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Small Business Development Center Director Vince Vicari Receives NJBIZ ICON Award

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 9, 2020

MAHWAH, N.J. – Vince Vicari, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been selected to receive the prestigious NJBIZ ICON Award by NJBIZ Magazine. The SBDC is hosted at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

The NJBIZ ICON Awards recognize New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Honorees will be recognized during a virtual presentation on August 18.

“Receiving statewide recognition for the value provided to the community is much appreciated.  But the real honor is to be able to represent Ramapo College and the New Jersey Small Business Development Center Network on such a prestigious platform,” said Vicari. “Prior to and now during this pandemic, the SBDC provides small business assistance to our community and is second to no other resource in the public sector. We are proud to be hosted at RCNJ, ecstatic that our SBDC intern program is riding high, and humbled to be included for this award alongside such a prestigious lineup of awardees.”

Ed Petkus, Dean of Ramapo College’s Anisfield School of Business, said, “This recognition is extremely well-deserved. Vince has been working tirelessly during the pandemic, assisting small businesses in their efforts to weather the crisis.”

More information about the 2020 NJBIZ ICON Award Recipient Class can be found at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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