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Volunteer Council Networking Event In Mahwah Will Discuss Supporting Vets

The Business Volunteer Council is hosting a panel discussion about supporting vets, at its quarterly networking breakfast.
The Business Volunteer Council is hosting a panel discussion about supporting vets, at its quarterly networking breakfast. Photo Credit: Business Volunteer Council Facebook

MAHWAH, N.J. -- The Business Volunteer Council is having its quarterly business networking breakfast, on Thursday, June 9 -- and it will include a panel discussion of how local businesses can support veterans in the workplace.

Career coach, author and columnist for North Jersey Media Group Eli Amdur will moderate the panel of experts in veteran affairs. The event is free and open to the public.

"We are beginning to see more of America's former service members going back to work. Through this discussion we want to engage Bergen County businesses in making a commitment to supporting veterans as they make the transition to a civilian workforce," said Erica West, director of corporate engagement for the BVC.

"We are thrilled to have Mr. Amdur lead this important conversation, helping local businesses identify new approaches, best practices and create innovative tools to level the playing field."

Panelists will include Julia Orlando, director of Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services, as well as other distinguished professionals from Veteran Services, Department of Human Services, and organizations that address housing, transportation and mental health challenges facing veterans.

The influential BVC breakfasts bring community, business and nonprofit leaders together to bring new tactics and energy into their organizational goals. Because of the series' popularity, folks should reserve their seats by calling Erica West at 201-489-2064.

The event will be from 8-10 a.m. at Sharp Electronics, 1 Sharp Plaza, in Mahwah.

The BVC is an arm of the Bergen Volunteer Center that helps enhance initiatives at both nonprofit and corporate organizations. It assists understaffed and underfunded nonprofits by providing operational consulting and customized, skills-based volunteer placement. It also boosts corporate commitment to social responsibility, creating a platform from which to engage employees in volunteer service and workplace giving. For more information, click here.

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