As a member of the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce, you have direct access to a number of business resources offered by local member affiliate organizations. These organizations provide you opportunities to save money on hiring, certifications, and education; offer you free expert mentoring and provide you with a direct gateway to obtaining loans and grants to help take your business to the next level.
Workforce Development Board of Passaic County
The WDB will pay for up to 6 months of salary for any qualified employee you hire through their program! Save thousands on payroll, get a quality/screened candidate, and pay for your membership for a lifetime though the savings!
Contact: Dorothy Singletary
HIGHER EDUCATION DISCOUNTS
20% off Tuition at for ANY NJCC Member, their employees, and immediate family
40% off tuition for any NJCC member for the ONLINE PROGRAM
Contact: Jairo Borja, MBA | Director for Business Development
973-278-5400 Ext. 5740
Enroll and take any one DeVry University or Keller Graduate School of Management 3-credit-hour course for academic credit at no tuition cost. Should you decide to continue classes, a 25% partner tuition savings will be available to new or readmit students for our undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. Undergraduate and graduate application fee waiver; Transfer qualifying credits toward DeVry undergraduate or graduate program; Special tuition rate for military and their spouses; Deferred billing options available; education benefits are extended to employees eligible dependents.
Contact: Chad Maldonado, Center Dean
(Learn more at http://partner.devry.edu/njcc )
Montclair State University
25% off tuition at for ANY NJCC Member, immediate family & employees
Contact: Peter J. McAliney, PH.D.| Executive Director
973-655-6824 Ext. 5740
William Paterson University
20% off any continuing education or certification program for any NJCC member & employees
(List of programs @ www.wpunj.edu/cpe)
Contact: Johanna Prado, Assistant Director
WPU grant and loan programs; expert mentorship program via the SBA and SBDC
Contact: Kathleen Muldoon, Regional Director | Small Business Development Center
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Small Business Development Center (William Paterson University Campus)
Seasoned consultants can analyze your business situation and help you develop tools for growth; a good business plan, financial analysis, and a marketing strategy that’s right on target. They can also help you identify sources of financing and develop a financing proposal. And, we offer a variety of short, practical seminars to help you stay current and strengthen your management skills.
Contact: Kathleen Muldoon, Regional Director
Get that extra hand you need at the office, so you can get out and build your brand at one of our great networking events. The best part is you are not only getting extra help, but you are mentoring a future business professional as well, for little or no cost!
Contact: Lynn Stamatelatos, Internship Coordinator
Passaic County Economic Development
The Passaic County Division of Economic Development offers direct technical support and assistance to companies. Specific services include:
- Real estate identification
- Assistance in securing loans / lines of credit
- Management of the Greater Passaic County Bond Program
- Sponsorship of ISO 9001 training programs
- Redevelopment through the Passaic County Brownfields Commission
- Promotion of filming in the county through the Passaic County Film Commission
- Information on energy incentives
- Sponsorship of technical seminars
- Assistance with regulatory agencies on local, county, state, and federal levels
Contact: Deborah Hoffman, Director
SHRM – North Jersey / Rockland Chapter
Our mission is to serve the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available locally. We are committed to advancing the profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. If you would like further information regarding Professional Certification, membership, or simply have a question, please contact us.
We are proud to provide our membership with informative monthly meetings which allow them to keep abreast of current issues and developments in the human resource field; opportunities to enhance professional growth through participation in seminars, conferences and SHRM certification classes for SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP; development of leadership skills through active involvement in the chapter and utilizing those leadership skills to establish and promote high standards of professionalism. Additionally, meetings offer the opportunity to network with local HR professionals who can become an invaluable resource.
Contact: Laura Knopf, SHRM-CP, PHR, President