Business & Leadership Development Program
A unique, award winning development program for small, minority owned
in Middlesex County and beyond.
The program is
sponsored by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, funded by a
generous grant from the Aetna, Inc. and is facilitated by
professionals from THE ESSEX GROUP.
2010: Hartford Business Journal News Release
SIDE STREET TO MAIN STREET Graduation
Ceremony held at
Middletown Chamber of Commerce on
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Graduates of Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership
Development Program Class 16
Bennett - Bennett's Baking Boutique, Cakes and Pies by Lisa,
- Consulting Originals, Rockfall
Espaillat - Armida Espaillat, Interior Design Studio, Middletown
Harrison Jr. -
Nutmeg Planners LLC, Hartford
Johnson - Precious Jewels Child Care Center, Hartford
- Marios Multi Services, Middletown
Aesthetics For You, Farmington
Sneed - Just Like Momma's Soul Food, Middletown
In attendance were Assistant
Controller of the Aetna, Inc. Christopher Montross, Graduate Gee Williams,
and Master of Ceremonies and
Facilitator from The Essex Group for the
Side Street to Main Street
program, Jim Jackson.
successful entrepreneur combines the vision and curiosity of a
dreamer with the practical engineering of a builder. A
successful entrepreneur is goal directed. A successful entrepreneur
is a leader in the community.
Developing an entrepreneur's leadership ability is significantly
different from leadership training.
training, knowledge is transferred from one person to another.
Development occurs when knowledge is internalized to create
behavioral changes, expressed as positive, results-oriented
generate desired actions and results.
SIDE STREET TO MAIN STREET BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
a pragmatic, structured, yet open-ended approach to development.
designed to help people who haven't had formal business training to
develop the attitudes,
and qualities necessary for effective business success.
a process designed to engage people with similar interests in a
program that finds their
competencies and builds on them to expand the scope and
profitability of their business.
program builds success by focusing simultaneously on business
planning, personal leadership attributes, management & time mastery
skills and excellence in sales & customer service.
Individually, each person reflects the behavior and attitude of a
Collectively, they form a powerful force that reinforces the
achievement of their personal and business goals.
A sampling of
skills and topics covered in the program are:
Interpersonal and Business Skills
Attitudes & Values
The Role of
Behavioral Style in Business
Goal Setting for
Personal & Business Goals
Making Choices and
Oriented Business Plan
Target Markets and
Strategies & Risk
Your Exit Plan
Pictures from 2009-2010 GRADUATING CLASS 13:
Graduating students of the Side
Street to Main Street Program 13 are as follows: (names do not
correspond to picture)
Gee Williams, Artha Slade,
Margaret Rose Moore, Roberta Nyomo, Kaitlen McGriff, Al Mayo, Zoila
Loida John-Nicholson, Josette
Hill-White, Angela Griffin-Wimberly, Ishmail Gaunichaux, Joseph
and the two named the highest
achieving, Reggie Holley and Will Ezell.
attended the classes once a week for six months straight.
To date, 200 graduates of the
program have used what they learned to build success and reduce the
risk of failure in both the business and personal aspects of their
If you are interested in being a participate and graduate of
SIDE STREET TO MAIN STREET BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP
apply today by calling the Middlesex County Chamber of
Commerce at (860) 347-6924
and ask for Jennifer De Kine or email: firstname.lastname@example.org