In NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s 2019 State of the State Address, he lauded Rising Tide Capital (RTC) for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of underserved entrepreneurs. Rising Tide Capital was co-founded by Alfa Demmellash and Alex Forrester.
On March 25th, NJBIZ honored its 2019 Best 50 Women in Business. Former EWNJ President Michellene Davis, Esq. and EWNJ member Robin Walton were both awardees. Michellene Davis, Esq. is the EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas Health and Robin Walton is the Vice President for Community and Government Affairs at Thomas Edison State University.
Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has just kicked off their matching fundraising and volunteer campaign. CASA is a fully independent 501(c)3 non-profit that recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers to serve as court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The number one priority for CASA volunteers is to act in the best interest of the children and to ensure that they are ultimately placed in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
Adenah Bayoh, owner of Cornbread and IHOP Newark, Paterson, and Irvington, recently received the Faces of Diversity Award from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). She was honored for her business successes and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
New Jersey Redevelopment Authority President & CEO Leslie Anderson is in the midst of a media tour to educate the public on how the Opportunity Zone program will work in NJ and its potential benefits. She also had the distinction of being named to the prestigious NJBIZ 2019 Power 100 list and the ROI-NJ 2019 Power Influencers list.
Alfa Demmellash, co-founder of Rising Tide Capital, was recently featured on Choose New Jersey’s Opportunity Zone Investors Panel. Rising Tide Capital, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to empower communities by helping local entrepreneurs to sustain and grow businesses. RTC’s outstanding work was also recently commended by Governor Phil Murphy at his State of the State Address.