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Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

October 18, 2017

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

MSU Panel: Women's Entrepreneurship Week "Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World," Oct. 19

Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Montclair State, University Hall Conference Center

This compelling event will feature a keynote address by Alfa Demmellash, and then a panel of social entrepreneurs:

Alfa Demmellash grew up in Ethiopia on less than a dollar a day, before immigrating to the U.S. and landing at Harvard. She ...

Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home Earns National Recognition

Bloomfield, NJ- Halpin-Bitecola Brookdale Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award.  What makes this award so prestigious is the fact that only 165 such facilities from around the world received this recognition, placing Halpin-Bitecola Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers.

New Amazon HQ? Possibility for Any Town, New Brunswick is Vying,

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County, New Brunswick and Rutgers University officials are eyeing the Hub City and surrounding area as a potential spot for Amazon’s “HQ2,”an East Coast headquarters, that would employ as many as 50,000 people  

The online retail giant, which is headquartered in Seattle, announced its plans earlier this month to pump $5 billion into the ...

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Hosts Multi-Chamber Event at Thomas Edison Museum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange, Livingston, North Essex, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills and South Orange Chambers of Commerce mingled amongst each other at a multi-chamber networking event on Sept. 13, hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) at the Thomas Edison Museum.

Michael Daniels, president of the WOCC, said the event was extremely successful ...

Woodland Park World Market Now Open

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Cost Plus World Market has opened its doors at 1730 Route 46 west in Woodland Park, at the site of the former A&P supermarket in the West Falls Plaza, offering shoppers a wide mix of home items, food and beverages. 

The store offers an array of furniture, decor, holiday items, curtains, rugs, lighting, gifts for all ages, greeting cards, coffee, wine, ...

Newark Mayor Announces Economic Impact of the Arts at Press Event featuring Savion Glover

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will deliver a major announcement about the economic impact of Newark's arts and culture industry on Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m., in the Press Briefing Room at City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. Tony-Award winning artist, Savion Glover, will appear and give brief remarks. 

This announcement comes on the heels of the most recent ...

And That! By Christmas Tree Shops In Woodland Park to Opens

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - And That! by Christmas Tree Shops had their soft opening on Friday August 25. The store is located at 1728 Route 46 west, at the site of the former A&P supermarket, according to Danielle Mann, a planner for the grand opening event.

There will be a formal grand opening event on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a ribbon cutting with local officials at 9 a.m. From 11 ...

Whole Foods Customers Can Anticipate Lower Prices with Amazon Acquisition, Sources Say

Although Whole Foods has often been referred to as ‘Whole Paycheck’—a reference to what many say are the organic supermarket's outlandish prices—all that may soon be coming to an end.

With Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market official as of Monday, the two companies say they plan on making the popular supermarket's natural and organic ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

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MSU: Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 Conference

October 15, 2017

Montclair State University will be celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week with a day-long conference on Wed. Oct. 18.

8:00-8:45 a.m. Networking and continental breakfast

8:45-9:15 a.m. Welcome remarks, including Mimi Feliciano‘s address “Facing Fear, Finding Grace”

9:15-10:15 a.m. Montclair Film: An Artful Entrepreneurial Journey
A fireside chat ...