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Technical Innovation Center client at Hagerstown Community College recognized for business growth

Feb. 6, 2012

(Hagerstown, Md.)-- The Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that its client, B & D Consulting, Inc., was recognized at the 2012 Baltimore SmartCEO/Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Future 50 Awards. The Future 50 Awards recognize the area’s 50 fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years. The impressive group leads companies that boast $5 billion in collective revenues and manage more than 26,000 employees.

“Comprehensive growth is applause-worthy in healthy economic times. This year’s group of winners has ignored the recession and created innovative new avenues for growth. The business community is healthier and stronger due to their efforts,” said SmartCEO magazine president and co-founder Craig Burris.

“We are pleased to have been selected for this prestigious recognition,” says B&D Consulting president and CEO Jeff Bearden. “It is gratifying to know that our local economic development officials take an interest in emerging technology firms and we thank them for nominating us.  Since moving our firm's location to the Technical Innovation Center, the TIC has provided our firm great local benefits, as well as statewide benefits, that have facilitated our growth. The director has ensured that we receive the best possible support from local and state government officials as well as many introductions to new colleagues and partners. Besides providing great service and presenting our firm with business relationships that have helped us expand our capabilities, the TIC has been instrumental with helping our firm obtain resources which helps our company and would-be job seekers. The ability to provide that support to the local community helps keep jobs locally.”

B&D Consulting Inc. is a veteran, minority-owned, small business founded in 2004 by engineering and security professionals with over 20 years of experience in providing engineering and security services and solutions for both government and Fortune 500 organizations. B&D Consulting Inc. is dedicated to becoming the premier network engineering, information assurance/risk management services provider to both government and private Industry organizations through the provision of innovative, yet cost effective solutions to assist these organizations in meeting their mission objectives. Through its network of strategic alliances, B&D Consulting Inc also offers expanded IT services in the areas of network architecture engineering, physical security, continuity of operations, and telecommunications.

The Technical Innovation Center is Washington County’s technology business incubator at HCC.  The center provides facilities and a wide array of support services for emerging technology enterprises that include management consultation, professional services assistance, and introductions to persons and organizations that will facilitate the growth of the young firm.

Contact: Chris Marschner
Manager, Technical Innovation Center

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