Melissa Rosario

Senior Business Counselor

I am a counselor for NJSBDC at Hudson County because I have a passion for seeing business owners thrive in our county and I believe that for one new business that succeed, we are creating job opportunities, we are contributing to our economy we are building a greater business ecosystem.


Melissa is a strategic thinker and result-oriented, with significant experience working in fast environments, and providing consultation to businesses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, events planning, sales, and marketing. During the last four years, Melissa has engaged more than 1,000 businesses for the chamber programming and recently launched and successful eight-month Mentoring Program for women only providing peer-to-peer mentoring and 12 educational workshops.


Melissa continues to find ways to develop the Hudson County Hispanic Community and Young Professionals with the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce by developing strategic partnerships to provide resources to small business owners and empowering the new business generation.


Melissa Rosario manages two of the core functions of the chamber, Investors Relations, and Finance. She oversees the programming for WOC “Women of Commerce”, HOLA “Hispanic Organizations Leaders of America” and YPLHC “Young Professionals Leaders of Hudson County” the Chamber Ambassador Group, and Breakfast Club all of these affinity groups founded by her.

Prior to this role, Melissa was the membership administrator where she helped business members of the organization kept up-to-date their information and received the benefits are entitled to. She also assisted the staff in producing up-to-date key financial reports. In addition, Melissa was responsible for maintaining the Chamber’s policies and procedure documents. Melissa first started as a Financial Intern with the Chamber where her enforces and growth granted her new positions.

Earlier, Melissa served as a Managerial Control Economics, providing economic and financial metrics in the distribution of electricity in the Dominican Republic. She played a key role in developing and preparing reports to implement programs that aimed at a better energy distribution system to reduce the fiscal deficit with the energy supplier companies in the country. Melissa’s investigations were also used to support capital negotiations with the International Monetary Fund which later reduced the financial debt in the energy sector.

As an Analyst, Melissa worked in the launch of the 2008 Dominican Republic in numbers that compiled all statistics data from the country.

Melissa received an MBA in Finance from NJCU School of Business and a statistic certification from the ONE National Office of Statistics in the Dominican Republic. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the Santo Domingo Technology Institute in the Dominican Republic.

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Events planning
  • Sales
  • Marketing