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Gateway Chamber Government Affiars Committee Meets in New Providence

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Borough Administrator Doug Marvin spoke to a group of business professionals at a monthly Gateway Chamber meeting at New Providence Borough Hall on Friday. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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Gateway Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Borough Administrator Doug Marvin was a speaker at the Gateway Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting on Friday at Borough Hall in New Providence. The Government Affairs Committee meets once a month to update the Chamber of Mayor's reports to foster communication between the business community and local and county government on issues of mutual concern.

Marvin addressed the group of 12 Gateway committee members, as well as leaders from the Westfield and Suburban Chamber of Commerce regarding the state of New Providence:

"Our business community is almost full  -- we have almost no vacancies in our downtown business community, with one or two store fronts open," said Marvin. 

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Marvin advised the group of the year's growth with respect to the business district:

  • Barth's Market, a family owned business in New Providence for 45-50 years, is in the process of a significant addition to the store;  
  • Lantern Hill facility, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, recently opened and welcomed their first 200 residents this past fall with future plans to grow.
  • The Downtown Streetscape Phase 2 will be completed in 2017. Phase 1 was completed in 2006 as a partnership with the Downtown Business District that included sidewalks, benches and lighting. 
  • The borough entered into a shared service with the Downtown Business District to hire Cindy Reis as Business District Manager through contributions from the Downtown Improvements District and the Business and Professional Association. "We have a full time employee of the municipality whose responsibility includes managing the Downtown Business District and Manager of the Business and Professional Association," said Marvin. In addition, she handles the municipal public information.
  • New Providence has issued three of four liquor licenses that were approved by referendum four years ago, said Marvin. The three licenses were issued to Providence Bar & Kitchen, Prestige Diner and Murray Hill Inn/Moe's Bistro. 

The meeting continued with the participants providing an update on their town's reports.

The Gateway Chamber of Commerce serves as an umbrella organization for a number of regional and local chambers and networking groups and operates in Union, Essex, Middlesex and Somerset Counties, making it the only multi-county association in Northern and Central New Jersey, according to their website

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