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Vote for West Orange Resident Charnelle Bain In the Start Something Challenge

July 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange resident nd entrepreneur Charnelle Bain, owner of Simply Elegant Events & Catering, needs the community's help to win a $10,000 Start Something NJ Business grant.

The grant assists local New Jersey entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. Simply Elegant Events and Catering is a family-operated business that services both private and non-profit sector companies in surrounding communities. Charnelle works with her husband and two daughters.

If she wins, Charnelle will use the grant money to obtain kitchen and event space. She also wants to empower other businesses by offering them office or raw event space to grow their own businesses.

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Vote now through midnight on Sunday, July 27 to help Charnelle win a $10,000 grant at


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Deadline Announced for 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

January 14, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The deadline for Essex County seniors to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest is Monday, March 27.

Seniors ages 60 and older are encouraged to participate, as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo these individuals have led ...

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