Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Celebrates with Banquet

Event to be held Friday night

The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, which is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, is holding a special banquet open to all on Friday night, March 2.

The event will feature the formal installation of its executive board and trustees for this year, as well as an award ceremony for the various businesses and groups that make up the chamber, which represents Bloomfield, Belleville and Glen Ridge, according to a press release from the chamber.

The banquet will be held at the Forest Hill Field Club, 9 Belleville Avenue in Bloomfield. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet is scheduled from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each.

The event will feature dancing, music, raffles and gifts. Proceeds will benefit the charity, Girl Power 2 Cure.

For more information, call the chamber office at 973-748-2000.

Flier on the event is attached to this report as a PDF document.

The sponsors of the event are the following:

*Platinum Level:

George Celentano

The Provident Bank (Bloomfield and Belleville)

*Gold Level:

Stephen Tilton / Allison Lastfogel

Schumacher Chevrolet (Little Falls)

*Bronze Level:

Nestor L. Arce

N.L. Arce CPA & Co. (Belleville)

*Supporter Level:

Ms. Cecelia Polizzi

Belleville Motor Lodge (Belleville)

The executive board to be installed for 2012 are the following:

Nestor L. Arce, CPA (Belleville) President

Maria Paladino-Fitz, Vicinity Media Group & Media Constulants (Bloomfield)

Sr. VP, Membership Chair

Mark & Neil Greenstein, Brookdale ShopRite (Bloomfield) VP Membership

Cecelia Polizzi, Belleville Motor Lodge (Belleville) VP Programs

Lois Tirrell, Tirrell Enterprises, Inc. t/a SIGNS AND (Belleville) VP Retail
Joseph DeFuria, Esq., Gaccione Pomaco PC (Belleville) VP Legal Affairs 

Mary Ellen Redding, Premier Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (ACES) (Bloomfield) Treasurer

Celeste Federico, Belleville Times, Nutley Sun (Belleville) Marketing Director

New trustees are the following:

Jill Alexander, Bloomfield College (Bloomfield)
George Celentano, The Provident Bank (Bloomfield)
Carol Federici, Media Consultants, LLC (Bloomfield)
Dee Frias, The Provident Bank (Belleville)   
Lynette Galante, Future Generation Early Learning Center (Bloomfield)
James Galione, Patron - Lead Trustee (Bloomfield)           
Richard Hathaway, Hathaway’s Commercial Building (Bloomfield)
Leroy A. Johnson, Symphony Printing (Belleville)
Josephine OBrien, XCEL Federal Credit Union (Bloomfield)
George Rupp, LPL/Rupp Financial Services Inc. (Montclair)
Stephen Tilton (Allison Lastfogel), Schumacher Chevrolet (Little Falls)
Tom Vaccarella, Valley National Bank (Bloomfield)         
Michael Washington, TD Bank (Bloomfield)                   
Brian Winterberg, Bloomfield Life, Glen Ridge Voice (Bloomfield)
David Worrall, Worrall Community Newspapers        
Michael Zippo, Zippo’s Car Stereo (Belleville)

Civic and Business Anniversary Awards for 2012

Township of Bloomfield – celebrating 200 years
Saint John’s Lutheran Church (Bloomfield) – celebrating 115 years
Glen Ridge Public Library – celebrating 100 years
Schumacher Chevrolet (Little Falls) – celebrating 80 years
Valpak (Essex County)– celebrating 45 years
WBMA-TV – Township of Bloomfield Television Station – celebrating 35 years
Suburban Essex Magazine (Essex County) – celebrating 20 years
Michael Bush, Agent, State Farm Insurance Companies (Bloomfield) – celebrating 15 years
Ecuadorian Rainforest LLC (Belleville) – celebrating 15 years
Salon Gossip (Bloomfield) – celebrating 10 years


XCEL Federal Credit Union, 1460 Broad Street, Bloomfield


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