Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
August 6, 2018

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GECC Business After Hours
at Tequila Bistro!
The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
Cordially Invites you to Network at

Business After Hours  

August 15, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Tequila Bistro
824 Pearl Street  
Bring Friends & Business Associates
***Don't Forget Your Business Cards*** 
6 attendees drawn from the collected business cards get the opportunity to make their elevator speech

FREE Admission with a Reservation 
***Appetizers and Happy Hour Cash Bar***  

Don't miss out on this excellent networking opportunity!

Click here to Register Today!!

Save the Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Greater Elizabeth Chamber Of Commerce
2018 Annual Dinner Cruise
Paid Sponsorships $250 and above received prior to printing deadlines will be printed on the formal invitation

Call Yasmin Fisher 908-355-7600 to reserve yours today!

This year the Chamber is proud to have selected
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Northfield Bank, and Covanta as our honorees.
Returning this year, Vendors on the 3rd Deck:
Cellular Needs
Ciboney Cigars
Touchstone Crystal By Swardovski 
SAVE THE DATE: 9/26/18!
RSVP for the TD Bank Open House and Business Networking Reception to David 908-282-2062,  by 9/19/18, Or Click Here 
Messages & events from your Fellow Members
Meet New Member Health Coach Link, LLC:    
Hello everyone! I'm Carolyn Bachino. We may or may not have met at a recent Chamber event so I am introducing myself and my business to you here and would like to invite you to join my email list. We believe that certified health coaches and wellness coordinators are the missing link to improved health outcomes!
We serve three types o f clients:  Click Here to learn more details.
  • Companies
  • Healthcare providers and holistic health practitioners
  • Individuals
When you join my newsletter, you will receive THREE FREE GIFTS !
1. Your introduction to my 7 DAY HEALTH JUMPSTART PROGRAM
2. My e-book, Six Easy Steps to a Happy Marriage
After receiving all of these gifts, I am sure that you will quickly understand the benefits of being included in the newsletter! You will have access to great offers to view upcoming free online conferences, local area networking events, special exclusive health coaching offers from me, free tele-seminar invitations, and information on a range of health topics.

You should opt-in if you love to learn about health and nutrition and/or if you like to be inspired, in general, as I will also be sharing with you inspirational life coaching lessons from time to time.
More about Me - 
I am an AADP Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach specializing in hormone health. I cater to the Orthodox Jewish community, because everything that I recommend is kosher certified, whether it be food or supplements and I understand the cultural sensitivities around that community, which I am a part of. However, I do work with all types of clients, male or female. If you are suffering from lack of sleep, inability to lose weight/sluggish metabolism, low energy, fertility issues, menopause, thyroid and/or adrenal dysfunction, or you are not sure exactly what is going on in your body, I can help you figure it out. I work alongside functional medicine providers and other health professionals, as needed. I can be your coach to help you work through the difficult transitions that come along with trying to implement lifestyle changes for yourself or your family.

My vision is to produce thriving and healthy families through helping stressed out working moms, because you moms are the glue that holds it all together for your family and I want you to feel loved, supported and empowered, every step of the way!
Getting Connected: Here is the newsletter registration page:
Also, here is a link to my upcoming free webinar on August 15th in the evening after you get home from the Greater Elizabeth Chamber networking event:   Click Here to watch!
The topic: The Autoimmune Matrix. We will be uncovering common misconceptions about auto-immunity and putting you in the driver's seat on natural ways to prevent or reverse auto-immune conditions.
Carolyn Bachino, MPH, CIC, INHC
Health Coach Link LLC
209 Keats Ave. Ste. 211
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
T   908.344.7979
M  917.292.7897
How one Member has grown his business with his Chamber Membership:    
"I have been a proud member of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce since 2015. Immediately after joining not only was I welcomed into a loving family of professionals headed by Gordon Haas and Yasmin Fisher, my Alarm company, New World Solutions, also benefited with the acquisition of new customers and great network connections in Elizabeth and neighboring towns. 

