New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Brookdale Community College to Receive Silver Gull Award

Lincroft, NJ —The New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Brookdale Community College has been named a recipient of a Silver Gull Award for economic development by the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC).

The annual award recognizes outstanding work in economic development, community service and tourism. The NJSBDC at Brookdale was chosen for its commitment to helping small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs create and expand their business enterprises. This includes its ongoing efforts assisting businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

In the aftermath of the storm, the center provided more than 870 hours of consultation services to more than 250 clients. Their efforts facilitated more than $4 million in total financing within the last nine months. In addition, the NJSBDC at Brookdale became the host office for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Recovery Center.

“The NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College is proud to be recognized for our services as a business community leader,” said Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, director. “The MODC is a highly respected advocacy group and it is an honor to be acknowledged for our hard work and dedication in supporting our small business community during a challenging time for all.”

The center will receive the award at the 49th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner to be held Thursday, May 1, at Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune. For more information about the MODC or to purchase tickets, visit www.modc.com.  For more information on the NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College, visit www.mosbdc.com