Whether it's ADD or just too much time on his hands, Ramon is involved with several organizations, projects and business ventures.
Fresh Concentrate LLC
A multicultural marketing and graphic design company founded and managed by Ramon and based in Manhattan's Midtown East. FreshC does web development, branding, publication design, online marketing, social media and more! Clients include Lord Abbet & Co., Barklays, Altantic Yards, The Ryan Community Health Network, Manhattan Caridology, the NYC Mayor's Office and more!
The Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network (AEN)
A network of Asian American business owners who organize regular workshops, conferences and networking events geared towards educating and connecting the Asian American business community. Also founded by Ramon Gil, events have been co-sponsored by Chase Bank, Con Ed, Sterling Bank, Capital One, Verizon, CUNY, Select Office Suites and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Ramon Gil Illustration
What many folks don't know is that Ramon moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue his dream of becoming a comic book artist. Originally trained as an Illustrator, Ramon's work has appeared in the Village Voice, Golf Magazine, Men's Health, Psychology Today, The Long Beach Press-Telegram, Atomic Magazine, A.Magazine, Asian New Yorker Magazine and he has been featured the Society of Illustrators Annual and Stephen Romaniello's The Perfect Digital Portfolio.
CATS Midtown East Coed Volleyball
When Ramon was told by his doctor that he needed to get regular exercise, he searched out a good fun way to get some cardio. Not caring for treadmills or stairclimbers, he started his own pick-up game of Volleyball among friends. What started out as a once a week game in 2006 has since expanded to a self-sustaining league with 800+ members playing 5 nights a week! Plus he's lost 15 lbs!
The National Minority Business Council
Ramon serves on the board of directors for this decades-old non-profit organization that serves business owners of color through programs, networking and business opportunities.
The Workshop in Business Opportunities
A non-profit that offers an intense 16-week bootcamp on how to start and run a small business with classes in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Ramon is a volunteer instructor in the marketing section.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
For this one, Ramon get to wear a ribbon that says "Ambassador" which means he is part of the membership committee whose goal is to recruit, activate and retain members. If you'd like to join the Chamber, Ramon can get you a discount!
This organization gives experiential training in the areas of responsibility, commitment, self-empowerment, authenticity and community service. Ramon is a graduate of the Leadership and Mastery Programs and is a frequent volunteer staff.
American Marketing Association
Ramon is a former board member for the AMA's New York chapter, helping the organization with programing, policy and development and membership recruitment.