PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce members held their monthly “Juice Up Your Morning” Networking Event at Parsippany High School, on Thursday, November 29.
PHS Principal Dr. Denis Mulroony greeted the members and welcomed them to Parsippany High School. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss partnerships available to PACC members at Par High.
Some of the goals of the meeting were creating a sense of community, connect students and parents with local businesses, create partnerships between the school and the community and find support programs within the school.
Student Organizations, Future Business Leaders of America, (FBLA) and DECA, members had the opportunity to discuss their opportunities and talk about their experiences in their associated organization.
FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
FBLA for high school students, with over 196,950 members and more than 5,200 chapters.
DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.
Some of the opportunities to Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce members include guest speakers, real-time case studies (with possible implementation), DECA Judges (January 7 at Ramapo College and March 5 at Harrah’s Atlantic City), Internship and part-time job opportunities, co-op placements; Business Advisory Board (to work with PHS Business staff) and new fundraising ideas/opportunities and to work with PHS Clubs.
Parsippany High School is also interested in partnering with Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce to work on a Career Fair (suggested to be held in Spring 2019). It would be a great opportunity for PHS students to create resumes and work on job search and interview skills.
It is also an excellent opportunity for local businesses to connect to students and recruit part-time positions or internships for the summer or during the school year.
Executive Board Member Frank Cahill said “Parsippany Area Chamber Commerce has many opportunities for students to get involved with the business community, and the Chamber itself. We are working on new programs for 2019 and the students can help the Chamber market some of these programs.”
Board Member Nicolas Limanov, a graduate of Parsippany High School, and the Chairman of our Education Committee worked with Chrissy Russell, Business Teacher/DECA Advisor and Redstock Coordinator in preparing this special Networking Event at Parsippany High School. Nick said “This is a great opportunity for students, teachers and local business owners to work together in enhancing the students knowledge in the business world.
For additional information on programs being offered to Parsippany businesses, visit the Chamber website by clicking here, or contacting Nicolas Limanov at (917) 499-7200. He can also be reached by calling Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce at (973) 402-6400.
Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 322.