44 Baltimore-Area Entrepreneurs Receive $20,000 in Third Round of COVID-19 Grant Support
More than 130 startup founders have been supported in three rounds of grant funding.
13 Dec 2021

BALTIMORE – Forty-four small businesses received grants totalling $880,000 during the third round of BGE's Energizing Small Business Grants program, one of a number of grant programs undertaken by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Hello Alice and BGE to provide direct support to entrepreneurs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant challenges.

Meet the Round 3 Recipients

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

Kathryn Forrest

Manager for Communications | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Kathryn is the Manager for Communications at the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), where she is… More