BUSINESS COURSE STUDENTS GRADUATE!

A dozen people gathered on a frigid Thursday night in the Crown Heights Young Professionals (CHYE) Workspace for their graduation from a unique partnership between the CHYE and the Hebrew Free Loan Society.

12 aspiring entrepreneurs from Crown Heights have graduated from a course established by the Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs organization and led by John Childress.

A dozen people gathered on a frigid Thursday night in the Crown Heights Young Professionals (CHYE) Workspace for their graduation from a unique partnership between the CHYE and the Hebrew Free Loan Society.

These 12 aspiring entrepreneurs took part in a 12-week course designed to bring their nascent businesses to the market. Experts on small business, financing and law joined each week to share their knowledge, among them business coach John Childress.

According to Rabbi Yehoshua Werde, Director of CHYE, the goal of the 3-month course was to give students “the tools they need to succeed in the business world.”

While past courses had the attendees in the student spot, on graduation night the community members had a chance to present their projects on stage.

There are three goals I want to leave all of you with,” said Childress. “That entrepreneurship knows no limits, that determination is the most important characteristic and that careful planning will make a world of difference when you’ve put everything together.”

In a private conversation after the graduation, Childress confirmed his high hopes for the graduates and his pleasure working with CHYE. “This has been an excellent program,” he said. “The members of this community understand what their needs are and what they need to do to make them happen.”

One student, who took the course to fine tune his promotional products and printing services, Bigapplepromos.com, felt the class to be “incredibly valuable, even for people with existing businesses.”

“I gained everything I needed to know to bring my vision from my head to actually launching it,” he said. “Every class encompasses a different aspect of business strategy. It was a great benefit for the Crown Heights community.”

Here is a list compiled of the 12 businesses presented on their graduating evening: Livekosher.com, Solomon & Samson, ECS Events, Custom Handmade Jewelry, MDCapsule.com, IT Services, Digital Signage BY Crown TV, Bigapplepromos.com, Monarchgraphicsny.com/portfolio, and Victor Peso.

Mazal Tov! We at CHYE couldn’t be prouder!

Avi Werde

Head Quarters , 231 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11225, United States

Avi started his business life at a very young age, which has allowed him to explore many industries. After finishing his studies as a music student he went on to other areas in the hospitality industry expanding his knowledge and experience to the point that he felt unsatisfied by the restraints and slow progressions of working for another leading him to create his company ECS (Event Connection Source). This brought Avi national and international attention as the world was to experience their first large scale Jewish wedding expo, opening doors that he has been yearning to open. He has since been involved with projects such as Concerts, Galas, Art Shows, Art installations, Fashion shows, managing event spaces, birthdays, product launches, corporate events, Festival management, parties, event marketing, PR, the works.