Network and Show Appreciation: Exhibit Attend Jersey shore Expo & Awards Ceremony at Clarion Conference Center Toms River

Is your business looking to get a leg up in today’s competitive economy know that face-to-face networking can be among the most effective means to building those critical relationships that will allow one’s business to expand and flourish. For those desiring this opportunity in the Jersey Shore, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Jersey Shore Business Expo on June 6th, a large-scale networking and business learning event aimed at building bridges between communities through commerce.

The Expo provides businesses from anywhere and everywhere with limitless opportunities for face-to-face networking with the community and beyond. It is a place where entrepreneurs can showcase their company and brand and where enduring business relationships are conceived. It is open to all local and regional business professionals in every community, including Lakewood, Toms River, Jackson, Howell, and Brick.

The expo is designed to bring together businesses from local townships to empower each other and build bridges that will lead to fruitful partnerships and collaboration. For local businesses, it is a unique opportunity for B2B networking,including exhibits from businesses across the region looking to expand their reach. As part of its goal of providing aspiring businessmen and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed, the event will feature presentations and workshops where attendees can learn to navigate the intricacies of today’s economy and unlock the full power of government programs to boost their business straight from the experts who know the ins-and-outs of the field first hand.

The event seeks to equip businesses with all the tools necessary for success. There will be educational panels and workshops covering highly relevant topics, including achieving government contracts and funding, women in the workforce, and taking advantage of Business Action Center and NJEDA services.

To date, partners of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce for this event include USA Today, Asbury Park Press, ROI-NJ, The Lakewood Scoop, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, NJ Business Action Center, The Jewish Link, First Commerce Bank, Lakewood Weekly, Focus Forward Nutrition, and Priority Payments Local.

Exhibitors include a variety of Leading B2B services that include First Commerce Bank, Lakeland Bank, Focus Forward Nutrition, Priority Payments Local, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Business Action Center, Artscroll, All county online, K&K accounting services, Party Stem, ROI- NJ, Ameriprise Financial Services,NJ Natural Gas, Eastern American CDC, Express Pros, Coba, USA TODAY, Ocean County Library, US commercial Service, Azurite Marketing, Lori Greenberg & Associates, Emes Flooring, Repel Tics and Mosquito Control and more..

The expo also allows the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to express their appreciation to political leaders who have been instrumental in the communities’ economic success in a special awards ceremony.The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce will present awards to three individuals who have been pillars of New Jersey’s Jewish community’s success throughout the years: Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, Senator Robert Singer, and Ocean County Commissioner Director Joseph H. Vicari.

The presenters at the event are renowned experts in their fields and will be available to interact one-on-one with attendees to answer pressing questions and provide guidance:

Christina Fuentes is Vice President of Community and Business Development within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA’s) Community Development division. The Community Development division is a vital resource for small business development, and it is a priceless opportunity and honor to have the Vice President appear in person to engage directly with Jersey Shore communities.

In her role at the NJEDA, Christina provides strategic direction and leads the implementation of all small business services and targeted community development activities. This includes overseeing a team with expertise in community development, business banking, and small business services that work to build thriving, equitable, and inclusive communities. In her presentation, Helping Business on all Levels, she will share her expertise on overcoming challenges in the business world and utilizing government programs and services aimed at community development.

David Koegel is a middle-market lender with 33 years of direct involvement with business owners. He has worked for Republic Bank, Signature Bank, and Sterling Bank. He is credit trained and worked as a Credit analyst for Middle Market Business and recently joined CRS Capital Funding as its Managing Director.

His presentation, Understand Your Business Financial Components to Help Expand Cash Flow and Grow Your Business Effectively, provides the tools for effectively managing your cash flow. With a deeper understanding of your company’s liquid assets, you will know how to find that extra money when you need it and how to increase or tighten your cash flow according to your business’s needs.

Don Newman is the Manager of Small Business Advocacy within the New Jersey Department of State, Business Action Center. As manager, he provides services to businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development, from startups through maturity. In addition, Don manages the NJ Business Helpline, 1-800 JERSEY-7, and a new live chat. This year, through both platforms, his team responded to over 75,000 business questions.

With the myriad programs the Business Action Center has to offer, every business should be acquainted with the agency and its relevance for them. Don’s presentation on Business Empowerment Services and Programs is an opportunity to engage directly with the head of Small Business Advocacy to learn how to obtain what your business needs to grow.

Heshy Friedman is the president of Azurite Marketing Group, a branding, website, and marketing agency. He founded his first web design company in 2002 and has been helping companies grow their business with a captivating identity and a strong online presence since then. He is also the founder of the RBBN, the Rockland Business to Business Networking group, and facilitates monthly networking events for professionals in the Rockland area.

LinkedIn is such an important networking tool for professionals. Heshy’s presentation, Best Practices for Business Growth Using LinkedIn, will provide his vital insights and experience on this subject.

Kelly McCullough, RDN, LDN is a Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Coach specializing in health concerns related to weight control and medical issues. As a sought-after instructional and motivational speaker in nutrition and business topics, she has conducted presentations for business teams, health professionals, and community and school programs empowering them in healthy living and team-building strategies.

Her presentation on Women’s Entrepreneurship will focus on women’s empowerment in the business world. There will also be a panel on the subject with other women who have made their mark in the business world.

Tricia McLain has 14+ years as a Senior International Trade Specialist for the export promotion arm of the U.S. federal government, the U.S. Commercial Service. This is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The services she helps manage include export counseling, business matchmaking, due diligence, market research, and trade event support.

Business owners may be surprised to discover some of the resources that are available to them from this arm of the federal government. Tricia’s presentation on Import Export/International Trade promises to be an informative guide to taking advantage of federal assistance on trade.

It is a point of pride for the Jewish community in New Jersey that they have such close and productive relationships with political leaders at the highest levels. At the Jersey Shore Expo, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce honors three such leaders:

To Exhibit /Attend/ Sponsor or for more information, click here, or contact [email protected] 732-987-7704 Ext. 103.

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 15,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.