Although this is a relatively new business, BEKÔZ has wasted no time in fulfilling their mission of being a business that is willing to tackle any challenge; no job is too small or too big as long as it has...
Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland
Regional DirectorEmail Me
Ellen holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in marketing and business management from Pace University in New York. She also has extensive background in work-force development and human capital management. In addition, Ellen has over 20 years of experience in program management, grant writing, financial management and technical assistance. Ellen holds a Global Career Development Facilitator Certification from the Center for Credentialing & Education. She is a current commercial retail business owner.
Training and MarketingEmail Me
Lisa Creason, Regional Program Assistant, has had an extensive career in Marketing, Administration, and B2B Sales. In the past she was a co-owner
of a small business in Upstate New York and subsequently an operations manager for 2 small businesses in Maryland. Holds an Associates Degree
in marketing and business management from Broome Community College in Upstate New York, and is matriculated in the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
and Marketing at the University of Maryland University College.
Specialties: Communication; Business Development; B2B Sales and Service; Marketing; Risk Assessment; Facilities Management; Logistics Analysis; Budgeting; Procurement; Merchandising; Inventory; Personnel Management; Report Writing; Database Building and Maintenance; Charts and Graphs; Customer Service
Business ConsultantEmail Me
Bill has an extensive background in small business lending in Southern Maryland, having held key management positions in both large and small commercial banks for 20 years. He is knowledgeable about financing options, loan structures, SBA loan programs including 7(a) and 504, financial projections, business evaluations, marketing and management assistance. His “hands-on” management in a true small business - a community bank – provided major insights. Bill joined the SBDC in May 2000. He has utilized his experience and expertise to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Salisbury University in Maryland. Bill is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Business ConsultantEmail Me
David holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Management) from Loyola University (Baltimore) and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Catholic University (Washington, DC). He has extensive experience in management in a variety of for profit and non-profit positions in Southern Maryland.This also included a partner/owner of a small consulting firm.
His community involvement includes Past President, Charles County Chamber of Commerce, former member of La Plata’s Design Review Board and member of La Plata’s Vision Team. He remains active with the Chamber as member of their Economic Development and Transportation Committee.
David is a veteran, with over 30 years of service in the US Army and Maryland/Virginia Army National Guard, culminating with completion of the US Army ‘s Sergeant’s Major Academy and then a year-long deployment for a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia in 2000.
Business ConsultantEmail Me
Wynne is a Certified Technology Consultant, to assist in the process of taking technology concepts from the technical and intellectual commercialization process to mass market. A native of St. Mary’s County, an entrepreneur since the age of 7 and a forward thinking business pioneer. She is a graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor in Business and Concentration in Business Law. Wynne has 30 years of entrepreneurship and business ownership experience to include retail, professional services, technology and manufacturing. Through 15 years of successfully consulting with entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations, she is known for her creativity and innovation in the development of new businesses by offering in-depth experience and assisting them from concept to profitability. As a Licensed Maryland Real Estate agent for 10 years, she has assisted businesses with commercial leases, purchases and site locations. Wynne is the Vice Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Economic Development Commission and is highly engaged in the Southern Maryland community.
Project ManagerEmail Me
Primary point person for CSM’s Business Development Accelerator Program grant from the Maryland State Highway Administration to foster the economic growth and competitiveness of small, minority, and disadvantaged business enterprises in the state of Maryland.
Specialization: Program Management and Business Development; State Highway Administration's Business Development Accelerator Program
Outreach CoordinatorEmail Me
Overall responsibility to encourage participation of disadvantaged businesses in the procurement process with specific interest in construction and construction related activities. Tasked with implementing solutions driven strategies to assist in the development of firms that can compete on an equal playing field in the marketplace.
Specialization: Business Development and Marketing; State Highway Administration's Business Development Accelerator Program