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Carroll Community College Announces New Director of Miller, Resources for Entrepreneurs

Carroll Community College Announces New Director of Miller, Resources for Entrepreneurs

Release Date
2018-03-09
Contact
Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Carroll Community College announces that Thomas E. Mazerski has joined the College as the new director of Miller, Resources for Entrepreneurs. Miller, a service of Carroll Community College, offers access to affordable resources and expert support to help entrepreneurs successfully start and grow their business. Miller assists with personalized planning and training, and connects small businesses to community resources to help them start, grow and thrive.

In his new position, Mazerski will consult with Miller clients; develop educational courses, workshops, and events; and work closely with Carroll County Government and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to coordinate small business activities in Carroll County.

“Carroll Community College is pleased to welcome Mr. Mazerski as the new Miller director. He brings a wealth of expertise in entrepreneurship and higher education to his new role. His business savvy and passion for small businesses, as well as knowledge of the logistics of running a successful operation, will make the services of Miller even more attractive to individuals considering self-employment in Carroll County and beyond,” said College President Dr. James D. Ball.

Mazerski brings extensive experience in corporate and small business development, and in positions within higher education.  Most recently, Mazerski was a senior consultant to corporations, providing advice and guidance at CEO and board of director levels in the areas of operations, finance and business structuring. He is the former CEO of Primus Australia, where he led the operations, restructuring and sale of the Primus Australia Telecom business. In addition, he has experience in the cable, telecommunications, and wireless communications industries. Mazerski also has over 20 years of experience teaching Economics at Frederick Community College.

“An individual usually starts a business because of an idea or a passion, but many entrepreneurs underestimate what’s involved in getting a business off the ground,” said Tom Mazerski. “When I started my first company, I didn’t know what I didn’t know especially when it came to accounting, marketing and the legal requirements. I learned the hard way, and because I had to learn all the pitfalls as I went along, I want to give back. I want to take all my learnings and help brave entrepreneurs and small businesses get started and grow.”   

“We are so pleased to have a new director with the caliber of experience which Tom Mazerski offers,” said Vice President of Continuing Education and Training Karen Merkle. “In his role, it is vital that he work in partnership with the SBDC, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the Office of Economic Development, the Carroll Tech Council and other local business organizations and owners to coordinate resources and expand referral networks. We look forward to the great opportunities ahead for Carroll County’s small business entrepreneurs and existing business owners.”

Mazerski’s first official Miller event is the upcoming “Get Business Now! Conference & Procurement Fair that will be held at the College in the Bollinger Family Conference Center (K100) on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This event is free to the public and includes lunch. To register go to www.carrollcc.edu/getbusinessnow or call 410-386-8100. The Honorable Boyd Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Skayl, LLC, Creative & SURCH, the Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, and Meridian Management Group, Inc. The Procurement Fair provides the opportunity for small businesses to meet with State and Local procurement officers, including the Maryland Department of General Services, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Maryland Transit Administration, and local banks, among others.

Mazerski holds an M.S. degree in Economics from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. He has a B.S. degree in Economics from UMBC in Catonsville, Md. He and his wife Deborah have live in Mt. Airy for over 30 years and have three adult children. 

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Carroll Community College offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 130,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.   

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