CU Grow on Urbanology

Urbanology is a monthly radio segment published on the nationally distributed cable television and digital media network, Soul City. Every month, representatives and supporters of the CU Grow program, including current and past program participants, are invited as special guests to discuss current trends that can affect or influence MWBE business as well as to promote MWBE firms and opportunities on the “MWBE Corner” segment of Urbanology. Created by radio host Tony Rogers, Urbanology focuses on providing modern cutting-edge entertainment, education, and influence on urban communities around the world.

Listen and read more about CU Grow on the monthly radio segment Urbanology below:

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Show List and Recap

Stephen Wilder, current CU Grow participant and Principal of ThinkWilder Architecture, a full-service, emerging architecture firm based in the New York/New Jersey area, was invited on the show as a special guest, where he discussed the challenges of being a young person of color pursuing a career in architecture with hopes to give back to his community in Harlem. Stephen explored his new business opportunities and how being a participant in the CU Grow program has shifted his business practices.  

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Celebrating Women's History Month, special guests Dr. Jana Woodhouse, the first Black woman that worked as a stock exchange trading agent, discussed the work she does in building financial literacy in the black community, and Voula Mamais, President of Mamais Construction (a multi-millionaire construction company) discussed how she positioned her business in Harlem and has aligned herself as client of Columbia University. Both women shared stories of resiliency in a male-dominated business through their strength and courage.

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To celebrate Black History Month, Keidi Awadu, a vegan chef and author of multiple books was invited to discuss the importance of being conscious in building a healthy diet and creating global economic opportunities as well as Danielle Douglas of Inspire Enterprise, a CU Grow coach, who founded the Black Business Owner Council and discussed how to work in partnership with industry experts to support Black businesses positioned for success.

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This show segment welcomes the Harlem small business community to 2021 with helpful resources available. Additionally, CU Grow announces the launch of its new cohort with special guest and program alumnus Diane Moore from Cleanwork Solutions, who discusses her business success after graduating from CU Grow.

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