EmPOWER Networking Event Blog

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce that the EmPOWER Networking events for underrepresented businesses will re-launch this spring, starting with a two-part networking workshop, co-hosted by Theresa Harrison, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and best-selling author.

Frederick County Business Success Secrets

Championing Creative and Courageous Conversations with small and underrepresented businesses 

Join the Frederick County Office of Economic Development for a powerful two-part workshop on business success secrets with a local best-selling author, Theresa Harrison. All attendees will receive a copy of both best-selling books:

Yes, you are able

Business Success Secrets

Part-one: Thursday, April 21 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Part-two (follow-up session) Thursday, May 26 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 5820 Corporate Dr, Frederick MD 21703

About the Co-Host

Theresa Harrison

President GEORGE STREET Services, Inc. Best Selling Author, Amazon, USA Today, Wall Street Journal

Theresa Harrison has established herself as an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, Amazon #1 Best Selling author and community servant. Theresa is the Founder and President of GEORGE STREET Services, Inc. (GEORGE STREET) which provides cyber security, digital services, software engineering, IT and management services to the federal government and commercial companies. Theresa is focused on GEORGE STREET’s growth and strategic vision while ensuring a strong relationship between quality deliverables, technology, clients, employees and community. Simply put, Theresa ensures that both the employees and clients are aligned and successful. Prior to GEORGE STREET, from 1996 – 2008, Theresa was co-owner and president of Athenyx, LLC, #7 on the Greater Washington Technology Fast50 list and acquired in 2008. As an advocate and mentor to small, minority and women owned businesses, Theresa is most excited about assisting with the development of strategies to successfully launch their companies, products and services while improving operations’ efficiency. A motivational speaker, author, mentor and active community servant with: Just A Kind Note, International, Founder, Hood College, Board of Trustees, Truist Bank, Advisory Board, Woman to Woman Mentoring, Board Member and Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to name a few. Theresa’s debut book, “BUSINESS SUCCESS SECRETS,” is an anthology of the entrepreneurial journeys of 34 authors revealing the successes, failures and secrets is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestseller. In her second book, Yes, You ARE Able, Theresa Harrison brings us on a journey to reach our highest peaks and summits, achieving all our biggest goals and dreams. In this amazon bestseller, Theresa opens her heart and life to share the tips and tricks of reaching heights of which we’ve only ever dreamed. She guides us through the twists and turns the path might take, offers the perspective that led to her success, and pushes us to our limits, further than we knew we could go. No matter where you are or where you've gone, there's no limit on where you can go. Yes, you ARE able! Theresa holds a Master and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on technical communications. To learn more, visit www.thgives.com.

50 tickets available – first come, first serve. Waitlist available for event.
Admission: Free, must be able to attend both workshops.
*Must be present for the April 21 workshop to receive book copies.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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To learn more about the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s EmPOWER program for underrepresented businesses, visit www.discoverfrederickmd.com/empower or contact Shana Knight, Frederick County Office of Economic Development at sknight@frederickcountymd.gov.