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Bill Roesch of Impact Paterson Begins Coaching Business Venture Competition Winners

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Monday April 17, 2017

President's Hall in Shuman Hall on Nyack College's Rockland County campus was the venue where budding entrepreneurs vied for three monetary prizes and professional business coaching provided by Westchester County non-profit, Center for Transformative Work (CTW). CTW received the grant that funded the entire teaching series and competition and co-sponsored the event with the Nyack College School of Business and Leadership and Impact Paterson. 

Jason Roe, 2010 Nyack School of Music alumnus and his wife, Kristina Roe, of Teach 2 Teach Music, LLC won the first place award of $10,000. Alliance Theological Seminary M.Div. student Ryan Ozolins (ATS '17) of The Good Donut Shop won the second place award of $7,500. Current Nyack sophomores Peter Nehlsen (NC '19) and Benjamin Tse (NC '19) of Cultivate Coffee Shop won the third place award of $5,000. 

Sabine Schubert, facilitator of the learning community's series, "Integrating Your Faith and Your Work" on the Nyack Rockland campus and coordinator of the logistics leading up to the competition, shared Impact Paterson board member Bill Roesch is meeting with the winners 

Judges for the competition included Gene-Christian Baca, responsible for marketing and new product development at Walter's Hot Dogs in Mamaroneck, NY; Steve Gomez, executive director at Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, a non-profit community development financial institution; Brian Jacks, vice president of corporate development for BAI Communications, North America; George Tapinekis, an restaurant business investor; June Tomori of the City of Paterson Housing Authority; and Mike Williams, senior information technology professional.


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