Valley and Partners Offer Small Business Owners Resources to Grow Their Businesses

Growing Small Business
WAYNE, N.J. – Tuesday, March 20, 2018- Valley National Bank partnered with New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) to host a free Small Business Forum and Luncheon at Don Pepe Restaurant on March 15th. Over 100 Small business owners in and around Newark and Essex County attended and received information about accessing capital and technical assistance and learned about other resources for small business owners. Valley presented on solutions for growing & sustaining a Small Business such as the importance of planning. Phyllis Salowe Kaye, Executive Director NJCEF, moderated the event. Ira Robbins, Valley’s President, & CEO, and Bernadette Mueller, Executive VP, delivered opening remarks and addressed questions from the audience at the event.  

Additional small business partner organizations such as area Community Development Financial Institutions and the SBA were on hand to share information about their small business services and connect area small businesses with additional resources. Small businesses owners also enjoyed networking with other small businesses in attendance. 

“We are excited to collaborate with New Jersey Citizen Action and deliver services that demonstrate our commitment to small businesses,” said Valley National Bancorp, President, & CEO, Ira Robbins

 “Small businesses are vital to the overall economic health of Newark, Essex County and the entire state as critical drivers of our local and state economies,” said Phyllis Salowe Kaye, NJCEF 

The New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes social and economic justice for all New Jerseyans through research, education, policy work and free financial empowerment programs and services.

About Valley 
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.