2019 Formal Installation of Officers & Awards Banquet

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

2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

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.

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2017 Formal Installation Wine & Cheese Gathering

Chamber Installs 2017 Officers Marks 100th Anniversary 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.

2016 Business Development Awards

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

2014 Business Development Awards

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!

2014 Formal Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet

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

2013 Formal Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet

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

2012 Formal Installation of our Officers and Awards Banquet

Thank you to our event sponsors for their continuous support! Platinum: The Provident Bank, Mr. George Celentano Gold: Schumacher Chevrolet, Mr. Stephen Tilton Bronze: Nestor L. Arce, CPA Supporter: Belleville Motor Lodge, Ms. Cecelia Polizzi

Ribbon Cuttings

Local Businesses Join Chamber. Free ribbon cutting with new memberships!

2012 Business Development Awards

Every year, the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce acknowledges all businesses both members and future members that have made major capital investments and/or improvements to their property that bring confidence in the local business community.

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