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September 13, 2010

The Lang Center Welcomes the Incoming Columbia Community Business Program Class

The Lang Center Welcomes the Incoming Columbia Community Business Program Class


In 2008, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center established the Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP), a Program designed to support the growth and development of businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Upper Manhattan.

The two year program fosters a business community and offers participants access to Columbia University resources from the Business, Law and Engineering Schools, as well as group and individual meetings featuring professionally facilitated peer learning.

Twelve owners of local businesses that make at least $250,000 or more were accepted into the pilot group (Watch a video about the Program). This year, nineteen owners were admitted into the program. The companies represent a range of industries including food services, retail, consulting and media.

The participants, listed below, met as an inaugural group this month and are expected to meet regularly over a two-year period:

Sharron L. Cannon    
Lenox Lounge

Aliyyah Baylor    
Make My Cake

Loren Brill   
Sweet Loren's

Crystal McKenzie    
Crystal McKenzie, Inc.

Tony Curtis    

Curtis Construction

Erik Cliette    
Maid Brigade Manhattan

Leon Ellis    
MocaBar

Rosetta Garries, MD    
Le Pavillon Garries

Jessica Mine    
Deltamine

Walter Ng    

GM Printing

Mary Nittolo    
The Studio/Mary Nittolo, Inc.

Shezad Habib    
Manhattan Strategy Group

Sean A. Mandel    
The Savory Pie Guy

Tika Fotoglidi    
SpaHa Café

Stephanie Pope-Caffey    
Bikram Yoga East Harlem

Lisa Skinner    
ABDC

Deborah Romain    
Deb Romain Consulting, LLC

Leah Abraham    
Settepani Restorante

William Diaz Jr.    
Eastern Standard Consulting

Candido De Leon   
C&N New York Food Group

Related Links:

Watch a video about the Program.

On October 5, alumnus Henry Kravis’s landmark gift of $100 million to support Columbia Business School’s move to Manhattanville was announced. In his speech to the Columbia Business School community, Kravis expressed his admiration of the many community-oriented programs at the School, top among them the Columbia Community Business Program.

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