Small Business Funding

Announcing the Round 2 BGE Energizing Small Business Grants Recipients

August 19, 2021
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We’re proud to announce the Round 2 recipients of the BGE Energizing Small Business Grants!

BGE pledged $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. With support and guidance from Hello Alice and in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network, BGE created the Energizing Small Business Grants program which provides recipients $20,000 grants. Round 1 recipients were announced in April 2021.

You can review the full list of Round 2 recipients below, and subscribe to the Hello Alice newsletter to stay up-to-date on future programs and funding opportunities. Applications for Round 3 of the program will open on September 1, 2021.

Round 2

Advanced Productions

Lisa Brown | Hanover, MD

Anointed Candle

Cherise Gaines | Jessup, MD

Arch Social Club

John Harris | Baltimore, MD

ArtFarm Studios

Alison Harbaugh | Annapolis, MD

Aviva Divine

Helen Ozah | Baltimore, MD

Better World Imaginarium

Lisa Swayhoover | Catonsville, MD

Bottoms Up Bagels

Michelle Bond | Baltimore, MD

Charis Center for the Arts

Emma Hadley | Lanham, MD

Chesapeake Acupuncture & Healing Arts

Lauren McNeal | Annapolis, MD

Codetta Bake Shop

Sumayyah Bilal | Baltimore, MD

Current Space

Michael Benevento | Baltimore, MD

Curry Printing

Paula Fargo | Baltimore, MD

Elite Secrets Bridal

Latonya Turnage | Perry Hall, MD

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park

Edward Jenkins | Middle River, MD

Fearless Yaya

Sandra Diaz | Columbia, MD

Fine Point Stay-N-Play

Miriam Ray | Baltimore, MD

Grace Ambulance Services

Mirabelle Tambe | Baltimore, MD

HGE Designs

Nicole Stokes-Harris | Baltimore, MD


Christina Dugan | Elkridge, MD

Holabird Early Learning Center

Charlonda James | Baltimore, MD

House of Music Education

Tedrick Bonds | Bowie, MD

Intuitive Business Concepts

Jodi Sawyer | Annapolis, MD

KC Dance & Fitness

Kristin Celano | Baltimore, MD

Tutor Doctor Essex

Simeon Sanders | Essex, MD

Lacy’s Professional Nursing Services

Deborah Lacy | Baltimore, MD

M Code Luxury Apparel

Milanka Code | Glenn Dale, MD

Media Rhythm Institute

Deverick Murray | Baltimore, MD

Blu Ocean Products

James Rowe | Odenton, MD


Nikia Vaughan | Baltimore, MD

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services of Westminster-Eldersburg

Kimberly Burckhardt | Woodbine, MD

Party Girl Entertainment

Amy Reid | Baltimore, MD

Pinnacle Communications Resource Company

Tracey Haldeman | Baltimore, MD

Prof AP LLC (Huntington Learning Center)

Anand Patel | Gambrills, MD

Safari Nativ

Betty Osias | Cockeysville, MD

Sandra Chaney Enterprises

Sandra Chaney | Annapolis, MD

Dutch Corner Restaurant

Susan L Rill | Manchester, MD

The Cold Penguin

Carol Naddell | North Beach, MD

Taco Town

Warner Lopez | Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Times

Jocelyn (Joy) Bramble | Baltimore, MD

The Black Genius Art Show

Bryan Robinson | Baltimore, MD

Tree of Life Early Learning Center

Gabrielle Douglas | Laurel, MD

University of the Virgin Isalnds International Program

Angela Garnett | Upper Marlboro, MD

Wildlife Adventures

Valerie Garcia | Jarrettsville, MD

X Is Possible

Erica Roberts | Bowie, MD

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