Business woman and entrepreneur Samalid Hogan tells Presencia about her experiences in the labor field, and how she became the successful business woman she is today. Hogan is the Consulting Project Manager for the Holyoke Innovation District on behalf of MassTech Collaborative and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. She has over 12 years of experience in Economic Development and Project Management and has served in key roles building partnerships between organizations from the private, civic, and public sectors to achieve economic development goals for the Pioneer Valley region. In 2014, Samalid founded CoWork Springfield, a networking organization and co working space based out of Springfield, Massachusetts. In June of 2015 she began her consulting practice, NC&S Consulting. Samalid also volunteers her time to serve in several non-profit boards.