CAN DO, Inc. recently appointed Nico Makuta as its Business Financing Specialist.
In his role, Makuta will manage the planning, procurement, and administration of project driven grants and loans for the organization; assist businesses in the community to identify and procure financing opportunities; act as a liaison to employers through outreach to ensure Greater Hazleton’s continued economic development efforts; and coordinate with CAN BE to assist small businesses and start-ups with financing options and growth opportunities.
CAN DO President & CEO Joseph Lettiere said, “Nico will be a great asset for our CAN DO team. His enthusiasm for the community and interest in the mission of the organization stood out during our initial interview. That passion to make a difference, as well as Nico’s experience working directly with people and managing their needs, will play an integral role in CAN DO's continued efforts to assist businesses with obtaining the financing they need in order to create or retain high-quality, family-sustaining jobs in Greater Hazleton.”
Makuta said, “This area has given me countless opportunities throughout the years and to have the opportunity to work in a field that helps provide opportunities to entrepreneurs and businesses is very humbling. I am proud to be a part of an organization such as CAN DO, where I can aid in the process of improving the economic vitality of the Greater Hazleton area.”
Makuta graduated from East Stroudsburg University in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.