Resources

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 https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/ 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 (vmicco@kearnyfederalsavings.net 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 http://bpnnj.com/. For a schedule, go to http://bpnnj.com/schedule/, and for details about the next event, visit http://bpnnj.com/next-event/.

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 http://www.northessexchamber.com/ and click on the "Taste of Essex" link.

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