Small Business Funding

Announcing the BGE Energizing Small Business Grants Recipients

These Maryland small businesses will receive a $20,000 grant to help them recover from COVID-19 impacts and grow their business.

December 7, 2021 · 6 min read

We’re proud to announce the 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, BGE created the Energizing Small Business Grants program which provides recipients $20,000 grants.

You can review the full list of Round 1–3 recipients below, and subscribe to the Hello Alice newsletter to stay up-to-date on future programs and funding opportunities.

Round 3

Ethel’s Creole Kitchen

Jeff Berkow | Baltimore, MD

Well Crafted Kitchen

Laura Wagner | Baltimore, MD

BrickRose Exchange

Bianca Jackson | Baltimore, MD

The Right Turn Rehabilitation Services

Keisha Jennings-Eakin | Abingdon, MD

A Perfect Fit Assisted Living

Christina Fitts | Randallstown, MD

Charm City Books

Elizabeth Daven Ralston | Baltimore, MD

Zerra & Co.

Hailey Graef | Baltimore, MD

Bike Powered Events

Natan Lawson | Baltimore, MD

Catonsville Happy Feet

Huan Sun | Catonsville, MD

Ram Supply Company

Martin Manescu | Baltimore, MD


Arion Long | Baltimore, MD

Vegan Juiceology

Dominique Allen | Baltimore, MD


Frank Pastore | Baltimore, MD

Hanover Land Services

Christina Casole | Westminster, MD

Insightful Life Therapeutic Services

Stanley Nwogwugwu | Baltimore, MD


Tia Keels-Gaymon | Towson, MD

Brownstone Tax and Financial Services

Andrea Scott | Baltimore, MD

Cornerstone Research and Development Center

Reginald Amadi | Owings Mills, MD


Danita Williams | Catonsville, MD

Our Children’s Child Care

Ramatou Kouyate | Upper Marlboro, MD

The Flour Collection

LaCresha Stephens, Addis Abebe, and Shanica Guidry | Baltimore, MD

Whole Family Healing Group

Miesha Rice | Pikesville, MD

MiTTA Sound

Terrence McDuffy | Odenton, MD

Constant Covering

Shawn Clarke | Prince George’s County, MD

Cardinal Chiropractic

Joseph Mufareh | Baltimore, MD

RTB Cycle

Chuanda Mason | Odenton, MD


Shreemal Perera | Burtonsville, MD

Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Tony Kime | Annapolis, MS

Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners

Janet Garman | Glyndon, MD

Form Salon

Caroline DeLauder | Towson, MD

Maryland Print & Design

Kimberly Ann Hope | Sykesville, MD

Ice Queens

Dasia Kabia | Baltimore, MD

Brighter Hope Wellness Center

Cindy Graham | Clarksville, MD

The New Rogers Ave Day Nursery

Roddie Wood | Baltimore, MD

SoBe Restaurant & Lounge

Anthony Simpson | Lanham, MD

Heated 4 U

Dawn Ambrose | Street, MD


Nadine Dlodlo | Baltimore, MD

The Strength Program

Alisa Balthrop | Baltimore, MD

K&T Security Services

Obiajulu Arah | Fulton, MD

Total Wellbeing Counseling Services

Rosa Alvayero | Bowie, MD

Pure Raw Juice

Richard Manson | Baltimore, MD


Tiombe Paige | Westminster, MD

BrookieGirl Bath + Body Care

Shaun Hand | National Harbor, MD

Chesapeake Health & Fitness

Vanessa Runion | Deale, MD

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

Round 1

39 Minute Workout

Abby Peterson | Ellicott City, MD

AD and C Management Company

Amir Ahmad | Greenbelt, MD

Adler Display

Ron Adler | Baltimore County, MD

Admiral Cleaners

Elizabeth Whitney Kerridge | Annapolis, MD

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

Joseph Barbera | Columbia, MD


Amanda Gianotti | Timonium, MD

Alma Cocina Latina

Mark Demshak | Baltimore, MD

Ambrosia Caterers

Elaine McCloud | Glen Burnie, MD

ASB 2 Enterprises

Stephanie Bell | Baltimore County, MD

Back In Action Ergonomics and Wellness

Alexandra Urban | Annapolis, MD

BLE Training Group

Brian Hammond | Ellicott City, MD

BizIT Consultants

Shyam Balani | Ellicott City, MD

BLEST Consulting

Darren Bell | Laurel, MD

Bliss Nail Spa

Que Musterman | Columbia, MD

Blue Pit BBQ

