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Taste of Newton                                                                                                       August 2009



    Save the Date - Monday September 14th
Calling all restaurants!
Mark your calendars for Monday,                                                                                          2009
                                                                                                                      BOARD OF
September 14, 2009 for the 8th
                                                                                                                      DIRECTORS
Annual Taste of Newton. Spring Street
comes alive for a festive evening kick-                                                                                 President
ing off the fall season. Restaurants and                                                                               Dawn Delaney
culinary businesses have an opportuni-                                                                               Minisink Press, Inc.
ty to showcase their talents by supply-                                                                              Vice President
ing samples of their cuisine. Music is                                                                                 Kim Woodhull
provided for your                                                                                                 Newton Housing Authority
listening and dancing pleasure. This is                                                                                  Treasurer
a premiere event for the Chamber and                                                                                    Florence Watt
our biggest fundraiser.                                                                                                 Sussex Bank

With 500 people attending the event                                                                                     Secretary
                                                                                                                        Sandy Diglio
we need your help. Volunteers are
needed to help set up and dress the                                                                                  MEMBERSHIP
tables; help for this shift would begin
at about 3:00pm until completed.                                                                                       Dennis Becker
Chairs have to be unfolded and placed,                                                                                 D.Becker Photo
tables need to be draped. We need people who are willing to man the ticket tables at each end of the                    Kristi Becker
street between the hours of 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. It would be great if we could get some shifts working                   Cheddar Alley
that detail, so everyone attending has a chance to enjoy the event. We also need help at 10:00 pm to                   Joann Ciancitto
break down and clean up the event. Many hands make light work. Please call Kristi Becker at                          Holiday Inn Express
973-670-2155 or Nancy at the Chamber office 973-300-0433.                                                                 Mark Hontz
                                                                                                                   Law Firm of Hollander,
Ticket sells will begin soon, so get your order in, this event has always sold out!                               Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes,
                                                                                                                 Vandenberg, and Hontz, LLC




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Business Expo
    Save the Date - Monday
    September 24th
                                                         S
                                                         Sweet Harvest Day
                                                             Save the Date - Saturday
                                                             October 10th
                                                                                                                         Don Meng
                                                                                                                      The Craft Creators
                                                                                                                       Rachel Muller
                                                                                                                      Sussex Mortgage

                                                                                                                        Joe Stickles
                                                                                                                      Cornerstone Title
Mark your calendars for the Business Expo,               This year the Chamber will be
                                                                                                                        and Abstract
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Lafayette            coordinating with Main
House. We needed more space to comfortably               Street and Sussex County                                        Bob Woods
accommodate our vendors. This is a great oppor-          Community College on                                               STS
tunity to promote your business, company or serv-        October 10th to host a                                    Executive Director
ice to the general public. It is free to the visitors,   combination event. SCCC                                      Nancy Woods
and we offer some good incentives to get the pub-        will host the Old Mine
lic to attend.                                           Road Festival, Main Street
                                                         will be having their 2nd Saturday                             Greater Newton
Registration information will soon be available.                                                                    Chamber of Commerce
                                                         event and the Chamber will host another old fash-            61 Spring Street
Join us to advertise your business. In a down
                                                         ion baking contest and tasting. We will again be              P.O. Box 386
economy this is another way to promote your busi-
                                                         collecting food for both the local food pantries and        Newton, NJ 07860
ness. Call the Chamber office for information on                                                                   Phone: 973.300.0433
                                                         also a collection for the pet pantry. More informa-
how to register. Joann Ciancitto is the chairman of                                                                 Fax: 973.579.6114
                                                         tion to follow on this upcoming event.
this event.
Sidewalks
Sales
The Chamber again
hosted the sidewalk
sales that are held
                         N
                         Newton Day Festival
                             Another Successful Year
                         This was another suc-
                         cessful year for the
                                                                                                 C
                                                                                                 Calendar of Events
                                                                                                 August – September 2009
                                                                                                 AUGUST 12, 2009
annually in July. This                                                                           Board Meeting - 8:00 AM
                         Newton Day Festival.
year we changed the                                                                              GNCC Office
                         Thank you to all the
date to co-coordinate
                         members who gave of
with the Main Streets                                                                            SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
                         their time to help out
‘Second Saturday’                                                                                Board Meeting - 8:00 AM
                         on the day of the festi-
event. We were very                                                                              GNCC Office
                         val. Thank you to
fortunate to have
                         Dominick’s Pizza and                                                    SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
beautiful weather all
                         Shoprite Liquors for the                                                Taste of Newton - 7:00 PM
three days of the
                         donation of food and                                                    Spring Street
sale. Customers look
                         beverage for the evening
forward to this annu-                                                                            SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 (RAIN DATE)
                         part of the event. It
al event to search                                                                               Taste of Newton - 7:00 PM
                         helped the Chamber
out bargains.                                                                                    Spring Street
                         generate extra funds to
                         offset the cost of the                                                  SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
                         many free events that                                                   Open House - 5:30 PM
Scholarship              the community enjoyed                                                   Liberty Towers
                         that day. Rain in the
Awards                   evening didn’t dampen                                                   SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
This year the            the spirits of the many                                                 Business Expo - 4:00 PM
Chamber awarded          people who attended.                                                    Holiday Inn Express

