In collaboration with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Baltimore’s Vitamin® has designed, developed, managed and launched an online application for the county’s Small Business Customer and Employee Protection Grant Program. The CEP enables qualified small businesses to apply for up to $10,000 for the reimbursement or purchase of products and services that can help them pivot their business as the economy reopens and implement safety measures for customers and employees.

“We needed a team that could get this right from the start, and that’s exactly what Vitamin did.” said Rosa Cruz, AAEDC’s vice president of communications. “This is the third time Vitamin has provided a form-based system for our users to access programs and funds available, and each project has been a complete success. Vitamin went to work immediately over the course of nights, weekends and days to meet the deadline and ensure businesses would be able to access reliably when we threw the switch.”

“This is one of the most important projects we’ve ever been a part of,” said Vitamin founder Mike Karfakis. “These grants could mean the difference between a business’ survival or closing, so the user experience had to be exemplary. We’re hyper aware of the challenges many banks and businesses have had in managing the development of application systems in recent months, so when AAEDC approached us about this project, we jumped at the opportunity to help address and avoid the pitfalls others have wrestled with.”

Warschawski in Mount Washington has been hired by Mavenspire, a technology consultancy company headquartered in Annapolis. The agency also announced that it was selected by the Gaithersburg-based accounting firm Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle (LRMD), to update its brand positioning, look and feel, and website to better reflect the firm’s growth and offerings. LRMD works with clients in a variety of industries including commercial construction, government contracting, not-for-profit organizations as well as small and emerging companies and consults on succession planning, buying and selling a business, accounting software selection and more.

Cole Roofing Company and Gordian Energy Systems announced the addition of Micah Damareck as Chief Relationship Officer where he will be an integral part of the executive team, and the growth strategy for both enterprises. In addition to providing oversight of the HR strategy and Marketing functions for both organizations, Damareck will help strengthen employee engagement and develop deeper connections with valued external strategic partners. He previously spent more than 15 years with Accelerent and the Baltimore Business Journal, where he was Director of Advertising.

 Photo of Main Street Annapolis via Vitamin

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