Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble #GiveBack Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.* Christopher Diaz, owner of Elite Barber Parlor, actively seeks out ways in which he can not only better himself, but the community and really the world. Christopher has five kids and his greatest hope of all is to just … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship 1. #CreateGoals 2. #FollowThrough Words & photos by Joe Didomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Anyone can create goals. It is the true entrepreneurs that not only identify the steps to achieving these goals, but take action. Simply put, my impression of Christopher is that he is a go-getter. I don't know if he has always been … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Part 1: #CreateGoals Right from the start Christopher’s passion for barbering was apparent. Before even reaching the back room he stopped me to admire a small framed black and white photo on the wall. “This picture here is the first ever Barbershop School. 1893 in Chicago,” he told me with pride in his eyes, “First … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

We're super duper excited to feature Elite Barber Parlor, it's talented barbers and innovative products as part of our new, cutting-edge, 4-week series entitled, "Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship," highlighting young adult business ownership in the Elmont community. There are many aspiring entrepreneurs in the Elmont community and our goal throughout this series is to share … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

The Scene: P. Phileston

When a runaway train is moving at 100 miles per hour, nothing or no one had better get in its way. Running on pure vision, tenacity and passion, P. Phileston and the cultural movement known as Kella Fella Ent are like a locomotive showing no signs of slowing down. Phileston, the group's founder, started absorbing … Continue reading The Scene: P. Phileston

We Started Here: Iesha

"That art that matters to us--which moves the heart, or revives the soul, or delights the senses, or offers courage for living, however we choose to describe the experience--that work is received by us as a gift is received. -Lewis Hyde We are nearing the end of our We Started Here series, which seeks to elevate … Continue reading We Started Here: Iesha

We Started Here: Dominique

Our next generation of social leaders are rising up today. We know they are among the most unique in history due to a niche set by the explosion of social media and the Information Age. Today’s youth are multi-layered: vocal, with social media as a soapbox; headstrong, with a taste for adventures & trying new … Continue reading We Started Here: Dominique

We Started Here: Marvin Anthony

Meet Marvin Anthony. Business-minded, active in his community -- the best of both worlds as he might say. A true example of Elmont's finest, Marvin is a product of the local school systems and does not hesitate to give back to his community. He is a young man deeply rooted in family - drawing inspiration from the … Continue reading We Started Here: Marvin Anthony

We Started Here: Njum

When she reflected on the transition from being at home with her family to independence Njum revealed, "It gets lonely at times, I miss my family, but it was time.” Her story like many others finds the one-time Brooklyn native whose family settled into Elmont when she was a teenager, now moving on and beginning … Continue reading We Started Here: Njum