I wholeheartedly recommend the GECC to anyone that is considering joining. It  is the best kept secret in Union County and the gift that keeps on giving.  
Each month the GECC works tremendously hard to put on networking events that fosters an environment of connections.  You get to make friends and increase your business too!  I have had at least one more new customer added each year since I have been a member just by going to the events.
Of course, like they say 'you've got to be in it to win it!"
You and your business can be a winner too!  Join the GECC  today and increase your business, while meeting great people.  If you still have any questions or are unsure, please feel free to contact me on: 973.900.3442.    
And speaking of making great connections, if you are also in need of an alarm system or changing to a customer focused company, please check our video on Our Town Business Extra from Union Township Channel 34.
Thanks to the GECC, for the many referrals I have received over the years from being a member!
John Milian, President 

New World Solutions
276 5th Avenue #704
New York, NY 10001-4527

749 Fairbanks Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202-2511

Enjoy back to school savings of up to 55% off!
When you're part of our chamber program from Office Depot and OfficeMax, you, your employees and your family can enjoy special pricing on all things back to school.
  • 20%-55% off classroom essentials for all grades, teacher supplies, snacks and more
  • 10% off top performing laptops, desktop computers, flash drives, monitors, mice and keyboards
Plus, up to 10% off everything else in the store and online, every time you shop.*
$5 meals for First Responders, Service Men & Women and Veterans Hosted by Warinanco Sports Center
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for a $5 meal for anyone in uniform or with valid Military, First Responder ID or for our Veterans. The offer is also valid for any family members or friends accompanying those with ID so bring everyone together to enjoy lunch or dinner together at Warinanco Cafe!

Meals will vary each week and will be posted on this page and in the Cafe.
Employment for HS students is paid for by COUNTY & City of Elizabeth!
The Youth Employment Pathways Program (YEPP) is designed to give youth between the ages of 14-24 the necessary tools they'll need to create a plan to meet their career goals. 
Join Lifelong Elizabeth and Elizabeth Police Department Sergeant Brian Clancy learn about walking safety
To RSVP for this event call 908-352-8375
A mutual support group for people in recovery (Drug and alcohol) will commence on August 8, 2018.
This group will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at PROCEED 1126 Dickinson Street
 Healthcare Providers Meetup Group and Live Presentation

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Learn how to add ancillary services to doctors' practices that benefit patients and build residual income for the practice.

Healthcare Providers Register Here!

And Don't Miss the Seminar about Gardening in ANY Space:
UCEDC Presents:
Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Liberty Hall Corporate Center
1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Info:  908-527-1166  -  Rogers Ramsey
Businesses of all sizes can be potential targets of cyber attacks. In this workshop, we'll discuss cybersecurity best practices and operational resilience concepts for small business environments that can help mitigate the potential risks of cyber attacks.
And Next week..... 

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Info:  908-527-1166 - Rogers Ramsey  
We'll lead you through the registration processes for the federal and state procurement systems, show you exactly where to go to get a clear picture of who's buying what, and share the secrets to becoming a sub-contractor, among other essential practices.
This is your opportunity to get the clear directions you need to get started in government contracting.  No matter what you are selling, somebody in the federal or state government is probably interested in buying it!  You'll start small, but some of our most successful clients started out with contracts worth just a few hundred dollars!
Celebrating National Health Center Week:
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
184 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206 
For  more information contact 
Elsie Dennis 908-753-6401x1202 
Health Screenings, Dental Screenings, Nutrition Information, Educational Demonstrations, Moon Walk, Music, Games Refreshments and Door Prizes
You are Invited:
Wine & Cheese Networking Event 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
4:30 - 7:00 pm
Rooftop Conservatory
Amber Court of Elizabeth
1155 East Jersey Street,
Elizabeth, NJ 
Rain Date:  Thursday, August 23, 2018
Live Entertainment and Auction!

