Panda had been looking for employees for the new business he was trying to get off the ground. Instead of doing so through online sites dedicated to getting workers hired, he went another route. He contacted the local college in his neighborhood and requested that they sent the resumes of any graduates looking for a job in his field to contact him to see about a job. Youth usually had the fresh ideas and he thought that also giving recent graduates a leg up on getting a job would not only help him but also his community.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.