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Access to Growth and Venture Capital for Women-Owned Businesses

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I was honored to participate in a panel on July 26th hosted by the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). The panel topic was “Encouraging Venture Capital Investment in Women-Owned Business.” My other panelists were Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center; Samara Mejia Hernandez, Senior Associate, Math […]

“Thanks for Giving”

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I saw a television commercial the other day that stuck with me. The spot, which featured children laughing and shouting “thanks for giving,” was meant to convey the good we do when we shop at this particular retail spot because a percentage of the money we spend goes to vaccinate children who have limited access […]

Launch of an Exciting New Public – Private Diversity Initiative – ONBOARD

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On October 13th I was fortunate to participate on a panel discussing the benefits of diversity, as part of the official launch of the Small Business Administration’s ONBOARD (Open Network for Board Diversity) initiative.  The event was held at the Library of Congress and attended by business, education and government leaders. What is ONBOARD ONBOARD […]

Doing a Deal – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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On September 22nd, I joined three other panelists to discuss how to put together a successful private equity deal. The panel was part of the New England Conference sponsored by ACG Connecticut and ACG Boston. My panel partners were Jerome Romano, managing director at TM Capital, Michael McQueeney, of SummerStreet Capital and Bradley Scholtz of […]

2016 Inner City Capital Connections Boston

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On June 8th I was honored to once again serve on a panel that was part of Executive Education Day, organized by Inner City Capital Connections Boston.  At this annual event, invited small businesses are trained on strategic planning, financial projections, capital raising terms, talent management, marketing and sales, entrepreneurial finance and presentation methods and also […]

Capital Strategies for Growing Companies – in Memphis

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On May 25th, we were pleased to be in Memphis, Tennessee to co-present, with HORNE LLP, the Capital Strategies for Growing Companies program.  In our nearly 30 years of working with middle market companies, we have met many owners and managers of strong and growing middle market companies who, though expert in their products, services […]

Ironwood Controller Sandy Samuels Part of Covenant Preparatory Community Service Project

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Recently, Ironwood Controller Sandy Samuels and her husband John participated in the Covenant Preparatory School community service project, “Covenant Prep for Helping Hands.” Helping Hands™ is an award-winning project that is putting prosthetic hands on amputees in developing countries while building purpose-driven teams and leaders.  Kits and dinner during the event were provided courtesy of St. […]

Meeting at the MRF

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Our semi-annual limited partner meeting was hosted last week at the office of Action Environmental Services, an Ironwood portfolio company. In addition to our normal portfolio review, it included a tour of Action’s unique, state-of-the-art material recovery facility and transfer station located in the Bronx, New York. The 100,000 square foot material recovery facility (MRF) […]

On the Value of Mentoring

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I was reminded recently that January was National Mentoring Month. It prompted me to think about my own experiences, what we do at Ironwood Capital to mentor and develop our team members and how we reach out to others. I am extremely grateful to my first mentor – Eileen Kraus. Our relationship has spanned 35 years, […]

Improving the Environment for Connecticut Manufacturers

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On January 11th I was honored to attend an event organized by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) hosted by Brian Montanari, president and CEO of HABCO Industries, one of Ironwood Capital’s portfolio companies. At the event, Governor Malloy cited HABCO as an outstanding example of a thriving aerospace company that has […]