County Highlights: Council, Coworking, Crayvin, Careers (Demo)

MGM National Harbor AerialI can’t remember everything. I can’t even remember to put everything on my calendar. I’m trying y’all but I need some help.  I totally missed a meeting of the Prince George’s County Local Development Council.  I’m a member of a Facebook group for PGCo that posts some great info; checked it today. Great meeting was YESTERDAY at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex. *sigh* I got signed up for even more email alerts at MyPGC. At the meeting that I missed, there were discussions  on how the casino funds will be used to support the local impact area. DANG IT!! I need to hear that because I want to see if this casino money really makes it into the classroom.

camo coworkPrince George’s County has it’s own coworking space for small business owners, entrepreneurs, those working from home, and people who are getting their business grind on.  Located at 3501 Perry Street Mount Rainier, MD, this space is a place where people from various industries and business backgrounds can collaborate, work independently, form collectives, network, explore new ideas and more.  It’s a great opportunity to meet like minded people and network and connect or just be in a creative space.  Attending the FEBRUARY 26th event is FREE but you must register at  The coworking space provides:

  • Free wifi, tea, coffee and snacks for coworking day attendees. Bring your own bottled drinks, but not food.
  • We are targeting the county’s small business owners, freelancers, independent/remote workers and small business/organizational teams that spend time working from home and/or other locations, e.g. coffee shops, shared office spaces, incubators, etc.
  • Discounts on small business branding services – logo creation, strategic planning, writing services
  • Attendees should bring their laptops and other materials needed for work

crayvin preview siteA new delivery service is on its way to Prince George’s County and I’M EXCITED.  Why, doth thou ask? Because outside of mediocre Mandarin carryout, pizza, and Peapod, there are not many delivery services in my neck of the woods. Let me not forget Relay Foods. I’ve ordered from them and got great delivery service on organic groceries.  Buy will cover almost all the delivery bases. The projected date for crayvin coming to PGCo is late Spring 2016. Did I mention that the owners and entrepreneurs behind this business are graduates of Bowie High School. How many times do I have to say it? Make the people who choose to do business, good business that is, in PGCo RICH so that they can expand and become what we need. Forget Trader Joes (bitter) *takes in big breath to do away with bitterness* Crayvin delivers everything from clothing to shoes, YES I SAID SHOES, and seafood, pet supplies, household goods, electronics, home & garden needs, health and beauty to include make-up and mouthwash, international foods, men’s clothing and shoes, plus size items, kids & baby needs, fitness/sports supplies, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something.  Stay tuned by following crayvinPG on Twitter of how about you just subscribe to  How about that?
Jobs Classified AdsJOB ASSISTANCE: A Small Business & Career Open House is happening Saturday February 6th at Spirit of Faith Christian Center, 14107 Gibbons Church Road, Brandywine, MD, 10am-1pm. Get inside track on available jobs in Prince George’s County, how to apply for open positions and how to be prepared for employment.

Pepco has openings for entry level field operation positions in Forestville & Rockville, MD, and the Benning Service Center in Washington, DC. These positions pay $19.15/hour and will include partnering with a Pepco mentor to observe and assist in performing tests, maintenance, repairs and replacement of all associated equipment that relates to HVAC, electrical systems and emergency power systems.  Contact Charmin Lloyd at or visit For more information about the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation’s Workforce Services Division or the Largo One Stop Career Center, visit our website at or call 301-618-8425.

microphoneYou know that tribal fire dance set to classical music you’ve been wanting to expose to the world? Well we have a place for you.  Saturday, February 27th, in the Council Chambers at Bowie City Hall,  auditions will be held for talent and announcers for City of Bowie, MD events (think Bowiefest, Fourth of July Celebration, the Memorial Day Parade, International Festival)  National Anthem auditions begin at 9 a.m. Performers must be prepared to perform the National Anthem a cappella and one other song of their choice for a judging panel. Auditions for the Voice of Bowie Announcers will begin approximately at 11:30 a.m. Candidates will be asked to read from a prepared script for a judging panel. The chosen performer(s) will be asked to perform on the date of the event and be available to perform, if needed, on the rain date that is scheduled for that event. 
Appointments can be made for both the Anthem auditions and the Voice of Bowie Auditions by calling 301-809-3078 or by emailing Walk-ins are welcome; however, you must sign up before 10 a.m. for Anthem Auditions and before 11:30 a.m. for Voice of Bowie auditions. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Special Events Coordinator, Matt Corley, at 301-809-3078 or
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