For Immediate Release
May 17, 2022 (Newark, NJ) – The NJSBDC statewide network (also known as America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey) is celebrating the retirement of Bill Harnden Regional Director of the NJSBDC at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC).
“It has been our pleasure having Bill Harnden as the NJSBDC at Raritan Valley Community College regional director for many years,” says Kelly Brozyna, CEO and State Director of the NJSBDC statewide network. She continues, “He is on a new path of retirement, and we wish him the best of luck.”
Bill became Regional Director in 2012 after being Assistant Director and Operations Director in 2004. Mr. Harnden also received the coveted SBDC State Star award for New Jersey in 2016. Prior to joining SBDC, Harnden worked in several positions in the private sector, including his own successful business, which he sold in 1998. He also handled bursar activities, grants accounting, and third-party contracts for RVCC’s finance office.
Additional changes for the regional center include a new host, to be announced in the coming months. Raritan Valley Community College will not continue hosting the SBDC program after June 30, 2022. Speaking on the relationship with RVCC, Brozyna states, “We appreciate all the community support that Raritan Valley Community College has shown Hunterdon and Somerset Counties in the past.”
Despite awaiting the confirmed new host, the NJSBDC is excited to continue serving Hunterdon and Somerset counties’ business owners and entrepreneurs through the expert assistance provided throughout the NJSBDC network.
Small business owners and budding entrepreneurs within Hunterdon and Somerset counties in need of expert business consulting, technical assistance, and training should go to https://njsbdc.com for help reaching the various levels in their pathway to success.
About America’s SBDC New Jersey (NJSBDC)
The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network, one of the first pilot projects in the nation, has provided comprehensive services and programs for small business in New Jersey for over 45 years; SBDC experts help businesses expand their operations, manage their growth, or start new ventures. Expert staff and practicing business consultants help small business owners and entrepreneurs to develop business plans, find financing, accounting, and financial analysis, identify new markets, initiate marketing strategies, find procurement and international trade opportunities, learn green sustainability practices, commercialize technology and develop an E-commerce presence. This non-profit network, a federal-state-educational partnership, leverages funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the N.J. Business Action Center, the educational institutions that host the 12 centers as well as other private sponsorships, and additional private/public grants. The NJSBDC Headquarters, located at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ, oversees the network which is an accredited member of America’s SBDC. Approximately 1,000 centers and satellite offices serve small businesses across the country, generating jobs and economic development. Visit www.njsbdc.com.