Support a Local Business
Maryland is a great state to start, run and grow a business. Just ask any of the founders of the three small businesses featured on the Maryland of Opportunity Small Business Campaign. Entrepreneurs and innovators are churning the wheels of one of the nation’s “Next Boom States,” adding to the 162,300 small businesses already making Maryland a Top Ten State for Growth and Economic Performance.
Jennifer and Andrew Buerger traveled to Iceland in 2009 to help raise funds for Jodi’s Climb for Hope, a nonprofit honoring Andrew’s sister. Their mountain climbing expedition, led by Maryland’s Earth Treks, was a life changing journey. Jennifer and Andrew also discovered a healthy, nutritious Icelandic yogurt and launched B’More Organic, a business built around a 100% organic, fat-free, gluten-free, low-lactose yogurt smoothie that packs 30 grams of protein. You can find B’more Organic delicious yogurt smoothies in other Maryland businesses like Mom’s Markets, Roots Markets and Wegmans. Support a local business.
People across Maryland are signing up for wind power with Clean Currents. Co-founded in 2005 by Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents has helped 10,000 homes and 3,000 businesses make the switch to wind power in the Maryland region. Clean Currents provides wind power to Maryland businesses like Honest Tea, Woodberry Kitchen and Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. A certified B-Corporation, Clean Currents is also growing the next sustainable energy generation with community partners like Baltimore’s Midtown Academy. It’s easy to switch to Clean Currents clean energy, there are no added fees, no equipment to install, just good clean energy. Good for you, Good for Maryland, Good for the Planet.
Apples & Oranges Fresh Market
Meet new neighbor, Apples and Oranges Fresh Market – a fresh market for a fresh start towards healthy eating and a better quality of life. In March 2013, Erich March and Michele Speaks-March opened Apples & Oranges, a full service grocery store committed to providing nutritious and delicious food options for the community of East Baltimore. Stocking their neighborhood market with garden-fresh produce, fresh meat and dairy products, and offering customers recipes, nutrition information and healthy eating tips, this local Maryland business is clearly invested in a future that is Good for You, Good for Maryland and Good for the Planet.