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Welcome to the SACC Foundation

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is to further the mission of the Salisbury area Chamber of Commerce by supporting the members, businesses, residents, and community of Delmarva. We do this by accruing funds through grants, gifts, fundraising and working on projects alongside the Chamber to help nurture and develop our community.

Project Opportunity Success Stories

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Jim Mingey – Project Opportunity Class of 2011 (Eastern Shore)Founder of Veterans Business Services.  Jim is a former Combat Veteran who was previously employed in Washington DC helping Veterans reach for their dreams in small business. He had good experience in franchising but had lost his job due to cutbacks in funding and came to DLLR in 2011 seeking to re-employ his skills and help Veterans in small business at the same time and was referred to Project Opportunity.  After graduation in November 2011, he was then supported by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs for a Service Disabled Veteran loan for his planned self-employment in Maryland.  He was also then selected to participate in the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans with Disability (EBV)   a prestigious Veteran Mentoring Program supported by Walmart which also supports Project Opportunity here on the Eastern Shore.

Project Opportunity advised Jim on how to reach out to a variety of State support agencies to obtain financial commitments including one from Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). Project Opportunity also led to an SBA micro-Loan from Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE).  Collectively this funding and his business plan led to TEDCO which now has provided him funding for his Veteran owned business and a contract for services via TEDCO’s new Veterans Opportunity Fund.  Jim has now received the funding and the business is expected to provide him an income of at least $50,000 annually. And over time he is expected to grow his new opportunity through the quality services he will provide to TEDCO and other Veteran owned businesses.  He is also expected to employ other Veterans and be an asset to economic development on the Eastern Shore and the State of Maryland.

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