"Montclair Mondays": Supporting Our Local Businesses

A New Series of Webinars Supporting Our Montclair Businesses

Montclair Mondays Will Resume Monday, June 1

The Montclair Mondays program will be taking a short hiatus. The program will return Monday, June 1 with timely topics and relevant updates.

Please view our past programs below and at Montclair Design Week.

We will be sending out program details shortly. See you again soon!

Check back soon for info about our next webinar.

TO REGISTER

You will leave this webinar armed with information and ready to take action. To make our time with you as productive as possible, we’ve curated a concise list of resources to review in advance of our webinar (see below).

Please review the following info before we meet, and bring your questions!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Pre-Read / Thought Starters

How to Join the Session

  • Please register to join the conversation HERE
  • ALSO
  • Please answer survey questions HERE

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM

NJ Governor’s Restart & Recovery Commission: Actionable Feedback from Businesses

Business owners: Join this conversation co-hosted by Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, DesignShed and the Montclair Center BID, along with friends from our business community.

Montclairians & Friends

  • Jessica Gonzalez, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of InCharged, VendX, and Lux-UVC and NJ Restart and Recovery Commission member
  • Carley Graham Garcia, Exec Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Panelists including:
    • Risa Magid Boyer, Chef/Owner, Vanillamore
    • Wendy Lacey, Founder/Executive Director, Cornerstone Montclair
    • January Levy, Owner, January’s Barber Shop

Watch The Replay:

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM

Marketing and Outreach Through the Pandemic

Business owners: Join this conversation co-hosted by Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, DesignShed and the Montclair Center BID, along with friends from our business community.

Robert Genovese, Owner, Local Coffee
Jessica Maarek, Founder and Owner, Red Root Marketing
Arlinda Mcintosh, Owner and Designer of Sofistafunk, The Skirt Company and Social Media Influencer

with hosts

Petia Morozov, Founder, Montclair Design Week
Jason Gleason, Director, Montclair Center BID,

Watch The Replay:

Monday’s discussion will examine the different trends, tones and strategies that can help you to keep communicating with your audience during this crisis.

Some free  helpful marketing tools from Red Root:

Free content calendar download:
www.redrootmarketing.com/contentcalendar

Red Root Marketing newsletter and tips:
https://mailchi.mp/bce825d311ad/redrootmarketingtips

Free 15 minute mini-marketing sessions:
https://calendly.com/redrootmarketing/15-minute-free-social-media-consulting?month=2020-05

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 2:30-3:30 PM

The New Face of Main Street

Montclairians & Friends 
PART 1: Montclair’s current ordinances restrict storefront businesses to retail only. With more and more retail establishments closing, how can we rethink what it means to be a storefront?
  • Petia Morozov, DesignShed (parent org of Montclair Design Week)
  • Iain Kerr, Co-Director, MIXLAB at Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Carley Graham Garcia, Exec Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
 
PART 2: Main Street has been evolving for years, ever since Bigbox stores and online commerce have gripped brick and mortar. With the advent of COVID, how will our storefronts, sidewalks and public spaces adapt?
  • Petia Morozov, DesignShed
  • Jason Gleason, Exec Director, Montclair Center BID
  • Jaime Izurieta, Founder, Storefront Mastery
  • Jen Bobal, Owner, Pure Energy Hair Studio, Montclair Center BID member
  • Laura Torchio, Planner and Director of Education, Project for Public Spaces
PART 3: Let’s experiment with our format! This Monday, we’ll make time to gather participants in breakout rooms to dive more deeply into topics that are on your mind, from how to rework your business model to ideas to redesign your storefront. To become a breakout-room facilitator, please describe your topic in the registration form and we’ll contact you Sunday night if your topic is selected.

 

APRIL 20, 2020

Rethinking Business as Usual

Join us to learn how these local businesses have changed operations and strategies during this crisis.
Montclairians & Friends
Brad Finkel, Founder, Hoboken Farms & njhomedelivery.com
Steve Prato, President, The Joe Tea & Chips Company & njhomedelivery.com
Luck Sarabhayavanija, Founder/Owner, Ani Ramen
Dan Rivas, Owner, Montclair Vegan
Carley Graham Garcia, Exec Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Watch The Replay:

Pre-Read / Thought Starters
• Montclair’s Joe’s T and Hoboken Farms Team Up to Create HoJo Delivery
https://baristanet.com/2020/04/montclairs-joe-tea-and-hoboken-farms-team-up-to-create-hojo-home-delivery/

• Ani Ramen to Relaunch as Nonprofit to Help Employees During Coronavirus https://www.northjersey.com/story/entertainment/dining/2020/03/27/ani-ramen-relaunch-nonprofit-help-employees-during-coronavirus/2920632001/

APRIL 13, 2020

Rent & Overhead Relief During the Pandemic

Are you concerned about your business or non-profit making it through COVID-19? Join this conversation co-hosted by Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, DesignShed and the Montclair Center BID, along with friends from our business community.

Watch The Replay:

Pre-Read / Thought Starters

APRIL 6, 2020

Are you concerned about your business or non-profit making it through COVID-19?

Join this conversation co-hosted by Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, DesignShed and Montclair Center BID, along with friends from our business community.

Watch The Replay:

“Understanding Federal and State Aid Together”

 

Montclairians & Friends

  • Melanie Willoughby, Exec Director, NJ Business Action Center
  • Carley Graham Garcia, Exec Director, MSU’s Feliciano Ctr Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-Large, Inc. Magazine
  • Jen Bobal, Owner, Pure Energy Hair Studio, Montclair Center BID member (SBA applicant)
  • Thomas J Owens, CPA (accountant perspective for small and medium businesses)

 

Pre-Read / Watch Materials

NJ State Resources

  • WEBSITE: COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses from NJEDA HERE
  • WEBSITE: 3 NJEDA Programs Highlighted by MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship, specifically for Main Street Business & Entrepreneurs

Federal Resources

  • WEBSITE: US Small Business Assoc. Disaster Loan Assistance
  • VIDEO: US Chamber of Commerce National Small Business Town Hall, facilitated by Montclair’s own Kimberly Weisul, Editor at Large, Inc Magazine.