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Adenah Bayoh Was a Featured Speaker and Honoree at the New Jersey CEO Evolution Breakfast hosted by Rutgers Business School and Citrin Cooperman


January 16, 2017

She was featured and honored alongside Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings, Liberty Science Center CEO Paul Hoffman, and Fly Fish Brewing Founder and CEO Gene Muller.

The Interview: Philly's PiperWai team: Out of the 'Shark Tank' into the Fame


October 25, 2016

The Philly-born PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.

Watch PiperWai Founders Sarah Ribner and Jess Edelstein Land Barbara Corcoran as an Investor on ABC’s Hit Show Shark Tank


October 7, 2016

Charles Way on the Importance of Education for Student Athletes


October 4, 2016

Tara Dowdell Served as the Luncheon Keynote Speaker for the 34th Annual Black Issues Convention


October 4, 2016

The 34th annual New Jersey Black Issues Convention took place October 6-7 in the Paul Robeson Campus Center of Rutgers University with the theme “Now is the Time: Implementing the Black Leadership Family Plan. Tara delivered a powerful speech laying out a blueprint for increasing economic success in the African American community.

Flashback! Tahesha Way and Joyce Harley Perform Readings for Charity in “Still I Rise: Conversations with Phenomenal Women” at Crossroads Theatre


October 4, 2016

Some of the most influential women in New Jersey politics and government took to the stage to perform dramatic readings by Maya Angelou and others in a unique Women’s History Month charity production benefiting 77-year old Plainfield non-profit, Neighborhood House.

Flashback! Adenah Bayoh Named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Council


October 4, 2016

Adenah Bayoh immigrated to the U.S. when she was just 13, escaping a civil war in her native land, Liberia. She put herself through college by working three jobs, one of which was as a teller for a bank, where she rose up the ranks, became an executive and saved enough money to begin her foray into real estate—first by becoming a landlord for small, residential properties and then multifamily homes.