JCP&L To Host Info Session For Veteran Business Owners

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MORRISTOWN – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will be hosting a free networking and information session on May 15, featuring feature a panel of experts discussing how veteran-owned companies can do businesses with New Jersey utilities.

The information session will be held at 9 a.m. at the Holmdel office of the New Jersey Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC), 101 Crawfords Corner Road.

The SDDC program, Building a Network for Success, will discuss:

  • Essentials that service disabled veteran-owned, and veteran-owned businesses should know if they want to develop business opportunities with a utility
  • How veteran-owned businesses can become a certified supplier
  • Tips on how to network with New Jersey utility companies, and
  • Determining who your contacts should be at the utilities.

The panel of experts will include Christine Nichols, CEO and Founder, People Science; Stacie Curtis, CEO and Founder, CW Solutions; Jack Fanous, Co-Founder and Executive Director, GI Go Fund; Dominick Belfiore, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration; Charles Solomon, Managing Member, Greenlee Security Services; Nicole Horan, Manager of Administrative Services, South Jersey Gas; Thomas Kochenash, Manager Supply Chain, NJ Gas; Torey Tolson, Supplier Diversity Coordinator, JCP&L/FirstEnergy; and Susan Hogan, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG.

Opening remarks will be made by JCP&L President Jim Fakult. Justin Constantine, CEO, The Constantine Group, will be the motivational speaker.

The program will consist of a panel discussion and an informational exhibit for business owners and utility companies.

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