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Celebrating Success: Business Immigrant Essentials Graduation - Cohort Fall 2023


Nov 30, 2023

November 30, marked a significant milestone for the participants of the Business Immigrant Essentials Program as they gathered to celebrate their graduation from the Fall 2023 Cohort. The morning was filled with inspiration, gratitude, and the promise of a bright future as participants, partners, and attendees alike came together to commemorate the accomplishments of these dedicated individuals.

The event began with a warm welcome, setting the tone for a day that would be remembered for years to come. As the participants, hailing from diverse backgrounds and industries, took their seats, the air buzzed with anticipation. The journey to this moment had been one of hard work, resilience, and a shared commitment to success.

The highlight of the morning was undoubtedly the speeches delivered by the graduates. Each participant took the stage to reflect on their unique journey, sharing stories of challenges overcome, lessons learned, the growth experienced throughout the program as well their future plans. These speeches resonated with the audience, serving as a testament to the transformative power of education and determination and highlighted thier innovative business ideas.

The event was made possible by the generous support of sponsors who recognized the value of fostering entrepreneurship and innovation within the immigrant community. Their commitment to providing resources, mentorship, and financial support played a pivotal role in the success of the program and the achievements of the graduating cohort.

The sense of camaraderie and community was palpable as attendees from various sectors mingled, sharing insights, and forging connections that promise to extend beyond the confines of the event. The Business Immigrant Essentials Graduation Fall 2023 Cohort not only marked the end of an educational journey but also the beginning of a new chapter for these graduates, armed with the tools and networks necessary to thrive in their chosen fields.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of our invaluable supporter and your presence at this momentous event: PRUDE Inc., YMCA, Saint John Newcomers Centre, Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, Varanda Network, Ispire, Civic Tech, Drive Marketing, Imperial Theatre, Taste of Egypt, City of Saint John, and ONB - each of you has played a crucial role in the journey of our participants. The success of the Business Immigrant Essentials program is a collective achievement, a testament to the power of collaboration, support, and the unwavering belief in the potential of every individual.

Amidst the celebration, there was a special moment for the graduates as they received their hard-earned certificates. The symbolic gesture marked not only the completion of their learning journey but also a tangible representation of the knowledge and skills acquired during the Business Immigrant Essentials program.

The ConnexionWorks team, represented by Heather, Ronald and Neena expressed their immense joy and pride at the development of the participants and the active participation of everyone in the event. Their commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment was evident, and their enthusiasm mirrored the excitement felt by all in attendance. The ConnexionWorks team played a crucial role in shaping the program's success and creating an atmosphere conducive to growth and collaboration.

As the applause filled the room, it was not just a celebration of a graduation; it was a celebration of dreams realized, barriers overcome, and a future brimming with possibilities. The Business Immigrant Essentials Graduation Fall 2023 Cohort will undoubtedly be remembered as a day of inspiration, gratitude, and the commencement of countless success stories yet to unfold.

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