MCE welcomes two new staff members

MCE would like to introduce you to our new Training Coordinator, Jessica Weber. Jessica completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from the accredited Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, graduating cum laude.

In 2008, while still in college, Jessica opened her first business, Sunset Pools, in Salisbury. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to intern with MCE for the summer and in 2011, she decided to open a second business, Sunset Décor.

Along with running her two businesses, she also helped her family run their business; Mid-Eastern Oil Co. Inc. Jessica has also been active in the community by being a Team Leader for Women Supporting Women and being in charge of all the vendors at the annual Salisbury Winter Wonderland of Lights at the Salisbury City Park.

“My parents always pushed me to be active in the community, they took me to my first Salisbury Chamber Business After Hours when I was only 16,” Jessica said. “I am looking forward to all the opportunities that I will get by working with the wonderful staff at MCE.”

In addition to his work with Maryland Capital Enterprises as our newest Business Consultant, John McQuaid works with Maryland’s Technology Development Corporation’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative as a Technical Assistance Specialist who identifies and works with early stage, developing and small companies seeking assistance in overcoming barriers to growth; including commercialization strategies, market analysis and planning, exploring and obtaining funding opportunities, and examining operational processes.

Prior to joining TEDCO, John worked in the third-party logistics and fulfillment industry with several companies, in a variety of management capacities, and was the co-founder of Warwick Fulfillment Solutions, a Dorchester County start-up fulfillment company. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as the Administrative Service Director of a Mid-Shore provider of mental health services to a special needs population.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. He lives in Easton, MD with his wife Debbie, and two children, Sam and Anna. He is a charter member of the Tidewater Chapter of Rotary International in Easton.

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