Greater Vineland Chamber Of Commerce Membership Vineland Chamber of Commerce_030117 : C-1

> Advocacy: Legislative Corner > Influence & Recognition: Members Support Each Other > Partnerships: Women’s Professional Group > Assembly Bill Addresses “Economic Gardening Program” > Van Drew Sponsors Senate Bill to Aid Beginning Farmers > Welcome to New Members > Member Highlight: Jared Gruccio > GVCC Testimonial: More Cash Mobs, Please VOLUME 31 • NUMBER 3 > Full Calendar of Events > South Jersey Paper Gears Up for Annual “Steals and Deals” > Member-to-Member discounts > MARCH 2017 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY’S BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NEWSLETTER CHAMBER EVENTS Registration is required for all GVCC meetings and events. Call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org. MARCH 15 • WEDNESDAY MEET & GREET. Salvation Army -Vineland (733 E. Chestnut Ave). 5:30-7 p.m. Meet Tommy LaManna -Professional Welterweight Boxer from Millville who recently fought for the Welterweight Championship. A full buffet of Spanish and American food selections will be served. Bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy. See the new Recreation Center onsite and learn more about the Salvation Army of Vineland. Free. Members only. Register by March 14 or pay $5 at the door. Love Where You Live T he Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce held its February General Membership Luncheon at Ramada Inn of Vineland on Thursday, February 16. “Love Where You Live” was the theme and several businesses from throughout Vineland and Cumberland County participated in showcasing their products and services. Also, representa-tives from many of the businesses and organizations spoke to GVCC members about their companies. GVCC Executive Director Dawn Hunter started off by introducing the Love Where You Live Business Passport Program: A person with a passport spends a mini-mum of $10 at participating businesses and receives a stamp and date in their passport book. Participants submit their completed passports to the GVCC by May 15, 2017 to be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize that includes a gift certificate from each participating business. The winner will be our guest at the GVCC’s Annual Gala on June 8, 2017 and will be awarded their prize at that event. The meeting was sponsored by Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA). More photos on page C7. Jerry Velazquez Executive Director, CCIA Robert LaForgia Vineland Health Dept. Patt Martinelli Vineland Historical News & Views Cumberland County Improvement Authority hosts luncheon, several businesses participate in putting a positive light on where we live and work. MARCH 22 • WEDNESDAY GVCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course. Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12 noon. “Market Interest Rates After the Trump Election” presented by guest speaker David Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors. Event sponsor Century Savings Bank. Members $30. Non-members $35. Must register by March 20. Kim Gaunt Cumberland County Cheryl Fox Al & Sam’s Canoes Karla Rossini Citizens United Beatrice Hughes CCC Events MARCH 25 • SATURDAY GVCC’S ANNUAL DANDELION DINNER Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Details on page C4. MaryAnn Jordan Landis Theater Rob Waitkus Running Deer GC Brenna Weick SNJ Today/Miss NJ Russell Swanson The Ave/Main St. WWW.VINELANDCHAMBER.ORG { C1 } MARCH 29 • WEDNESDAY GVCC GREEN COMMITTEE MEETING. GVCC office, 2115 S. Delsea Drive (rear entrance). 9–10 a.m. Green Initiatives Committee Meeting with Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River. Arianne Hegeman WheatonArts Danielle Godbey NJ Motorsports Park

Chamber Events

Registration is required for all GVCC meetings and events. Call 691-7400 or visit www.vinelandchamber.org.

MARCH 15 • WEDNESDAY

MEET & GREET. Salvation Army - Vineland (733 E. Chestnut Ave). 5:30-7 p.m. Meet Tommy LaManna - Professional Welterweight Boxer from Millville who recently fought for the Welterweight Championship. A full buffet of Spanish and American food selections will be served. Bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy. See the new Recreation Center onsite and learn more about the Salvation Army of Vineland. Free. Members only. Register by March 14 or pay $5 at the door.

MARCH 22 • WEDNESDAY

GVCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON. The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course. Networking 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12 noon. “Market Interest Rates After the Trump Election” presented by guest speaker David Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors. Event sponsor Century Savings Bank. Members $30. Nonmembers $35. Must register by March 20.

MARCH 25 • SATURDAY

GVCC’S ANNUAL DANDELION DINNER Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Details on page C4.

MARCH 29 • WEDNESDAY

GVCC GREEN COMMITTEE MEETING. GVCC office, 2115 S. Delsea Drive (rear entrance). 9–10 a.m. Green Initiatives Committee Meeting with Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4
CITIZENS UNITED TO PROTECT THE MAURICE RIVER ANNUAL CHILI BOWL & AUCTION.

Padre Pio Parish Rosary Hall (E. Vineland), all day. Tickets are $25 each. Reservations at doreen.homan@cumauriceriver. org or call 856-300-5331.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
VINELAND ROTARY SPAGHETTI DINNER.

North Italy Hall, 414 Virano Lane, Vineland. Noon until 4:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under, eat-in or take-out. Tickets available at the door or order tickets at vinelandrotary.com. Ticket cost includes salad, bread, spaghetti and meatball platter and beverage. Desserts are available as well. Live entertainment. BYOB. All proceeds benefit Vineland Rotary Charities.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
DOWN JERSEY: CELTIC CELEBRATION.

