Dunn Family Fosters Business Opportunities
Click here to link to the B.O.S.S. Tunnel Vision web site. It has profiles of businesses interested in getting contracts for the project as well as links to project information.
Within the NJ Transit information there is a page on Business Diversity assistance. This is a key element of the Dunn family's work over the years, helping minority business owners learn how to navigate the system in order to access opportunities. As anyone who has ever dealt with governmental or public agencies knows, there are many, many steps to be accomplished before the doors open.
The B.O.S.S. Tunnel Vision Team is a natural outgrowth of what has gone on for many years in the building at 320 Park Avenue. Early on, it was the headquarters of Dunn & Sons Maintenance, one of the first firms to benefit in a big way from minority enterprise programs. More recently, it houses a variety of business support programs and is known as "The Incubator." Here is a link to Business One-Stop Services, Jeffery Dunn's enterprise in The Incubator.
While Malcolm Dunn was on the City Council, he kept awareness of minority entrepreneurship in the limelight locally and also worked with legislators at higher levels to advance the cause. Jeffery Dunn's work has been highlighted on the city's local access Channel 74, among many other places.
Starting or maintaining a business has never been easy, but the Dunn family has undoubtedly increased the chances of success for many minority firms, both through advocacy and practical instruction.
This is just a brief look at these subjects. Comments are welcome.