MBC Monthly Meet-Up

MBC Monthly Meet-Up


Join us on Wednesday, February 16, 3:30 p.m. for our monthly Meade Business Connect (MBC) Meet-Up to learn directly from State and County staff what resources are currently available for small businesses. Senior Business Development Representative of Maryland Department of Commerce, Lori Ratzburg, and Business Development Associate of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC), Sarah Horta, will give an overview on various topics, including current loan programs, what funds are set aside for workforce training, tax incentives and credits, partnerships with banks and what has changed in light of COVID-19 relief. In the context of so much change in today’s world, these topics are timely as we all get our heads around the variables of today’s business climate while Lori and Sarah guide and connect us accordingly.

This event is for FMA members only. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

About Our Guest Speakers

Lori Ratzburg is the Senior Business Development Representative with the Maryland Department of Commerce (MDC). With 24 years of experience in the banking industry, Lori has a 14-year history with MDC having several roles, including finance specialist and business recruitment, as well as a small business representative. Lori has seen a lot of change in the business climate over the years and brings this breath of experience to her presentation.

Sarah Horta received her bachelor’s in political science and master’s in professional studies in cybersecurity from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She served as manager of the bwtech@UMBC cybersecurity incubator while in graduate school before transitioning to Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation where she acts as a business development associate, continuing to foster growth and offer support to IT/cyber companies in the County. This spring, Sarah is completing her associate’s degree for cybersecurity, information assurance with a concentration in digital forensics. Sarah played for the Division 1 Women’s Soccer Program while at UMBC and is from Fenwick Island, Delaware.