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LAEDA Hosts Food Trucking Seminar, 6- Week Series Coming in 2023

Posted on 11/29/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ -- On Thursday, November 17, LAEDA hosted The ABC's of Food Trucking online seminar. Attendees learned about various mobile food business models, start-up costs, legal requirements, and best practices for aspiring operators.

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LAEDA's Session 94 of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) Comes to a Close with New Beginnings

Posted on 11/20/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, LAEDA hosted the final class of its Entrepreneurship Development Training Program (EDTP) Session 94 class 94. The class brought together nine highly motivated entrepreneurs, representing a vast variety of industries including healthcare, food-service, beauty services, transportation services, multimedia and more. Over the course of the nine-week program, participants received 72 + hours of training from industry professionals as well as business planning education and business counseling.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Shonda Carter at Refreshing Cleaning Solutions LLC

Posted on 11/17/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Shonda Carter is the owner and operator of Refreshing Cleaning Solutions, LLC, which is a cleaning company dedicated to providing top quality solutions and services. Refreshing Cleaning Solutions, LLC is dedicated to cleaning up in a way that creates a healthier environment. Shonda Carter is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with her to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA’s training program.

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LAEDA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Woodbury

Posted on 10/31/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Woodbury, NJ—LAEDA attended the City of Woodbury’s First Annual Woodbury Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at LOT 323 in Woodbury. The festival included local Hispanic-owned businesses, music and a traditional Mexican dance group. Community organizations such as the Woodbury Public Library, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Hispanic Family Center and LAEDA provided various community resources and information to attendees.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship at LAEDA's Annual Graduation for the Class of 2022

Posted on 10/28/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- Thursday, October 27, 2022- The Latin American Economic Development Program Association, Inc. (LAEDA) celebrated their annual graduation ceremony for the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program and The Women’s Business Academy. The graduation was held at The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center in Camden, NJ. The graduating classes included the sessions from Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022.

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A Moment with our EDTP Graduate- Pedro Santana with Deal With It Management LLC

Posted on 10/27/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Pedro Santana is the owner and operator of Deal With It Management, LLC, which is a full-service management and consulting firm dedicated to providing top quality solutions and services to government clients, business, K-12 and higher education leaders. We aim to help organizations adapt to the shifting needs of the marketplace by providing innovative solutions for a chaotic world. Pedro Santana is a graduate of LAEDA’s Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). We had a chance to sit down with him to ask about his experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA’s training program.

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LAEDA and Program Alumni Make Waves at the 14th Annual Haddon Avenue Street Festival

Posted on 10/3/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ- On Saturday, September 25th the LAEDA Women’s Business Center (WBC) attended the 14th annual Haddon Avenue Street Festival hosted by Parkside Business & Community in Partnership (PBCIP). The Haddon Avenue commercial corridor, between Kaighns Avenue and Mechanic Street, was lined with over 35 vendors offering not only shopping, food, and entertainment but also health and wellness screenings, presentations, and small business resources. There was even a section where families and children could enjoy games "life-sized" checkers, Connect 4, Jenga and a Pokemon tournament from Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) Alumni David Barnes of Prodigy Games.

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Parkside Business & Community in Partnership shares the Leading Innovative Economic Development Award with LAEDA

Posted on 10/3/2022 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News

Atlantic City, NJ – On September 30, 2022, the Governor’s Conference for Housing & Economic Development held its Governor’s Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards Presentation at the Harrah’s Resort & Casino. Nearly three hundred housing and economic development professionals from across New Jersey and the region gathered to celebrate the awardees.

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A Moment with our WBA Graduate- Cesily Cannon

Posted on 8/25/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Cesily Cannon is the owner and operator of Cesily’s L♡ve Meals, a catering company that specializes in offering full service catering for wedding, parties and many other social events. The company prides itself on offering a variety of southern inspired dishes (using fresh ingredients) that are prepared with love. We had a chance to sit down with her to ask about her experience with entrepreneurship and LAEDA's training program.

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LAEDA Celebrates National Black Business Month

Posted on 8/24/2022 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

In celebration of National Black Business Month, LAEDA joined approximately 30 other vendors at Curate Noir’s 2nd annual Black Business Expo held August 6-7th at the Moorestown Mall and August 20-21st at the Cherry Hill Mall. The expo, spearheaded by Curate Noir owners Nika and Alban Corbett, is a natural extension of their company’s mission. Curate Noir strives to highlight and bring awareness to Black and brown businesses by having their products get in front of more customers whether that’s lining the shelves of the store located in the Moorestown Mall or participating as a vendor in the business expo.

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