Congratulations to Joseph P. Biondo, on being the 2018 Children’s Champion Award Honoree at the Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) Annual Chefs Do Dinner.
This was the 20th year for the dinner that seeks to raise funds for the center that assists children from birth to age five, who have a variety of development disabilities. Many turned out for the annual dinner despite the crazy March weather. Staff from local restaurants and eateries presented some of their prime dishes that were enjoyed by those who attended the organization’s largest fundraiser.
Every year there is a Children’s Champion Honoree and this year Joseph P. Biondo was recognized as the advocate and ambassador for CDD. Joseph has been a member of CDD’s board of directors for 16 years and through the years has helped with the development of programs and services, as well as helping to increase the staff.
When receiving the recognition, Joseph expressed what an “incredible honor” it was to be there and that he was “incredibly proud” to have impacted the “greatest organization in our community.” Joseph accepted the award on behalf of severa
l people because of the many who have inspired and supported him through the years. Joseph is inspired by the families of the CDD because no matter their reason for needing the assistance of CDD, “They don’t let the challenges stop them.” Instead, they resonate what the “power of the human spirit” is about and he is so truly honored to be able to work with the families of the CDD.
“Three Monkeys in the Fish Bowl”
Our bright young ladies enjoying “Take your Child to Work Day” at Biondo Investment Advisors.
Bella Biondo, Eva Bogusta and Devon Dobbs enjoyed the very anticipated day, “No school and we get to go to work with our parents!”
Alexa Bogusta organized the fantastic day for the girls, with a full day of various activities led by our team members in the Milford, PA office.
To kick off the day – the girls received monopoly money and picked their stocks for the day. The highlights of the fun-filled day were getting to spend time with all the team members, a trail clean-up hike, getting to help create a post for our Facebook page and reviewing the article for this newsletter (YES – they came up with the headline!), and wrapping up the day with a review of their portfolio performance with Joseph and a belated happy birthday celebration for Karl Wagner.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the day!
Young Entrepreneurs sharing their creative ideas at the TREP$ Marketplace, Sparta, NJ.
Helen Morgan School, 5th grade students Devon Dobbs and Reagan Daly launched their R.A.D. Magnets business at the TREP$ Marketplace held in the Sparta, NJ Middle School.
The TREP$ (word is derived from entrepreneurs) Program teaches kids in 5th grade how to start their own businesses. The after-school program, based on an award-winning model developed in New Jersey, teaches students skills needed to start their own businesses. The five-week workshops taught business skills through innovative techniques that focused on filling a need, knowing your customer and product, being creative and inventive, and believing in yourself. The hands-on activities were led b
y volunteers and covered topics that included business finance, product development, marketing, customer service, and salesmanship.
At the end of the five weeks, students submitted a business plan and prepared for the launch of their business at the TREP$ Marketplace, where they got to actually sell their product to customers. The whole school community comes out to support the young entrepreneurs.
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