SCOREBergen, the Hackensack-based chapter of SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, recently honored Joseph DeSalvo for 20 years of service to the organization. DeSalvo has volunteered his time to mentor both new and experienced small business owners in the Bergen County area. SCOREBergen Chairman Lew Marchiona presented DeSalvo with a letter of recognition from SCORE CEO W. Kenneth Yancey, Jr., a certificate of commendation from Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan, and letters of commendation from Governor Chris Christie and Franklin Lakes Mayor Frank Bivona. 

DeSalvo has led SCOREBergen's Information Technology committee for many years and has been chiefly responsible for developing, the organization's website, managing the client data base, and interfacing with SCORE's national headquarters. He also served as President of the NJ office of Converse Consultants. DeSalvo worked as a geotechnical consultant for 40 years and was a licensed professional engineer in several states. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering at Rutgers University and a MS in Geotechnical Engineering from Columbia University.


Pictured left to right: SCOREBergen Chairman Lew Marchiona and Joseph DeSalvo as he reads his letter of commendation from Governor Christie.


SCOREBergen mentors are active, semi-retired, or retired executives who held top-tier positions at major companies or owned and operated their own businesses. Mentors have experience in a variety of different fields including finance, construction, education, and human relations. SCOREBergen counselors advise small owners on navigating such issues as setting up a business plan, minimizing debt, building clientele, and franchising.

Those interested in more information, or setting up an appointment may visit SCOREBergen on the Web a or call the Hackensack office at 201-336-6090. Our office is in Room 5B, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack. Directions to the office are on the website.