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Entrepreneurs On the Rise

Posted on 12/8/2010 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Reverend Eunice Jose is the true definition of persistence. As the owner and operator of Loida Development Center, Ms. Jose achieved in her retirement what others have strived for all their lives, business ownership. Children have been a passion of Ms. Jose all her life. Throughout her career, Ms. Jose has work in various positions working with the children of Camden. Continually working to improve her skills, Ms. Jose graduated from Glassboro State College in 1976, earning a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education. As an elementary school teacher at CramerSchool for 11 years, Ms. Jose began planning for her next steps after her career in public service.

A graduate of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program in 2001, Ms. Jose worked diligently on completing her business plan and opened for business in June of 2005. She named her business in honor of her daughter Loida who passed away. After several tough and lean years, she has built her business to a fully functional daycare center serving 22 children. This business has changed her life; she finally feels financially secure. She purchased a vacation home in the Caribbean islands to spend vacation time with her grandchildren. As a graduate of EDTP, Ms. Jose has returned to the program to offer encouragement to the next group of entrepreneurs coming up and to congratulate the latest graduates of the program. She is our Entrepreneur On the Rise because she just opened a new center called Loida Development Center II Inc. The center will accommodate 120 children. Also it will have a small Autism early intervention program that will consist of 20 children. This program will be for children affected by the Autism spectrum disorders ages 6 months to 5 years, one of the first of its kind here in the city of Camden. 

Among Ms. Jose’s many passions is her passion for the community. You will always see Ms. Jose at community meetings and lending a hand where ever she can. As an ordained Minister, Ms. Jose also dedicates her time to teaching Bible Studies at the Bible Institute of the Assembly of God here in Camden. She also volunteers at Cooper Hospital. We congratulate Ms. Jose in her achievements and encourage her to keep having a positive impact in community of Camden.