New Providence: Highest Ranked: Union County

NewProvidenceby Vicky Valet, njfamily.com

New Providence is a place where schools consistently rank among the state’s best, neighbors are friends, commuting is painless (especially if you’re employed by one of the Fortune 500 companies here) and recreation is a priority.

With an ice skating rink, an Olympic-size pool, three parks, eight athletic fields, eight tennis courts and a community calendar dotted with fun family events like the annual Fishing Derby and Independence Day Celebration, it’s easy to see why New Providence is a great place to raise a family.

The downtown area, which recently completed a $1.5 million revitalization, is filled with local independent businesses, like Barth’s Market, a third-generation German butcher, and Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream, a family-owned ice cream shop (where you can pick up NJ Ice Cream Festival’s award-winning flavors), plus popular restaurants, like the 48-year-old Prestige Diner.

Cocktail Party at NP Chiropractic

Please join us at New Providence Chiropractic TONIGHT from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for an After Hours Cocktail Party!! It’s going to be a great evening out!

When:
Thursday March 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Where:
New Providence Chiropractic
133 Gales Drive
New Providence, NJ 07974

NP Chiropractic is providing refreshments for everyone to enjoy. They’ll have pizza, sandwiches, soda, wine, and beer. (please email us if you are coming so there is plenty of food!)

Towards the end of the evening, Dr. Mark Schlobohm will be doing a fantastic workshop on “Peak Performance.” It’s sure to be a great evening!!

Come out to socialize, network, and warm-up from the cold!!

We have lots of new businesses opening up in town…if you have an email address of the new business owners, please use the blue forward link below and send this email to them. Or let them know about the event. We would love to have them come out to meet everyone.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Michelle

New Providence Business & Professional Association

president@npbpa.com

Member News: Sport Clips to Bring MVP Hair Care to New Providence

Fresh Take on Barbershop Amenities for Guys of all Ages

Sport_ClipsNEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. (December 17, 2014) — Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, will open December 19 on 1260 Springfield Ave. in New Providence. This new business is one of the latest of the franchise’s more than 1,200 locations across the country. “Sport Clips offers our clients the expertise of well-trained stylists in a fun, casual environment where they can enjoy watching sports on TV during their haircut. We’re looking forward to introducing clients to our services and distinctive experience,” said Jim Goryeb, who owns the new location. “The Sport Clips concept is growing across the country, and we’re proud to make it a part of New Providence’s retail community.”

The new Sport Clips will offer:

  • A fresh take on barbershop amenities and services like the “MVP Experience” that includes a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage
  • Stylists who specialize in hair care for men and boys and stay up-to-date on industry trends
  • Large, flat-screen televisions playing sports programming at each haircut station and in the lobby, along with reading materials
  •  Affordable luxuries like special lighting and massaging chairs in the shampoo area
  • Haircut services without an appointment – walk-ins are welcome

“Opening a Sport Clips creates opportunities for employment and charitable outreach,” said Goryeb. “Our team members look forward to giving great haircuts and playing an active role in supporting the community in which we serve.”

Sport Clips in New Providence will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.sportclips.com/NJ118

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

 

New Providence Businesses Have Donated More Than $100,000 Locally in 2014

PrestigeDiner2014-08-09by Michael M. Shapiro, TAP into New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – During the last year, businesses in New Providence donated more than $100,000 to sponsor local events and provide funding to organizations and charities in the borough. By supporting the merchants who give back to the borough, New Providence residents enable money to stay within the community, creating a virtuous circle benefiting the entire community.

Jimmy Vardas, owner of the Prestige Diner and president of the Downtown Improvement District, has taken the circle one step further by using as many local businesses as possible for the needs of the diner.  Zita’s supplies the ice cream for the diner.  The Prestige Diner’s bagels are purchased from the Bagel Café in New Providence.  Vegetables are sourced from Murph Farms.  The diner’s website was done by local web designer and resident Karin Souren.  Even the diner’s renovation was designed by a local architect.

“If within the community, we can work with each other, we can create a thriving business environment,” said Vardas.  “By supporting the merchants who give back to the town, the money stays in the community, creating a virtuous circle of support within the community.”

Vardas concluded, “So, while you do your shopping this holiday season remember to shop New Providence and support the local businesses that have been donating to so many charities, foundations and events throughout 2014.”

