Veronica Maldonado/Georgia Mentor Protege Connection
The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (MPC) is a business development program administered by the Georgia Education Foundation (GEF) in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Emerging firms who are accepted into the program have an opportunity to make tremendous strides in areas such as business acumen, methods and procedures, competitiveness and capability.
In addition, MPC enables Georgia small businesses to benefit from a partnership with a corporate mentor for a period of one year. Emerging firms can build relationships, explore new technologies, learn about best practices, and benefit from the wisdom of corporate executives who are committed to the long-term health and overall growth of small businesses in Georgia. The goal of the program is to help small businesses to be successful over the long haul by helping them to develop capacity, enhance their skill sets, and become more competitive. Research has shown that access to the right kind of coaching and mentoring significantly increases the success rate in small business, while both the mentor and the protégé benefit tremendously from their interaction.
Renae Keitt/ARK Temporary Staffing
ARK Temporary Staffing is a leading provider of staffing services providing reliable, quality temporary and permanent personnel for business and government agencies since 2004. With over fifty years of combined staffing experience, the company has the resources to provide each customer with world-class attention and superior customer service.
Aise Cannon/Georgia Campus PCOM
The GA Campus PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive programs, each distinguished by a leading-edge curriculum and experienced, expert faculty. Guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice, they deliver a uniquely holistic education, as each program considers all areas of disciplines. They are constantly seeking ways to enhance their curricula, ensuring that each program remains current and relevant. It is a commitment to excellence that prepares their students well to meet the needs of a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The college offers not only a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine but in Pharmacy, as well as a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences.