Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program Accepting Applications for 2018 Class

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2018 Class of the Future Minority Business Leaders Program. This 8-month program will kick off in January 2018 and is designed to help develop and strengthen the community of minority business leaders to help mentor the next generation.

Participants of this unique program dedicate two hours once a month to attend the class sessions. Each session is designed to connect participants with subject matter experts to help grow their business and leadership skills. Courses will be taught by prominent business leaders from Frederick County covering a variety of topics such as leadership traits, funding, marketing, hiring, making connections in the community and more.

Candidates must be a Frederick County resident and either a minority, woman, or veteran-owned business owner or manager, or a graduate student from one of the local colleges or universities. Candidates must show evidence of strong leadership within the community or their organization and have a passion for Frederick County. A minority-owned business is defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development program definition as: African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific American and Subcontinent Asian American.

The cost of the program is $50.00, due after acceptance to the program. Class size is limited, so apply today! An application can be downloaded here or by contacting OED at 301-600-1058 or email at info@discoverfrederickmd.com. Applications are due September 30th, 2017.