It's Man Crush Monday on GrantWatch and we're crushing hard on Duvi Honig, Founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC), Executive Director of Parnassah Network and the Facilitator of the J Biz Expo. Duvi Honig's passion is fueled by the notion that success should yield gratitude to those who have helped make that success possible and, in turn, help others succeed through networking and mentoring.
The OJC is a global umbrella of businesses of all sizes, bridging the highest echelons of the business and governmental worlds with grassroots entrepreneurs and professionals. The Chamber is comprised of a sophisticated structure of executive and regional committees, and innovative programs. Members and the broader community harness this invaluable network to stimulate economic opportunity and positively affect the public policy of governments around the world.
The Chamber offers partnerships and sponsorships, business referrals, special member services and discounts, networking opportunities, education and training resources, seminars by the Parnassah Network, one-on-one assistance and small business support and makes everyone part of the Chamber's family.
The Parnassah Network is all about empowerment: creating opportunities and giving people the tools that they need to succeed and fulfill their dreams. According to Duvi Honig, the impetus for the Parnassah Network was
“Too many hard working and talented people who should be reaching their goals have to stand on the sidelines and watch others reach their goals while they cannot do so, due to the simple fact that they do not have the opportunities that would enable them to get where they want to go. At Parnassah Network we aim to level the playing field, because everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed.”
Honig founded the J Biz Expo to unite successful businesses from around the globe, helping them achieve even greater success. The Expo is comprised of two key components: a business conference with presentations and workshops by successful speakers and an astounding B2B floor where exhibitors and attendees network face to face. At the 2017 J Biz Expo,
“a highly diverse cross section of the business world – men and women of all backgrounds from all over the world – were talking, showcasing and exchanging information. Relationships were formed, contacts were made and an incalculable number of leads and tips were shared” (matzav.com).
To date, nearly 20,000 people from across the United States and six additional countries took advantage of OJC/Parnassah Network resources and the J Biz Expo – Nationwide Business Networking Event, the world’s largest Jewish community B2B event” (Duvi Honig on LinkedIn).
Duvi was recognized by the White House and, in May 2016, he was honored by a bipartisan group of influential U.S. senators:
“Today, we celebrate Duvi Honig, a man whose dedication to uniting and empowering a community is helping thousands prosper while paying it forward.”
Small business owners often confide in Duvi about their desire to expand, but are hampered by the lack of staff and the prohibitive cost of training. Mr. Honig and the OJC plans to partner with GrantWatch and MWBEzone to identify those much-needed grants to fund B2B community apprenticeship programs in every state in his efforts to create a skilled and qualified workforce. The 30 Days of FREE Marketing Support offered by the UHelp.com crowdfunding platform will complement the Parnassah Networks training and support of nonprofis, small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The OJC currently has a free membership promotion. Sign up at https://www.OJChamber.com. There is also an upcoming expo on September 15th, where you can exhibit your small business. Tables start at $600.
You can meet our Man Crush Monday, Duvi Honig and Libby Hikind, at the OJC NYC Business Conference & Expo on September 15th, 2017.
About the Author: Annalee Scholle is a Staff Writer for MWBEzone