Longtime Executive Director of the Kenan Center Announces Retirement | local news

Longtime Executive Director of the Kenan Center Announces Retirement |  local news

Longtime executive director Susan Przybyl this week announced her departure from the Kenan Center effective March 31, 2023. “It’s extremely difficult to step down after almost 25 years at the Kenan Center,” Przybyl said. “I’m leaving Kenan Center in a good place to move forward. We have strived to keep up with best practices during … Read more

Chamber Hears About Small Business Pension Plans | local business

Chamber Hears About Small Business Pension Plans |  local business

At the Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, held at the Centene Center on August 18, speakers Paul Meinsen and Lisa Sumpter gave a presentation on small business pension plans. Meinsen is a Certified Financial Planner and Financial Advisor to Edward Jones, whose office is at 108 W. Columbia St. Sumpter is also a certified … Read more

El Toro Owner Recognized as Parkland Foundation’s Entrepreneur of the Year | entrepreneur

CHAMPAIGN — As Illinois restaurants were forced to close for in-person dining in the early months of the pandemic, local restaurateur Victor Fuentes started a construction company. “Pure necessity,” he recalls. The operator of the two family-owned restaurants El Toro and his new construction company DECA Holdings, Fuentes, is about to receive an award that … Read more

Small Business Development Center helps entrepreneurs

CINCINNATI – Starting a business during the pandemic has been a challenge for many entrepreneurs. According to the Census Bureau’s most recent Small Business Pulse Survey, nearly 45% of business owners said the pandemic had a moderate negative impact on their business. But many of them find help through places like the Small Business Development … Read more

Urban League Opens Entrepreneurship Center in North St. Louis | business news

Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, on Tuesday afternoon hailed its St. Louis chapter as the “best and largest affiliate” among the 92 nationwide. He also announced that an entrepreneurship center would be opening in a former Commerce Bank building at Newstead and Natural Bridge. “They just keep building the Urban … Read more

Synovus Announces Strategic Investment in Qualpay to Help Deliver New Embedded Finance Platform | Business

MidCap Business Credit Launches New Equipment Finance Business and Expands Credit Facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance |  Business

COLUMBUS, Ga. & SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. April 2022– Synovus Bank announced today that it has signed a strategic investment agreement in Qualpay, resulting in a 60% stake. Qualpay is a cloud-based platform provider that combines a payment gateway with robust merchant processing solutions that enable merchants and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to easily integrate … Read more

Emirates News Agency – UAE and South Korea sign memorandum of understanding to boost entrepreneurship and SMEs

ABU DHABI, 21st April, 2022 (WAM) –The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (MoE) and the Confederation of SMEs of Korea (KBIZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation between the two countries to develop entrepreneurship and strengthen the economy improve partnerships between SMEs. The MoU was signed by Abdullah Al … Read more

Gold House raises $30 million fund to invest in Asian entrepreneurs

Megan Ruan knows firsthand how representation can impact entrepreneurship funding. She recalled that earlier in her career she was the only black woman to have worked in a family office and managed a portfolio of venture investments. “I’ve seen the decision making and how it differs between the people who have written checks on these … Read more

Cameron Fornis Hypescale Ventures invests in budding cannabis entrepreneurs

Believe the hype and scale with Cameron Forni getty I first met Cameron Forni way back in 2017 when he invited me to dinner at Pican Restaurant in Oakland. He had the number one oil brand in Oregon at the time. It was called Select. He asked my advice on entering the California market and … Read more

SJSD Finance Committee to weigh future levy extension | training

SJSD Finance Committee to weigh future levy extension |  training

The future of a 61-cent property tax levy set to go off the books in 2024 was the focus of discussion at a meeting of the St. Joseph School District Finance Committee on Monday. The conversation focused on two options: increasing the tax to 81 cents with a sunset clause to use it on teachers’ … Read more