Tuesday, January 19, 2016

McClintock Distilling Selected to Participate in Congressional Reception

America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the America's SBDC Client Showcase & Reception on Capitol Hill on February 1, 2016 and selected to participate in this year's event is Frederick's own McClintock Distilling. The company is among just eleven invited SBDC clients nationwide.

McClintock Distilling, slated to open in Downtown Frederick this year, is a craft distillery producing gin, white whiskey, rye whiskey and bourbon. They are a sustainable distillery that is wind-powered, designed on a closed loop system and recycles all grains. All products are certified USDA organic, additive free and hand inspected by their head distiller. The new distillery will feature an expansive tasting room and production area. The 5,000 square foot building will also be available for booking events and receptions.

The goal of the America's SBDC Client Showcase & Reception is to demonstrate the successes of state and regional Small Business Development Center Networks. The Western Maryland SBDC and the Frederick Office helped their business dream become a reality by providing training and financial models to help secure a business loan. They also attended seminars hosted by SBDC and received training on marketing, sales, building a business plan and fundamentals of building a business.

The mission of America’s nationwide network of SBDCs is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

SBDC assists existing and prospective business owners in three basic ways:

  • Training - Regular SmartStart seminars, as well as periodic special-interest programs, and participation in educational programs presented by other business support agencies and non-profits.
  • Counseling - Free one-on-one counseling on a variety of business topics.
  • Maximization of Resources - Providing information about and access to specialize assistance and resources from other local business support providers.
Since FY2011, the Frederick office of the SBDC has helped 46 businesses start-up and has helped create 192 jobs. Counseling over 514 clients from FY2011-FY2015. The Frederick office is the busiest SBDC in the Western Maryland region. Visit the website to learn more.