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:
Crystal McKenzie, Inc.
Maid Brigade Manhattan
Rosetta Garries, MD
Le Pavillon Garries
The Studio/Mary Nittolo, Inc.
Manhattan Strategy Group
Sean A. Mandel
The Savory Pie Guy
Bikram Yoga East Harlem
Deb Romain Consulting, LLC
William Diaz Jr.
Eastern Standard Consulting
Candido De Leon
C&N New York Food Group
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.