A Week In Business

Biz Pic AFoundation Contributes
BERLIN — The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation was able to raise more than $1 million for the not-for-profit hospital. Above, Laura Deeley Bren, Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board chair, presents Jack Burbage, left, hospital Board of Trustees chair, and Michael Franklin, hospital president/CEO, with a check for $1,033,500 at the AGH Foundation’s annual Thanks for Giving event. Submitted Photo

Biz Pic B-CurrieBusiness Grant Earned
SALISBURY — Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE) has secured a grant from the SBA to establish and operate Women’s Business Centers in Salisbury and Baltimore.
Additionally, Jennifer Currie of Salisbury has been named director of the MCE Women’s Business Center (WBC) Project and will be located in the Salisbury office. Bonnie Crockett has been hired as the coordinator for the Baltimore center.
The Salisbury WBC will serve women entrepreneurs who reside in the eight-county Eastern Shore area. The Baltimore WBC will serve women entrepreneurs who reside in the Baltimore and Annapolis area. Both Centers will provide training, consulting, counseling, mentoring with local women entrepreneurs and loan funds for women looking to start their own business and for those women already operating their own businesses in the target areas. The mission is to help empower these women to grow their businesses, create jobs and generate wealth. Our center activities are designed to affect substantial economic impact in the communities we serve, with successful business start-ups, job creation and retention as well as increased company revenues.
“I am so excited about our new venture with the SBA,” Currie said. “It is going to provide so many more opportunities for women to pursue their dreams of owning a successful business. This will also provide additional assistance and services to those women owned businesses already in existence to expand. Our target areas are the eight counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Baltimore City, and Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties.”

Biz Pic C-ListAttorney Recognized
SALISBURY — The Arc Maryland has named attorney James A. List the organization’s Volunteer of the Year for 2013.
List is the founder of The Law Offices of James A. List, LLC, a mid-Atlantic law firm serving business owners and individuals with real estate, estate planning, asset protection, and trust needs. He recently completed two terms as president of The Arc Baltimore.
List has served on The Arc Baltimore’s Board of Directors in a number of capacities for almost past eight years and continues to serve as the organization’s Immediate Past President. With The Arc Baltimore, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, both locally and nationally. In addition, List’s law firm devotes a substantial part of its practice to work with families which have members with developmental disabilities.
“Jim has contributed abundantly of his time, talent, and resources,” says current Arc Baltimore President Carla Murphy. “As part of our Family Education Series, he has presented on special needs trusts and estate planning. He is a huge advocate for building The Arc’s endowment to ensure the long-term mission, and is always sponsoring Arc events and introducing people to The Arc mission.”
List started his firm in 2008 after serving as a partner in the wealth management and corporate departments of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. from 2004 to 2007, and in the corporate department of Hodes, Pessin & Katz P.A. from 2001 to 2004.