 RSVP: 908-352-9200 or
Danila Sanches, Director of Community Relations 
August's Union County ELC Features
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage:
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Holiday Inn, Clark
36 Valley Road
Clark, NJ 07066
Mayor Chris Bollwage is now in his twenty-sixth year as Mayor of Elizabeth, a diverse city of more than 125,000.  Mayor Bollwage, a native of the city, was elected to his first term in 1992.   
During his presentation to us the Mayor will speak about developments in Elizabeth, the port, and the airport.  
A full recap of all of the Mayor's accomplishments would take over three pages in his biography, but you should know that the Mayor is currently an adjunct professor in the Public Administration Department at Kean University, where he teaches undergraduate courses in Public Administration. Also a graduate of Kean, Mayor Bollwage holds a graduate degree with honors in Public Administration, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and was later inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society. 
The Mayor has served as president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.
Before becoming Mayor, Chris Bollwage was a Councilman for 10 years, serving as Council President in 1989. He was also a member of the Elizabeth Planning Board for four years.  Prior to holding elected office, the Mayor served as sales, marketing and public relations representative for A&J Trading Corporation and Traffic Coordinator for Kerr Steamship Incorporated.

Save the Date!   
11:00 AM Registration
12:00 PM Start
Oak Ridge Park
Join Community Access Unlimited for a day of food, prizes, games & activities, and music as we gather to celebrate our accomplishments, enjoy fellowship, and raise money to assist adults & youth with special needs!

The Ira Geller Walk-a-thon is dedicated to former member, Ira Geller, who was always enthusiastic about the annual Walk-a-Thon and advocating for adults with developmental disabilities.

There are a number of ways to support this year's event!, please  CLICK HERE to learn how!

Save the Date!   
Monday, September 17, 2018
10:30 am Registration & Brunch Buffet
12:00 pm Noon Shotgun Start
RWJ Rahway Foundation
35th Annual Golf Classic
Echo Lake Country Club
Westfield, NJ
For more information, to purchase player packages or to be a sponsor, please  CLICK HERE!

SAVE THE DATE: September 26th
Union County Means Business EXPO

September 26, 2018 
5 - 7:30 PM 
Warinanco Sports Center

Vendor Tables Available $100
For More Info Contact: Deana Mesaros 908-659-7412  
13th Annual Golf Outing:
Benedictine Academy  
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

Maplewood Country Club Maplewood, New Jersey 
Special Awards Dinner Honoree: Kevin Cummings Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Investors Bank  
Please join us this year to help us raise funds for academic and athletic programs at our all-girls college-prep high school. We are "Continuing the Legacy of Educating and Empowering young women - as we have for over 100 years!

There are many options for participation:
  • play golf - play as an individual or bring a foursome
  • be a sponsor - of some aspect of the event, or of a hole
  • purchase an ad
    - click to see order form
  • be a donor - of a prize for our auction (a gift card or certificate, maybe even a week's stay at your second home or timeshare)
  • reunite at brunch or dinner with classmates or friends

We also have a 50/50 Raffle, with the drawing to be held at the Outing Awards Dinner. We are selling raffle tickets now through the event. Tickets are $10 each and the winner need not be present.

If you are interested in Golf, Brunch, Dinner or Raffle Tickets, please call the Development Office at 908-352-0670 x 106. Printable Registration forms are available at the links above.

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We hope you will participate in some manner. Any and all support is greatly appreciated and will be recognized!
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Play Golf Support the Boys & Girls Club!   
Monday, October 1, 2018
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
5th Annual Golf Outing
Echo Lake Country Club
Westfield, NJ
Register your foursome by Friday, August 24th and save $200! 
For more information, to purchase player packages or to be a sponsor, please  CLICK HERE!

Save the Date: September 29-October 4
Greater Elizabeth Chamber Of Commerce 2018 Bermuda Cruise
Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
2018 Bermuda Cruise
5 night sailing

Anthem of the Seas sailing round trip from Cape Liberty (Bayonne) NJ
September 29, 2018-October 4, 2018
Visiting the beautiful port of
$50.00 onboard credit per cabin, Priority Check In, & Champagne in Cabin
Inside Cabin  $821.20 per person
Ocean View  $884.20 per person
Balcony Cabin  $1042.20 per person

