New Business Taking Off | Dorchester County EDA

Cambridge Federal is a certified SBA HUBZone, a VA certified Veteran Owned Small Business and a MDoT certified Small Business Enterprise, located in the Eastern Shore Innovation Center in Cambridge, Maryland. Cambridge Federal serves government and commercial clients over five lines of business; Aeronautics, Business Consulting, Base Operations and Energy Efficiency, Information Technology and Investigation & Security. Cambridge Federal is projected to establish 35 plus jobs over the next two years.

Cambridge Federal in conjunction with Annapolis Defense and Security, is offering a four day, 40 hour Private Detective Academy program at the Eastern Shore Innovation Center, 104 Tech Park Drive, Cambridge MD 21613 on June 25th & 26th and July 9th & 10th. Participants who complete the training may be eligible for a sponsorship for: Maryland Private Investigator (PI) License; a Maryland Security Guard Certificate and Maryland Handgun Wear and Carry permit. Topics covered include: Investigative Database Access and Use; Firearms Safety and Use of Force; Surveillance Tools; Techniques and Analysis; and Legal Issues involved in PI Work. The class will be offered again in the future on a reoccurring bases.

Michael Ross, CEO and Founder, has over 30 years of professional experience. Keri Dinkel, office manager, recently graduated from West Virginia University and is responsible for daily administrative duties and proposal development. Ms. Dinkel was recently featured in the Dorchester County’s Economic Development Millennial Monday spotlight. Louis Nichols, director, runs the Investigation & Security line of business. Kairan Nichols, IT Intern, is a recent graduate of the Dorchester Career and Technology Center where he specialized in CISCO Network Engineering. Mike Catron, Head of Aeronautics, is an F-18 Flight Instructor. Cambridge Federal hired three interns from Salisbury University: Judy Catron, Joshua Johnson and Ivy Coggins.  Ms. Catron is an Accounting Intern and has acquired QuickBooks Certification; Mr. Johnson is an Information Systems Intern; and Ms. Coggins is a Marketing and SAP Intern. In addition, Jessica Lee assists with marketing special projects.

Cambridge Federal is currently building a multi-tenant IT Call Center, Help Desk, and IT Dispatch facility. The unit will provide technology related services both on and off-site and offers CISCO, Oracle and SAP expertise. In addition, Cambridge Federal is a Dell Partner and is committed to fostering economic development and career opportunities for the surrounding community.

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