Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

As we raise expectations to live the life we want, we are encouraging our paid members to provide information pertaining to their employment highlighting self-employment. We know that many of our members are employed as teachers in the public schools, social workers in hospital settings, lawyers, real estate brokers, secretaries, massage therapists, administrators, programmers in computer companies, retail stores and much more. In addition, we have many employed with federal, state and city agencies; however this page is provided for the self-employed.

If interested, please provide a short summary, TV guide style, no more than 300 characters. You need to provide your name, company name, contact info, purposes and objectives of your self employment. This page will demonstrate that raising expectations will enable us to transform our dreams into reality. Please forward your submissions to Brian Mackey, webmaster, at and copy Joe Ruffalo, NFBNJ President, at

Amway – Alberto & Ivis Trejo

Alberto Trejo, Owner
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: 626-579-4559
Ivis Trejo, Owner
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: 201-965-4424

Alberto and Ivis Trejo, individual business owners since mid July 2016. One goal is to improve quality of life by the sale of nutrition, home and beauty products. A more important goal and dream to offer this opportunity to others who are blind or disabled. We are part of Amway, one of the oldest, largest and most stable network markets.

Jack’s Heavenly haven

Jack Truehaft, Owner
Toms river, NJ
Phone: 732 401 0399
Phone (BENJ): 732 418 3270

Jack Truehaft has been self-employed for 40 years as a Business Enterprise of New Jersey (BENJ) manager in the food services industry. Opportunities are located in federal, state and county buildings. BENJ is a program administrated by the NJ Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NJCBVI).

Mackey Enterprises, LLC

Brian Mackey, Owner
Medford, NJ 08055
Phone: 609 953 6988

Brian Mackey has been the proud owner of Mackey Enterprises, LLC since 2011. Mackey Enterprises, LLC “sees” things from a different perspective to perform personal and business related data entry, website, and bookkeeping services. All projects are completed with a “Blind With Vision” attitude.

Mariposa Essence

Rosa Santiago, Founder
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Phone: 201-892-6946

Rosa Santiago has been in business for 14 years and has founded Mariposa Essence. Natural products to balance the mind, body and spirit are made with essential oils and available at her online store!

Rania’s Therapeutic Massage

Rania Ismail, Licensed Massage Therapist
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-328-5976

Rania Ismail former lead student became a licensed massage therapist after graduating from the Institute For Therapeutic Massage and has been the massage therapist at Michaels Salon in Hackettstown sinse October 2010. Rania works with a range of clients from those who are stressed out to those living with chronic pain. She hopes to demonstrate by example that anything is possible such as becoming a massage therapist.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit

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