Single and third and fourth passenger rates upon request

Prepaid gratuities of $67.50 pp can be added to the cabin price on request
The above rates are based on double occupancy and include all current port charges and government fees
and could be subject to change prior to final payment. A fuel surcharge does not apply at this present time but may be assessed should the cost of fuel increase. Once reservations are confirmed any name or category changes may result in additional fees. Purchase of cancellation insurance is strongly suggested and pricing will be provided at time of booking. All credit card payments will be accepted over the phone. Call Rich at 908-557-5222 Ext. 4096 or email to book your cruise. No cabin or pricing can be guaranteed until full deposit and names are received.
AAA Travel
2317 Route 22 West
Union, NJ 07083

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: (per person)
$250 deposit due Once Reservations are confirmed
Click for a printable flyer

The power of Generosity is doing big things for NJ Nonprofits!
The Generosity Series will be back in Oak Ridge Park on June 8, 2019 for another very powerful fundraising opportunity for your organization.    
Generosity NJ's 5th annual multi-charity 5K walk/run just last month saw 8 nonprofit organizations raise over $120,000, achieving an unheard of $715.52 average raise per participant! This number is more than 20 times the national 5K average!     
Participating charities: The Gateway Family YMCA, Second Street Youth Foundation, Essex County Family Justice Center, Restore Ministries, Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, Esophageal Cancer Action Network, The Theater Project, and Homefirst.     
Take a look at this short video to get a taste of a live Generosity event: 
Generosity handles the traditional planning for this event, leaving the charities end to focus solely on recruiting fundraising participants (for which we provide directional support).    
Generosity has raised over 7.4 million for our charity partners, and we do not take a penny of your fundraising or registration dollars.     
"Generosity's event saw a greater ROI than any other event we have ever put on. We raised more than our own GALA,  and it was easy to do." - Robert McGuire, Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy Nassau County, NY    
You too can get into Generosity NJ 2019! Don't miss the early bird discount which expires September 28, 2018. Please reference  GE2019 for the early bird discount. For details contact Amanda Gerrity  at    
2019 will be another great fundraising event. Join us!  
Very best, 
Garth Knorr 
Chief Development Officer 
The Generosity Series 
Did you miss out on 4th Annual Hot Dog Day?
The EAP Celebrated its 4th Annual Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 18th on Second Avenue between Elizabeth Avenue and South Street. More than 2000 "dollar dogs" were sold on site and everyone had a great time. We received some great press on the event as seen below. News-12 NJ featured it as their "Viewer of the Day" Segment while Tap Into Elizabeth and the Union County Local Source did nice features on the event. Latin Newspapers, La Voz and Vista Hispano also covered the event.  
We plan on expanding this event even more next year, so if you are a business on Elizabeth Avenue and would like to provide giveaways to promote your business or set up a booth, please email Dave Strochak directly or call the EAP office at 908-965-0660 ext. 13.   
Many thanks go out to the City of Elizabeth and Mayor Chris Bollwage, the Department of Recreation and the Department of Public Works for their continued support of this and other EAP events! Click the links below to read more about the day. 
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Thank you to our Sustaining Members:
Mark Your Calendar:
Wed., Aug 15
5 - 7:30 PM
Tequila Bistro  
824 Pearl Street  
Wed., Sept 5 
5:00 PM
Cornucopia Princess
Elizabeth Marina  
Wed., Oct 17
5 - 7:30 PM
Business After Hours
Terminal One Sports Bar
566 Spring Street
Wed., Nov 7
5 - 7:30 PM
Business After Hours
Valenca Restaurant
665 Monroe Ave 
Tue., Dec 4
5 - 7:30 PM
Annual Holiday Social 
Hilton Newark Airport Hotel
1170 Spring Street

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Tues., Aug 14
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
National Health Center Week Health Fair
184 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
For more information contact Elsie Dennis 908-753-6401x1202
Sun., Sept. 16 
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Josephine's Place
15th Anniversary Celebration
622 Elizabeth Ave.
For more information and RSVP: Email
Mon., Sept. 17
10:30 AM 
RWJ Rahway Foundation
35th Annual Golf Classic
Echo Lake Country Club
Click for more information 
Mon., Oct 1
10:30 AM 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
5th Annual Golf Classic
Echo Lake Country Club

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Thurs., Oct 4
6:00 PM
YWCA of Union County
40th Annual Gala
The Westwood
Garwood, NJ
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