The chamber celebrated its 23rd Annual Business Development and Anniversary Awards Dinner to honor and recognize our local business members. Every event that the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce has involves with the support of those we serve, our local businesses. It is these businesses with their financial support that make it happen for the chamber and we are very grateful for their generous donations. Our Platinum Sponsors are Provident Bank, Clara Maass Medical Center | RWJ Barnabas Health, and the Shoprite of Belleville; Gold Sponsor is VAC-U-MAX; Silver Sponsors are Belleville Motor Lodge and Bank Card Systems; and Our Line Sponsors are Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home and Patrician Realtors Congratulations to all Recipients
Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees: SPOTLIGHT AWARD: Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bitecola, Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral & Cremation Service Excellence Award: Belleville Mayor Michael A. Melham Community Star Awards: Dr. Nicole M. Mcgrath-Barnes, KinderSmile Foundation, Bloomfield and Mr. Joseph Maurillo & Ms. Elizabeth Roldan, Cheer Me Up Foundation, Belleville THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS: Platinum: Clara Maass Medical Center | RWJ Barnabas Health Gold: Bloomfield College and Provident Bank: Silver: Belleville Mayor Michael A. Melham, Belleville Motor Lodge, Iacullo Martino, LLC and McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC Bronze: Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini, Dewberry, Generazio Associates Inc., Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral & Cremation Service, Job Haines Home, MAR Security (Robert J. Decker, Sr.), Patrician Realtors (former Belleville Councilman Mario Drozdz), Zi Zia Pizzeria & Trattoria and Zippo’s Mobile Electronics: Supporter: Portraits by Michael Stahl
Every Year, the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognizes six academic recipients a scholarship award. The 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. The scholarships are selected carefully by our scholarship committee. Applications are available at each high school guidance office.
The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce will mark its 100th anniversary at a gala on March 23, 2017. The celebration will be held at Nanina’s in The Park in Belleville. The Chamber was incorporated in 1917 as the Bloomfield Board of Trade. In 1923, the name was changed to become the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. The group joined forces with the Belleville Chamber of Commerce to become the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce in 2003. A New Jersey non-profit corporation, the Chamber is a volunteer association of businesses and professional people working together to enhance the growth and prosperity of the business community. “For 100 years the vitality of our business community has been our focus, and we invite everyone to come celebrate with us,” says Chamber President Josephine O’Brien, the Development Manager at XCEL Federal Credit Union in Bloomfield. “Our organization encompasses a broad spectrum of prestigious businesses and professional practices. We have 200 active members, and they also include community organizations, civic members and patrons.” Three Community Spotlight Honorees will be recognized at the 100th anniversary event. Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center, will receive the Excellence Award. Michael L. Sceurman, Director of Bloomfield Parks & Recreation, will be honored with the Recognition and Community Service Award. The Community Service Award will go to Jill Simmons, President of The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge.
Chamber Informally Installs 2017 Officers Marking its 100th Anniversary in March! The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce “chamber” installs its 2017 Executive Board and Board of Trustees at Senorita’s in Bloomfield on January 12, 2017. The Chamber was incorporated in 1917 as the Bloomfield Board of Trade. In 1923, the name was changed to become the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. The group joined forces with the Belleville Chamber of Commerce to become the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce in 2003. A New Jersey non-profit corporation, the Chamber is a volunteer association of businesses and professional people working together to enhance the growth and prosperity of the business community.
The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce “SECC” hosted its Business Development Awards recognition ceremony at Brix Restaurant in Belleville. Sponsors included Platinum, Wells Fargo, and Line Sponsors Foley Field Foundation and Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral & Cremation Services. Photos courtesy of Anthony S. Torres Photography
Welcome to our 18th Annual Business Development Awards Every year, the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce acknowledges businesses both members and future members that have made major capital investments and improvements to their property, that bring confidence to our local business community. Thank you to our sponsors for this evening event! GOLD SPONSOR SHOPRITE OF BELLEVILLE – Mr. Vincent LoCurcio SILVER SPONSOR iCARE PHARMACY – Mr. Samir Tammous LINE SPONSORS BELLEVILLE MOTOR LODGE – Ms. Cecelia Polizzi FOLEY FIELD FOUNDATION – Mr. Michael Napolitano VAN TASSEL FUNERAL HOME – Mrs. Izabela Bacza Congratulations to our 2014 Recipients!
Celebrating our 97th Anniversary! A formal banquet was held in March 2014 at The Chandelier in Belleville to install our 2014 slate of officers and trustees to the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce. At that time, business and civic anniversary awards were recognized along with our “Spotlight” Award” recipient former Mayor Raymond J. McCarthy. Our sincere appreciation is extended to our event supporters: Platinum: XCEL Federal Credit Union; The Provident Bank: Bronze: A T.E.A.M. Approach Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center
The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce held a formal banquet on March 1, 2013 at the Forest Hill Field Club to install our 2013 Slate of Officers and Trustees along with recognizing business anniversaries. As always thank you to our sponsors for their continuous support: Platinum: Schumacher Chevrolet; Gold: Investors Bank & XCEL Federal Credit Union; Silver: Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; Bronze: Belleville Motor Lodge & Job Haines Home. Photos curtosy of Mr. Chrystofer Davis