Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide opportunities for businesspeople to come together from companies of like sizes, industries and professions to network, exchange ideas and gain new business strategies.   They meet regularly and most offer educational programs that are open to ALL members.

Conference Room PanoramicCEO Roundtable enables CEOs, owners and managing partners to learn from and advise each other through the sharing of experiences and best practices in a non-competitive, confidential and professionally facilitated forum. Contact: Ed Dolan 

Financial Services Special Interest Group (FiSIG). The mission of the FiSIG is to educate the SCBP members on issues affecting their personal and professional financial lives, so often intertwined in small- and mid-sized businesses.  The group also meets regularly to discuss economic and legislative issues that may impact business and/or personal profitability, share best practices and offer educational workshops to the general membership. Contact:  Tom Cannizzo

Human Resources Roundtable gives value back to members of the SCBP by providing a resource to obtain information from people who specialize in the Human Resource arena. The group consists of individuals who have primary responsibility for hiring, firing, providing day to day direction to employees and are responsible to address any employee conflict or inquiries by government agencies. Health and Welfare Benefits will also be an area in which the HR Roundtable provides discussion and direction. Meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 AM. Contact: Keya Denner

Leads Groups: Share your leads and referrals with other Business Partnership members by participating in our one of our FOUR Leads Groups that meets semi-monthly: (1) The first and third Monday mornings; (2) The second and fourth Mondays at noon; (3) The second and fourth Thursday afternoons; (4) The first and third Wednesdays at noon. Many similar leads groups charge high annual fees. SCBP members can participate at no charge. Contact: Diana Sieberg

Nonprofit Council:  provides a resource for nonprofit members to discuss community needs, access services and promote collaboration.  Contact:  Chris Edwards

SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) provides support and information exchange to foster company growth and strategic alliances among its members. Its purpose is to empower small businesses, through a forum of education and discussion, and to create an environment where entrepreneurs can make the transition to small businesses more quickly and with fewer hurdles. Meetings are typically held the second Wednesdays of each month, 9:00-10:00 AM in the SCBP Conference Room. Contact: Diana Sieberg

Women in Business is directed at the specific needs of women and their businesses. Its purpose is for women to learn more about other businesses and how they might help one another. Focus areas include mind, family, society, body and finances. Contact: Diana Sieberg.  View events

Workplace Wellness Special Interest Group seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of employer-based wellness programs, makes employers aware of available community resources that support employee wellness, and recognizes Somerset County employers who have integrated health and wellness into their business model and culture. Contact: Chris Edwards

Young Professionals is designed for business people of any age who are rising within their professions or community organizations. They present after-hours social and networking events and other initiatives for its members and guests. Contact: Chris Edwards