The Jersey City Small Business Forum is holding a special luncheon at 12pm this Friday, December 11th at Hudson County Community College (161 Newkirk Street at Sip Ave.).
The forum will address the needs of the Jersey City small business community and raise awareness of financial products and services, and technical assistance available to small businesses in Jersey City, while providing the tools necessary for businesses to remain stable and grow.
Registration and a buffet will begin at 11:30am at the Jersey City Culinary Conference Center in the building.
Mayor Fulop will deliver welcoming remarks, and the event will feature expert panelists from the City of Jersey City, Rising Tide Capital, Jackson Hill Main Street Management Corporation, Investors Bank, and the 504 Company, who will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing small business leaders and owners in Jersey City.
Topics to be covered: Access to capital and technical assistance for small businesses; business and investment planning; tax preparation; how to create your business portfolio and plan for growth, and micro lending opportunities.
This is a not-miss for Jersey City entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Knowledge is power. Knowledge is wealth.
The Iron Monkey Bar & Restaurant (97 Greene Street) will host its 19th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26 where it will open its doors and serve meals to its Jersey City neighbors in need.
Last year, the Iron Monkey served over 500 meals and hopes to increase that number to 600 meals served this Thanksgiving. While many of its invited guests are from local retirement communities, anyone in Jersey City in need of holiday cheer is welcome to participate.
Meals will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be served during four separate seating times. Reservations are suggested, and can be made by calling the Iron Monkey at 201-435-5756.
For more information, click here.
A Holiday Thanks!
A big thanks to our veterans for your bravery and courage—especially those in Jersey City.
The 25th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour kicks off tonight, Jersey City! Perhaps one of the most anticipated events in Jersey City, JCAST (as it’s referred to by residents) is set to make even more of a mark this year.
JCAST features over 800 artists during its weekend-long event. It’s not only a great opportunity to meet your local artists and purchase unique pieces at reasonable prices, it’s a fine time to get to know your neighbors, government officials and connect with the burgeoning city’s ever-growing diverse community of eclectic citizens.
Tonight is the kick-off opening gala presented by Mayor Steven Fulop, the JC Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs at the JCAST Flagship Gallery Pop-up at the Lackawanna Center (629 Grove Street). Free transportation is provided via shuttle bus from the Grove Street PATH every half hour from 7pm-11pm and by Lyft (code: JCAST2015). Parking is available on-site in adjacent lots: 16th and Grove Street and 18th Street between Grove St. and Jersey Ave. Or take advantage of our newly-installed Citi Bikes at stations: JC009 & JC034. Directions here.
The event is free and open to the public, and offers an array of entertainment for all ages: Interactive fun provided by Hudson County Art Supply; Film Screenings by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival; Small bites from The Hamilton Inn, The Kitchen at Grove Station, and Mill Creek. And then for the 21+ crowd: Adult bevvies provided by Raval, Satis Bistro, and Lucky 7’s.
Find out about all Saturday and Sunday showings here. I always try to soak up as much as I can, but it is nearly impossible to see everything over the two days; choose wisely and plan well. If you somehow make it to every stop, please let me know!
Here are some of my past memories from JCAST weekend.
Celebrate Our Local Artists!
New York Jets star linebacker Erin Henderson announced that he is helping Jersey City children in Back2School efforts today, Thursday August 27th at 12 noon.
Henderson teamed up with AngelaCARES and the United Way of Hudson County to provide needed school supplies and even sports memorabilia to students at Urban Expedition Summer Camp and the Miss Chevonne School of Etiquette. The distribution ach child in these programs will receive a book bag filled with supplies.
“School is essential for the success of our young people,” Angela V. McKnight Founder and CEO of AngelaCARES said. “Unfortunately, many students do not have and many families cannot afford even the basic supplies such as a notebook, pen, pencil or folders to attend school.”
“I am always willing to provide a way, outlet or spot of hope for those in need, especially children and initiatives that promote education. Reaching out to get involved was a no brainer for me,” said Henderson.
Let’s get our school on!