Sold-Out Hispanic Business Expo Was the Highlight, Once Again, of the Summer
The Hispanic community contributed more than $1.3 trillion to the nation’s economy in 2017. Just think about it: $3.4 billion a day, $148 million an hour, $2.4 million a minute and around $40,000 a second. Incredible right?
Businesses, food (oh, the food), games and even dancing set the scene Tuesday, July 17 at Pines Manor in Edison. Businesses and future employees experienced all the culture and diversity of a thriving community in New Jersey.
Tayde Aburto, Chief Executive Officer of the national Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce, served as a keynote speaker at the expo. Aburto is an entrepreneur with a true passion for helping others.
“Always have goals, short-term and long-term,” Aburto told the audience. “Write them down and work towards those goals. It will take sacrifice but it will be worth it. I believe that the economic impact of empowering family-owned businesses through the use of technology opens new sources of innovation, fosters entrepreneurship and facilitates the exchange of ideas and adoption of new business models.
“That all helps to strengthen business relationships, contributes to increasing profits in our communities and builds competitive advantage and a more prosper Hispanic community,” he added.
Special Invitation Only Event Presented by AT&T at Their Global Network Operations Center
Members got to visit the largest facility of its kind in the world
Businesses joined the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce for a special invitation only event presented by AT&T at their Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) in Bedminster, which is the largest facility of its kind in the world.
Members walked the blue, not red, carpet to get their photo taken in front of the AT&T logo while enjoying a breakfast prepared by the AT&T staff. Chamber members broke up into two groups but later switched to experience the full affect of what AT&T had to offer.
The first group learned about the importance of cybersecurity from Kim Bilderback, Senior Director of AT&T Cybersecurity Solutions. The second group toured AT&T’s enormous facility, including the master control room. Members got to see what high level traffic looks like and how AT&T fixes a problem in real time.
Steve Moser, Network Visitor Program Manger at AT&T, served as a tour guide, knowing the ins-and-outs of every cable and piece of data in the command center. Billions upon billions of voice calls, text messages and data funnel through the command center at AT&T’s worldwide network.
Is your mind blown yet?
“Bin There Dump That” Opens in Metuchen
Bin There Dump That Central NJ – America’s Residential-Friendly Dumpster Rental Service – cut the green ribbon with the very large scissors Thursday, August 2 celebrating its 100th franchise in the USA, right in Metuchen.
Non-members and members of the MCRCC brought non-perishable items to support the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS).
All donations qualified for an entry into a raffle and business cards were used to enter a drawing for a free dumpster rental.
The “Good Donut Shop” prepared free miniature made-to-order donuts (that were delicious) and of course some apple cider to help wash them down.
Learn more at bintheredumpthatusa.com.
The Largest Networking Party Is Getting Closer!
Mark Your Calendars for Monday, September 24 from 5-8 p.m. Meet Me At The LNP!
Launched in 1992, the Largest Networking Party (LNP) was created to offer an exciting and relaxed networking opportunity to business partners of Central Jersey.
In its 26th year of hosting the event, the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating all that Middlesex County has to offer with a distinguished event that tops all others.
Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albany Street in New Brunswick, hundreds of professionals join in showcasing Central Jersey businesses each year, making it the event you do not want to miss!
Mark Your Calendars!
August Networking Breakfast
Due Mari Restaurant
Friday, August 17, 2018
The Chamber Reflects Central Jersey’s Growing Business Community
The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to helping serve and expand local business.
Member Spotlight: Alex Balish
With more than 20 years of experience in emergency response, Balish has trained thousands of students
Alex Balish is the proud owner and lead trainer of Care 1st Training Group LLC in Edison.
In other words, he saves lives.
Care 1st Training Group is a safety consultant company that specializes in onsite training of CPR/AED, First Aid and OSHA guidelines.
The company also gives back to the next generation, offering “Safesitter Babysitting Training Classes.”
“My passion is helping others; it’s always been that,” Balish said. “I’m always looking for ways to provide others with life-saving information, because in the end what’s really most important in life? That led me to join the family over at Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“We’ve been with the chamber for more than two years now,” he said. “Within that time, we’ve not only gotten to know other businesses one-on-one, but we’ve gotten the information we need to get out.
“We’ve made relationships both professionally and personally that cannot be bought or replaced,” Balish added. “And I can’t forget to mention how well it’s helped us learn the area in Middlesex County. I’m not native to the county but I’m glad I know the ins-and-outs now, and have gotten to experience all these great businesses.”
Learn more at www.care1stcpr.com