RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

Willow & Olivia Hosts Successful Grand Opening Amid Dreary Weather

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Main Street became a bit more magical on Saturday when a new boutique bakery officially opened its doors for business in West Orange.

Willow & Olivia Dessert Café opened its first storefront at 255 Main Street.The bakery was a year in the making and a dream come true for owner, baker and self-appointed "founding fairy" Gia ...

West Orange Chamber Kicks Off Spring with May Mixer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) continues to grow after members and non-members recently attended a “May Mixer” social hour at the Lobby of Courtyard by Marriott, where refreshments were provided by Regal Bank.

According to WOCC executive director Jessica Parkes, the event was held as part of the chamber’s ongoing effort to provide ...

West Orange Chamber Awards Honor Police, Fire, Education and Business Leaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Five West Orange firemen who saved a teen from near death earlier this year were among the honorees at the 20th Annual Community Awards dinner hosted by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) on Wednesday night at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, the 2018 Business of the Year.

“I am very grateful for what you did,” said Evan ...

Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange Named 2018 Business of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When severe storms hit West Orange, the Wilshire Grand Hotel opens its doors and its rooms to local officials and law enforcement. When the township needs a place to hold a meeting, the event space is made available. When neighbors need a place to safely park their vehicles to catch the jitney, the hotel donated part of its parking lot for use.

Locals know ...

West Orange Chamber Announces 2018 Awards Dinner Speaker and Honorees

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) will honor outstanding community servants and business leaders for their work at the chamber’s most prestigious event of the year, the annual awards dinner, on Wednesday, May 9 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel at 6 p.m.

The event’s keynote speaker is Philip Alagia, the Chief of Staff for the County of Essex under County ...

New Additions to West Orange Retail, Restaurant and Schools Scene Spring Forward

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Things are heating up in the West Orange retail, restaurant and school scene this spring as numerous new projects around town move forward and stores on Main Street open their doors or expand their offerings.

“With the opening of the Edison Battery Factory building in the coming months, we’ve had a lot of inquiries for retail store properties on Main ...

'LinkedIn Guy' Schools West Orange Chamber Members on Maximizing Business Profiles

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ins and outs of LinkedIn was the central topic of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s (WOCC) recent Biz 2.0 Lunch and Learn networking event at Luna Stage in West Orange, where Julbert Abraham, managing partner at AGM, served as the guest speaker. The event was sponsored by Arnon Amir, president of Growth Point Business Consulting.

After networking over ...

Community House Opens Gymnasium on Main Street in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Squeaking shoes, dribbling basketballs and children’s chatter now fill the once empty and dilapidated cavernous space next door to the West Orange Community House. After a decade of work and some setbacks, the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium on Main Street is finally open.

“It’s really a nice building, but I’m biased,” said Paul Cito, ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

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West Orange Street Fair to Usher in Summer With Live Entertainment, Historic Cars and More

May 14, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kicking off the summer season, the West Orange Annual Street Fair, sponsored by the Downtown West Orange Alliance, will return on June 2 with more live entertainment, artisan crafters and food vendors than ever before.

The West Orange Annual Street Fair, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., brings together the finest artisans and crafters that New Jersey has to offer, ...