­ited en­trepreneurs in Cam­bridge.

In Cam­bridge, Koste joined Bill Christo­pher, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce; Adams; and Bran­don Hes­son, as­so­ciate direc­tor of the City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment. RAR Brew­ing, Katie Mae’s Coun­try Shoppe, The Wine Bar and Clay­ton’s Phar­macy.

Since 1963, the pres­i­dent of the U.S. has is­sued a procla­ma­tion an­nounc­ing Na­tional Small Busi­ness Week, which rec­og­nizes the crit­i­cal con­tri­bu­tions of Amer­ica’s en­trepreneurs and small busi­ness own­ers.

“Small busi­nesses cre­ate two out of ev­ery three jobs in the U.S. each year,” Koste said. “MCE is ded­i­cated to de­vel­op­ing small busi­nesses that are cre­at­ing jobs and help­ing com­mu­ni­ties pros­per. We are proud to part­ner with the U.S. Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the State of Mary­land’s Depart­ment of Com­merce and Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment to ac­com­plish this goal.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

From left are Bill Christo­pher, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce; Ge­orge Koste, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Mary­land Cap­i­tal En­ter­prises; Dr. Lisa Brooks of Clay­ton’s Phar­macy; Del. Chris Adams, R-37B-Wi­comico; and Bran­don Hes­son, as­so­ciate direc­tor of the City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment.

From left are Bill Christo­pher, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce; Ge­orge Koste, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Mary­land Cap­i­tal En­ter­prises; Katie Smith of Katie Mae’s; Abi­gail Smith of Katie Mae’s; Del. Chris Adams, R-37B-Wi­comico; and Bran­don Hes­son, as­so­ciate direc­tor of the City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment.

From left are Del. Chris Adams, R-37B-Wi­comico; Ge­orge Koste, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Mary­land Cap­i­tal En­ter­prises; BJ Wheat­ley of RAR Brew­ing; Bran­don Hes­son, as­so­ciate direc­tor of the City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment; and Bill Christo­pher, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce.

From left are Bill Christo­pher, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce; Bran­don Hes­son, as­so­ciate direc­tor of the City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment; Del. Chris Adams, R-37B-Wi­comico; Ge­orge Koste, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of Mary­land Cap­i­tal En­ter­prises; and Carol Levy Ruark, The Wine Bar.

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