Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
November 4, 2019

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Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours   
The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce 
Cordially Invites you to Business After Hours
Wednesday, November 13 
5 - 7:30 PM
Noches de Colombia  
  429 North Broad Street 
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***
Being a Greater Elizabeth Chamber member means you save big at Office Depot, but these deals expire today!  
Looking to spend your budget before the end of 2019?  Check out these exclusive savings now through November 4th:
QUESTIONS: CALL 908-355-7600

If you thought Big Box Stores were "pushing the season" selling Holiday Decor before Halloween, wait till you see this!!
The GECC is seeking Sponsors for Our
Annual State of the City Luncheon
Thursday, January 16, 2020
12 Noon - 2 pm
Renaissance Hotel
1000 Spring Street, Elizabeth  
Sponsors will be Recognized at the Lunch
Listed on Signs And Receive Complimentary Tickets with Reserved Seating
Individual Diamond Sponsor Signs & 8 Free Tickets
Shared Gold Sign & 4 Free Tickets
Individual Tickets - $95.00 - ON SALE NOW.
To Sponsor or Purchase Tickets
Call 908 355-7600 or E-Mail

Save the Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020!!
Multi-Chamber Networking Event
Thursday, January 30, 2020
6 - 8 pm
Galloping Hill Caterers
Galloping Hill Road and Salem Road, Union  
Registration begins Thursday, November 7
Watch for the next email for the link!
Want to sponsor a Table?
Price $225 and includes 1 guest admission.
Limit of 2 per chamber first call, first served.

Contact Yasmin 908-355-7600 or today! 

Messages & events from your Fellow Members
Attention all Veterans: Events All WEEK! 
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Special Promotional Opportunity for GECC Members! 
But you must act fast! Call Jennifer North: 856-397-1455
Last 2 days for donations! 

 November 5th General Election 
Polls Open 6 AM - 8 PM 

    Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites you to vote early for the November 5th General Election at her office in the Union County Courthouse, Room 113 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning now through November 4th  @ 3:00 p.m.
Voters can also go to the County Clerk's satellite office located at the Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield to vote Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday the office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Under a new state law, you will need to show a New Jersey driver's license or other New Jersey ID that provides your name, address and a photo.
2019 MWBE Outreach Event for PATH
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
(Registration Begins at 9 A.M.)

Journal Square Transportation Center
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Join us for the 2019 MWBE Outreach Event for PATH. We are excited for you to meet the leadership at PATH, as they share business contracting opportunities for 2020 − 2021. We are inviting MWBE firms as well as on-boarding new MWBEs, meeting with existing firms and creating multiple opportunities for networking.

Opportunities will be available but not limited to the following areas:
  • Goods and Services
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • A&E
Matchmaking Event: Construction Opportunities
Newark Liberty International Airport:

Please join Port Authority Representatives:  
Thursday, November 7th
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
79 West Jersey Street
for a meet and greet with the Operator from Terminal A to discuss potential opportunities available within Terminal A.
Learn about possible opportunities at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal A in:

Electrical, Painting, Flooring, General Construction, Signage, Dry Wall, Carpentry, Cleaning Services, Fire Alarms, Plumbing, Paving, Terrazzo  
This event is free of charge, but an RSVP is required by November 5th. CLICK HERE TO RSVP
For any questions or concerns please feel free to email
UCC IBI is pleased to announce this important recruiting event at the Elizabeth Campus
We invite our TLD industry partners to attend.
Here you will meet past and present supply chain management students who hold SCPro certifications from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Job seekers from the community will also be in attendance.

To sign up for a booth, please RSVP to:  

 Mark your Calendar: November 14! 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is initiating a "Turkey & Trimmings Drive" to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Families.   

Make a difference this Thanksgiving by sponsoring one or more turkeys and trimmings to a Club family!
Your $25.00 donation will make a world of difference to a family this season.
Please help us make a warm, home cooked meal accessible for our families.
Elizabeth Avenue Partnership Pie Sale
  10 AM - 6 PM  

Hi fellow members,
Elizabeth Avenue Partnership is holding our Annual Pie Sale.  Please fill out the Pie Sale Form and fax it back to 908-353-0989 or email it to me at
If you have any questions please text me at 908-590-2600
We need these by Friday, November 22nd by the end of the day.
Dave Strochak
Elizabeth Avenue Partnership 
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 Join us in Honoring Sister Judy and Mayor Bollwage! 
Josephine's Place Cordially invites you to our Annual Fall Celebration featuring the presentation of the
Mother Josephine Marie Humanitarian Award
Sister Judith Mertz, SC 
and the
Corporate Partner Award
City of Elizabeth -Mayor J. Christian Bollwage 

