Business News & Announcements
Governor Christie has announced the implementation of a business impact assessment for small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The survey will help inform the Administration and industry leaders about the most pressing needs of small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The results will be used to formulate strategy and programs to assist small businesses in their recovery. The survey kicks off this week. Key components of the survey cover loss information including cause, category and estimated value of loss; whether the firm has already applied for disaster assistance; and the overall impact of the storm on the business' operation. The survey can be accessed online at http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/.
Free Admission to Saturday's Men's Basketball Game with Toy Donation MADISON, N.J. (December 12, 2012) – The Drew Athletic Department will be collecting unwrapped and new toys during Saturday's men's basketball game against TCNJ on Saturday December 15th at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who brings a toy to the game will be admitted free. Toys will be collected and donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation to benefit children affected by Hurricane Sandy. On December 1st, the Drew Athletic department raised over 700 dollars for the town of Union Beach in a men's and women's Landmark Conference doubleheader. The money raised, along with a day's worth of work by department staff and student-athletes, is planned for Sunday December 16th. At the conclusion of the game, the toys will be taken to the Morristown Fire Department who will be collecting toys up until December 20th. Those wishing to still donate to the Sandy Relief efforts of Union Beach may also donate at the admission table on Saturday afternoon
Mark your calendars...Bottle Hill Day will be Saturday, October 6th, rain or shine! Vendor Applications are available at https://www.rosenet.org/uploads/45/bhd_app_2012.pdf
Studio Yoga Open House: January 29 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Free Mini-Classes Everyone is welcome at the Studio Yoga Annual Open House to be held Sunday, January 29th on the second floor of Two Green Village Road in downtown Madison. Between 12 noon and 6 pm there will be a wide variety of free mini-classes and performances for children and adults. In addition, there will be refreshments and raffles for free classes. Throughout the day participants can enjoy a different yoga class every hour, including Chair Yoga, classes for kids and teens, Vinyasa Yoga, and Yoga for Everyone. Studio Yoga Staff Instructors will also offer mini-classes in Zumba, Pilates, and Tai Chi. New this year will be mini-classes in MELT, Women’s Self-Defense, Nutrition, Embodied Anatomy, singing bowls, meditation, and The MELT Method for erasing pain and tension. For a small fee, threading and henna tattoos will also be available. The highlight of the day will be a Belly Dance performance presented by Tasha and Dancers. The numbers feature cabaret-style belly dance students demonstrating this fun and accessible dance form. According to Theresa Rowland, Director of Studio Yoga, “The Open House is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and have new experiences. This annual event has proven to be very popular so we try to add new things each year and we are very excited about this year’s program.” Introduced to yoga by her mother, Studio Yoga’s Theresa Rowland studied with BKS Iyengar, his family and senior instructors. She is now the inspiration for yoga students and yoga teachers throughout New Jersey and the metropolitan area teaching everything from yoga basics, to therapeutics, to Iyengar Yoga Teacher Education. An accomplished gymnast, Ms. Rowland pursued a degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a specialty in Movement Therapy. She brings her many years of experience, insight, and continuing study to her role as Director of Studio Yoga; helping students to relax, exercise, and focus within. Studio Yoga is offering a 25% discount on 5, 10, and 25 class cards purchased the day of the Open House. For more information and a schedule of the day’s activities please contact Studio Yoga at 973-966-5311. www.studioyoganj.com. The office and Yoga Prop Shop are open Monday through Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.
Local dentist gives underprivileged kids something to smile about (Madison, NJ) – Local dentist, Dr. Sam Romano, will provide one day of free preventive and emergency dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing treatment for children ages 12 and under as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM). The one-day program, called Give Kids a Smile! (GKAS), will take place on Friday, February 3, 2012, and is part of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual push to bring attention to the number one childhood disease, tooth decay. “Giving back to the community that has supported my practice is so important,” says Dr. Romano. “This program, in its 10th year, will touch the lives of so many of New Jersey’s children who need oral healthcare, but cannot afford it. I am proud to be a part of it,” he said. Children who come to Dr. Romano’s office on Friday will receive a comprehensive dental exam, oral healthcare instruction, fluoride treatments, and free dental hygiene materials including toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste. The office will also have clowns, face-painting, balloon artists and story tellers. It promises to be a fun-filled day for all children who take part. Last February, more than one million children in the United States received more than $100 million in dental care at more than 4,700 sites nationwide as a result of the GKAS event. In New Jersey, nearly 4,000 children visited 109 sites last February. For 2012, 135 sites have been confirmed across New Jersey including private offices, like Dr. Romano’s. Dr. Romano has been practicing dentistry for more than 26 years here in Madison. His practice, Dr. Samuel Romano, is located at 120 Park Avenue.
The Christmas Parade is scheduled for this Friday at 5:30pm. Musical performances will be downtown from Noon to 9pm as part of MACA's Holiday Arts Festival. For more information on the schedule please visit the MACA website at http://www.madisonartsnj.org/pdf/2011_press_release_website.pdf
The Chamber Halloween Parade & Magic Show is scheduled for this Saturday, October 29 with a forecast that is anticipating rain/snow. A decision will be made at 10:00am Saturday morning on the status of the parade depending on the weather. Please check your emails and or Shop Madison facebook page on Saturday for an update. In the event of rain/snow the Magic Show WILL still be held and relocated to the Madison Junior School as scheduled at 1:00pm. We encourage you to send a representative from your businesses to participate in the event to meet/greet, hand out candy or treats, coupons, business cards etc. Take advantage of this captured audience! If in the event we are relocated to the Madison Jr. School the Chamber will have a table at the event and we are delighted to have any one of you join us. Stay Tuned!
Want to find out what is going on at this year's Bottle Hill Day? Click on the below link to see the event map! http://gov.rosenet.org/uploads/45/367904_1_.pdf
Don't miss the last concert of the series! Friday, September 30th, from 6 - 8 PM, enjoy classic rock with The Mood Swings and opening act No Shame! Visit www.METC.org for more information.
Friday, September 16th, from 6 - 8 PM, enjoy rock and blues with Big Bad Irish! Concerts are every other Friday evening, 6 - 8 PM, from June through September in front of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Visit www.METC.org for more information.