NJSBDC Network Headquarters Initiates New Affiliate Partnership with the Anisfield School of Business

America’s SBDC New Jersey announces a new partnership with Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The NJSBDC, serving Bergen County and hosted by Bergen Community College, has a new affiliate office at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Anisfield School of Business.

“The SBDC program offers so many positive resources and help for entrepreneurs and small business owners,” said Lewis Chakrin, Ph.D., the dean of the Anisfield School of Business. “We are pleased to be part of the statewide program and to serve Bergen County small businesses. The program will also offer our business students new learning opportunities about pursuing entrepreneurship and small business ownership.”

“This new collaboration with the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo provides our Center in Bergen County with new resources and an affiliate office at a fine institution,” said Brenda Hopper, CEO-State Director. “It gives us a real presence in the northern area of Bergen County to allow small business owners and entrepreneurs located in that general region to have greater accessibility and proximity to counseling and training.”

“We at SBA are excited about this addition to the Bergen Center’s coverage. The increased visibility it will provide, in addition to the increase in resources, services and coverage to small business owners in the northern part of Bergen County is a win for all involved,” said Al Titone, SBA NJ District Office Director. “This new satellite office at Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of Business will serve a growing business population in this part of the county, and enhances our ability to provide additional small business assistance and services to entrepreneurs throughout Bergen County.”

“Our Headquarters is excited about launching this new partnership and having Ramapo College as an ‘affiliate’ partner for Bergen County small business assistance services,” said Deborah Smarth, COO-Associate State Director. “Collaborating with Dean Chakrin of the Anisfield School of Business, his seasoned staff and with students at the school offers new opportunities for both the network and Ramapo.”

“I look forward to advancing resources and services for students, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and SBDC stakeholders in the northern region of Bergen County,” said Vincent Vicari, regional director of the NJSBDC at Bergen Community College. “Having a viable presence in this portion of Bergen County is a welcomed expansion of our service capacity in an AACSB accredited business school.”

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