General Meeting

General Meeting – Thursday, December 4th

Save the Date!

Our next general member meeting is coming up!


Thursday, December 4th from 5 pm to 7 pm


Providence! Integrated Health & Fitness
18 South Street
2nd Floor
New Providence, NJ  07974

Please mark your calenders. A formal invite and additional information about the meeting will be forthcoming.

We look forward to seeing you then!!

General Meeting – Wednesday, April 16

Please join us for the next General Membership Meeting of the New Providence Business & Professional Association!

PrudentialNetworking will begin at 6:00 pm
Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm

Prudential NJ Properties
1260 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974  [Directions]

We will be discussing our upcoming events for 2014. Our Speaker for the Evening is TBD.

Please use the link below to register. If you or a friend or business associate live or work in New Providence, but is not yet a member, we invite to come and join us for this meeting. We would love to have you!

Register Now!

I hope you are able to join us, even if just for a little while. I am looking forward to seeing you then.

Thank you to Mike DelDuca and Prudential NJ Properties for hosting our next meeting. We also thank our members for being such a valued part of the New Providence Business & Professional Association.


Michelle Brugger

General Meeting: Thursday, January 9 – hosted by investors Bank

Please join us!

At the January General Membership meeting of the New Providence Business Community our guest speaker will discuss small business lending.

We will also catch up on the events from 2013, and begin planning for our 2014 events.


  • Thursday, January 9 at 6pm to 7:30pm


  • investors Bank (1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974)


  • Refreshments will be served!
  • Networking at 6:00 pm. Our speaker will begin at 6:15 pm and our Meeting agenda will begin at 6:30 pm.

Register Today!

Don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing you there!


About our speaker:

James O. Harte – Senior Vice President of Business Lending at investors Bank

“Mr. Harte has more than 35 years’ industry experience, most recently as SVP and Chief Credit Officer for Enterprise National Bank, a New Jersey-based community bank.  Prior to this, he spent more than 20 years with The Bank of New York, serving in roles that included SVP/Division Head of Business & Professional Lending, Division President of the Rockland County NY Retail Banking Division, and Head of Commercial Lending and Credit for the Bank’s New Jersey subsidiary. Mr. Harte is a Hawthorne resident who graduated with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.”

Thank you to our gracious hosts:

investors Bank

General Meeting – August 28th at 6pm; hosted by Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club

Please join us for our next General Meeting of the New Providence Business & Professional Association

Wednesday, August 28th at 6:00 pm [Register]

(we will begin promptly at 6 pm as networking will be at the end of the meeting)

With the end of the summer rapidly approaching, we’d like to get together to recap all our events for 2013 so far, all of our great successes, all of our changes, and look forward to the Street Fair and the start of the fall season!

Hosted by Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club

Not only will The Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club be opening their doors to us for our meeting, but they will be offering light refreshments AND also be providing all of our attendees with a complimentary pass to enjoy a workout after our meeting. Perhaps some relaxing time in their steam room or sauna, a group fitness class, etc; showers and towel service included!

Speaker: Christine Clifton from Client Centric Growth

“Know, Like, and Trust: 3 Steps to Make More Money from your Marketing”

As small business owners, we’ve all heard that people need to Know, Like, and Trust us in order to do business with us. But few have turned it into a repeatable, proven process that makes money for them. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • Your Secret Super Power that Draws Prospects to You
  • How to Turn “Know, Like, and Trust” into a proven marketing system
  • The One Technique you can use right now to gain more leads

You’ll leave this program with action items to use immediately that will bring more prospects into your business!

About Christine:

Christine Clifton works with mindful entrepreneurs who want to feel comfortable promoting their businesses.  She helps them do more of what they love to do and help more people – without burning out in the process.  When working with her they express themselves confidently, become well-paid for what they do, and gain lots of happy clients. 

We are looking forward to an exciting meeting!! Please mark your calendar and click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Register for meeting!

General Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 13

THE NP BPA will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at Home Again Design at 1330 Springfield Avenue in New Providence.

  • ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN BRAMNICK will join us to provide an update on Sandy Recovery efforts and explain what services are available from the state.
  • CLARE WHERELY of LASSUS WHERELEY will be our guest speaker, providing an update on what we can look forward to in our local economy in 2013.

Please note: In light of the recent hurricane, we have changed our original agenda for this membership meeting, and have instead made it an OPEN meeting for all New Providence Businesses on the topic of SANDY RECOVERY.

Networking begins at Home Again Design at 6 pm.  The meeting will start at 6:30.  Hope to see everyone there!

PLEASE RSVP by email at

We would like to thank Home Again Design for hosting this meeting!

Home Again Design


May 24th General Meeting hosted by investorsBank

General Meeting featured Special Guest, Union County College President, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

When: May 24th from 6pm to 7:30pm


Investors Bank
Village Shopping Center
1260 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

Members and and their friends and neighbors joined us at the May General Meeting.

A “community college” education is quite different today!

Our guest, Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin has just completeing her second year as the President of Union County College with campuses in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Scotch Plains and Cranford. She explained all the ways that the College can be an asset to our businesses. With over 75 degree and certificate programs available to students who range from high school age to seniors well into their golden years.

Prior to joining Union County College as President, Dr. McMenamin served for five years as executive vice president for educational services of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey, where her final title was acting President.

Watch for the date of our next General Meeting in early July

We would like to extend a special thank you to our member, investorsBank, for hosting this event.

investors bank

Assemblyman Bramnick Joins NPBPA “Meet & Greet” at Prestige Diner


Bramnick to meet with constituents at Prestige Diner in New Providence on Tuesday

Bramnick 04-17-2012 Meet & GreetAssembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick will join New Providence business owners at the Prestige Diner on April 17 to help promote the shops and restaurants in downtown New Providence.

“We are very pleased that Assemblyman Bramnick is helping to promote economic development in New Providence,” said Prestige Diner owner Jimmy Vardas. “It means a great deal to us that our local representatives understand the importance of helping small businesses succeed and the positive impact that a thriving business district makes in a town like New Providence.”

All local business owners and members of the public are invited to meet Bramnick, who serves as the Assembly Minority Leader in the State Legislature. Assemblyman Bramnick represents 16 towns in Union, Morris and Somerset counties, including New Providence.

  • WHAT: New Providence “Meet and Greet” with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 9-10 AM
  • WHERE: Prestige Diner, 1318 Springfield Ave, New Providence


General Meeting – State of the Borough


Creative Wallcoverings and Interiors
560 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

Our traditional first meeting of the year will feature a “State of the Borough” message from Mayor J. Brooke Hern. We are sure he will focus on much of what is going on in the business community ranging from the implementation of the new liquor laws, to the economic development committee that was recently formed to the statewide issues that will effect us in business in New Providence.

In addition many of our committee chairs have updates on what is planned for 2012. One of the most important is the update of our website and your listing on the directory. Please see the section below for instructions.

I look forward to seeing everyone on January 26th.

Michelle Brugger
NP BPA President

Sponsored by:

Creative Wallcoverings and Interiors


560 Central Avenue  |  New Providence, NJ 07974  |  908-665-7997


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