Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
July 9, 2018

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GECC Business After Hours
at The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel!
The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
Cordially Invites you to Network at

Business After Hours 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
1000 Spring 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.
Messages & events from your Fellow Members
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Happy Black Friday in July shopping!

Meet New Member PMOK Consulting:    
PMOK Consulting, LLC is an SBA 8(a) and HUBZone management consulting and staff augmentation firm headquartered in Elizabeth, NJ, with an additional office in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (A/E/C) and IT industries.

We provide professional services to Fortune 1000, Inc 5000, and public sector clients, as well as small and medium businesses, specializing in construction management and cloud services. Our credentialed consultants have 5+ years of experience in their respective industries on engineering, construction, and IT megaprojects worldwide, bringing best practices from around the world to your projects. We also provide small business advisory services.

PMOK Consulting is part of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN), and is a minority, disadvantaged, and small business enterprise (MBE/DBE/SBE) in cities and states across the country.

Philip Mok, Owner
PMOK Consulting
406 Westminster Avenue # 202
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Union County College Foundation:
Join Us
Wednesday, July 11th

3rd Annual Close the Gap Cocktail Reception

VIP Reception 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
In Memory of
Assemblyman Jerry Green
1939 - 2018
Union County College has had no better friend than the lion of the New Jersey Assembly, Assemblyman Jerry Green. Dedicated to the idea that education can transform a community, Assemblyman Green was a tireless advocate for community college education in New Jersey and helped ensure that Union County College was always able to provide everyone from the community the opportunity to receive an affordable, high quality college education.
In 2015, when he heard about the low graduation rates among African
American male students, Assemblyman Green joined with Assemblyman Jamel Holley and a number of Foundation Board members to raise funds to support the College's strategic initiative to close the achievement gap. Thanks to his leadership and dedication to the students of our community, the Union County College Foundation has had a dramatic impact on student success.
In honor of his commitment to Union County College and our students, the Foundation Board decided to hold this year's Close the
Gap Cocktail Reception in his memory. 
UCEDC Presents:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Liberty Hall Corporate Center
1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Info:  908-527-1166 - Rogers Ramsey  
The Division of Purchase and Property within the New Jersey State Department of Treasury purchases a wide variety of products and services, and is committed to increasing prime contract awards and subcontract awards to the small business community. Come and learn what certifications are available, if your business qualifies, how to obtain the certifications, the importance of vendor registration and how to navigate the NJSAVI system at this free briefing. 
NJ Small Business Development Center at Kean University Presents:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kean University
Miron Student Center, Room 315
1000 Morris Ave.,
Union, NJ 07083
This program will provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with SBA's top lenders to discuss the availability of SBA guaranteed loans by their institutions. Find out firsthand what lenders look for in a winning loan proposal, how to increase your likelihood of getting a loan and how to get through
the loan application process. A number of SBA Lenders will be available to discuss your loan proposal with you.
**To make the most effective use of your time and to ensure that your loan proposal gets the highest possible Consideration, we encourage you to prepare a business plan.
The Business Plan Executive Summary Form summarizes vital information about your business or project and gives lenders the opportunity to make an informed expression of interest about your loan request. Bring several copies with you to distribute to the participating lenders. You are also encouraged to bring a current credit report. Meet with as many lenders as you like and be sure to bring copies of your Business Plan.
Union County ELC Breakfast with
Senatorial Candidate Bob Hugin:
Friday, July 20, 2018
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Holiday Inn, Clark
36 Valley Road 
Bob Hugin says he is running for United States Senate to ensure that opportunity is available for future generations growing up in every single community in New Jersey.   

Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Hugin grew up in a diverse, hardworking neighborhood in Union City, Hudson County.  He was the first person in his family to attend college, earning a full scholarship to Princeton University. After graduation, Mr. Hugin joined the United States Marine Corps where he served as an active duty infantry officer from 1976 to 1983. Mr. Hugin participated in multiple deployments and was an instructor at the Landing Force Training Command, Atlantic.

As a Reserve Officer from 1983 to 1990, his assignments included commanding officer roles in Virginia and Battalion staff officer assignments in New York. Upon leaving active duty in 1983, he earned his MBA from the Darden School of Graduate Business Administration at the University of Virginia and in 1985, he joined J.P. Morgan, ultimately leading several businesses and rising to be a Managing Director.

Most recently Mr. Hugin spent the last 19 years as a leader in healthcare and vocal advocate for modernizing the American healthcare system, serving as Chairman and CEO of the Celgene Corporation and as a Trustee of the Atlantic Health System for the last decade. Under Mr. Hugin's leadership and through the work of its employees, that company was transformed into one of New Jersey's largest private sector employers - an innovative biotech company that is now known around the world for leading the fight against cancer and chronic disease.

Mr. Hugin volunteers his time serving on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, the Darden Foundation at UVA, and Family Promise, a national non-profit network assisting homeless families. He also serves on the NJ-based think tank Garden State Initiative and is the President of the trustees of his church. Bob also previously served on the board of Choose New Jersey and as past Chairman of the Healthcare Institute of NJ.

At home Bob and his wife of thirty years, Kathy, are the proud parents of three children. Daughter Hilary and sons Robbie and Mac.

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
Save the Date!   
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 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
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Save the Date!   
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!

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5 - 7:30 PM
Renaissance Hotel
1000 Spring Street
Wed., Aug 15
5 - 7:30 PM
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Tequila Bistro  
824 Pearl Street  
Wed., Sept 5 
5:00 PM
Annual Dinner Cruise 
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., July 17
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Meet the Lenders
Kean University
Miron Student Center, Room 315
1000 Morris Ave.,
Union, NJ 07083
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
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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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