Name: The Potter Violin Company

Location: Takoma Park, MD

Description: A specialty retail, rental and repair shop for fine bowed instruments that was established out of Dalton Potter’s home in 1996. In 2016, the business moved to its new location in Blair Mansion, a historic landmark in a moderate-income census tract and a CDFI Qualified Investment census tract in Silver Spring. The new location houses a workshop, research library and recital hall which is open to the community.

Impact: Creation/retention of 42 jobs

Community Benefits: Supports the arts and cultural programs that have an educational or community enhancing focus