SHCCNJ receives grants from Columbia Bank, Investors Foundation, and Verizon for its Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program

Lyndhurst, NJ - The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) received three (3) grants from Corporate Partners, Columbia Bank ($10,000), Investors Bank through its foundation, Investors Foundation ($10,000), and Verizon ($15,000).

The grants will be used toward the SHCCNJ’s Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program (HETP). The HETP classes provide a detailed lecture along with hands-on experience to work on those areas that small businesses need. Graduates are extended a complimentary membership and given access to our extensive network of business professionals who will also act as business coaches for the life of these grants and beyond.

"These funds will support the expansion of our signature HETP program, which has been driving outstanding results amongst its participating businesses for five years in a row now. Such success stories include the opening of first and second brick-and-mortar locations, access to loans, hiring of new employees, sales increase ranging between 25% and 600%, MWBE certifications, and impressive network expansion and visibility in the Hispanic community and beyond" said Valeria Aloe, HETP Program Director.

“We are grateful that our Corporate Partners, Columbia Bank, Investors Foundation and Verizon, and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey have partnered on this important initiative to provide entrepreneurs classes led by bi-lingual subject matter experts on a variety of topics vital to building and fortifying a business,” indicated Carlos Medina, SHCCNJ CEO & President.

‘We’re delighted with our partners for awarding us these grants, which will help our business community deliver services and products for the local people. These grants will expand the benefits we provide entrepreneurs in their path to growth,” indicated Luis De La Hoz, Chairman.