Cara Bruce | Baltimore County, MD

Learning How

Nkenge  Yasin | Baltimore, MD

FirstLight Home Care of Bowie

Robyn Peake | Bowie, MD


Onosereme Amadi-Emina | Owings Mills, MD

Chimax Medical Center

Chienyenwa Nwachinemere | Rosedale, MD

Cornerstone Research and Dev. Center

Reginald Amadi | Owings Mills, MD

Crystal Moll Gallery

Crystal  Moll | Baltimore County, MD

DiscContinued Homme

David Singleton | Laurel, MD

Kumon of Lutherville

Nadia Gajadhar | Lutherville-Timonium, MD

England Eatery’s Cafe

Aisha England | Baltimore, MD

Fashion Spa House

Cynthia Rumph | Owings Mills, MD

Focus On Children

GerriLynn Ballard | Bowie, MD

Garden Girls Landscaping

Loni Moyer | Annapolis, MD

Clarksville Commons

George Stone | Clarksville, MD

HeidnSeek Entertainment

Heidi Klotzman | Pikesville, MD

Imperium Shaving

Daniel Janssen | Baltimore County, MD

Island Spice Grille and Lounge

Kassandra Tucker | Edgewood, MD

Chutney Indian Restaurant

Sathya Batchu | Columbia, MD

Fabpro Technologies

Antoine Hutchinson | Halethorpe, MD

Kohn Creative

Josh Kohn | Westminster, MD

Land Sea Air Manufacturing

Todd Paul | Westminster, MD

Little People’s Educare

Dawn Faulks | Owings Mills, MD

Maryland Maids

Ruby Cardwell | Middle River, MD

Matava Shoes

Kathleen Matava | Lutherville, MD

Mend Acupuncture

Sarah O’Leary | Baltimore County, MD

Baltimore Soup Company

Jeffrey Morris | Towson, MD

MSP Superior Services

Mark Pooler | Baltimore, MD

Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille

Steve Wecker | Pasadena, MD


James Caprara | Fulton, MD

No Land Beyond

Michael Cohn | Baltimore, MD

OCA Mocha

Deep Patel | Arbutus, MD

Official Masters

Oudarri Ali | Baltimore County, MD

Okinawan Karate Dojo

Stanley Crump | Ellicott City, MD

Pee Wee Piano

Rotoya Goodwin | Glenn Dale, MD

Pikasso Kutz

Kevin  McSears | Baltimore County, MD

Pike Electric

Zagham Syed | Reisterstown, MD

Pongos Interactive

Suzanne Rey | Crofton, MD

Pure Raw Juice

Richard Manson | Baltimore County, MD


Wendy Rabin | Annapolis, MD

Reflex Functional Fitness

Maurice Ashe | Baltimore County, MD

REV Cycle Studio

Rick Zambrano | Baltimore County, MD

Ruben’s Mexican Food

Jonathan Ramirez | Baltimore County, MD

Sanbridge Early Learning Center

Keanna Sanders | Windsor Mill, MD


Bergeda Minnis | Owings Mills, MD

Twin Kiss

Sinesh Patel | Sykesville, MD


John Hooper | Forest Hill, MD

Sliders Bar and Grille

Rachele Sheubrooks | Baltimore County, MD

Spice Isle Restaurant and Catering

Wendy Lewis | Aberdeen, MD

Taylor Construction Group

Ronalle Hawkins | Bowie, MD

The Annapolis Inn

Joseph Lespier | Annapolis, MD

The Charmery

Laura Alima | Baltimore County, MD

The Mandala School

Valencia Wood | Columbia, MD

Therapy & Learning Center

Darlene Nasuta | Towson, MD

United Educational Corp Programs

Matthew Day | Randallstown, MD


Adebisi Adebowale | Lanham, MD

Vedic Spa

Jayashree  Rathod | Ellicott City, MD

Willy’s Kitchen

Jaclyn Hubers-Hall | Glen Burnie, MD

Rockstar Prep 4 Kids

Lyric Hawkins | Landover, MD

Skin Access Studios

Danielle Johnson | Parkville, MD

The New Children Garden Child Care Center

Sonya Jackson-Bailey | Baltimore, MD


Troy Harris | Hunt Valley, MD

J&J Smoothies

Tisha Skinner | Laurel, MD

Double Groove Brewing Company

Lisa Moody | Forest Hill, MD

Superior Tours

Marc Komins | Baltimore County, MD

Wonderfly Events

Jonathan Millhausen | Arbutus, MD

Valentin’s Cleaners

Mi Hea You | Baltimore, MD

CUPs Coffeehouse

Kimya Nuru Dennis | Baltimore, MD


Frederick Ephraim | Baltimore County, MD

STEM Farm + Kitchen

James Reidy | Baltimore County, MD

Deliciously Nutritious

Melissa Sherwood | Annapolis, MD


Stephen Demby | Baltimore County, MD

The Wayside Inn

Kewei Xu | Ellicott City, MD

EHS Maryland

Nina Zunt | Dundalk, MD

Major Image

Miriam Collins | Bowie, MD