Cindy Freland started her career by working for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, after graduating from Bowie High School, in December 1975. She was only eighteen years old at the time and working for CareFirst was her only full-time job. She continued working there for 25 years, until 2000. Ms. Freland founded Maryland Secretarial Services, Inc. in 1997. She has won three awards, hosted a BlogTalkRadio show, Business Connections, and hosted a cable television show, Bowie Business Journal, for the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. She also teaches business workshops at two local community colleges, Anne Arundel Community College and Prince George’s Community College, a senior center and two chamber of commerce offices, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce and Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce. She offers word processing, data entry, desktop publishing and transcription to businesses of all sizes, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals throughout the United States.