Friday, April 19, 2013
5th annual employment outreach event takes place May 1.
The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its fifth annual Job Fair. “Our Job Fair has a reputation for the last four years in providing outstanding service to our residents, businesses and volunteers in the Parsippany area at no charge," said PACC President Robert Peluso. "This is another example on how we strive to give back to our community.” The Parsippany Holiday Inn will be the site of the 2013 event, which takes place Wednesday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Peluso said he's proud to invite everyone to attend. The chamber president noted that the fair has an important purpose—matching businesses that need workers with qualified people looking for employment. But he said the May 1 event offers much more than that. "…
Friday, November 23, 2012
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Friday, November 23, 2012
An open letter to Parsippany from the local Chamber of Commerce: As you start holiday shopping this Small Business Saturday, please keep these thoughts in mind before you make your purchases. If every family in the country spent just $10 a month with a locally-owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to local economies. That means better schools, better roads, more support for police, fire and rescue departments and stronger local economies. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy. In 2010, your Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce launched the Greater Parsippany Rewards program in…
Friday, October 19, 2012
PACC presented a free employment outreach event for the community last Tuesday.
Nearly 40 local people seeking jobs attended a Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce event designed to help them with their employment search efforts. "How to End the Job Search Pain and Get Your Life Back" was held at Centenary College in Parsippany last Tuesday. The event was part of the PACC’s free workforce development series offered throughout the year. Tuesday's event gave job seekers information on organizing and accelerating their career searches, marketing themselves to potential employers and gaining the confidence needed to find work. "The quality of your career is in direct proportion to the choices you make now," said Neil Cooper, who chairs the PACC Employment Outreach Committee and is a certified leadership coach. "When you …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Job Seeker: 'I See a Light at the End of the Tunnel'
More than 400 job seekers from all over northern New Jersey turned out for the fourth annual Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Job Fair. The event took place Wednesday at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph. PACC leaders hailed the event as a success. “It’s refreshing to hear that most attending companies were able to discuss employment opportunities with over 20 quality applicants [each] in a wide variety of fields," said Chamber of Commerce President Robert J. Peluso. "With unemployment over 9 percent in New Jersey, this is not only beneficial for our community, but also [for] our area employers." Thirty-eight companies were represented at the event, where they conducted preliminary interviews or passed on information to job seekers. …
The PACC-sponsored event seeks to pump blood into the business community by making sure workers can work.
Need a job? Today may be your day. The fourth annual Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Job Fair takes place Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. at the Meadow Wood Manor at 461 Route 10 East in Randolph. (Driving directions are here.) The event, part of the PACC's Employment Outreach Program will feature more than 35 major companies looking for solid men and women to hire. Those firms include ADP, AFLAC, Atlantic Health Care, Coca Cola Refreshments, Cablevision, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Prudential, New York Life, Rite Aid, TD Bank and T-Mobile. The job fair also offers job seekers opportunities to hone their skills. PACC is scheduled to present a free seminar on job interview strategies. The mini-course features career development …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Parsippany hotel's $20 million renovation offers lush new decor and green-friendly focus.
Beefeater-style trumpeters heralded a red-carpet ribbon-cutting and grand re-opening for the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. Mayor James Barberio, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso and about 150 other guests were on hand for the unveiling of the hotel's new $20 million renovations. Sheraton Sales and Marketing Director Scott Behm said the job that began last summer was extensive. "From the moment you walk in, you can see it," he told Patch. "We've got a new lobby, a new living room, new elevators and a totally transformed fitness center. And then upstairs, all new guest room suites and quarters." Behm said the refurbishment came about in answer to guests who…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Awards dinner pays tribute to businesspeople working for economic development in town.
A crowd of about 50 people were on hand at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel Monday night for the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet. The event is held to recognize the efforts of outstanding chamber volunteers and to celebrate the achievements of the chamber and the Parsippany Area Visitor Center in the past year. For the 2012 edition, attendees had the chance to hear about the nonprofit organization's plans to promote community economic development in the new year. "That means more than rateables," explained PACC President Robert Peluso. "It's important for people to do well. In this economy, it's about job creation and helping people find jobs.If we can help people do well, then business will grow and the entire …
Friday, November 25, 2011
With Black Friday upon us, Parsippany's Chamber of Commerce makes the case for supporting hometown merchants.
The official holiday shopping season is now underway. Before you head off to the malls (or even if you've already started), the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to consider spending your Christmas and Hanukah dollars right here in Parsippany. In a release, Chamber President Robert J. Peluso offers a list of reasons why supporting local small businesses and shops benefits the entire town. To help stimulate the local economy, Peluso said the Chamber of Commerce started its Greater Parsippany Rewards Program to drive positive economic and community growth. The effort markets rewards cards for $10 in exchange for a wealth of discounts from participating local businesses. Proceeds from card sales fund the Chamber's community and …
President discussed expectations this holiday season and challenges of the economy.
It's Black Friday, the start of a time everyone hopes will be prosperous for local merchants, many of whom run small businesses. The economy has been a rough ride for the past few years, layaing waste to more than a few small businesses all across the nation. With that in mind, Patch wondered about the state of small business in Parsippany. For answers, we talked with Robert J. Peluso, president of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce and its Visitor Center. Parsippany Patch: I know the chamber spends a good deal of effort in attracting large businesses to the township. What does the chamber do for small businesses? Robert Peluso: The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce works with all businesses and merchants in not only attracting …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Headquartered in South Jersey, the new branch will make life easier for its northern clients and employees.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Parsippany's business community grows with the addition of a northern New Jersey office for Continuum Health Alliance. The health care management firm has established its newest branch at 160 Littleton Rd. The 13-year-old company is in business to optimize medical business operations and help doctors and hospitals better serve their patients. Until now, CHA's clients had to travel to Marlton in southern New Jersey to receive training and technical support. “We recognize the challenge and added travel costs for our clients in North Jersey having to travel to our office in South Jersey for training and other support services,” Dr. John M. Tedeschi, CHA's CEO and founder, said in a statement. “We’re pleased that now they will have access to …