2014 Borough Holiday Party – Thursday, December 11th

Each year the New Providence Business Community sponsors a holiday party to thank all of the volunteers who make New Providence a great place to live, work, and play.

Attended by several hundred people, this event features great food and entertainment. Invited guests include all borough officials, volunteers, board and committee members, borough employees, and the New Providence Business Community.

Date:

12/11/2014 (Thu 6:30PM – 9:30PM)

Location:

The DeCorso Community Center
(aka New Providence Senior Citizens Center)
15 East Fourth Street in New Providence

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING:

Picking a time slot to help out  is a great way to get involved and to represent our business community!

Sign up today if you would like to help out!
Check here to see available slots for which we could use some extra hands!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

COMMUNITY SPONSOR- $750

  • Name on all invitations and logo on banquet banner and table

HOLIDAY HELPER – $500

  • Logo on banquet banner and on table cards

FOOD STATION SPONSOR – $250

  • Name and Logo in front of your sponsored station

General Meeting – Thursday, December 4th

Save the Date!

Our next general member meeting is coming up!

When:

Thursday, December 4th from 5 pm to 7 pm

Where:  

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!!

2014 Christmas Walk, Friday, November 28th

FESTIVITIES BEGIN at 4:30pm

SANTA ARRIVES at 6:00pm

at Provident Bank on South Street

Please come out and join us in kicking off the Holiday Season!

Come watch Santa arrive in town with a parade
led by the Pioneer Band and the NPFD.

The kids can also enjoy Christmas Carolers, a stilt walker, sand art and more!

This event is proudly sponsored by

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Member News: New Providence Counselor and Children’s Book Author Gives Back

by Lauryn Shapiro, TAPintoNewProvidence
As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteNEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence resident Rebecca Perlman Coniglio, a licensed clinical social worker and certified school counselor, and author of children’s book series, “Lily’s Little Life Lessons,” (lilyslittlelifelessons.com) has found a creative way to support The NJ Sharing Network.

Her most recent book, “Lily’s Laces” was written specifically for The NJ Sharing Network, with all proceeds from the book benefiting the organization which saves lives through organ and tissue donation.  “Lily’s Laces” will be released in Spanish later this month.

Coniglio was inspired to write her books after her daughter, Lily, became very ill from complications of a virus when she was in kindergarten.  ”When she got better I did feel so lucky, so I reached out to the NJ Sharing Network and told them that Lily always wanted to participate in their 5K, and I wondered if they wanted me to write a story about it,” she tells TAP into New Providence.  She explains that The NJ Sharing Network funds the book’s publications and receives all of the proceeds from the sales.

When she heard about The NJ Sharing Network’s new foundation, Riley’s Dance (www.rileysdance.org), she offered to write another story for them.  Coniglio is currently working on the book that will benefit Riley’s Dance, a foundation honoring five-year-old Riley (of Livingston, New Jersey) who saved two people’s lives by donating her organs when she died.

“Writing these books is a way to give back to the community and support the very worthy cause of organ and tissue donation,” said Coniglio.

Coniglio recently relocated her private counseling practice from Livingston, New Jersey, to South Street in New Providence. She has over 10 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing anxiety, grief, parenting issues, other life transitions.  A free phone consultation is encouraged at 973-568-6453.  “Sometimes you just need someone to talk to,” Coniglio says. “I am here, and ready to listen.”

New Providence Farmer’s Market FALL Children’s Activities & Entertainment

Join us! Every Wednesday through November 5th from 12 noon to 6pm at the New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot on Springfield Avenue! 

NP Street Fair this Sunday, 9/7 10am-5pm

Join us this Sunday along Springfield Avenue in New Providence, between South Street and Livingston Avenue.

A Fun Family Event!

100+ vendors…kids’ zone…great food…arts & crafts

live music…kiddie rides…pony rides…petting zoo

Download printable flyer

Did You Know…?

Hosts of the NJ Sharing Network 5K

Did you know…the New Providence Business Community hosts the NJ Sharing Network 5K which draws over 6,000 people to New Providence each June?

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Member Highlights

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration continues to be a popular NPBPA event and has been generously sponsored in the past by NPBPA member Investors Bank.

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