Moving Business Forward in a COVID-19 Environment

Monday, April 6, 2020
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Director, Communications and External Relations

Webinar Hosted by Berkeley College Thursday, April 9

The Berkeley College Women’s Entrepreneurship Network is hosting a conversation with bi-state business leaders to help provide local businesses in New Jersey and New York City with information on resources available to assist businesses during these challenging times. Join government officials, local chambers of commerce, media organizations and business owners for a virtual conversation on the issues that are top of mind for businesses today.

The webinar, on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 9 a.m., is free to attend, but registration is required in advance. To register, click here. Participants will receive a link to the event upon registration.

Five Panelists_Moving Forward webinar 

Confirmed guest speakers (left to right, above) include Michele Siekerka, Esq., President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association; Robert Hordt, Editor, Crain’s New York Business; Jessica Walker, President and CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Alfred Titone, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, New Jersey District Office; and Luis O. De La Hoz, Chairman, Board of Directors, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ and Vice President, Community Business Development, BCB Bank. The moderator will be Angela Harrington, Vice President, Berkeley College Communications and External Relations.

"This webinar provides the opportunity for businesses to address the issues they are facing during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Angela Harrington, Berkeley College Vice President, Communications and External Relations. “The purpose of this event is to bring clarity, present information and build optimism that move businesses in this region forward. The virtual format opens the dialogue to anyone who is interested.”

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for seven consecutive years. The website address is

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic career



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Michele Siekerka  

Robert Hordt

Jessica Walker

Alfred Titone

Luis O. De La Hoz