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Hosts Jason Lofton and Steve Kucharski share the secrets of growing your small business into a dynamic force within your industry. Find out how your business can be the “go-to” business in your professional dealings.
On this show, Jason and Steve talk with Ajamu Webster with Dubois Consultants, Inc. DCI provides specialized services in site development, water supply distribution, urban hydrology, storm management control and structural design.
Host – Jason Lofton and Co-Host Steve Kucharski
Joining Jason this week will be Ajamu Webster with Dubois Consultants Inc, DCI provides specialized services in site development, water supply distribution, urban hydrology, storm management control, and structural design.
Peter Garza is an engineer by training and a Revenue Marketer by choice. He has successfully applied engineering principles to create a thriving and successful Revenue Marketing practice. Enjoy this interview as he discusses quality, sustainability, systematic method and measurement first in engineering terms, and then in Revenue Marketing terms.
We are interviewing several leaders of the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) including: Michelle Mitchell (Pre College Intiative Chair), William Leverette (Fall Regional Conference Chair) and Christian Miller (Region 5 Chair)
They will be sharing some exicting information about upcoming events.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of African American engineering and technical students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional and academic development, mentoring opportunities, community service outreach programs and scholarships.
Mission: To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
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After Michael Brown was a shot and killed by police officer, Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the Economic Policy Institute on October 15, 2014 came out with a 40+ page report authored , Richard Rothstein entitled, THE MAKING OF FERGUSON: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles.
Rothstein written extensively about how poverty affects education and has spent years studying the evolution of residential segregation nationwide. He is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley.
Watch the Epigenetics of Poverty, Racism and Slavery:
Host: Tamara Gooch
Guest: Wil Gooch
Topic Discussion: Blacks In Engineering
Wilfred Gooch's Bio
Wilfred W. Gooch is a Speaker, Facilitator, and Educator who currently holds a position as Engineering Manager. Wilfred is also Founder and CEO of CAD Engineering Tech Consulting where he worked as a contract engineer designing cabinets for the medical industry. Wilfred holds a Bachelors degree in Design Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Wilfred has over 24 years experience working as a Product Design Engineer where he specialized in the areas of designing pumps for their commercial industry, and Military Marine Division; where his work is now on US Navy vessels. Wilfred has also traveled to China, Russia studying Manufacturing Engineering. Wilfred is devoted husband, father of 3 and Man of God.
Self-motivated learner who is always looking for an opportunity to become knowledgable in any field of study. Although I am a student of mechanical engineering, I have enjoyed classes in cultural differences, the controversy of evolution and religion, psychology, and sociology. I am a dedicated and devoted pupil, in hopes of teaching others in the future of what I've learned. I hope to attain, and am currently on the path of attaining, experiences in philosophy, mechanical engineering, business, finance, communications, networking, positively impacting, and experiences in other cultures. I have high aspirations in assembling my own motor vehicle, traveling the world, and having an impact wherever I go.
Don Charlton is the founder and CEO of Jazz, a venture-backed performance recruiting platform that helps more than 3,000 employers optimize how and who they hire. Don blended his love of fine art with software engineering by earning a BFA in Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999. Over a decade, he established himself as an award-winning interactive designer, software engineer and motivational public speaker. In 2009, Don launched Jazz as its sole founder, eventually growing the company into a multi-millon dollar venture and one of the region’s fastest growing businesses. Included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of “100 Brilliant Companies,” Jazz has been widely heralded as an innovative, essential product for businesses that need to hire. Every day, thousands of employers trust Jazz's innovative approach to hiring, including some of the worlds fastest-growing companies and both 2012 presidential campaigns. Don is dedicated to inspiring young minds from all communities to not just work for great companies, but rather each to build their own great company. Most recently, he was a Regional Finalist for the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition, and Business Insider named him as one of the 25 most influential African-Americans in Technology.
LAN Associates, a full service, engineering, planning, architecture, and surveying firm, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Founded in Paterson in 1965 by John A. Lacz and now based in Midland Park, NJ, LAN Associates employs nearly 80 people. Since its creation, LAN Associates has completed over 29,000 projects throughout the region and works on over $100 million dollars of construction projects each year for municipal, educational, hospitality, ecclesiastical, senior living, and private clients.
LAN Associates service a variety of federal, state, county, and municipal governments, housing authorities, boards of education, Fortune 500 companies, foreign companies, religious facilities, and private clients. LAN’s main office is located in Midland Park, Bergen County, New Jersey; with a second location in Goshen, Orange County New York and a satellite office Trumbull, Connecticut.
Its most recent high profile project was the design of the James Monroe Elementary School in Edison that was destroyed in a 2013 fire.
Today on “Live From Trenton” we will learn about trends in building in New Jersey, architectural changes over the years and the challenges posed in dealing with major projects with municipalities, churches, schools and private companies as we speak with LAN Associates President Kenneth Karle. He is in charge of architectural design and architectural engineering and is in charge of master planning, conceptual design, feasibility planning, and project management for all major architectural projects for LAN Associates.
Wayne Barclay was born on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica and migrated to the Brooklyn New York at the age of 5. He gained entrance into Brooklyn Technical High School which is the largest high school in the United States specializing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. While at Brooklyn Tech he played Varsity Football and ran Track. While at Tech he won multiple New York City Championships; he was also a member of two Nationally Ranked relay teams that took first place at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
Wayne went on to attend Rutgers University on a track scholarship and he graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. He went to work on Wall Street with the brokerage firm Dean Witter Reynolds where he worked for a few years before leaving to become a tax auditor with the NYC Department of Finance.
Consequently Wayne ended up in Florida where he worked for ExxonMobil as a controller for one of their Lubrication divisions. His dream of one day owning his own business materialized and he and two partners opened an office services company in 1999 called Inter-Office Solutions. In 2002 the partners decided to go their separate ways and Wayne with the help of his wife started Blue Digital a printing company located in the Miami Area.
Blue Digital has transformed itself and specializes in printing for the construction industry. Wayne is proud of the direction the company has taken and has given God the glory for its success. Blue Digital has been blessed to work on projects such as the Miami Marlins Ball Park and currently the Miami Dolphin Stadium renovations. Our services include Small and Large format printing, promotional products, Scanning and Document management. We are a certified SBE enterprise and currently working on our 8a certification.
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