Chatham, N.J. (October 1, 2013) – The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation (WCEC), a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Chatham, N.J., that provides the tools for individuals to successfully own, operate and grow their small businesses, proudly announces it has received a $10,000 grant from the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Foundation. The WCEC will use the funds to expand the services and classes it offers, to cover operational expenses and to update its technological equipment and software.
“PSEG’s grant will allow us to provide New Jersey business owners with the tools and resources they need to expand in their community and have long-term success,” said Penni Nafus, Executive Director of the WCEC. “Our corporation is designed to elevate women in business and to help them reach their fullest potential through education, consulting, entrepreneurial training, and our loan programs, but we wouldn’t be able to do so without the support of generous organizations, such as PSEG.”
One of PSEG Foundation’s primary areas of giving focuses on supporting non-profits who do capacity building for other non-profits and small businesses. The PSEG Foundation believes it is important to give non-profits and small businesses the tools they need to succeed. This $10,000 grant is a part of the Foundation’s community and economic development program.
“We are looking forward to providing our clients with additional classes and seminars throughout the year, to strengthen their knowledge and to sharpen their skills that they can directly apply to their businesses, and we are very thankful to have received this grant from PSEG,” added Nafus.
About The WCEC
The WCEC, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation, is a U. S. Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center. The WCEC provides the tools for individuals to successfully own, operate and grow their small businesses, thereby investing financially, intellectually and emotionally in their communities. The WCEC provides more than 150 classes, seminars and individual consulting sessions each year for more than 5,000 participants. For more information please visit www.wcecnj.org/.