Light Life Yoga & Nutrition
North East, MD
Light Life Yoga & Nutrition is a space that helps families to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals through curated Yoga classes and nutrition for all ages.
“Becoming a business owner is more complicated than I had first imagined, but getting "stuck" turned out to be a blessing because it forced me to seek help at the Business Center at the library. They worked with me every step of the way, from getting my business registered, to obtaining all the necessary licensure that was required. This team has been an integral part of my journey, and I couldn't have come this far without them.”
- Gigi Ewusi, Owner
The Granite Run Taproom
Port Deposit, MD
The Granite Run Taproom offers local food, craft beers, and live music. They make their own burgers fresh each day, have 11 rotating beers on tap, and host Trivia Nights, Open Mic Nights, and more each week.
“Thanks so much to Ellie at CCPL! The [demographic] information was perfect for what we needed. We worked with the online business plan calculators to come up with our break even numbers and our sales numbers and were able to conclude that the numbers were reachable. Again, I appreciate all of [the library’s] help!”
- Jason Usilton, Owner
Farrow Propagation is a proud, family-owned business and liner grower for the Wholesale nursery with a commitment to quality and value. They offer a diverse line of woody ornamentals including some of their own plant patents. They are also an approved MDA boxwood grower.
“I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the help of Ellie [CCPL Business Information Specialist] and Maureen [AgriBusiness Coordinator at Office of Economic Development] with our social media handles! I am so much better than before their assistance! Thank you!”
- Mike Farrow, Owner
Travel with an Angel, LTD.
North East, MD
Travel With An Angel LTD. is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides respite services to Special Needs families while they are on vacation. They also provide Special Needs Awareness training and host Special Needs Awareness Events.
“Thank you again for meeting with me and giving me some great resources and ideas on how to seek a location to host our support groups and to hold a free respite care night. I am really enjoying the use of CCPL’s Small Business collection that the Business Librarians introduced me to as well! Such great resources and information!”
- Lori Darner, Co-Owner
Beans, Leaves, Etc.
North East, MD
Beans, Leaves, Etc. brings you the finest coffee, teas, spices, herbs, gourmet foods and accessories. They believe in the full enjoyment of fine foods and drinks and have searched many years to find the finest goods to share with customers. They also have lattes, cappuccinos, and other various beverages for purchase.
“I want to express my gratitude for [CCPL] assisting me with my business plan. This process has certainly grown my ability to put my passion into words. Thank you!”
- Natasha Clendenin-Bay, Owner