Union County ELC  - November 15 

  Friday, November 15
8 - 9:30 AM
Holiday Inn 
36 Valley Road, Clark
Jim McQueeny - President of Winning Strategies
Jim has built a varied and extensive career in journalism, government service, communications and marketing.  
Jim's experience includes: being a State House reporter for The Star-Ledger, Washington Bureau Chief for The Star-Ledger; Communications specialist on Presidential and U.S. Senate campaigns; Communications Director, N. J. General Assembly; Spokesman for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg in Washington, DC; as well as having been published in many of the major daily newspapers in the metropolitan area. In addition, Jim is an on-air reporter for New Jersey Network's evening news; host of weekly public affairs shows on News 12 New Jersey. He is also the founder of Winning Strategies, a public relations company, formed in 1996.
Jim advises government agencies and corporations in many industries on their relations with government, the media and the public. When working with companies in telecommunications, energy, health care and transportation, Winning Strategies has focused on regulatory initiatives, public education, crisis communications, and competitive repositioning in the marketplace.
Breakfast cost is $25.00
Questions regarding ELC Events should be directed to:
Joe Steiner, Union County ELC 
 Sunday, November 17th
In their debut performance at Madison Community Arts Center, Carolyn Dorfman Dance brings an engaging, fun, and interactive performance for the whole family.

Hailed for bold, high-energy, sensation-based dancing, Carolyn Dorfman's powerful storytelling takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that illuminate and celebrate the human experience. With insights and dialogue by Dorfman, this performance features selections from the sonically eclectic, audience favorite WAVES, the techno-savvy INTERIOR DESIGNS and other repertory works.

The audience is invited to stay for a post-performance meet and greet reception with Carolyn and the company.
Kean University Small Business Development Center
Offers Seminars to help you:

Each of these Seminars will be held at the
Liberty Hall Wagon Shed

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 
The Green Building (adjacent to the STEM Building)

Park in the gravel lot
Offered at No Cost  
Pre-Registration Required.

Please arrive by 9:15 am for registration and networking!  24 hour cancellation required.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Knowing what it costs you to get the job done whether it be construction, a service or anything in between is critical in business operations. This assists with pricing, purchasing and estimating, allowing small business owners to maximize profitability.
  1. Job costing (general practices) using QuickBooks, Knowify, Corecon - the importance of job costing to run your business
  2. In-depth job costing in QuickBooks
  3. In-depth job costing in Knowify
  4. In-depth job costing in Corecon
Speaker: Debora Brody, "Just For You" Consulting Services, Inc. 
Each of these Seminars will be held at the  
Liberty Hall Wagon Shed

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 
The Green Building (adjacent to the STEM Building)

Park in the gravel lot
Offered at No Cost  
Please arrive by 9:15 am for registration and networking!  24 hour cancellation required.
Questions? 908-737-4070 
UCEDC Seminars to help you Grow your Business
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 
6:00 - 8:00 pm 
75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am
75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
For more info about UCEDC programs contact 
Rogers Ramsey  908-527-1166  
The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College Invites you to 
Empower Yourself and Your Staff:
Sharpen Skills
Solve Problems
Work Smarter

These programs are offered through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to employees of New Jersey Businesses or non-profit organizations (non-government).

You are eligible if you work more than 20 hours per week and have employer permission.

Self-pay option is also available. Ask us!

Friend or colleague need training? Forward this email. They'll thank you!

For assistance, contact Denise Petrosky (908) 965-2359
Programs offered in November, December and January 

Advertise your business to Holiday Shoppers:  
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Questions or Ad placement Contact:
Diane Sanfilippo 908-403-5388
Are you job hunting in the Food Service Industry?
HMS Host is doing a massive hiring for the holiday season.   

We are Hiring:





Food Preparers





For More Information contact:

Karla O Pereira
HMS Host
F&B Multi Unit Operations Manager
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd, STE 4000
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 409-7037 Office

Are your customers asking you if you accept Credit Cards? Check this out:  
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Questions? Contact Palermo's Payjunction today:
 732-908-9595 or
Cornell Care & Rehab is hosting tours this fall:  
This is Julio Robaina, Director of Admissions for Cornell Care & Rehabilitation in Union. As a leader in post-acute care, it is our mission to rehabilitate patients following a hospital stay so we can gear them for a safe return back home. Whether it's physical, occupational, speech or respiratory care services, our patients and their families trust our post-acute care services to get their loved ones, healthy and back on their feet again.

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Questions? Contact the Admissions Dept at 908-687-7800  to book your tour.
It is getting cold, Please help others keep warm this winter:  
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