In the Community
The Bertolon School of Business is very active in the community. The faculty of the Bertolon School have a standing committee dedicated to business outreach, consistent with our mission.
The Bertolon School is closely connected with the Enterprise Center, a 53,000-square-foot business incubator on campus, and the local Small Business Development Center, housed within the Enterprise Center
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS program designed to help low and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Every year, beginning in December and continuing until mid-January, certified volunteers receive training from the IRS to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. Salem State University Bertolon School of Business is a VITA site.
In addition, the Bertolon School has a number of service learning projects in the community, including our signature "Adopt-a-Non-Profit" program. Last year we adopted The Danvers Historical Society. and the Salem Boys and Girls Club. Students gained valuable insights and experience while working with executives and leaders within non profit organizations. Learning experiences in the classroom are enhanced through practical application of skills gained throughout the semester.