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New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship-Silberman College of Business-Fairleigh Dickinson University

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Madison, NJ

New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

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The Inaugural 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 contributions to New Jersey 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.

Nominations were open until September 30th. A selection committee will consist of award sponsors for each category. The committee will review each nomination and select the winners in each category among nominees that meet eligibility guidelines and are making the biggest impact.

Join us as we celebrate New Jersey's successful immigrant entrepreneurs and the pursuit of the American Dream! The awards will be preceded by an elegant cocktail reception at Fairleigh Dickinson University's historic former Vanderbilt estate on the grounds of its College at Florham in scenic Madison, New Jersey. Be a part of celebrating the unique entrepreneurial community that makes up NJ!

Award categories include:

1. 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year—Sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University's Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College of Business

2. Nicholas Marcalus Award for Sustainability— Sponsored by American Jewish Committee

3. Caspar Wistar Award for Growth— Sponsored by Morris County Chamber

4. David Sarnoff Award for Advocacy— Sponsored by Main Street Alliance

5. Albert Einstein Award for Innovation—sponsored by Einstein’s Alley

6. Ida Rosenthal Young Entrepreneur Awards- Sponsored by the NJ Chinese American Chamber

7. George Merck Award for Neighborhood/ Community Involvement – Sponsored by the Intersect Fund

8. George Perrott Macculloch Award for Leadership- Sponsored by the Greater Monmouth County Chamber

9.  Evelio Cuellar Award for Family Business- Sponsored by the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber

The Awards' Website: http://njieawards.org/wp/

Our Partners

The New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards were created in partnership with the following organizations, who also serve as award sponsors. A member of each organization will serve on the selection committee and decide a winner based on eligibility guidelines and level of impact.

NJ Main Street Alliance

NJ Main Street Alliance is a coalition of small business owners working to build a new voice on issues that matter to our businesses and communities in New Jersey. Our members include both small employers and self-employed business owners, with a diverse representation of business types, race, gender and geography. We’re sponsored by New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) which provides staff support for our coalition.

Morris County Chamber of Commerce

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce serves the people of Morris County as a dynamic, member-involved business organization that provides its members opportunities to develop, promote and pursue their business interests, foster a healthy economic and political business environment and promote the benefits of business to the public.

Greater Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to promote business, enhance economic development, and serve as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in our communities. Our vision is to provide opportunities for business growth and prosperity, to offer quality service to members and to serve as a resource leader for business and the community.

MID Jersey Chamber of Commerce

The MID Jersey Chamber began in 1868 as the state’s first Chamber of Commerce.   Our vision is to build relationships and promote economic growth opportunities for businesses in the Central New Jersey region.  We are an action-oriented Chamber, providing a business environment through which members can interact and gain information to assist them in growing their business.  We ensure that Chamber programs and initiatives provide Advocacy, Relationship Building and Economic Growth.

American Jewish Committee

AJC New Jersey is the regional office of a global Jewish advocacy organization whose mission is to advance the peace and security of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the globe, through diplomacy, legislative advocacy, and by building effective interreligious and interethnic coalitions. From its founding in 1906 when AJC lead the movement to help Russian Jewish refugees enter the United States, AJC has been a strong voice in support of fair and generous treatment of immigrants, participating actively in many of the major immigration debates of our time.

NJ Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce

The need for human bonding expresses itself in many forms. This is especially true when a community relocates and seeks roots in another country. Evidence shows in the formation of the Community centers and places of worship, created to preserve the past and provide continuity to future generations, the entrepreneurial and business needs of the growing community. The Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce evolved to meet the entrepreneurial vacuum, provide a forum for networking and to build on the strengths of each other giving credence to our simple slogan.

NJ Chinese American Chamber of Commerce

New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce (NJCACC) is a not-for-profit and nonpolitical organization dedicated to:

  • Promoting business between members
  • Helping Chinese-American businesses and professionals enter mainstream American economy
  • Facilitating US-China trade

Einstein’s Alley

Einstein’s Alley is a private, non-profit economic development initiative located in Central New Jersey. Our mission is to foster economic growth through advocacy and delivery of services that will:

  • Attract new companies to the area
  • Retain existing business
  • Encourage the growth of jobs and services

The Intersect Fund

The Intersect Fund is a rapidly growing, non-profit microlender and certified CDFI that equips the least fortunate with the skills and capital to develop successful businesses, generate income and build assets. We provide business training, coaching and microloans to low-income, minority and women-owned businesses throughout New Jersey. The Fund disbursed its first loan in the Summer of 2009 and subsequently has provided more than 300 loans totaling more than $880,000 to owners of restaurants, bodegas, beauty salons, nutrition and fitness centers, an ESL school, a coffee roaster and many other types of microbusinesses.

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC-NJ) is a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and professional business associations across New Jersey and the Philadelphia area, seeking to represent over seventy thousand businesses, working to:

1. Expand business opportunities
2. Encourage mutually beneficial ties with the public and private sectors
3. Serve as an active and visible advocate in the political process and to
4. Actively promote trade between the business communities of New Jersey, the U.S. and international counterparts.

Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber

The Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that services the explosive growing market needs of the U.S. Hispanic-American business and residential communities of Morris County and adjacent areas.   The mission is to advocate,  promote and advance the interests of business owners, professionals, organizations and corporations within Morris County and the adjacent areas that target and serve the U.S. Hispanic-American market.

United Hispanic Chambers of Commerce of New Jersey

Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation. In addition, our innovative outreach programs help people succeed in their new or growing ventures as well as in their corporations or organizations.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a center of academic excellence dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education. The University strives to provide students with the multi-disciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to participate, lead, and prosper in the global marketplace of ideas, commerce and culture.

Founded in 1942 by Dr. Peter Sammartino and his wife, Sylvia (Sally), Fairleigh Dickinson University has grown into the largest private university in New Jersey. Today, more than 12,000 students from 32 states and 72 countries are enrolled on the University's two campuses in northern New Jersey and its international campuses in Wroxton, England and Vancouver, Canada. Today, FDU offers over 100 degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctor's levels. Its wide range of offerings, coupled with the depth and expertise of its faculty, has Fairleigh Dickinson University poised to serve the citizens of New Jersey and beyond.

 


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Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham-Hennessy Hall (The Mansion), Lenfell Hall
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)


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Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship-Silberman College of Business-Fairleigh Dickinson University

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation. In addition, our innovative outreach programs help people succeed in their new or growing ventures as well as in their corporations or organizations.

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