L to R: David Regan on behalf of ELYON International, Inc.; Fernanda Cerrillos Anzar, recipient of 2019 Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship Award; and Ozzie Gonzalez of Balfour Beatty.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (MAY 12, 2019) Fernanda Cerrillos Anzar was the lucky student selected to receive an educational scholarship award sponsored by ELYON International, Inc. at the 2019 Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC) Scholarship Awards Luncheon.  

Anzar was one of 53 students receiving a scholarship from the HMC.  This year the chamber gave $144,392.00 in scholarship awards. ELYON has for the last 10 years participated in the HMC’s corporate-sponsored scholarship program for Latino students.   ELYON’s scholarship to Anzar was matched by funds from the Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund at Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).

 

About Fernanda Cerrillos Anzar

Anzar will study Political Science at the University of Washington.  She hopes to become a lawyer and clinical social worker, with the goal of helping disadvantaged families gain access to healthcare and needed financial support.  She believes that education is vital tool that can help achieve professional goals, and something her parents and herself would be proud of.

“I am grateful to be picked as an ELYON scholar” she said, “and beyond happy to have your support with my education...  Your financial support will give me the wings needed to thrive and be a great example to my peers and community. Thank you for believing in me.”

 

2019 HMC Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The annual event hosted by HMC was held last Friday at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  The scholarship awards were presented with congratulatory messages from Master of Ceremonies Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez, Northwest Regional Diversity and Sustainability Director at Balfour Beatty; Gale Castillo, Interim Executive Director of HMC, and Keynote Speaker Roman Hernandez, Partner at Troutman Sanders and former President of the Portland Hispanic Chamber.

In a heartfelt conclusion to his speech, Hernandez urged awardees to believe in their dreams: “Dream big, don’t let anybody sell you out… and endeavor the best that you can be.”

 

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

HMC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization providing small business development to Latino businesses in the State of Oregon and Southwest Washington.  The Oregon Latino Scholarship Program was established in 1996 to encourage and provide support to Latino students so they may continue to pursue higher education.  Since its inception, the program has awarded over 2.4 million in educational scholarships to over 950 students with the support of corporations and individuals throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. (Website: www.hmccoregon.com)

 

ELYON’s Giving Program

ELYON has been a long-term supporter of the Oregon Latino Scholarship Program and has provided financial assistance to their scholars over the past 10 years.  “We believe education is the key to a more diverse and inclusive community, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support minority students in their journey towards achieving their dreams” said Carmen Nazario, President and Founder of ELYON International, Inc.

To learn more about ELYON’s Giving Program, support for young professionals and minority students, MBEs, Veteran-owned business and aspiring business owners, visit ELYON’s website: www.elyoninternational.com/new/community.

For a full list of 2019 Oregon Latino Scholarship awardees, visit: hmccoregon.com/scholarship.

 


 

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Bobby Herrera, author of The Gift of Struggle, and president of Populus Group.

Join Carmen Nazario and guest Bobby Herrera for the Veteran Founders Podcast on Friday, March 29th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Pacific time.  

Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment, connections, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Bobby grew up in a big family with parents who immigrated to America without much. While this is not an uncommon story, the leadership style and company culture that it inspired is. The belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed is at the core of Bobby’s philosophy in business and in life.

Everyone has struggles and business leaders are no exception. Bobby’s passion is helping others understand how their individual struggles can help them connect with their communities and inspire other is what will ultimately transform their leadership style.

Bobby is a proud Army veteran and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.

Listen to Veteran Founders Podcast every Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on www.startupradionetwork.com.

 

 

 

 

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Easy Access Bookmarks at Your Fingertips


Having to save multiple websites for work or personal purposes can get quite tedious after a while.  Although an average number of bookmarks per person can be estimated at over 50-60 per year (quora.com), many avid readers can rack up to over 100 favorite websites and even more.

If you have no time to try out several online bookmarking services (and don’t want to add another unnecessary bookmark), one simple solution is to use a feature that is already built-in on your browser: your bookmark folders.

You can organize your favorite websites into bookmark folders for easy access. Here are simple steps on how you can get organized fast:

 

Google Chrome

 

 

  1. Make sure that your bookmarks bar is visible.  To do this, hover on your browser navigation, right click on your mouse, and select “Show bookmarks bar” from the drop down list.  A check symbol next to an option indicates the option is active.

 

  1. Right click on the bookmarks bar and select “Add folder…”

 

  1. Follow instructions to add your new folder.  If you have a lot of bookmarks and your new folder is not visible on the bookmarks bar, search for your newly created folder by clicking on the >> symbol.  (If you cannot find it there, search under the “Other bookmarks” folder.)

 

  1. Drag your new folder into your desired location on the bookmarks bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Mozilla Firefox

 

 

  1. Make sure that your bookmarks toolbar is visible.  To do this, hover on your browser navigation, right click on your mouse, and select “Bookmarks toolbar” from the drop down list.  A “check” symbol next to an option indicates the option is active.

 

  1. Right click on the bookmarks bar and select “New folder…”

 

  1. Follow instructions to add your new folder.  

 

  1. Drag your new folder (if needed) to your desired location on the bookmarks bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders. If your favorite website is added into the bookmark toolbar, you can drag and drop it into a folder.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Microsoft Edge

 

 

  1.  Make sure that your bookmarks toolbar is visible.  To do this, locate the “...” symbol on the navigation bar or hit Alt+X on your keyboard.

 

  1.  On the drop down menu, locate “Settings”.

 

  1.  On the General tab, set “Show the favorites bar” to "On" position.

 

  1.  Hit the favorites icon, which looks like a star.

 

  1.  Create a new folder.

 

  1. Drag your new folder (if needed) to your desired location on the favorites bar for easy access.  

 

  1. Moving forward, make sure you are saving future favorites into the correct folders. If your favorite website is added into the favorites bar, you can drag and drop it into a folder.

 

  1. You can create several folders and drag and drop your favorites to keep them organized.

 

Our Experiment

 

With at total count of 128 favorite websites currently saved on the bookmarks bar, we timed how long it would take to organize all 128 sites into bookmarks folders.

Creating 16 folders and arranging them on the bookmarks bar took us a little over 5 minutes, and dragging each favorite website into the appropriate folder took 9 minutes.  In less than 15 minutes, we organized 128 favorite websites on easily accessible folders.

Minimizing the amount of clicks required to find your favorite websites, can contribute to more efficient ways of keeping your workstation clean and user-friendly.

 

For more tips on working smarter, visit our blog on www.elyoninternational.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elyoninternational.

 


Legal Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors, contributors, references and commenters on this site do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of ELYON International, Inc.  While we have taken every precaution to ensure that the content of this site is both valid and current, errors can occur. We make no representations as to accuracy of blog contents or materials. Any information found on this blog is general in nature and is for personal non-commercial use.  It should not be considered as legal, tax, accounting, consulting or any other professional advice or service. Use of any or all information on this site is voluntary, and is at the sole discretion of the user. By using this site, you accept full responsibility for any loss, injury, errors, delays, damages or any unfavorable outcome that may result from use.  All suggestions, corrections, additions, claims and removal requests must be sent to info@elyoninternational.com.

 

Carmen Nazario, President and CEO of Elyon International, Inc. opens up about her background and the life experiences that helped shape and mold her leadership skills. Carmen believes we are a product of our environment and life experiences — everything, from our early life has an impact on how we respond to what comes along the way.