Entrepreneurs

08 Aug: She Rocks! Shanie Persaud, Executive Director – Guyanese & American Business & Professional Council

As the Executive Director of the Guyanese & American Business & Professional Council (GABPC), Shanie Persaud works tirelessly to develop stronger ties between Guyana and the United States in an effort to forge a closer relationship between the business and professional communities of both nations. GABPC is the first and leading Guyanese-American business organization that provides a vast array of services aimed at promoting and advancing business relations between Guyanese and Americans. Persaud move to…

21 Jun: Indra Mekdeci, Promoting Healthy Living with Edible Fruit Bouquets

Meet Food artist, Indra Mekdeci, CEO and Founder of Reminiscence.  Founded in December 2011, Reminiscence is the premiere source in Guyana for beautifully designed, delicious fruit bouquets and chocolate treats.  Indra was born in Guyana and currently resides in Georgetown where she runs her home-based business. Her mouth watering delicacies include chocolate dipped fruit, cake pops, edible hampers and an assortment of chocolate truffles. The idea for starting Reminescence came to Indra while she was…

22 Mar: Feeding the Soul: Restaurateur Doris Rodney, Owner of “The Hills Restaurant” & “The Hills Lounge”

Born in Georgetown, Guyana on March 23, 1963, Restaurateur Doris Rodney is a woman living out her dreams.  Not growing up with a silver spoon upbringing, Doris knew from a very young age that she wanted much more than life had to offer her at that time, so she set out to find ways of providing a better future for herself and her family. Doris loves to cook and soon realized that the key to…

21 Mar: “Sweet, Edible Art” by Corrie Bacchus, Owner of Corrie’s Creative Cakes

Guyanese cake artist extraordinaire Corrie Bacchus is combining your ideas with her ability to magically transform sugars and spices into truly unique cakes, edible art sculptures and desserts. Hand-sculpted cake art gives evidence of her passion for creating savoury slices of heaven. Bacchus said since childhood she has been fascinated with baking. Her mother baked every Saturday, and Bacchus always helped in the kitchen, observing her mother’s techniques. Through her business, Corries Creative Cakes, Bacchus…

13 Mar: Think Simple | Think Elegance | Think Distinguished with Lydia Short:Owner/CEO TTT Event Planning, LLC

Whether you are having a destination wedding on a tropical island of the Caribbean, or in a Luxury Hotel or Mansion in New York, London, Paris, Jordan, Dubai, or just an intimate celebration in a Boutique Hotel overlooking snow covered peaks of Aspen, Lydia Short is your Planner and Designer.​ Born and raised in Guyana, Lydia moved to New York in 1988.  She is the Owner and CEO of  TTT  Event Planning, LLC; a full…

28 Jan: She Rocks! Juneann Lewis – Motivating & Empowering the World to “Live Wealthy Always”

As women, we’re used to wearing many hats and Juneann Lewis is doing just that, while living out her dreams. She is a Screenplay/Song Writer, Actress, Realtor and Motivational Speaker. As a child growing up in Guyana, business and entertainment has always been in her blood. She loved ballet and modern dance and entered every school play or recital she could. She also wrote short stories and entered many competitions and won. Juneann moved to the USA at the…

22 Jan: Entrepreneur on the Move: Shauntelle Nelson, Founder & CEO – We Telle You

GG Shauntelle Nelson is the Founder and CEO for We Telle You, a designated driver business serving the New York Metro area.  Shauntelle has always been a visionary and an innovator and established this company in response to the tragedies, wrong doings and, especially the fatalities caused by drunk driving over the years. She was astounded by the amount of people who ignore the boundary between right and wrong, so with that she wanted to honor the law…

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09 Dec: Gloria Rajkumar, President & CEO SIMAC, 2011 RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Born in Guyana, the seventh of eight children, Gloria Rajkumar moved to Canada after graduating high school. It was an entry-level position in the insurance industry that started Gloria on the path that led to where she is today and she spent the next 19 years climbing the proverbial corporate ladder. Gloria is the President and CEO of SIMAC Canada Inc., an Ontario-based independent medical examination company, primarily serving the auto insurance industry. In 2001 Gloria was involved in…

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02 Nov: Winning the Shoe Game: Samanta Joseph – CEO & Designer, SamantaShoes.com

I’m giddy with excitement to share this sister’s story – from one “shoenista” about another.  When a woman stops Samanta Joseph to ask where she got here beautiful Brazilian-made shoes, that woman is often on her way to becoming a customer.  Samanta was designing shoes since she was a young girl in Guyana. When her mother ordered her a pair of custom-made sandals to better fit her feet, that experience spawned a business idea. After migrating to the US,…

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08 Oct: Latoya M. Jones: Entrepreneur – Owner of Oceanscapes Spa

If you’re ever visiting the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands, make sure you check out the Oceanscapes Spa. Owner Latoya Jones is a proud Guyanese who now resides on the Islands with her husband and two daughters.  Prior to leaving Guyana in 1998, Latoya attended St. Joseph High School, St. Stanilaus College, then went on to study at the University of Guyana. In November 2011, Latoya opened  Oceanscapes Spa at 2 locations on the Turks And Caicos Islands.  The first…