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Making A Giant 012: Maria Martinez and Stephannie Addo: Going from a daycare center owner to government contracting

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Today’s guest Stephanie Addo Principal Owner at ACJ Luxury Maintenance LLC. ACJ provides janitorial services in the NYC/NJ area to commercial and government entities. 

Stephannie Addo is what you would call a ‘serial entrepreneur’. Not only does she strive to succeed at achieving her own business and life goals, she is on a mission to inspire and counsel other women to pursue their own dreams by overcoming the fears that may be holding them back.

A veteran of the United States Army, Stephannie was the recipient of the Army Achievement Medal for her dedication to serving her country. Stephannie was mentored by CEO’s from the Nation’s Top Fortune 500 Companies through the University of Connecticut at their Veteran’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program. She was chosen out of 1,200 Veterans to be a part of the mentoring program and went on to win the Most Innovative Pitch Award for her business presentation.

One of the stories that you will hear in today’s episode is the story of Stephanie working alongside one of our podcast guests to help support a federal facility in crisis due to the pandemic. I’ll give you a hint, the guest is Chris Dambach, episode 46. But you’ll have to listen to get the whole story. We share her story of going from a daycare center owner to government contractor in this episode of Making a Giant.

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