STARTING A NEW BUSINESS IN NJ

The NJ Business Action Center has just produced a handy check list for all individuals thinking about starting a business. It is the "New Business Checklist" which can be accessed and downloaded at this link nj-new-business-checklist.pdf.

The checklist walks a person through all the stages of starting a business with the necessary links. It also connects the person to the NJBAC for any additional questions.

Melanie L Willoughby
Executive Director
NJ Business Action Center
33 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08068
609-462-6917 cell
melanie.willoughby@sos.nj.gov
https://www.nj.gov/state/bac

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2O21 SENIORS

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021 SENIORS!

The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proudly awarding scholarships again this year. The recipients must be a graduating high school senior (private or public) and reside in the towns that we support; Bloomfield, Belleville and Glen Ridge. Application below as well as can be found at the high school guidance office or you can contact Cecelia Polizzi or Donna Pietroiacovo at 973-748-2000 for a copy.

Scholarship Criteria: 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.

GOOD LUCK!
SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION

SUBURBAN ESSEX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “2021 EXEC BD AND TRUSTEES”

2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD AND TRUSTEES

EXECUTIVE BOARD (7) – 2 yr. Term
Josephine O’Brien, Paladina Health, President (2021)
Gerry Generazio, Generazio Associates, Inc., Marketing Director (2022)
Lois Tirrell, Patron, VP Membership Chair (2022)
Neil Greenstein, Brookdale ShopRite, VP Membership (2022)
Cecelia Polizzi, Belleville Motor Lodge, VP Programs (2022)
Dennis E. Gaglione, Esq., Gaccione, Pomaco PC, VP Legal Affairs (2021)
Joseph Berardinelli, Nardi & Associates, LLC, Treasurer (2022)

PAST PRESIDENTS
Joseph Sandora, Bloomfield Carpet and Tile Inc.
Jolie Ruffalo, A T.E.A.M. Approach Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center
Robert Hilowitz, Patron

TRUSTEES (16) – 3 yr. Term
Nelson Barrera, NY Life Insurance, NJ Office, 2022
Melanie Bitecola, Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral & Cremation Service,2023
Michael Bush, Agent, State Farm Insurance, 2022
Reineen Dohman, Job Haines Home, 2021
Mario Drozdz, Patrician Associates Realtors, 2021
Dr. Sean Flynn, Step By Step Pediatrics, 2021
Dee Frias, Provident Bank, (Belleville), 2023
Susanne Kaltsas, Professional Counseling & Life Coaching, 2023
Cathy Loreto, Bloomfield Lions Club, 2023
Janet McCarthy, McCarthy Appraisal Services, 2023
Maurice McLaughlin, Esq., McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC, 2021
Mary Murdoch, J.T. Murdoch Shoes, 2022
Diane Smith, Agent, State Farm Insurance, 2022
Anthony Torres, Anthony S. Torres Photography, 2022
David Worrall, Worrall Media, 2021
Michael Zippo, Zippo’s Mobile Electronics, 2021

All terms extended by one year due to COVID-19.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you for your generous support!
Please patronize our local chamber member businesses!

December Membership Renewals
• Brookdale Dental Associates, V.P. & A.G. DeVincentis, DMD, Bloomfield
• Brookdale ShopRite, Bloomfield
• Great Cents Bookkeeping, Bloomfield
• Kitchen Tune-Up, Bloomfield
• Schumacher Chevrolet, Inc., Little Falls
• State Farm Insurance, Michael Bush, Agent

Congratulations and Welcome to our newest members!
• Farmers Insurance Doeman Agency, Gihane Doeman, Agency Owner, Bloomfield
• Modestly Cover Diaper Bank of Essex Co., Janien Reeves, Exec. Dir., Newark

Membership Renewals for October and November!

Thank you for your generosity and support!
NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
BELLEVILLE
• Councilman Vincent Cozzarelli
• Dental Doctors of NJ, PC (Dr. Deborah Nyktas)
BLOOMFIELD
Bloomfield PBA Local 32
• Budget Print Center
• KinderSmile Foundation (Dr. Nicole McGrath-Barnes)
• Mr. Robert Hilowitz
CLIFTON
• Harry Maroulakos, DC, FRCCM

OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
BLOOMFIELD
• Happy Trees, Bloomfield
• Provident Bank (Ampere Branch)
• Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
BELLEVILLE
• Bawa Petroleum/ Delta Fuel

PLEASE SHOP LOCAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
STAY SAFE: WEAR MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WASH HANDS!

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS AND GENEROUS SUPPORT!

COMING SOON IN BLOOMFIELD!

The Chamber welcomes Rosalind Hitchman, Business Manager of The Learning Experience located at 1041 Broad Street!

SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS!
AAMCO Transmissions
Atlantic Uniform Company
Bloomfield Public Library
Bloomfield Surgi-Center (ACES)
Eastern School of Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine
EXCEL Termite and Pest Control
Family Dental Associates of Brookdale
Markman & Cannan, Alan J. Markman, Esq.
McDonald’s (Bloomfield)
Provident Bank (Brookdale)
Safety NJ LLC
Westbridge Academy

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS AND GENEROUS SUPPORT DURING THIS HORRIFIC PANDEMIC!
STAY SAFE, WEAR A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WASH YOUR HANDS!

Please patronize our small local chamber member businesses! Thank you!

August Membership Renewals!

Please shop local to support our small businesses as they begin to open!

• Berje, Inc.
Bloomfield College
• Delissio & Associates, P.C.
• Dog Cat & Bird Clinic of Nutley
• Generazio Associates, Inc.
• Hathaway, James Richard
• Law Offices Gaccione Pomaco, P.C.
• Provident Bank (Bloomfield Center)
• Provident Bank (Belleville)
• Zi Zia Pizzeria & Trattoria

Thank you for generous support during the pandemic!

STAY SAFE, WEAR A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WASH YOURS HANDS!

UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE RECEIVES AWARD!

Congratulations to Steve McElfresh, Campus President at Universal Technical Institute located in Bloomfield receives a 2019-2020 “School of Distinction” award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The campus was recognized for its “commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation, and delivering quality educational programs to students.”