CLASS OF 2022 SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES!

Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!
Bloomfield HS: Miss Taylor Sconiers (Hampton University)
Belleville HS: Mr. Cengiz Tetik (Rutgers University)
Glen Ridge HS: Mr. Ryan O’Neil (Lehigh University)

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS
PLATINUM
• Ms. Cecelia Polizzi
• Brookdale ShopRite: Mr. Neil Greenstein
• Provident Bank: Mr. Michael Kahn, Miss Dee Frias
BRONZE
• McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC
• Zippo’s Car Stereo
• J.T. Murdoch Shoes
PATRON
• State Farm Insurance, Michael Bush, Agent
• Mr. Ed Nejman
• Joseph Berardinelli, CPA
• Generazio Associates

Thank you to our sponsors for your generous donations!

APRIL MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please patronize our local businesses!

 Alco Animal and Pest Control
Bella Napoli Restaurant
 Clara Maass Medical Center| RWJ Barnabas Health
 Compass Self Storage
 Delta Fuel / Bawa Petroleum
 Forest Hill Field Club
 Generazio Associates, Inc.
 Glendale Cemetery
 Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home & Cremation
 Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex & Passaic County
 Lynnes Auto Group
 McDonald’s – New Bay Corp. (Broad Street, Bloomfield)
 Nutley Auto Kia
 PS Optical

Thank you to our March Membership Renewals for your support!

THE CHAMBER WELCOMES A NEW BUSINESS IN TOWN
“Healing Hands on Physical Therapy”
Alan Mendez PT, Owner
77 Newark Avenue, Suite 3 in Belleville
RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 27, 2022 AT 4 PM.

Thank you to our March Membership renewals for your support!

Bloomfield Center Alliance
 Dunkin Donuts (Belleville Avenue)
 J.Q. Automotive
 Minor Rubber
 Modestly Cover Diaper Bank of Essex County
 The Chandelier
 The Eye Care Center of NJ
WBMA-TV
 Zippo’s Car Stereo

Please patronize our members in our community!

MAY 4 BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS / POLYSTYRENE FOAM FOOD SERVICE PRODUCT

May 4 is almost here. The date when the new Ban on Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Foam Food Service Products law goes into effect.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Melanie Willoughby at the number provided below.

Thank you, Donna Pietroiacovo, SECC Exec. Admin.

Melanie Willoughby
Executive Director
NJ Business Action Center
33 W. State Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820
P: 609-633-8301 F: 609-292-5509
C: 609-462-6917
Melanie.Willoughby@sos.nj.gov
https://www.nj.gov/state/bac

NJ’s Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags/Polystyrene Foam (MAY 4, 2022)

“NJ’s Ban on Plastic Carryout Bags & Polystyrene Foam in Stores, Grocery Stores and Food Service Businesses.”
EFFECTIVE May 4, 2022

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or
sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags
are allowed to be provided or sold, except by grocery stores equal to or larger than 2500 square feet, which may
only provide or sell reusable carryout bags. After November 4, 2021, plastic straws may be provided only upon the
request of the customer.

Click below link for details! Thank you
https://business.nj.gov/bags/plastic-ban-law

Chamber Installs 2022 Slate of Officers!

The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer association of businesses and professional persons working together to enhance the growth and prosperity of the business community, recently installed its 2022 Executive Board and Board of Trustees at The Chandelier in Belleville on Friday, March 4, 2022.

EXECUTIVE BOARD (7) – 2 yr. Term

Mario Drozdz, Patrician Realtors, President (2023)
Gerry Generazio, Generazio Associates, Inc., Marketing Director (2023)
Lois Tirrell, Patron, VP Membership Chair (2023)
Neil Greenstein, Brookdale ShopRite, VP Membership (2023)
Cecelia Polizzi, Belleville Motor Lodge, VP Programs (2023)
Dennis E. Gaglione, Esq., Gaccione, Pomaco PC, VP Legal Affairs (2023)
Joseph Berardinelli, CPA, Nardi & Associates, LLC, Treasurer (2023)

PAST PRESIDENTS

Josephine O’Brien, Everside Health
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, (2023)
Melanie Bitecola, Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral & Cremation Service,(2024)
Michael Bush, Agent, State Farm Insurance, (2023)
Reineen Dohman, Job Haines Home, (2023)
Dr. Sean Flynn, Step By Step Pediatrics, (2022)
Dee Frias, Provident Bank, (Belleville), (2024)
Rafael E. Gavidia, America’s Mortgage Lender,(2024)
Wanda Ince, Serenity Senior Care, (2024)
Susanne Kaltsas, Professional Counseling & Life Coaching, (2024)
Cathy Loreto, Bloomfield Lions Club,(2024)
Janet McCarthy, McCarthy Appraisal Services, (2024)
Maurice McLaughlin, Esq., McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC, (2022)
Mary Murdoch, J.T. Murdoch Shoes, (2023)
Diane Smith, Agent, State Farm Insurance, (2023)
David Worrall, Worrall Media, (2022)
Michael Zippo, Zippo’s Mobile Electronics, (2022)

Photo courtesy of Anthony DiMatteo Photography