DCA announces award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey grants

DCA announces award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 10 the award of $1.6 million in Main Street New Jersey COVID-19 relief grants to 11 business district management organizations to assist them in their continued recovery and revitalization from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The grant funding will be used […]

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

New campaign uses humor to support Downtown South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance unveiled Sept. 10 a “Back to Business” campaign designed to remind residents that downtown businesses are ready to serve the community and to reinforce the significance of supporting local businesses, now more than ever.  This isn’t the same “Shop Local” message people are accustomed to […]

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

Summer Saturdays feature sidewalk sales, outdoor dining in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Village Center Alliance has announced Summer Saturdays. For three Saturdays in July, downtown retailers will be outside on the sidewalks offering an expanded footprint for easier, socially distanced shopping. Many will offer special sale items, raffles and promotions. The two remaining sidewalk sales will run from 11 a.m. […]

Pogany removed from SOVCA board

Pogany removed from SOVCA board

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Leslie Pogany, owner of Bunny’s Sports Bar in South Orange, was removed from the South Orange Village Center Alliance’s board of directors on June 12 following a vote via Zoom meeting. The vote was 10-2 — the nay votes were from Maurice Blackwell, who represents residents on the board, and Pogany […]

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPSO business districts announce Small Business Saturdays in May

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In support of the local businesses in Maplewood and South Orange, Maplewood Village Alliance, South Orange Village Center and Springfield Avenue Partnership have started a month-long campaign to run each Saturday in May where every Saturday is a Small Business Saturday. The campaign aims to inform local residents that […]

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOMA celebrates women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with the area business districts, have relaunched SOMAWomen.org, the official website of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History where the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can post promotions and offerings. Normally, events take place throughout March to celebrate […]

‘SO Healthy’ campaign launches in the village

‘SO Healthy’ campaign launches in the village

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To boost healthy community activities during the winter, the village of South Orange, South Orange Village Center Alliance and Seton Hall University are partnering to launch a “SO Healthy” campaign this quarter. The campaign seeks to encourage the community to team up and adopt consistent healthy habits during the first three […]

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

Zuckerman ascends to president of Downtown New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ — South Orange’s Bob Zuckerman has ascended to the role of president at Downtown New Jersey, joining the organization’s new vice presidents, treasurer and secretary. “All of our new officers embody the spirit of downtown revitalization and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them […]

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