Federalburg’s Kenneth Abner wins 3D desktop printer in fundraising raffle

Kenneth Abner winnerFederalburg’s Kenneth Abner wins 3D desktop printer in fundraising raffle

Kenneth Abner, council president for the Town of Federalsburg got an early holiday gift recently when he won a MakerBot® Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer through a fundraising raffle sponsored by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), Easton.

Proceeds from the raffle will support youth “maker” programs at hotDesks, 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, the region’s first co-working space. Other raffle winners include:

  • Evan Light of Ocean Pines, developer advocate at Rackspace who won a full-time membership to hotDesks;
  • Jeremy Heslop  of Salisbury, president of Omni Technology Professionals, Inc., who won a part-time membership; and
  • Angela Visintainer of Denton, director of Caroline County Economic Development Corporation, who won a basic membership to hotDesks.

hotDesks, Tri-County Council Multi-Purpose Center, 31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, is Maryland Eastern Shore’s first co-working space and is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC). Co-working is a new style of working because it blends the flexibility of working from home with the social and professional benefits of being in a vibrant office. hotDesks is designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by providing a community for independent entrepreneurs. For hotDesks information contact (410) 770-9330, info@hotDesks.org or twitter.com/hotDesksMD.

Founded in 2006, ESEC works to develop and enhance an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. ESEC provides training; services and programs to help business owners and entrepreneurs succeed by creating greater access to capital, including revolving and nano-loan fund programs. ESEC also offers educational programs that develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. Included are ShoreVenture, a comprehensive 10-week entrepreneur-training program, annual business plan and student plan competitions, and an annual entrepreneur conference.

For more information on ESEC, call (410) 770-9330, visit ventureahead.org or connect with ESEC at facebook.com/ESECventureahead.