WHAT: The U.S. Small Business Administration will honor entrepreneurs completing its Emerging Leaders Program at a graduation ceremony Nov. 13th. SBA identified inner-city businesses across the nation demonstrating high growth potential and provided these small businesses with a free “mini-MBA” program: a course of in-depth business education in organization management, growth strategies/management, market development and strategic planning.
Philadelphia-area businesses honored at the Philadelphia Emerging Leaders graduation ceremony:
- Alexander Perry, Inc.
- Appligent Inc.
- Cognis IT Advisors, LLC
- Brio Solutions
- Dennis M. Jackson Insurance Agency, Inc.
- Derisory Designs
- Divine Insurance Group, LLC
- Ervina White Beauford Funeral Service
- Gibson Music & Arts
- Hua Da Construction
- Rising Sun Medical Center, Inc.
- Storevision North America, Inc.
- The Westwood School
Scheduled speakers include
Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Kevin Dow, COO & Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia
David Dickson, Philadelphia District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
Hugh Connelly, Emerging Leaders Instructor, President of Univest Capital, Inc.
|WHEN:||Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Philadelphia City Hall, Mayor’s Reception Room, 1 Penn Sq., Philadelphia, Penn.|
|NOTE:||Separate interviews and photo opportunities with key participants will be available following the program’s conclusion.|
This year, the Emerging Leaders’ Philadelphia class was honored to have class instructor Hugh Connelly, an experienced entrepreneur and facilitator/trainer.
Philadelphia is just one of the Emerging Leaders participating cities. Others include: Albuquerque, NM; Denver, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Oklahoma City, OK; Syracuse, NY; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Tulsa, OK; Baltimore, MD; Farmington, NM; Memphis, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Youngstown, OH; Boston, MA; Fresno, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Portland, OR; Chicago, IL; Helena, MT; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; Honolulu, HI; New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO