• 2019 Business Builders: Solutions & Tools to Grow Your Small Business

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    Name: 2019 Business Builders: Solutions & Tools to Grow Your Small Business
    Date: October 23, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    Business Builders: Solutions and Tools to Grow Your Small Business. 
     

    The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action, will host a lunch and learn workshop for small business owners from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.

    Two dynamic speakers will deliver an engaging presentation about topics concerning small business owners, including how to access resources and capital, preparing for financing and other topics that will benefit small business owners in Essex County.

     

    Attendees will hear from several important guests including 
    • Joe N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive 
    • Philip B. Alagia;  Essex County Chief of Staff 
    • Samuel S. Okparaeke, Director of the Essex County Office of Small Business and Affirmative Action
    • Kate Hartwyk, Deputy Director of County Parks Department 
     

    Al Alverez from the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC) will deliver an engaging presentation about topics concerning small business owners, including how to access resources and capital, preparing for financing and other topics that will benefit small business owners in Essex County.

     

    Apryl Caldwell a manager at the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in Essex County One-Stop, will briefly describe the program and how your small business can benefit. The WIOA, is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training and supportive services to succeed in the labor market. By accessing a federally-funded program, your company could be reimbursed up to 50% of a new employee's wages for a set training period.


    ***Registration now open and seating is limited.***
      
    Lunch will be provided and a tour of the Zoo will be offered.
     

    “The WOCC is once again pleased to collaborate with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development to present this important workshop for our members and guests,” said WOCC president Sally Malech.
     
    “This is an excellent opportunity for our small business members to discover various ways in which the County is facilitating and supporting small business. This program is one example of how the Chamber ardently works towards providing meaningful and valuable content that benefits small business owners. We look forward to a successful event that will move businesses forward in Essex County.”


    The Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action (SBDAA) role is to ensure equal opportunity and fair play in contracting, procurement, and employment within the County of Essex.

    This lunch & learn event is a collaboration between the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action; and hosted by the Turtle Back Zoo.

    Media Sponsor: TAPinto West Orange

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    Event Sponsors:
    • TAP into West Orange
    Location:
    Turtle Back Zoo
    Classroom location will be emailed to registered attendees
    560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange NJ
    Date/Time Information:
    October 23, 2019
    noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Fees/Admission:
    Free for Active Chamber Members
     $20 for non-members
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