WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Thursday June 9th the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) will be holding its annual recognition dinner honoring outstanding individuals and organizations. Also at this event, winning local high school seniors will receive scholarships to go toward college expenses, and the new Board of Trustees will be inducted for 2016-17.

The businesses and individuals being honored are selected by NECC members. Those being recognized this year are:

  • President’s Award: Barbara Ruiz, C3 Workplace & Kaitlin Kurdyla, Montclair State Conference Services
  • Outstanding Business Award: Kearny Bank
  • Outstanding Non Profit Award: Toni’s Kitchen
  • Outstanding Chamber Member Awards: Danielle Deptula, Kearny Bank & Oana Drew, Minuteman Press Caldwell
  • Outstanding Community Leader Award: Dennis Klein, Rand Fuer & Klein

Scholarships to qualifying high school seniors will also be awarded at this event. The Scholarship recipients were chosen among qualifying high school seniors at schools within the towns served by the North Essex Chamber. Candidates are judged based on academics, extracurricular activities, economic need, work experience, volunteerism, recommendations and a 500-word essay.

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“This event enables us to be together to recognize and thank members of the community for their outstanding service during the past year”, shared Holly Kaplansky, President of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce. “It’s our honor and privilege to award the scholarships at this event as well.”

The annual NECC Recognition Dinner will be held from 6 to 9 pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The evening will consist of beer and wine with passed hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7 pm followed by sit-down dinner. The cost to attend is $65 by June 6th, or $75 after June 6th.

Everyone is encouraged to show their appreciation for the contribution made by these folks by attending the dinner and/or by purchasing an ad in the event program. More information about the event and advertising opportunities can be found at: http://business.northessexchamber.com/events/details/2016-leadership-banquet-1161

About The North Essex Chamber of Commerce

The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (www.northessexchamber.com) is a New Jersey chamber that exists to ensure that businesses grow and prosper in the community, while supporting the community in return. We help businesses thrive by providing them with valuable resources, training, networking opportunities and timely information to support their business. NECC is the official Chamber for nine northern Essex County towns: Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Montclair, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona & West Caldwell. Its members include large, medium and small businesses throughout the greater Essex County area. The Chamber continually seeks new ways to sharpen members’ competitive edge in the marketplace and afford them opportunities to invest in the future economic development of the communities that it serves. North Essex Chamber programs are possible because of the generous support of our corporate sponsors: PSE&G, Barnabas Health, C3 Workplace, and Rand Feuer and Klein, and our media sponsor: TAP Into.