Bethlehem Press

Monday, August 26, 2019
An international flair was contributed by Olga Glinka from Moscow, Russia, and Manoella Kuriakose from Brazil, who met Pa. Representative Steve Samuelson. Glinka and Kuriakose represented FCI The Language Experts. An international flair was contributed by Olga Glinka from Moscow, Russia, and Manoella Kuriakose from Brazil, who met Pa. Representative Steve Samuelson. Glinka and Kuriakose represented FCI The Language Experts.
Connor Moriarty, a former participant in the program attended as a vendor. He is a psycho-therapist and the director of Reset Outdoors. He attributed his successful start in business to the staff of CADC of Bethlehem. Connor Moriarty, a former participant in the program attended as a vendor. He is a psycho-therapist and the director of Reset Outdoors. He attributed his successful start in business to the staff of CADC of Bethlehem.
Yadira Colon-Lopez and Anita Ford with a certificate of completion in finance. Yadira Colon-Lopez and Anita Ford with a certificate of completion in finance.
Juan Carrasquilla receives his certificate from Juliana Bolivar. Juan Carrasquilla receives his certificate from Juliana Bolivar.
Kevin McCloud receives a certificate of completion from PA Representative Steve Samuelson. CADC Bethlehem’s Business Development Coordinator Juliana Bolivar assisted with the program. Bolivar is from Colombia. Kevin McCloud receives a certificate of completion from PA Representative Steve Samuelson. CADC Bethlehem’s Business Development Coordinator Juliana Bolivar assisted with the program. Bolivar is from Colombia.
Vanessa Cruz-Marrero showcased her on-line business featuring products for baby showers and parties. Cruz-Marrero has been a participant in CADC Bethlehem’s 1 on 1 program, where entrepreneurs can get individualized training. Vanessa Cruz-Marrero showcased her on-line business featuring products for baby showers and parties. Cruz-Marrero has been a participant in CADC Bethlehem’s 1 on 1 program, where entrepreneurs can get individualized training.
press photos by douglas gravesCADC of Bethlehem Director Anna Smith with Erwin Carrasquilla, Owen Carrasquilla, Angel Balis, and Yadira Colon-Lopez, the marketing coordinator for CADC of Bethlehem. press photos by douglas gravesCADC of Bethlehem Director Anna Smith with Erwin Carrasquilla, Owen Carrasquilla, Angel Balis, and Yadira Colon-Lopez, the marketing coordinator for CADC of Bethlehem.

Community business grads celebrate

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Douglas Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

“The entrepreneurial spirt is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley,” Pa. Rep. Steve Samuelson told a motivated group of mostly young businesspeople who received certificates for mastering one or more business courses taught by Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem last month,

As inspiration, Samuelson quoted one of America’s most famous early businessmen, Benjamin Franklin: “Energy and persistence conquers all things.”

The evening ceremony was at the Follett Family Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Southside Bethlehem campus of Northampton Community College in the Fowler Building on Third Street.

A business mixer preceded the ceremony; vendors, many of whom are graduates of the program, at the ready at their own booths.

One of them was psycho-therapist Connor Moriarty, director of Reset Outdoors. He said he had participated in the program during the summer and fall of 2016.

One certificate recipient, electrician Erwin Carrasquilla, was there with his sons who had also participated in the program. Carrasquilla of Slatington is originally from Colombia.

“It [the CADCB program] made me understand clearly what I want to set for business goals,” said Erwin Carrasquilla.

According to CACD Bethlehem Director Anna Smith, the CADCB program offers four courses: Business Basics, Marketing, Small Business Finance, Sales & Professionalism. The tuition is $25 for each course.

The courses run for four weeks and are offered in sequence. February through May is the spring session and August through November is the fall session.