                                                      CLOWNING AROUND - Young visitors
four scholarships.                                                                               These events are wonderful opportunities
                         included a Karaoke con- enjoy entertainment and refreshments at
The winners were:        Events during the day
                                                                                                 to network with your fellow members and
                                                      the Newton Day Festiv al.
I Rebecca Presher        test, Just for Fun Dog                                                  develop your business. Unless you partic-
who received the         Show, Kofi Drum Circle,                                                 ipate you don’t receive the benefit.
award for a student      and Snakes, Snails,& Turtle Tales, along with about 90 booths
attending Sussex         selling food, trinkets, and offering information. At Memory Park in
County Community         the evening the Miss Newton Contest, and Little Miss and Mister          New Members List
College.                 Newton Contest was held. As folks enjoyed the music of The Blue          (as of August 1, 2009)
I Jessica Tomarchio,     Emerald Band, rides were given on the Itty Bitty Fire Truck and
received the Edward      the children enjoyed making wax hands and sand art. Of course            Atlantic Private Care
Elvidge Scholarship      the highlight of the evening was the Fireworks display.                  Paula Vasquez
and will be attending                                                                             103 Spring Street
                                                                                                  Newton, NJ 07860
The College of New
Jersey.
                         Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce                                  973-540-8265

I John-Paul Couce
who will attend
                         Gift Certificate Program                                                 Connections Magazine
                                                                                                  John Lawson
Cornell University
received the
$500.00 Chamber
                         T    he GNCC is initiating a Gift
                              Certificate Program whereby
                         individuals can purchase Chamber of
                                                                                                  6605 Lake Ariel Hwy.
                                                                                                  Honesdale, Pa 18431
                                                                                                  570-647-0086
Scholarship.             Commerce gift certificates that will
                         be honored at local participating                                        PB & J Stores, Inc
I Erica Schorling
                         businesses. The business owners                                          Sara Ann and Jim Megletti
received the
                         then turn the certificates in to the                                     145 Spring Street
$1000.00 Culinary
Scholarship to attend
                         Chamber Office for reimbursement.                                        Newton, NJ 07860
Johnson & Wales
                         This has proven to be a successful                                       973-729-5095
                         program in other communities. It is a
University.
                         win-win situation, whereby the recipient can choose from several
Congratulations to       stores, restaurants, and services to use their gift and it encourages
all the winners and      people to shop locally.
we wish the students
good luck as they
continue their                                                                                    This publication was produced and designed by
education.                Awards Committee                                                        Moonlight Imaging for the Greater Newton Chamber of
                                                                                                  Commerce in order to provide informative material. It is
                          It is time to begin thinking about persons and businesses that
Joe Stickles is                                                                                   distributed with the understanding that it does not con-
                          you feel should be nominated for our annual awards. This is a
the Chairman of                                                                                   stitute legal advice and the Chamber of Commerce
                          great opportunity to honor our Volunteers, and businesses who           assumes no liability for loss or damage as a result of
the Scholarship           are striving to make our community a better place. Be looking           individual interpretation and reliance on the material in
committee.                for a mailing soon with the nomination forms.                           this publication.

				
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