This week is National Small Business Week and we wanted to share our support for our local entrepreneurs by showcasing one of our small business customers, Shred-it Baltimore.
Information fraud has been the fastest growing crime in the country over the past five years, according to Pru and Lee Miller, owners of Shred-it Baltimore. Shred-it specializes in secure information destruction services including paper shredding and hard drive and media destruction.
Shred-it Baltimore's strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction has allowed them to stand out as one of the leaders in the document and data destruction industry. Not-so-coincidentally, 1st Mariner’s same commitment to customer service is what compels Shred-it to bank with 1st Mariner.
In an effort to raise awareness and promote prevention of consumer fraud and identity theft, Shred-it organizes Community Shred-it™ events. These events give individuals the opportunity to have their confidential documents destroyed on site, for a minimal fee or donation to a local charity.
Shred-it is hosting three community events this Saturday, May 17th in Baltimore, Bel Air and Annapolis. You can find more information on their website.
"It's rewarding to know that we run a business that provides a unique and necessary service to the businesses and residences in the Greater Baltimore metro area,” says Pru.
Shred-it Baltimore also creates employment opportunities for 50 residents.
According to the Millers, individuals and businesses must protect information in every imaginable way these days. The Shred-it website contains many free resources to improve information security and reduce the risk of fraud.