Coffee with Dan

Director of Business Services at Somerset County Business Partnership, Dan Fahrer, sits down with key business leaders and elected officials in the community to learn about their services and plans for the future. Check out more with Coffee with Dan! Interested in getting your own Meeting in a Box? Reach out to our partners at Alphagraphics!

New Jersey Business Action Center & New Jersey State Office of Innovation

Dan sat down with Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center, and Juliette Cilia, Innovation Fellow, Business Experience Director at New Jersey State Office of Innovation. They took a tour of – the one-stop resource and information center for doing business in NJ. We highly encourage our members and business owners within New Jersey to utilize this resource whether they are looking to open a new business, reopen a business, or are simply looking for more information on conducting their business.

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Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center:

Juliette Cilia, Innovation Fellow, Business Experience Director, NJ State Office of Innovation:

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Somerset County Clerk, Steve Peter

Dan sat down with Steve Peter, Somerset County Clerk. They talked about the services of the Clerk’s office, as well as important information regarding the upcoming general election on November 3. For anyone having a question about their mail-in ballot, please call the Clerk’s office at (908) 231-7013.

To find a ballot drop-off location, please visit:

For more information on the County Clerk’s office, please visit:

United Way of Northern New Jersey

Dan sat down with Kiran Gaudioso, CEO, of the United Way of Northern New Jersey. They talked how the ALICE population has been impacted by Covid, this year’s Honey Open, and more! Stick around to give us your thoughts on the interview and your answers to Dan’s very important ending questions. Learn more about the United Way and donate:

Somerset County Sheriff, Darrin Russo

Dan sat down with Somerset County Sheriff, Darrin Russo for this special edition of Coffee with Dan. They talked about how law enforcement’s role has evolved over the years since 9/11, how the office is expanding their services, and more.

The Virtual Ceremony to Commemorate 9/11 will take place tomorrow morning at 8:46 AM. If you would like to view this service, please do so here:

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center

Dan sat down with Topaz Brown and Sarah Pollack from the JCC to talk about how their organization responded to Covid-19, how they have been an inclusive and community oriented organization for years, and more! Find out more about the JCC on their website.


Dan sat down with Laura Lampron, marketing director for Nisivoccia, and Kathryn Mantell, Partner at Nisivoccia. They talked family oriented business, how Covid has impacted accounting, and what it was like to do a virtual audit. Find out more about Nisivoccia at:

Raritan Valley Community College

Dan sat down with Dr. Michael McDonough from Raritan Valley Community College. They talked about RVCC’s plans for the fall, the importance of creating a highly competitive workforce and partnering with the business community, how to upskill workers, and their role in expanding Somerset County’s economy.

Sandler Training

This week, Dan sat down with Jim Barnoski of Sandler Training. They talked the positioning of Sandler Training and how Covid has shaped the sales industry. To learn more about Sander Training’s services, check out their site.

Carrier Clinic

Dan sat down with Don Parker, CEO of Carrier Clinic. They talked mental health awareness and the importance of making mental health a priority, particularly during Covid. Find out more about Carrier Clinic at:

Bellari Home Remodeling

On this week’s CoffeewithDan, Dan sat down with Gary Shiman from Bellari Home Remodeling. They talked about how Covid has shaped home remodeling decisions, how Bellari has evolved to continue to meet customer needs, supporting our hometown heroes, and more. Find out more on Bellari on their website:

Norris McLaughlin

Dan sat down with Patrick Collins, Esq. from Norris McLaughlin, who will also be chairing our HR Roundtable moving forward. They talked about what the workplace can expect as more employees return to an in-office setting. Register for the upcoming roundtable here: and check out the video to see what you can expect to learn about! Learn more about Norris McLaughlin on their website.

Bridgewater Lifestyle

Dan sat down with Tiffany Slowinski from Bridgewater Lifestyle. They talked about community partnerships and philanthropy and howto promote your business to a targeted audience in the age of Covid. Find out more in this interview and check out their site here.

Delta Dental

The first official segment in Coffee with Dan! This week, Dan sat down with Delta Dental to discuss dental options, their role in the community, and more! To learn more about the service offerings of Delta Dental, please visit their site.

NJ Advance Media

Dan sat down with Mike Goldstein, director of advertising at NJ Advance Media to discuss their marketing grant program to help businesses affected by COVID-19. About the program: NJ Advance Media pledged up to $10 Million in matching grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of New Jersey businesses. This program is meant to help give businesses an extra boost this summer as they reopen and need to communicate to existing and potential customers that they are open for business. The matching grant program runs July through September. To apply click here.

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