RAHWAY, NJ - With members of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce gathering in Rahway for the monthly meeting on Friday, the Rahway Chamber of Commerce took advantage of the opportunity to boast about some of the positive business developments happening in the city.

Rahway Chamber of Commerce Vice President Ralph Bahram, owner of Rahway Fried Chicken, highlighted the re-branding of the chamber, which includes a redesigned logo, and announced the chamber's 2018 Business Grant program, which offers grants of $3,000, $1,000 and two valued at $500.

Rahway businesses can apply to receive working capital grants to expand/improve business space, purchase business equipment, or fund a special business project.

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The Rahway chamber also prints a monthly newsletter the Rahway Reporter, which includes a Q & A with a local business, a Did You Know? section, calendar of events and more.

Upcoming in January is the Chamber of Commerce meeting on the 25th and the Fashion Show & Silent Auction set for Jan. 28 at Firehouse Pub in Rahway.

The city is also gearing up for its third annual Rahway Restaurant Week, scheduled for Jan. 22 through Jan. 26.

Ann Marie Williams, managing director for the Rahway Arts & Business Partnership & Economic Development Specialist, gave a thorough report on the Rahway business district. She highlighted new businesses that came to Rahway in 2017, such as the Watt Hotel, and future events on the schedule.

Ralph Bahram talks about the rebranding and first woman president of the Rahway Chamber of Commerce, Audra Loccisano