Upcoming Events
Newsletter: August 24 , 2018
2018 Diversity Expo & Breakfast Recap

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Diversity Expo on Friday, August 17th at Kean University.  Attendees had the opportunity to network and hear from a diverse group of panelists.

2018 National Convention 
Join the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country
Special offer for our members!

September 16-18th

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA

Join the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the country at the 
2018 USHCC National Convention - September 16th-8th in Philly!
 Learn more about this great event at  USHCC.com/convention  and follow #USHCCPhilly for updates.
  • Regarding the discount code, we are able to extend our Early Bird Rate at a 50% discount ($199/ticket) for up to 10 of your guests.  Please see the registration instructions below:
  1. Click here for registration site
  2. Select General Admission as your Registration Type
  3. Enter NJGuest under Promo Code and select Apply
  4. Enter the requested information (personal and contact information) then select Review your selections and select next
  5. Select the meal events you plan to attend and select next
  6. Review your selections and select next
  7. You will receive a confirmation email with a confirmation code, which you may use to view or modify your registration
ROI: What you should tell your kids- and your boss - about Diversity and Inclusion

Francis Blanco recently was named a director in the office for women's empowerment initiatives in the state's Department of Women, a division of the Department of Children and Families.

Blanco, who served as chief of staff for former Trenton 
Mayor Eric Jackson, had plenty of good things to say on a panel on Diversity and Inclusion at the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey event held last Friday at 

HETP Summer Bootcamp: Cybersecurity / Increase your Sales by Listening to your Audience

  • Cybersecurity Awareness - Presented by Lleana van der Linde, J.P Morgan Asset & Wealth Management.
    • The interactive workshop will provide an overview of best practices that individuals can adapt to keep themselves and their business more cyber secure.
  • Increase your Sales by Perfecting the most important skill: Listening - by Minue Yoshida, CEO & Founder of Yoshida Consulting
    • Most people believe that sales come from how much we know about our products and services, and how well we can explain this to the potential customer. However, there is a more important skill to master, that will guarantee an improvement of long-lasting relationships, loyal customers and increased sales. 
Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
Conference Center
1280 Wall Street West
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Free parking
Simultaneous translation (English/Spanish)
Join us to learn, network and enjoy delicious food!

Heal and Detox - Wellness Workshop
 by Jeanne Karle

Heal and Detox - Wellness Workshop

Reclaim your vitality
Lose Weight
Heal the Digestive System

This program is based on Ayurveda health principles that are targeted at your digestive system - by balancing digestion, improving your liver function and increasing your body's ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Through this unique Ayurvedic health program, you will be able to turn back the hands of time and reduce the harmful effects toxic buildup has on your body.

Date and Time
Thursday, August 30th
5:30 - 7:30PM

Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands
Conference Center
1280 Wall Street West
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

UPS Diversity & Inclusion Event - UPS I.T. Virtual Career Fair

UPS Diversity & Inclusion Event - UPS I.T. Virtual Career Fair

Chat one on one with members from Crecer (Latino / Hispanic Business Resource Group) from UPS I.T.!

Date and Time
August 29, 2018 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM  

Don't miss out on this chance to chat with us at the convenience of your own location! Share your interests, ask questions and get to know our team. This is an online-only event and can be accessed on any device! Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in from your home, office, smartphone or tablet, you'll participate in one-on-one chats with our representatives. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to quickly meet us, exchange contact information, and walk away with your questions answered.

We will have recruiters and members from Crecer- the Hispanic/Latino Business Resource Group (BRG) representing the following areas of interest:
                          • Information Security/Cyber Security
                          • Application Development
                          • Systems Programming
                          • Supply Chain Solutions/Logistics
                          • Tech Support/Computer Operations
                          • Business Analysis
                          • Project Management/Coordination
Interested in other areas of I.T.?  
Interested in other business areas of UPS?  
That's ok, we can help guide you through your journey!!

The New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

The New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards honor current first-generation immigrant business leaders
 helping local New Jersey communities thrive.

The Awards were created to highlight the history and academic influence of New Jersey's immigrant entrepreneurs and their contributions to communities throughout the state. The intention of the New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards is to bring together business groups from across the state to join in celebrating the important role of immigrants to today's economy.  The awards honor immigrants for their achievements in growth, advocacy, innovation, sustainability, and leadership

Nominations extended to Friday, August 24th. Please complete one form per nomination entry. Businesses will not be considered for more than one category. Up to five additional supporting documents such as news clippings, press releases and testimonials are allowed. Self nominations are welcomed.

New Restaurant Ventanas Restaurant & Lounge 
Set to Open in Fort Lee

You are going to be spending a lot of time at the soon to open Las Ventanas Restaurant & Lounge in Fort Lee- for date night, group dinners, girls night outs, family brunches and the like.

