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.
CEO 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
Emerging Leaders of Somerset County (ELSC) is designed for business people of any age who are rising within their professions or community organizations. The Emerging Leaders present after-hours social and networking events and other initiatives for its members and guests. Contact: Chris Edwards
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
Global Interest Group provides the infrastructure and venue where members can learn international best practices; master communication techniques, while developing a global leadership persona that builds global awareness and develops strong global leaders. The group meets the fourth Wednesday morning of alternate months. Contact: Candida Marques.
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 or Joni Ur.
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
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
Sustainable Somerset Business Development & Networking Group's mission is to foster collaboration and cross-selling among members, and to promote the implementation of sustainable technologies, services and practices throughout Somerset County and beyond. Contact Ray Perry.
Technology Special Interest Group educates the members on where technology is going and how it can impact their business by meeting regularly to share best practices and offering educational workshops. 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: Takeena Deas