by Michael M. Shapiro, The Alternative Press
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Over one hundred New Providence business owners packed Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors on Wednesday night for the New Providence Business Bash, a networking event and awards presentation that also featured the unveiling of a new logo and marketing for the New Providence business community, New Providence Business: Small Community, Big Choices.
Summit Medical Group was presented with the Corporate Neighbor Award while Investors Bank was named Business of the Year. The New Jersey Sharing Network won Humanitarian Business of the Year.
Michelle Brugger, President of the New Providence Business & Professional Association, told the attendees, “you are what helps make New Providence a great place in which to work, live and have fun!”
She noted that the New Providence Business & Professional Association provides scholarships at New Providence high school, and organizes and funds the summer concert series, Farmers Market, and Independence Day fireworks and festivities, among other contributions.
Gary Kapner, founder of the New Providence Business & Professional Association and Councilman in New Providence said, “I am thrilled to see how many people turned out for tonight’s event. It shows just how involved our business community is in our town and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
In unveiling the new logo and marketing for the New Providence business community, Barbara Singer of Different by Design, who designed the new logo, said that the concept is to shop locally and come to New Providence while also attracting new businesses to New Providence. She said that the logo and marketing is about linking the community to the business community.
Jimmy Vardas, President of the New Providence Downtown Improvement District and owner of the Prestige Diner, said “Besides the unveiling of our new logo and the awards given out, tonight’s event proves the great relationships between New Providence business owners. It was almost like attending a friend’s party where all knew each other and the “new” guests were welcomed as part of the family. It all proved that we a true Business Community and not just business owners in a great town.”
Elefante Music supplied the entertainment for the event while Paolo’s Kitchen catered it and Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors hosted it.
On Saturday, April 27 (from 9 am to 2 pm), Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club will host a Community Wellness Awareness Day!
This day is designed to promote community interaction and recreation as well as wholesome wellness and prevention. There will be many vendors and local businesses on hand to promote wellness and prevention at the Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club facility for a family fun day of entertainment, healthy food and drink, and lots of information and seminars on what total wellness looks like! This includes recreational activities and extracurricular activities for children. It is also an Open House event for the club, completely FREE services, including group fitness classes, body assessments, and more.
Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club is located at 593 Central Avenue in New Providence and will be holding events both indoors and outdoors.
Join us in a celebration of community and wellness! Come see other local businesses that are involved, support your community, and enjoy a family fun day of health and wellness!
Please mark your calendars and set the date for Saturday April 27 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. I look forward to seeing you there!
To all New Providence Business & Professional Association Members who wish to participate: You choose how involved you wish to be!
By choosing to be a participating business, your logo will be added to the event’s flier. These fliers will be distributed to our 15,000 plus database via email blast, to all participating vendors/businesses, as well as email blasted to all participating vendors/businesses databases. Marketing is well underway and I believe this event will not only be great for the community, it will be great for the growth of our businesses!
Contact Betsy Shinkle at email@example.com, 908-665-1141 if you are interested in becoming a represented business/vendor at our event!
The New Providence Business Community is proud to sponsor a Business Bash on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. All New Providence business owners, operators, or managers of both large and small business and corporations are encouraged to come and enjoy some refreshments, meet other local business owners, and learn more about the New Providence Business Community and what it can do for you and your business. The Business Bash will begin at 5 PM at Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, 560 Central Avenue in New Providence.
The New Providence Business Community serves its members and supports the local community by funding and operating numerous community events and activities. They also hold membership meetings to inform, educate, and create a forum for members to exchange ideas and experiences in order to build a proactive and vibrant business community. If you are a New Providence business owner or employee who would like to be more involved, or for more information, visit www.NewProvBiz.com.
NEW PROVIDENCE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HOST MEET & GREET WITH ASSEMBLYMAN BRAMNICK
Bramnick to meet with constituents at Prestige Diner in New Providence on Tuesday
“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
This year’s 5K Race is scheduled for Sunday, June 10
Dear NPBPA Members:
As many of you already know, this year’s 5K Race is scheduled for Sunday, June 10th at the Sharing Network Headquarters on Central Avenue. Last year was a huge success, as more than 4,000 runners/walkers participated in this event, which is hosted by the NPBPA.
As a special fundraiser, we are offering the opportunity to NPBPA Members to advertise their business by either purchasing a Race Marker, or by setting up a table at the event, under the NPBPA tent or both.
To advertise your business in the community – and be seen by more than 5,000 people, please download the registration form and mail it to the NPBPA with your check as instructed on the form.
If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions about the event or about advertising, please contact me directly.
Thank you for your support!!!
Peter E. Rovtar
President of The Lantern Agency Insurance & 5K Race Chairman for the NPBPA
Important to all members:
Even if you do not wish to purchase a marker or table, please come out the day of the race
to show your support of this NPBPA event!
You’re invited ….
MAYOR BROOKE HERN
NEW PROVIDENCE BOROUGH COUNCIL
INVITE YOU TO THE
2011 BOROUGH HOLIDAY PARTY!
hosted by the
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
NEW PROVIDENCE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
6:30 – 9:30 PM
PLEASE RSVP TODAY!
Get more information:
CALL LINDA AT BOROUGH HALL, 908-665-1400 EXT 0
OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
KAPUSCINSKI LUONGO ARCHITECTS
Join us at 12:30 pm
Wednesday August 24th at a
JERSEY FRESH NETWORKING
(rain or shine)
at the New Providence Farmer’s Market
360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence
A sandwich and salad lunch will be provided to all who register!
Bring plenty of business cards and a hearty appetite!
Registration cost is $10 for members — $40 for soon to be members.
Did You Know…?
The NPBPA is also responsible for the summer concert series “Family Fun Night” at Centennial Park thanks to the sponsorship of Braunschweiger Jewelers, Creative Wall Coverings, Elefante Music, Lassus Wherley, Prestige Diner, Prudential, Dr Robert Robinson, The New Providence Downtown Improvement District, The Lions Club and Zita’s Ice Cream.