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C.E.D. Launches SmallBiz Safety Program with 50K Grant

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Article by: Jennifer Colter

SmallBiz Safety program is off and running at PGCC's Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED); 50K grant from
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company to be presented on Thursday, March 26

The Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), an entrepreneurial hub for local, small and minority business enterprises headquartered on the campus of Prince George’s Community College, is proud to announce the creation of a safety management program for small businesses called SmallBiz Safety.

The SmallBiz Safety program, sponsored by a $50,000 grant from the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company, will provide firms with a combination of safety training and safety consultation and technical assistance. The eight-week, 16 hour program will be offered four times a year and is projected to serve up to 40 small businesses per year at maximum capacity.

Safety in the workplace is essential to running a successful construction company.  Maintaining a culture of safety not only provides a company with an edge over the competition, it also helps prevent personal and financial loss and impacts a business owner’s bottom line.

“Prince George’s Community College is thrilled to be involved with this timely, forward-thinking project,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president, Prince George’s Community College. “The CED is committed to assisting small minority business owners in achieving growth and contributing to the economic growth in the region we serve.” 

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a workforce development certificate and continuing education units from the College. 

“A program like SmallBiz Safety is much-needed within Prince George’s County’s small and emerging business community,” said Dukes.  “The efforts by the Center and Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company ensure that the capacity building needs of local, small and minority businesses are addressed.”

A meet and greet is scheduled for March 26 at 9:00 a.m., in Kent Hall, Room 262 on Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus.  


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