Alex Duran and the team behind foodie favorite Son Cubano in West New York just broke  ground on their next big thing which will be coming to you (if all goes as planned) this November set in the space between the two luxury towers that make up The Modern in Fort Lee.

The World of the Latino Food Cuisine 


The World of the Latino Cuisine

We invite you to exhibit and visit the 5th Annual World of the Latino Cuisine Trade Show, El Mundo de la Cocina Latina.

 September, 19-20, 2018

Meadowlands Expo Center

This food and beverage trade show includes the participation of American/domestic food manufacturers, producers, and distributors.
Importers and exporters from the Caribbean and Latin American countries also participate as exhibitors. Exhibit categories include frozen foods, groceries, organic products, dairy, beverages, and, in addition, non-food products. Both foodservice and retail are featured.

Ticket: $50
SHCCNJ Chamber Member : $25
Use Promo Code: Chamber1

Congratulations to our Sustaining Partner, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
#1 Health Insurance

Horizon BCBS of New Jersey  ranked first overall and on price, and second on customer service and website/app service.  It landed in the middle of the pack for claims handling, at eighth, but the difference between it and the top score was less than one point. 

Still, it was among companies with the highest percentage of policyholders who said they'd renew coverage.


"Great customer service, paid claims on time." - policyholder quote

NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Launch & Procurement Expo

Date and Time
November 8th     
9AM - 5PM 


For any questions, please email info@njveteranschamber.com

Programa en Desarrollo 
Personal Balance

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 18th
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Bergen County College at the Meadowlands
Conference Center
1280 Wall Street West 
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

For inquires and reservation,
please call (201) 315-2990
(201) 245-6941
or email:

Community Outreach Event
Cancer Prevention & Control 
Latino Cancer Disparities Center

Date and Time
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
[Registration begins at 09:50 a.m.] 

John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Conference Room 1

Joseph Montes, MBA, MPH 551-996-3707
Light refreshments will be offered.
Chatham Local Women Entrepreneurs Expo


C hatham Local 
Women Entrepreneurs Expo

Join us and connect with an amazing group of talented, smart, creative women from Chatham and surrounding communities. 

Admission is FREE. Ample parking behind the Church's building. Light refreshments will be provided.

Women small business owners will showcase their products and services across a range of industries that include wellness, nutrition, mindfulness, marketing, travel services, skin care, meal solutions, fitness facilities, therapy services, books, custom gifts, handmade jewelry, accessories, mortgage services, teens job search platform, professional organizing and move management, dry cleaning, image consulting, tutoring, career and educational services, and so much more.

We look forward to seeing you there - LIMITED FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Click here to register

SBC 2018 Small Business Awards

The SAME Small Business Awards is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of small businesses, individuals who work as advocates for furthering small business interests, and large businesses that work to strengthen and support small business. Help us recognize the people and businesses that make our industry special!
WINNERS receive a FREE registration to SBC or a complimentary booth based on award type!
Learn about the Eligibility Criteria and nomination information here
SAME Small Business Awards will be presented at the annual SAME Federal Small Business Conference, October 31 - November 2, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.
Submit your nominations Today! 
Deadline for submission is September 1, 2018.

Hope for Refugee Children

Small Toys such as:
Stuffed Animals
Plush Footballs
Coloring Books

Donations can be dropped off at:
 181 Prospect St. 1st Fl, 
Passaic, NJ

Every Saturday 5PM - 9PM & Sunday 1PM-4PM
Grow your Business with the 
Power of Census Data

The U.S Census Bureau provides a wealth of data that can help business owners, and has an easy to use tool called Census Business Builder (CBB) that delivers this information.

Date & Time
Culinary Conference Center
161 Newkirk Street
Johnston Room, 2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306

NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce 
Launch & Procurement Expo

The launch of the Statewide Veterans Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey will focus on improving the economic environment for veteran run enterprises. 

T here will be representatives from supplier diversity areas from companies in the private sector as well as procurement personnel from various agencies & departments from the state of New Jersey to discuss current contracting opportunities and set-aside programs and ways of doing business.

Date and Time
November 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pines Manor
2085 NJ 27
Edison, NJ 08817

For more details contact:
Roberto Moran
Manager, Premium Partnerships

The Confident Public Speaker Series

Yoshida Consulting, The Latinista® and Premiere Response have partnered to bring you a six session series called "The Confident Public Speaker"

The Series will include:
- Three hands-on workshops (2 hrs. each) 
- Access to our full Public Speaking video library 
- Dynamic assignments and exercises 
- Networking opportunities for career advancement
- Food and beverages
- Workshop materials

Date and Time
September 12, 2018

Premiere Response LLC 
5901 West Side Ave #400
North Bergen, NJ

Experience the best of Latin America

Cultural entertainment, including dance and music,  Latin food, interactive children's workshops and activities for the entire family.  

