BY CLYDE HUGHES | AC JosepH Media
PLEASANTVILLE — While some may know Celeste Fernandez for her runs for the Atlantic County Board of Commissioners, many more know her as a successful businesswoman and community advocate.
The former Atlantic City casino worker has run her growing business for more than a half-decade. Moreover, Fernandez has a desire to serve the region’s fast growing Latino community, which has been underserved for many years.
Fernandez Services, LLC performs a wide range of business solutions in an effort to fill that gap in the community, especially among those who need help the most. Because of that, Fernandez and her employees have become indispensable.
Learn more about Celeste Fernandez and her business here:
The Celeste Fernandez File
Name: Celeste Fernandez
Name of Business: Fernandez Services LLC & Associates
Address: 4W Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville
Years in business: 6
Specialize in: Multi services and insurance — home, business and life
Contact info: OFFICE: (609) 415-1050 CELL: (609) 470-6275 FAX: (609) 415-1024
1.FRNJ: What made you become a business owner?
Celeste Fernandez: I always wanted to have my own business and create my own and my family’s future, while I was able to serve others.
2. FRNJ: Why did you select your current field?
Celeste Fernandez: I have a passion for helping others and I love the concept of “doing good while doing well” through the multiservice side of the business, we are able to serve the Latino community and assist them in their own language. Our team offers translation, notary public, document production, tax preparation, bookkeeping, community outreach, public relations, business services, and many other services that the community wouldn’t receive under one roof and platform otherwise. In the other side is the insurance part where we help protect many families from the unexpected while helping them to create a better financial future.
3. FRNJ: What do you enjoy the most about being a business owner?
Celeste Fernandez: I enjoy creating my and my family’s own future, in my time. the freedom the opportunity to serve and help others, and to be able to give back to the community.
4. FRNJ: How important is it for you to have positive Hispanic role models in business?
Celeste Fernandez: It is not a secret that the Hispanic community has been underserved and underrepresented for too long, having role models in business to follow and trailblazers who create a way to a better life and a better future is paramount to the Hispanic community. The Hispanic or Latino community is the fastest-growing consumer community in the USA. Because of the role models to follow we can help to create a community of more educated consumers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors
5. FRNJ: Anything else would you like to add?
Celeste Fernandez: The small businesses are the motors that move our local economy, we have the chance to see them and appreciated them even more during the pandemic and while recuperating from it. The Hispanic or Latino Community is comprised of diverse hard-working individuals with a lot to offer and have helped to build and strengthen our economy. Hundreds of Latino businesses continue to be formed and developed at a fast pace. I congratulate those that have made the decision of starting their own business, creating their own economy, and leading the way to a better and brighter future.
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