Featured Success Story: Glamping Experience, LLC

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Dawn Aprile is a successful real estate developer with vision.  She also has a new title to add to her profile – Glamping Diva. For those of you who have not heard of glamping, it is one of the hottest trends in the tourism and hospitality industry, offering outdoor accommodations with luxury, comfort and convenience. […]

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Meet the Staff: Lydia Birr

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Name:  Lydia Birr Company Role:  Sr. Economic Development Specialist Favorite quote:   Susan B. Anthony: “Failure is Impossible” Your Top 3 Favorite Podcasts/Books? Authors: P. D. James, Ken Follett and Caroline Graham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix? Understanding the benefits for those […]

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Start-Ups and Small Businesses Thrive in The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

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More than 400 founders and senior executives have participated in The Entrepreneurs Network – an innovative program powered by COMIDA. Surveys of participants indicate that TEN has improved their revenue, strengthened their operations, and helped them receive critical funding. The participating companies represent both tech start-ups and small businesses looking to scale through new products […]

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Featured Success Story: Sydor Technologies

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Sydor Technologies is a global leader in the manufacturing of high-speed diagnostic imaging solutions and ballistic test systems.  These complex measurement solutions generate critical results for the world’s most advanced applications in the defense, energy, ballistics, security, space, and research industries. Michael Pavia, CEO and President, held key positions in laser fusion systems, semiconductor capital […]

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LadderzUp Aligns the Workforce with Jobs

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Since its inception, the LadderzUp workforce development program has trained over 775 residents to fill rewarding, local jobs in growing industries.

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Meet the Staff: Rokele Mikell-Castillo

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TEN alum Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award

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A clean tech alumnus of The Entrepreneurs Network, Ecolectro Inc., a developer of low-cost, high-performance polymers for electrochemical applications, secured $1.7 million from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E.)

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Meet the staff at COMIDA – Q&A with Bridget O’Brien

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Featured Success Story: Sweet & Cute Sweets

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Sweet & Cute Sweets, founded by Tina Clark, has grown from a side-hobby to a thriving small business. Tina began making sweets and syrups for craft shows and after getting rave reviews for her Coffee Syrup, began working with a local co-packer to commercialize the product to launch in late 2016. She completed The Entrepreneurs […]

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First-Time Event in Monroe County Excites and Supports Women Entrepreneurs and Their Male Allies

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