Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs with host Aubry and Tishana on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8:15pm,Et as we interview Yvette Maynard, CEO - Founder, Future Quest PR & CEO, Caribvoiceradio.
Yvette Maynard can be aptly described as a renaissance woman. From a retired Telecommunications Operator at Cable & Wireless, and currently Executive Secretary to the General Manager of The Barbados National Trust, Ms. Maynard has gone on to become one of the most enviable women of her era.
She met and was encouraged by the Co-Founder of Caribvoiceradio to become a Broadcaster with that online radio station and hosted her own show on Friday nights with the same title. Because of her personality, Ms. Maynard fits in well as CEO of a Public Relations and Marketing Company – Future Quest Services - which has a registered office in Barbados. She is Editor of a fictional novel written by Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe entitled “Tropical Escapes” which was set in a Caribbean island. Her debut Motivational Speech was made at the Sherbourne Conference Centre in Barbados on August 31, 2008 and was very well received. The CD of that speech was available for sale and surpassed sales expectations. She also produced a Motivational CD that was sold at the event. (>>> read more)
Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio Show on Monday August 4th, 2014 at 8:15pm, est when we interview a phenomenal couple. Shane and Sheryll Gainer, entrepreneurs working in sync to manifest their dream. You do not want to miss this session
SHANE GAINER AND THE GAINER AUTO GROUP.
My name is Shane Gainer I was born at Jewish Memorial hospital located in Manhattan and was raised in the Bronx otherwise know as the boogie down bronx. I and my brother who happens to be 10 months older than myself were raised by my Grandmother due to the fact that my Father died before I was born. We came up in a time where hip hop was born around the 70’s so by the 80’s and 90’s a lot of the inner city youth were smoking marijuana and drinking 40 ounces of beer which was like the in thing to do at the time. Thank God I had a praying Grandmother on my Father’s side and she use to bring me and my brother with her to church and while I was young God instilled in me the foundation of right and wrong so while I might have been rippin and runnin in my teenage years I knew better . It was up to me to change people ,places and things and fully accept God in my life and move on the blessings that He has set up for me. >>> read more
SHERYLL GAINER, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR
I was born in Manhattan, raised in the South Bronx. I lived with my mother, five brothers and two sisters. Being the oldest girl in the family I had more responsibilities then my brothers. At one point in my life I rebelled against my mom, and started to hang around drug dealers, fighting almost every day while trying to find who I was and what my purpose in life was. Not knowing who you are can be rough at times, but I was determined to get a better understanding of who I was supposed to be and what was my purpose here on earth. In 2002 I moved out of the Bronx after I had my second son, we moved to the suburbs of upstate NY. (>>> click for more)
Join us Monday, August 11 for Elevate Entrepreneurs with our guest R. Smith-Angel, Author of "Heart Vision" as we follow up from the last interview .
R. Smith-Angel is a retired government Senior Program Manager & Analyst that is now embarking on her true life’s mission to help others. She is also an alumnus of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. After graduation, she served in the public-sector for over 35 years and acquired a broad range of expertise as an educator, Atlanta Quality Group Faculty, Advocacy Group Director, Senior Advisor, as well as, the leader of highly visible regional and national projects and process improvement initiatives.
Heart Vision was born out of her own personal struggles. She reminds us that we are all connected to God, the Divine One, Creator of the Universe. She says that from an illuminated heart space of love, we are able to recognize that our triumphs and struggles help us to see the unseen, wherein deeper spiritual truth is discovered and transformation begins. We are also encouraged to approach our shared challenges in the space of love, power, and positive expansion. This is the space that releases creative problem-solving; a space of forgiveness, unity, and healing. (>>> read more)
Join us at 8:45pm, Est, Biggie Irie talks Crop Over 2014.
WITH A VOICE LIKE rich molasses and a commanding stage presence Biggie Irie’s career started in 1986, with a reggae group called Exodus. Barbadians perhaps best know him as a founding member of The Splash Band whose repertoire was dedicated solely to reggae music.
Within two years of the group's formation in 1990 they were repeat guests at the Stockholm Water Festival in Sweden; seasoned New York with their unique brand of reggae flavour and made their mark in the reggae capital of the world at Jamaica's Reggae Sun splash. It was at these events that Biggie and The Splash Band shared the stage with the who's who of reggae music – Luciano, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Diana King – and veterans like Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires, Singing Sandra and the Mighty Sparrow. (>>> read more)
Join us on Elevate Entrepreneurs Radio Show on Monday August 18th, 2014 at 8:15pm, est when we interview Cheryl Wood, fearless entrepreneur and coach. . . PLAYTIME IS OVER
Enthusiastic. Engaging. Innovative.
Cheryl Wood is a compelling thought leader and motivational speaker who possesses a deep-rooted passion for supporting the personal development and economic empowerment of women globally. Cheryl has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her life-changing principles of FEARLESS living. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and business coach who specializes in equipping women to stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and play bigger. Her message of empowerment has been spotlighted on Fox 5 News, News Channel 8, Radio One, WPGC, WHUR, My Spirit DC, Afro-American Newspaper, and more. (>>> read more)
DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS
Change Requires Additional Experience for Superintendents
New Grant Provides Training for Expanded Professional Development and Instructional Practice to Support Principals
NEW YORK – Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced changes to Chancellor’s Regulation C-37 (Selection of Community Superintendents) which will raise the qualification standards and expectations for superintendents. Superintendents must have at least ten years of pedagogic experience, including at least three as a principal, and must have a proven record of success advancing student learning and facilitating community involvement and input in the schools. These changes demonstrate the Chancellor’s commitment to the role of superintendents as community and instructional leaders ensuring quality in our schools.
The changes to the regulations also increase the rigor and objectivity of the selection process through an improved online application. Applicants will submit essays and references, requiring candidates to demonstrate an ability to support principal leadership, and emphasizing that, once hired, superintendents will continue to further student learning and engage parents and families. Along with the C-37 changes, Chancellor Fariña announced a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation for the training and support of superintendents so that they can provide professional development for principals. (read more)
BARBADOS AND DELTA AIR LINES ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS FROM
NEW YORK AND ATLANTA TO BARBADOS
Service to Begin Twice Weekly on December 4, 2014, with first ever nonstop on Delta Air Lines from JFK
R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani
after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service.
NEW YORK (June 25, 2014) – Barbados and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announce a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Caribbean island. Travelers from the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. now have a new reason to head to the sun-drenched island, with nonstop flights beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.
Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta, traveling to Barbados and on to New York. (read more)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2014
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR
FREE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING SEMINARS IN FLUSHING
New York – The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) will open registration on June 30, 2014 for a free entrepreneurial training seminar for immigrants to be held at the ONA Opportunity Center, located at 138-46 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354. The seminar will take place on July 10, 2014 at 10am. This seminar is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s opportunity agenda for New Americans, which aims to help immigrants fully participate in New York State’s civic and economic life. The ONA Opportunity Center is hosted locally in Queens by the Flushing YMCA New Americans Welcome Center.
“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)