Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
April 8, 2019

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Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours
Wednesday, April 17th 
The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce Cordially Invites you to Business After Hours

Wednesday, April 17 
5 - 7:30 PM 
El Buen Gusto Restaurant and Bar  
630-636 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth  
Bring Friends & Business Associates!
***Don't Forget Your Business Cards***
ELEVATOR SPEECHES for Cards drawn from Basket!
FREE Admission with a Reservation
***Appetizers and Happy Hour Cash Bar***
Union County ELC Meeting - April 12
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Friday, April 12
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Holiday Inn, Clark
36 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick has served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing Union, Somerset and Morris Counties in the 21st District since 2003. In 2012, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the Assembly Minority Leader, making him the highest-ranking member of the Republican Caucus in the Assembly, a post he still holds today. 
Assemblyman Bramnick holds the title "Funniest Lawyer in New Jersey" after winning contests sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) at Rascals Comedy Club. He often volunteers his services as a comedic auctioneer on behalf of non-profit organizations. 
You're invited to attend a special Spring Open House Networking Reception!  
Tuesday, May 7  
5:30 - 7:30 PM 

TD Bank 
995 Morris Ave., Union  
(Diagonally across from Kean U)
FREE Admission and Networking!
Bring Friends & Business Associates

Refreshments will be provided  
QUESTIONS: CALL 908-355-7600

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Event Sponsors             $3500
Cocktail Hour Sponsors  $2500
Reception Sponsors       $1500
Dinner Sponsors            $1500
Cruise Sponsors            $1500
Dessert Sponsors          $1500
Printing Sponsors          $1000
Diamond Sponsors        $ 750
Platinum Sponsors        $ 500
Gold Sponsors              $ 250

If you have any questions or would like to confirm your sponsorship now, please call our office at 908-355-7600.
 Tickets on Sale: $150 per guest! 
Messages & events from your Fellow Members
Public Health Week: Last events Today and Saturday! 
New savings program shared by a Chamber Member with Chamber Members: 
Free Expungement Clinic
Hosted By: Newark Emergency Services for Families, Inc.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
3:00 PM Sharp
Victoria Human Services Plaza
982 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Do you have an arrest record?
Are you eligible to have your record sealed or expunged?

This information session will be providing details for those working on steps 1 and 2 in the expungement process. Please bring all documents including court dispositions and or criminal background checks. It is highly recommended to bring the blank  $75 money order due to the State of NJ Treasurer. So that you may move forward in the expungement process. 

RSVP with Keyron Blakely: 
Josephine's Place: April Events! 
Elizabeth Public Library is Gearing up for Summer Reading Programs for the Children of Elizabeth! 
Last year several local restaurants and other businesses donated gift cards or coupons children earned for reading, let's make it happen again: Call 908-962-5630! 
UCEDC Upcoming Seminars to help you Grow your Business this year 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Liberty Hall Corporate Center
1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
For more info about UCEDC programs contact 
Rogers Ramsey  908-527-1166  
Union County College Industry Business Institute
Improve Computer Skills
Our Classes bring you up-to-date 
Register Now!
For Your Employees or Yourself
Open Enrollment On-Campus Classes!
Classes are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
MS Office Skills Training
For grant-funding, you must be employed for at least 20 hours per week at a NJ-based business or non-profit (non-government), have employer approval, and provide your employer's FEIN number (Federal Employer Identification Number)
The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College
Nancy Burke (908) 527-7207 Contact for onsite classes at your premises. or Email us at: 
Don't Miss Out: Saturday, April 13th  
Havana Nights Rose Ball benefiting RWJUH Rahway    

Havana Nights Rose Ball
Saturday, April 13th
The Wilshire Grand
Questions? Call (732) 499-6135 
Career Starting Opportunity Here:      

For More Info Contact: Rose Marie Murray
908-355-3663 Ext. 240
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal - Hillside NJ 07205
Celebrating Families
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 
April is Child Abuse and Prevention awareness (CAP) month. To bring awareness about the negative impact of abuse and neglect in the Haitians and the community as whole, we are pleased to invite you to this Child Abuse Prevention Symposium.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
4 - 8 PM
Toussaint Louverture Marquis De Lafayette
1071 Julia St, Elizabeth, NJ

This symposium will be a joint effort of the Village Family Success Center ( VFSC) and Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. ( JPM).
We are very delighted to have several panelists in the social services arena who will inform the residents of Union County on Parent Control in the era of social media - informing parents on social media pros and cons and providing techniques on how to monitor their children using social media.
VFSC is committed to serve all Union County's individuals and families by providing comprehensive services focusing on self-empowerment, compassion and self-determination. The purpose of VFSC is to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families and neighborhood stronger.
For More Info Contact: 908-469-9508

Career Day at Council for Airport Opportunity!
Thursday, April 25
10 AM - 2 PM

We will have a great employer from Newark International Airport conducting interviews for immediate openings. They are seeking: Aircraft Cleaners (High School Diploma Necessary); Lavatory Water Drivers (Valid Drivers License Necessary); and Shuttle Drivers (CDL P Endorsement Necessary) in particular.
Do you or someone you know want to take the first step to Home Ownership?  

Saturday, April 27th 
1-4 PM 
Roselle Bank 
655 Raritan Road, Cranford 
Questions? Call Ann Sweeney (908) 272-0333
Please RSVP by April 25 to 
The Women of Josephine's Place Invite You to...
Annual Music and Wine Reception 
Union AAA Office has your next family vacation at a discounted price! 
Call 908-557-5222 for details and bookings! 
2020 Donate Life Transplant Games
Information Session
Saturday, May 4

NJ Sharing Network Headquarters
691 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

9:00am  Registration and Breakfast
10:00am - 12:00pm  Program

We invite you to meet members of Team Liberty and hear exciting news about the Transplant Games of America coming to New Jersey.

Calling All:
Transplant Recipients
Living Donors
Donor Families
Transplant Professionals

Elizabeth Public Library Exhibit features a piece of Elizabeth history: 
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Lifelong Elizabeth Transportation Summit:  

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For More Info Contact: Jewish Family Services 908-352-8375 
Time to prep your Bike for the spring!   

Tour de Elizabeth
May 19, 2019

Information: 908-289-0262

Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless  
Wednesday, May 22
6 PM

"There's No Place Like Home"
Annual Reception

The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

June 2nd is NJ sharing Network's
5K Celebration of Life: New Providence
Registration is OPEN NOW! Click image for more.
Elizabeth, 2018 Healthy Town to Watch!  

Click Here for printable article
Congratulations! Gray Charter school was the highest rated in Newark by the state Department of Education

The state DOE released its school performance reports for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, giving schools across New Jersey a score of 0 to 100.  The Gray Charter School received a score of 95.04.  The Gray Charter School is a K-8 school.

"The School Performance Reports are a tool designed to inform and empower entire communities," said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet. "Not only can they be utilized by parents, educators and the general public, but school leaders can use the reports to help identify areas in which they can better meet the needs of students."
The rating system has its critics, and other state officials have recommended that it's just one tool for evaluating a school's quality.
Not every school was included in the state's ranking....  Read More

The Gray Charter School
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 824-6661
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Elizabeth Public Library: April is Poetry Month!
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