21 new business owners citywide complete program fully equipped with the tools needed to continue on the path to success
What: Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is proud to host this year’s Power Up Your Business 8th Cohort graduation ceremony. This year, 21 new business owners will graduate from CCP’s 12-week peer-based learning program. The graduates are from seven City Council Districts located in the Philadelphia area. This year’s featured speaker is Sylvie Gallier Howard, First Deputy Commerce Director for the City of Philadelphia.
Power Up will reach a new milestone with this latest cohort. Yvonne Blake, owner of Hakim's Bookstore, will become the longest-running company to date to have completed the program. Founded in 1959, Hakim’s Bookstore is the second oldest black-owned bookstore in the United States and the oldest in Philadelphia.
Who: Community College of Philadelphia, Power Up Your Business
When: Wednesday, April 10
Begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia
Center for Building and Industry C2-28
1700 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
About Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.
About Power Up Your Business
Power Up Your Business is a FREE, neighborhood-based approach by way of the Community College of Philadelphia to support small business owners in the Philadelphia area. The program aims to give business owners the tools they need to grow their business and help their community thrive. Entrepreneurs can participate in individual workshops through CCP’s Store Owner Series or apply to the
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