Cumberland County College/Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m. cumberlandarts.com or 856-692-8499. $14 admission.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
IRISH COMEDY TOUR.

Levoy Theatre. levoy.net

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY’S SCHNITTKE & BRAHMS

Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $32. Preconcert conversation with Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin at 7 p.m. Russian native Lydia Frumkin brings her tremendous pianism and deep commitment to this harrowing work of beauty and dissidence by Schnittke. A similar mood ushers in Brahms stirring First Symphony. 856-794-4100.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
THE MAGIC OF SALAZAR.

Levoy Theatre. levoy.net

SUNDAY, MARCH 19
"VICTORIAN MAGIC."

Cumberland County College Guaracini Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m. East Lynne Theater Company magic show, presented by the NJ Theatre Alliance Stages Festival. Reservations suggested for this free event. Visit CumberlandArts.com or call the box office at 856-692-8499 for tickets or more information.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21
SBDC @ STOCKTON UNIVERSITY THE BOTTOM LINE: UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

10 a.m.–12 noon. Understanding your small business’ financial performance is fundamental to knowing if the business is meeting your financial goals or if changes are needed in the way you do business. We’ll use realistic sample financial statements to illustrate the concepts we are discussing. Call 609- 626-3889 to register.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
10,000 MANIACS.

Levoy Theatre, levoy.net

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
SNJ TODAY/GRAPEVINE’s HOMETOWN HEROES GALA.

Merighi’s Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave, Vineland, 6 p.m. Join The Grapevine in celebrating this year’s honorees. DJ/Dancing. Buffet Dinner. Cash Bar. Silent Auction. Proceeds go to the Rotary Club of Vineland Charities Foundation and The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. Tickets are $70 for one, $65 per ticket for multiples, seating of eight to 10 per table available. Tickets can be purchased at The Grapevine office, 1101 Wheaton Ave., Millville, at Merighi’s Savoy Inn or by calling 856- 457-7815.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30
SBDC @ STOCKTON UNIVERSITY - FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS / MEET WITH LENDERS.

9 a.m. Small Business Development Center @ Stockton University. Registration required via link eventbrite.com/e/finance-your-business- meet-with-lenders-tickets- 3165753754#tickets or call 609-626-3889.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30
AMERICAN RED CROSS SOUTHERN SHORE CHAPTER 2ND ANNUAL RAISING SPIRITS.

Buena Vista Country Club (301 Country Club Lane, Buena), 4–7 p.m. Enjoy music, fine wine, cocktails and delicious food in a relaxed setting. Silent Auction, Chance Auction, and the ever popular Find Clara Barton game. Learn more about the American Red Cross and how you can help support its mission and values. $50 per person. Call 609-646- 8330 to purchase tickets.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
LIVE AND LET DIE.

Levoy Theatre, tribute to music of Paul McCartney, levoy.net for time and ticket price.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1
P.R.A.C. OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY PRESENTS LEGENDS OF SALSA CONCERT.

Levoy Theatre, levoy.net

THURSDAY, APRIL 13
RICHIE KATES: UNCOMMON JOURNEY

Landis Theater, 803 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. SNJ Today presents the premiere of a documentary telling the inspiring story of Cumberland County’s Champ, his rise to prominence in the boxing world and in his community. Free admission, but registration required SNJToday.com/Kates.

Picking Up Donations 7 Days a Week

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity Inc. (610 E. Landis Ave., Vineland) wants your donated items! Always in need of donationa and volunteers. Recycle, reuse, repurpose.

To schedule a pick up, call them at 856-563-0292, ext. 1

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

RICHIE KATES: UNCOMMON JOURNEY

Landis Theater, 803 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. 7 p.m. SNJ Today presents the premiere of a documentary telling the inspiring story of Cumberland County’s Champ, his rise to promi- nence in the boxing world and in his community. Free admission, but registration required SNJToday.com/Kates.

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Chamber+Events/2722027/387986/article.html.

Love Where You Live

Cumberland County Improvement Authority hosts luncheon, several businesses participate in putting a positive light on where we live and work.

The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce held its February General Membership Luncheon at Ramada Inn of Vineland on Thursday, February 16. “Love Where You Live” was the theme and several businesses from throughout Vineland and Cumberland County participated in showcasing their products and services. Also, representatives from many of the businesses and organizations spoke to GVCC members about their companies.

GVCC Executive Director Dawn Hunter started off by introducing the Love Where You Live Business Passport Program: A person with a passport spends a minimum of $10 at participating businesses and receives a stamp and date in their passport book. Participants submit their completed passports to the GVCC by May 15, 2017 to be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize that includes a gift certificate from each participating business. The winner will be our guest at the GVCC’s Annual Gala on June 8, 2017 and will be awarded their prize at that event.

The meeting was sponsored by Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA).

Read the full article at http://www.evergreeneditions.com/article/Love+Where+You+Live/2722029/387986/article.html.

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