Here are some great resources that members have shared with the group at meetings and in online discussions.

Small Business Saturday: American Express started this program in 2010 to encourage people to use local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. To participate, go to and register your American Express card. Then use the map to identify up to 3 local participating businesses, spend a minimum of $10 at each, and pay with your card. You will receive a $10 credit for each qualifying purchase, which will show up on your next statement.

Monthly Networking in Rutherford, NJ: Open to anyone interested in networking. Held on the first Monday of each month at Cafe Capri, 119 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. The cost is $18 for a buffet lunch. Bring at least 50 business cards. RSVP to Vince Micco ( or 973-439-7080).

Business Partner Network: Open to businesses in the NY/NJ area. Holds monthly networking events at various local restaurants, and the proceeds from each are donated to a charity. To read about the BPN, visit For a schedule, go to, and for details about the next event, visit

Taste of Essex: Discover and support local restaurants by participating in this yearly event sponsored by the North Essex Chamber of Commerce. For details on the event, go to and click on the "Taste of Essex" link.

The Nutley Chamber of Commerce website offers networking events, member news, and employment opportunities.