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  • Mike Thielke, Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) Executive Director, today announced the members of the Advisory Board that will work with the newly-established Chesapeake Agriculture Innovation Center (CAIC), a new program of ESEC’s F3 Tech initiative.  “We are proud that CAIC has a...

  • The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) announced two of the Mentor companies that will be providing services to the constituents of ESEC’s new Chesapeake Agricultural Innovation Center “We are pleased to welcome Grow and Fortify and Cureate as the first Mentors who will be resources......

  • It was a light bulb moment for Grow and Fortify founder, Kevin Atticks: His experience with wineries and breweries in Maryland pointed to the need for a strong organization to support the entire spectrum of value-added producers in the agricultural sector and to meet their......


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