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Boost Bmore Project: Restaurant Relief

We love our city, we love eating, we want to make sure that after this pandemic, the restaurants that have grown in Baltimore stay in Baltimore.

The restaurant industry suffered a significant blow this past year as coronavirus restrictions hampered profits, particularly for Black and minority-owned businesses serving communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

In light of the hardships facing our local restaurants, Abel has decided to narrow the focus of our Boost Bmore Project to support our city eateries with no-cost communications consulting. We are calling on entries from Baltimore area businesses in the food & beverage industry interested in free marketing strategy in the coming month. Black and minority-owned businesses will be prioritized and are encouraged to apply.

What is the Boost Bmore Project?

Every business deserves a good communications strategy. The Boost Bmore Project aims to empower our neighborhood small businesses, nonprofits, restaurants, start-ups and entrepreneurs with no-cost communications consulting from one of Maryland’s leading PR firms. This season, our focus is on Baltimore’s food & beverage industry.

Do you:

  • Own a restaurant, food truck, cafe or grocery store?
  • Struggle with determining how best to market yourself to attract new customers?
  • Wish you had had someone who could give you extra direction on marketing, but lack the budget to hire an expert or agency?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d love to hear from you. We love our city and want to see our beloved local businesses outlast this pandemic and find new ways to attract customers. Let’s talk.

Here’s what we’re offering:

  • A one-hour strategy session to help address your most pressing business and marketing challenges
  • An internal Innovation Lab that will focus on brainstorming how to solve your business or marketing challenge
  • A “Boost Analysis” with ideas and recommendations 

Who is eligible?

  • Any food industry business located in Baltimore City. (Priority will be given to Black and minority-owned businesses.)

How do I apply?

Please complete the application for consideration. If you have any questions about Boost Bmore or the application process, please email


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