Date and Time
September 29, 2018
1:00PM - 6:00PM

60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available

Riverfest listo para llegar a Bound Brook, 

Date and Time
15 de Septiembre del 2018
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Presentando vendedores y artistas
 musica en vivo
comida y juegos

Presentado por el Comité de Artes Culturales de Bound Brook y la Asociación de Revitalización de Bound Brook en cooperación del municipio de Bound Brook, la feria de Riverfest de arte y musica transforma el centro de la cuidad en una avenida vistoso de arte, comida, y diversión. 


Thank you for your interest in Casa Cubana Restaurant and Catering located in Jersey City, NJ. We are a Cuban family owned restaurant/catering service with a strong passion and knowledge of Cuban food. We have over 15 years of restaurant experience that we bring to New Jersey and offer full catering services throughout the Tri State area in NYC and North Jersey. 
As part of our introduction to the chamber we are currently offering a Free Sampling/Tasting of our catering for 5-10pp. This will include delivery and setup in our local area. We are confident that upon tasting our food we hope to earn your business in the future whenever you have a craving for Cuban food for your office, home or event space.

Casting Small Business Owner Stories for a TV commercial

Vitamin Enriched, a real people casting company, is looking for small business owners to tell us their entrepreneurial stories. We want to hear about the trials and tribulations of starting and running your small business and how you integrate technology to help your business run more smoothly day to day.

Voting for State Farm Neighborhood Assist
is open now through August 24th

Now's your chance to help 40 community causes turn caring into doing. Vote now and help decide which 40 of the Top 200 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® causes will each receive a $25,000 grant to fund worthwhile projects involved in Education, Safety and Community Development.

You get 10 votes a day. You can use them all on one cause, or spread them out in any way among multiple causes. To vote, you must be a U.S. resident, 18 years or older, and have a valid email address and one of the following supported browsers: Firefox FF 54 and above, Internet Explorer IE 11 and above, Chrome C 62 and above or Safari S10 and above.

The 40 causes earning the highest number of votes by 11:59:59pm ET on August 24th will each be designated a winner of a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant of $25,000.

Don't wait. Cast your votes today!

Cena de Gala
En Conmemoracion de 
Nuestra Indepedencia

Date and Time
Agosto 29, 2018
8:45PM - 1:00AM

En el Venetian Caterers
546 River Drive Garfield, NJ 07026

Cooperación: $125.00

NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Pays Tribute to WBGO and Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert 
with a Free Performance in Jersey City

 The great clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera will be the featured guest soloist with the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band on the J. Owen Grundy Pier in Jersey City for a September 14th concert which pays tribute to the jazz radio station WBGO and the historic Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert; photo by R. Andrew Lepley. 

Date and Time 
September 14, 2018 

J. Owen Grundy Pier 
Jersey City, NJ

Job Opportunities

NJ Economic Development Authority Job Opportunity

Senior Small Business Liaison

Markets and promotes awareness of State and EDA products and services focused on small, women, minority, and veteran owned business enterprises and entrepreneurs through outreach directly to businesses and the organizations serving these businesses. Leads the development and implementation of proactive SWMVBE inclusion initiatives which support the EDA's SWMVBE utilization goals.


Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Business Administration, and/or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum 7 years job related experience
  • Experience working with small businesses, especially women, minority or veteran owned businesses, preferred
  • Established relationships with small business organizations preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks quickly
  • Advanced degree or industry specific certification may be substituted for 1 year of experience
Physical Demands
  • Minimal: Includes standing, carrying materials and hand-puts, and other audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed
  • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses, etc.
Certificates and Licenses Required
  • Valid driver's license
Click here to apply

BAYADA job Opportunity

BAYADA Pediatrics is currently looking for nurses who want to make a difference in our clients' lives.  Here at BAYADA, you choose the hours, the areas, and the clients you work with.   Pediatric experience is a plus but not required as we have many trainings available to help prepare you for home care.  Bilingual a PLUS!

 If you are interested in working with BAYADA, please call our Nurse Recruiter, Alyson Bolton, RN at 201-421-9367 or e-mail at REV-team@bayada.com
We have current job openings through Northern New Jersey including Hudson, Bergen and Passaic Counties as well as the surrounding areas
BAYADA offers RNs / LPNs:
* Competitive Wages
* Weekly Pay
* Flexible scheduling to fit your lifestyle
* Paid training opportunities, free CE's and scholarship programs
* New learner classes including hands on training with our state of the art Simulation Lab
* Short commute times - we match you to cases near your home 
* Positive Work Environment and the tools you need to do your job
* A stable working environment - we invest in our care team  
* Paid Time Off
* 401(k)

 New Jersey Law Firm job Opportunity

Mid-size Northwestern New Jersey law firm seeks immediate placement for Associate with 1 - 3 years of experience in municipal law, landlord-tenant and/or litigation. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Candidates should respond with a cover letter, resume, professional references, and a writing sample to firm administrator at  jpennucci@lsaclaw.com.

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