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Press Release: Ada Jobs Foundation Hires Ghosh as Entrepreneurship Specialist

2/5/2018 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: Srijita Dia Ghosh, Dia Ghosh, Entrepreneurship, Tiger Tank, i2E

Ada Jobs Foundation Hires Ghosh as Entrepreneurship Specialist

Recent ECU Graduate Ghosh will implement entrepreneurial support program

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Srijita “Dia” Ghosh joins the Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) as an Entrepreneurship Specialist, formerly working as an intern for AJF to develop an entrepreneurship strategy. Ghosh graduated in December from the Harland C Stonecipher School of Business at East Central University with an undergraduate degree in Business Management with certificates in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Human Resources. Ghosh is an entrepreneur and brings experience in this field of work to the position.  She placed second overall in the Small Business Division of the i2E Love’s Cup competition in 2017 for her product StoPanic and was recognized with the top prize at the Tiger Tank Competition for her business idea Elixir.

“I am an entrepreneur and having the opportunity to work with other area entrepreneurs is a great opportunity.” Dia Ghosh said, “I chose to attend school in Ada and am glad I can continue to help the community by working full time for the Ada Jobs Foundation.”

“Dia’s track record of working in entrepreneurship will be an asset as the organization implements entrepreneurial support programs in the coming year.” said James Eldridge, President and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, “I’m glad Dia’s work as an intern for AJF was able to evolve into a full-time position.”

The Entrepreneurship Strategy developed by Ghosh during her time as an intern will be shared with the Ada community in the next few weeks.  The strategy provides actionable steps for the coming year to build on AJF’s current work to identify and improve entrepreneurial services, assets, and the culture of entrepreneurship in Ada.

About the Ada Jobs Foundation

The Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF) contracts with the City of Ada to promote and recommend economic development opportunities with the city. AJF was established in 1998 to create and retain quality jobs for the Ada area. AJF serves as a "one-stop-shop" for economic development by coordinating with the city and other entities for Ada, Oklahoma's benefit. The Ada Jobs Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded in part by membership dues and tax deductible contributions. In addition to membership dues, funding is provided by a contract with the City of Ada.  www.growada.com