Group Photo st 2019 Golf
Group Photo st 2019 Golf

Congratulations to Team Elyon for winning 2nd Place at NWMMSDC 23rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser (Left to Right): Robert Regan, Director of Business Development, PNW of Elyon; Josh Sisco, Vice President of Elyon; Carmen Nazario, President of Elyon; Claudia Gil and Fernando Martinez, President of NWMMSDC.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (SEPTEMBER 9, 2019) — Team Elyon placed 2nd at the 23rd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser hosted by the Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Washington.

Congratulations to Brian Archer, Ryan Kallenberger, Robert Regan and Josh Sisco who represented Elyon International, Inc. at the fundraiser’s main event—a golf tournament featuring a four-person progressive scramble.  The contest started out rough as the players teed off in pouring rain which lasted halfway through the tournament.  Team Elyon kept their pace and managed to drive excellent scores—which led them to a championship tie—and took home 2nd Place after a tiebreaker.

Sisco is the Vice President at Elyon International, Inc. and Regan is the Director of Business Development, PNW. They were joined by colleagues from the First Tee of South Puget Sound, a nonprofit that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to youth since 2011. Kallenberger serves as the organization’s Executive Director and Archer as their Program Director.

Elyon International, Inc. is an Annual Sponsor supporting Council activities and events throughout the year, and is a certified minority business enterprise. For more information on Elyon’s certifications and memberships, visit www.elyoninternational.com/certifications.

To learn more about the Northwest Mountain MSDC and the First Tee of South Puget Sound, visit www.nwmmsdc.org and www.thefirstteesouthpugetsound.org.

 


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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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Carmen Nazario was named 8A Graduate of the Year at SBA Portland's 2017 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.

May 3, 2017 (Portland, Oregon) — Carmen Nazario, Founder and President of ELYON International, Inc. was named 2017 8(a) Graduate of the Year at Small Business Administration (SBA) Portland's Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.  Nazario is a U.S. Army veteran from Puerto Rico.  Her father worked in the newspaper business and she dreamed of one day, touching the lives of others in her own way.

“Life is an adventure and you live a greater adventure when you are willing to take more risks,” reads the legacy in Carmen Nazario’s high school year book.   Though she didn’t have a crystal ball, Carmen’s quote selection would be foretelling of her future.  While attending a university in her native home of Puerto Rico, she decided to take her first big risk. She followed in the footsteps of her father, a World War II Veteran, and joined the U.S. Army, hoping to see the world.  Carmen served as a computer programmer during the Vietnam War; gaining skills that much later would help her establish her own company.  After leaving the Army, she attended school, earned her Bachelor’s degree and worked as an Information Technology professional.

Nearly 20 years later, Carmen took another huge risk.  As a single mother of three she decided to start her own business in the field she knew best, software development and consulting.  Today her company, ELYON International, Inc. has more than 80 employees working across seven states, and serves government and Fortune 500 companies.  In addition to participating in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, Nazario grew her business with assistance from the SBA Veteran Business Outreach Center and SCORE counseling.

Nazario was also selected as the SBA Region 10 8(a) Graduate of the Year among winners from the Pacific Northwest including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  She was one of 10 finalists for the SBA National 8(a) Graduate of the Year.

Each spring the SBA recognizes small businesses across the country during National Small Business Week (NSBW).  2017 winners were recognized during the SBA Portland District’s annual awards luncheon  on May 3 at the Portland Art Museum.


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