The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce selected New Providence Borough Administrator, Douglas Marvin, to receive its prestigious Business Administrator Award. The award was announced at the 21st Annual Mayors Dinner held on March 22, 2010. Mr. Marvin has been Borough Administrator in New Providence since 2005. Prior to this position, he served as Chief of Police in New Providence.
New Providence Mayor, John Thoms, said, "We are extremely proud of Doug and the outstanding job that he continues to do as Borough Administrator. I know that everyone in the borough joins me in congratulating him on receiving this well deserved award."
"It is always rewarding for the Chamber to be able to acknowledge some of the public officials in Union County who help make this a great place to do business," said Jim Coyle, Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce president. "The work that mayors and business administrators do to help businesses in their communities thrive is important, not only to the businesses themselves, but also to the entire community and all residents who then have a healthy, vibrant community in which to live."
The Gateway Chamber has a long history dating back to 1911 when it was founded as the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce by John D. Rockefeller and other New Jersey industrialists. The Gateway Chamber operates in Union, Essex, Middlesex and Somerset Counties, making it the only multi-county association in Northern and Central New Jersey. The Chamber also has many members in other states, and a growing number outside the United States. It currently has approximately 1,800 members, making it the largest chamber in North Jersey, Central Jersey, and the New York Metro Area.