CEO Praises Locally-Grown Labor in Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Scott Nash, CEO of MOM’s Organic Market, opened his Charles County store on an “inkling” that it was the right location. After the Waldorf store opened in 2012, that “inkling” grew into serious income for the family-owned chain, which deems the Charles County location one of their top producers in the Mid-Atlantic.

Established over 30 years ago in his mom’s Maryland garage, Nash’s chain of organic supermarkets is a power player in the industry. Named “The Best Grocer in Maryland” by the Daily Meal in 2018, Nash and his team supply their customers with certified organic produce, responsibly-sourced products, and a shopping experience that reduces waste and increases the feel-good factor.

MOM’s stores feature sustainable building materials, renewable energy sources, and employees that embrace their eco-conscious ethos. While Nash is a progressive pioneer within the marketplace, he’s also a practical businessman. Setting up shop in Charles County was more than a hunch; hard numbers on our retail strengths drove that decision.

“The caliber of our labor [in the Waldorf store] is really high. There is a great connection between the employees and the customer base…I brag about the area all the time,” said Nash.

As Nash attests, our robust retail workforce keeps profits and spirits high. While Nash won’t divulge recruitment secrets, he says that the process is guided by strategy and formality, so every hire is hand-picked for excellence.

EDD’s Fall 2018 conference furthered the conversation on “Closing the Workforce Gap” locally. While some companies struggle to find competent workers with adequate “soft skills,” Nash’s recruitment experience is enlightening. Within his Waldorf store, attitudes and engagement nourish morale and repeat business, which is great news for companies in every industry.

Nash’s experience reaffirms the talents of our local workforce, but keeps our eyes focused on the work ahead. Our commitment to skills development is stronger than ever. Support from the EDD team and partnerships with the Workforce Center at CSM, state, nonprofit, and industry leaders will harvest new possibilities for employers county-wide. 

 

Views from Charles

#MyCharlesCounty and other ways to make a difference

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

For those who work in economic development, pointing out a community’s assets is part of the job.  But sometimes, it’s what its citizens say that makes a difference.  This is a true story told by a local businessman who’s now in Southern Maryland but moved here from another state. 

“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization