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New Northern NJ Business Website Launch

Northern NJ business news and events will be featured on northernnjbusinessnews.weebly.com.

 
PRLog - Jan. 5, 2013 - MONTVALE, N.J. -- North Jersey business executives, small business owners, chamber of commerce directors, sales and marketing professionals and other business decision makers now have a new place to go online for regularly updated business news and events information for the northern NJ area.

Northernnjbusinessnews.weebly.com is a regularly updated online business resource that business professionals will find interesting and useful.
Here are a few of the news items you're likely to find on this new website:

About The Newark Regional Business Partnership
The Newark Regional Business Partnership based in Newark, New Jersey has a strong history of representing business and embracing diversity that dates to its founding as the Newark Board of Trade in 1869. Corporations, professionals, small businesses, universities and not-for-profits join NRBP to gain access to people and information, increase their organization’s visibility and support NRBP’s efforts to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness.

In addition to participation in many events and councils, NRBP offers to its members:

CONNECTIONS AND INFORMATION:
One on one member assistance and access to an integrated network of businesses, higher education, government agencies and not-for-profit institutions.
Sample accomplishments:
· Newark Insiders Forums, a series of five informative breakfasts, helps to introduce NRBP members to the people, projects and ideas that are shaping Newark’s resurgence. Programs have featured elected officials, redevelopment plans and business leaders.
· Following a NRBP staff introduction at a networking event, two small business members collaborated on a contract proposal and received a significant contract for services that would not have been possible on an individual basis.

BUSINESS ADVOCACY:
A voice for member businesses focusing on issues that impact economic growth and vitality.
Sample activities:
· Working with city officials, NRBP successfully addressed a small business member’s concern about a traffic situation that endangered its employees.
· When a lack of federal funding for Amtrak threatened to cripple the infrastructure and service along the Northeast Corridor, NRBP was a leader in the formation of the 50-member Business Coalition for East Coal Rail that successfully lobbied Congress for funding.
· During recent highway construction on Route 21, state transportation plans called for inadequate road capacity on a section of highway leading to major highways. NRBP’s Transportation Council galvanized support for a better solution to this potential commuting nightmare. Click here to read more: http://northernnjbusinessnews.weebly.com/

BBB and FINRA Foundation Launch Smart Investing Website to Help Stop Investment Scams
Better Business Bureau and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation today launched a new consumer website, BBB Smart Investing, which is designed to help investors make smarter investing decisions while avoiding fraud, risky investments and unlicensed brokers. The campaign combines the research and expansive knowledge base of the FINRA Foundation with the extensive consumer outreach of BBB’s trusted 100-year-old name and its 104 local operations across the United States.

“Our partnership with BBB will help Americans in communities across the country protect their savings from fraudsters,” said FINRA Foundation President Gerri Walsh. “The FINRA Foundation’s ‘Outsmarting Investment Fraud’ curriculum and resources have been field-tested, and give consumers the tools and information they need to thwart fraudsters touting investment scams.”

Consumer financial fraud is a serious problem in North America. According to the Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, consumers reported losing more than $1.5 billion to all types of scams in 2011. FINRA Foundation research has found that investors are overconfident in their knowledge of financial management, particularly Baby Boomers who are most often the target of investment scams. A telephone survey found that 92% felt “somewhat” or “very confident” about managing their finances, with almost 80% describing themselves as “somewhat” or “very” knowledgeable about investing. But only 44% got a passing grade on a basic financial literacy knowledge test. BBB Smart Investing hopes to help change that.

“This is a great partnership,” says Carrie Hurt, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “Even though BBB has always investigated investment scams, this gives us a whole new portfolio of prevention tools to offer to consumers. The FINRA Foundation’s basic ‘Ask & Check’ message is exactly what consumers need to hear before they make investment decisions. We think this program will go a long way toward preventing investment scams that have become so much more prevalent in recent years as people more actively manage their own retirement funds.”

Click here to read more: http://northernnjbusinessnews.weebly.com/

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Last Updated:Jan 05, 2013
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