Montclair Mondays

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

When we saw how crippling the economic grip this pandemic has had on our business community, we decided to partner with Montclair Center BID and Montclair State's Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on this weekly series to support and pull our business community together.

Join us each Monday to dive into a particular topic share how you're pivoting.


May 11, 2020: "NJ Governor’s Restart & Recovery Commission: Actionable Feedback from Businesses"

SESSION 6: Monday, May 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a participatory session to learn more about the Governor’s Restart & Recovery Commission with committee member, Jessica Gonzalez. Gonzalez, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of InCharged, VendX, and Lux-UVC (based in Newark) has pivoted her current business model to better serve potential customers managing the challenges of business continuity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, Gonzalez is tasked with gathering feedback from the business community in New Jersey to assist in the relief and recovery effort. We will organize this conversation by business vertical and share feedback with Jessica like: What challenges do you foresee for your business if and when reopening is allowed (considering all of the new guidelines on PPE, social distancing, etc). If the State could provide a tool kit or roadmap for reopening, what would you like to see included? Do you have any creative solutions the government should be talking about?

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

  • Restaurant Owner Perspective: Risa Magid Boyer, Chef/Owner, Vanillamore

  • Retail: Wendy Lacey, Founder/Executive Director, Cornerstone Montclair

  • Services/Salon: January Levy, Owner, January’s Barber Shop

Pre-Read / Thought Starters

Jessica’s primary business, InCharged

Jessica’s COVID-19 pivot to serve customers

More on the NJ Restart and Recovery Commission

Back to Work Toolkit from Madrona Venture Group, based in Seattle, WA

May 4, 2020: Marketing and Outreach Through the Pandemic

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April 27, 2020:  “The New Face of Main Street”

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April 20, 2020:  "Rethinking Business as Usual”

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April 13, 2020: "Rent & Overhead Relief During the Pandemic"

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April 6, 2020: “Understanding Federal and State Aid Together”

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