Meet the Staff: Rich Turner

Posted on May 15, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

Name: Rich Turner Company Role: Workforce Development Manager Favorite quote: “Billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett – those guys can buy anything they want.  But the one thing they cannot buy is time. Time with their families, time with their loved ones.  And there’s nothing more valuable than that.” – Charles N. Turner (my father) […]

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Monroe County Small Business Week 2019

Posted on April 24, 2019 in  Imagine Monroe, Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

Imagine Monroe is pleased to recognize the small businesses of Monroe County during National Small Business Week May 5th to 11th, 2019. Small Business Week is an annual event created by the U.S. Small Business Administration held in recognition of the nation’s top small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as small business advocates and champions. […]

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Featured Success Story: Glamping Experience, LLC

Posted on April 16, 2019 in  Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

Dawn Aprile is a successful real estate developer with vision.  She also has a new title to add to her profile – Glamping Diva. For those of you who have not heard of glamping, it is one of the hottest trends in the tourism and hospitality industry, offering outdoor accommodations with luxury, comfort and convenience. […]

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Look Back on 2018: Imagine Monroe’s Annual Report

Posted on April 16, 2019 in  Imagine Monroe

Imagine Monroe approved 43 projects over 2018, leading to the creation of 967 new jobs in Monroe County and retaining 1,991 jobs for our residents. Investments from businesses that received incentives from Imagine Monroe will result in over $386M invested in Monroe County. LadderzUp, the training program created in partnership with Monroe Community College, trained […]

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Meet the Staff: Lydia Birr

Posted on March 27, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

Name:  Lydia Birr Company Role:  Sr. Economic Development Specialist Favorite quote:   Susan B. Anthony: “Failure is Impossible” Your Top 3 Favorite Podcasts/Books? Authors: P. D. James, Ken Follett and Caroline Graham What is something that the people you work with have to deal with that you want to fix? Understanding the benefits for those […]

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Start-Ups and Small Businesses Thrive in The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

Posted on March 27, 2019 in  The Entrepreneurs Network

More than 400 founders and senior executives have participated in The Entrepreneurs Network – an innovative program powered by Imagine Monroe. Surveys of participants indicate that TEN has improved their revenue, strengthened their operations, and helped them receive critical funding. The participating companies represent both tech start-ups and small businesses looking to scale through new […]

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Featured Success Story: Sydor Technologies

Posted on March 5, 2019 in  Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

Sydor Technologies is a global leader in the manufacturing of high-speed diagnostic imaging solutions and ballistic test systems.  These complex measurement solutions generate critical results for the world’s most advanced applications in the defense, energy, ballistics, security, space, and research industries. Michael Pavia, CEO and President, held key positions in laser fusion systems, semiconductor capital […]

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LadderzUp Aligns the Workforce with Jobs

Posted on January 31, 2019 in  Incentives & Programs

Since its inception, the LadderzUp workforce development program has trained over 775 residents to fill rewarding, local jobs in growing industries.

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Meet the Staff: Rokele Mikell-Castillo

Posted on January 16, 2019 in  Meet the Staff

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TEN alum Ecolectro secures $1.7M ARPA-E award

Posted on January 11, 2019 in  Small Business, The Entrepreneurs Network

A clean tech alumnus of The Entrepreneurs Network, Ecolectro Inc., a developer of low-cost, high-performance polymers for electrochemical applications, secured $1.7 million from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E.)

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