The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, A NJ Nonprofit Corp., 501(c) (6) has recently founded the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. a separate identity under the laws of the State of New Jersey as a 501(c) (3) public charity. The foundation will function with the same bylaws and board members as the chamber of commerce. This was made possible by the generosity and support from Mr. George Celentano, Regional Manager and Senior Vice President from The Provident Bank. The foundation was incorporated to provide assistance to our local businesses for their contributions towards our scholarship program. The foundation is dedicated to provide three scholarships every year that are carefully selected by our scholarship committee. The scholarship recipients must be a graduating senior and reside in the towns that we support; Bloomfield, Belleville and Glen Ridge. The criteria for the scholarships are based on financial need, fall attendance at a college, university, or vocational school, intention to pursue a career that is business oriented and extra-curricular/community activities.
Congratulations to our members: Investors Bank and XCEL Federal Credit Union for the 2013 Best Places to Work in New Jersey!! The Best Places to Work in New Jersey awards program recognizes and honors the state’s top employers who show a dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life. Read more: http://www.njbiz.com/section/best-places-to-work-NJ#ixzz2Qq5A6dfY
PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR LOCAL MEMBER BUSINESSES!
J.S. Paluch Co. – Chris Camizzi, Territory Account Manager, www.jspaluch.com
World Class Martial Arts – Master R. Perry, www.worldclassmartialarts.net
Compass Self Storage – Christina Jacome, Marketing, www.compassselfstorage.com
I would like to welcome and congratulate our newest $99 Special Member “AFLAC” for taking advantage of this outrageous opportunity of a savings of $76. Mr. Anthony DePersio is an independent agent representative also part owner of Bar Cara Restaurant in Bloomfield (also a chamber member). Congratulations!
A congratulation goes out to Ms. Laura Mendes from the Provident Bank. Ms. Mendes was recently promoted to Area Manager for the Belleville and Kearny Branches. Good Luck Laura!
Our chamber is growing! Congratulations to our March 2013 New Members!
Allstate Insurance, Demetra Jones, Agent, N. Arlington
Deal Share Offers, Maria Paladino-Fitz, Bloomfield
Sam Zamloot, Patron
Level Up Construction, Joseph Del Guidice, Bloomfield
The Smile and Implant Center, Sue Aquino, 837 Kearny Avenue, Kearny
After Hours MediCenter, Barnabas Health, Peter Spanos, 382 W Passaic Avenue, Bloomfield
PNC Bank, Melissa Jaipal, Branch Manager, 2 Broad Street, Bloomfield
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The chamber would like to formally congratulate Mr. Michael Kahn from The Provident Bank with his recent promotion to Vice President and Area Manager of the bank’s Bloomfield branches located at 11 Broad Street, 1260 Broad Street and 100 Bloomfield Avenue and Ms. Laura Mendes from The Provident Bank with her recent promotion to Area Manager for the Belleville and Kearny branches along with Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health Facility chosen as the Essex County “Irish-Woman of the Year”.
Welcome and Congratulations to Peter Spanos, Marketing & PR Director on your grand opening on 382 West Passaic Avenue in the Township of Bloomfield. The medicenter specializes in adult medicine with hours that fit your needs 7 days a week. Convenient hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM – 4 PM.
Barnabas Health Medical Group
After Hours MediCenter
A Partnership in care with Clara Maass Medical Center
Mortgage money available for financing a new home or refinancing your present one?
You are invited for refreshments and to learn about our great home financing options.
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Location: Valley National Bank, 1422 Broad Street, Bloomfield
For more information, visit any branch or call local customer service center 24/7
The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation plans to recognize three academic recipients a 2013 scholarship award. The recipients must be a graduating senior and reside in Bloomfield, Belleville and Glen Ridge. The criteria is based on financial need, fall attendance at a college, university, or vocational school, intention to pursue a career that is business oriented, and extra-curricular/community activities. The scholarship will be awarded to one for each town to be selected by our scholarship committee.
Applications are available at each high school guidance office or by contacting the chamber office at 973-748-2000. Deadline for applications is April 22, 2013.
Interested in taking a more active role? Join a Committee! New ideas or suggestions are always welcomed. Please contact the chamber office at
973-748-2000 to become more involved with the chamber.