America’s SBDC Appoints New Regional Center Director at Bergen Community College

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center serving Bergen County, which is hosted by Bergen Community College, has appointed Mr. Vincent Vicari to lead the Center’s efforts in providing comprehensive assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Center is based at the Bergen Community College Ciarco Center in Hackensack.

Mr. Vicari formerly held the position of Assistant Director at the Center. Vicari holds an MBA degree with specialization in organizational management and development. His undergraduate degree is in Business Administration. He has published a number of academic papers on key business issue topics including the Best paper award Clute Institute for Academic Research.

The Center, which is one of 12 centers within the statewide network of SBDCs, provides one- on-one management consulting for small business clients from all industry sectors, provide specialized training and workshops on key topics such as business planning, financial analysis, marketing strategies, other restructuring and turnaround strategies, and financial loan packaging.

“I am pleased to be appointed to this position,” said Vicari. “I look forward to serving the small businesses of Bergen County and implementing our national and state program’s standardized counseling focus and business seminar curriculum as well as collaborating with the Center’s host, Bergen Community College.”

As a former business owner, manager/director in various private sector positions, and adjunct professor of business at William Paterson University, Vicari brings a diversified set of business, technology and management skills to the table in assisting existing small businesses as well as pre-venture and start-ups. Vicari also holds a global/international trade certification through America’s SBDC national association and SBA.

In his past career, Vicari developed innovative methods of learning online classroom and video advising interactive television.

Mr. Vicari serves on several organizations’ Boards including: Bergen County Economic Development Corporation, Bergen Workforce Investment Board, and Chairman of the Board, Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce in Edgewater.

Both Brenda Hopper, NJSBDC network CEO-State Director, and Deborah Smarth, COO-Associate State Director, commented that the SBDC network Headquarters is glad the national search process has been completed and that Mr. Vicari’s credentials and business/academic experience have been recognized with this formal appointment as Center Director.

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