Activities during the event consisted of heavy networking, presentations by Mike Capsambelis from Google Pittsburgh, Dr. Heather Starr Fiedler from Point Park University and Sylvia Elsayed of Community College of Allegheny County. Presentations were also made by Marty Stahl of Volunteers of America, Renee Robinson of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with closing remarks by Lori L. Moran of the East Liberty Station Associates and East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce. Part of the proceeds from a silent auction during the event benefited the Chamber. Paula B. Castleberry, Minority/Woman Business Coordinator of the School District of Pittsburgh served as mistress of ceremony and the invocation was made by Messenger Annette Carswell.
Davis describes DCS, a certified Section 3, Minority and Woman Owned Firm as providing innovative coaching, training and consulting services in collaboration with other organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh and Mon Valley areas, that help to secure jobs, through job creation, education, and training, with an aim to decrease unemployment. Its mission is to provide multi-faceted supportive services for individuals, families, organizations and businesses. Business development services and virtual assistance will help build economic stability. Social assistance will provide individuals equal access to resources within educational, governmental, social, professional, health, and faith-based organizations.
Utilizing an integrative community outreach model, the vision of DCS is to promote the strength of the communities it serves by providing resources beyond just information, enabling individuals and or businesses to achieve sustainability through a coordination of services related to personal, professional and or business development.
Davis brings over 15 years of administration experience coupled with more than 10 years of business and human service knowledge to her role as consultant, educator, trainer and entrepreneur. Currently the Hazelwood resident is a PhD. student in Community Engagement at Point Park University. With a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Ministry, she is focused on strengthening the community and economic development opportunities. As a licensed and ordained minister, Davis is expressive in her passion for enhancing talented and skilled leaders across the globe.
DCS also consists of a team of experts that includes volunteer administrative assistant Vanessa Bartee, Diane I. Daniels of DID & Associates, Donielle (Belle) Owen of Donielle Owen Consulting, Bernice Boyden of the Boyden Group, Ron Hart of Resumes that Talk and Mitchel Nickols of More Than a Nickols Worth Consulting and Coaching, LLC
Like many small businesses, Davis says she became an entrepreneur by accident, “I started off just trying to make ends meet with people telling me I had a business, to get a license and register it.” Located in McKeesport Davis said, “I started off fixing computers, then I began to love graphic design and desktop publishing and shifted into printing services and what I now know to be marketing.” Recalling that her first business venture started in 1995 her climb to success of today she credits to participating in business development programs in the former incubator in McKeesport and the Minority Enterprise Corporation in the Hill District. She also has participated in the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center while furthering her education and gaining experience from various professional occupations.
Now five years and counting, Davis is looking forward to enabling individuals and businesses to achieve sustainability through coordination of services related to their personal, professional and business development.
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