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Wells Fargo Showcases LAEDA Alum's Creations at its 2018 Community Relations Summit

Posted on 5/30/2018 by Ray Lamboy

Camden, NJ- On May 18, 2018, nonprofit organizations and Wells Fargo team members gathered together for the 2018 Community Relations Summit and Networking Event. This summit, hosted at the Salvation Army KROC Center, included a discussion on leveraging Wells Fargo resources, strengthening partnerships, encouraging philanthropy, and even branding through social media.

The day’s events included presentations from Deborah Smith, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and Crystal Dundas, Vice President of Corporate Communications. The presentations focused on being good stewards, building and maintaining relationships, and creating a social media presence that tells your organization’s story. 

One unexpected presentation was the centerpieces and parting gifts on each table.  Many were in awe of the beautiful array of fresh spring flowers in the Wells Fargo branded containers.  Then, they quickly became curious about the contents within small metallic gold box wrapped in red ribbon.  As one person’s curiosity got the best of her, she opened the box to reveal chocolate mints courtesy of Elegant Lotus.   The company, owned by Krista Bey, provides elegant floral arrangements and gift baskets for any occasion. During his presentation at the summit, LAEDA President and CEO Ray Lamboy stated that Mrs. Bey was a “graduate of Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) who continues to support LAEDA’s mission of building a community of successful entrepreneurs.”

The event concluded with a check being presented to another Camden nonprofit who assists entrepreneurs.  Wanda Saez, Senior Vice President of Community Relations, awarded the Cooperative Business Assistance Cooperation (CBAC) with a check for $650K to assist with its mission of providing “market or below market interest rate business loans and technical assistance to small businesses.”

To read more about the summit: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/camden/articles/camden-organization-awarded-650k-from-wells-farg