On September 6th, Big Apple Urgent Care, a new urgent care and community wellness center located in the heart of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Dr. Aletha Maybank, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Health Department and co-founder of the Center for Health Equity.
On November 8th, non-profit Rising Tide Capital (RTC) received a $1 million investment from JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) at the organization’s annual celebration of entrepreneurship, “RISE To Expand Opportunity,” which took place at Harborside Atrium in Jersey City. Joy Mangano, UN Ambassador and the inspiration behind Oscar-nominated film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence, co-hosted the event.
Edna Rashid, a Newark grandmother, and graduate of Rising Tide Capital’s Community Business Academy, started her own business, NF Insulation, which provides eco-friendly mechanical insulation services for commercial and industrial buildings. This year, NF Insulation secured a $100,000 contract with Verizon and she has more contracts on the way.