Monday, December 24, 2012
The training and development series is intended for members and non-members alike, entrepreneurs, small business owners or a local business people, to learn how to put together business plans for 2013.
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC) has announced its “The Bridge to Success,” a training and development series aimed at arming people with information and tools to evaluate, plan and execute their 2013 business plans. The series starts Jan. 8 with a session on goal setting, the first of six sessions the Chamber will present throughout 2013. “As an entrepreneur, small business owner or a local business person have you ever wished that you had a ‘coach’ to help you reach your goals?” organizers ask in a statement announcing the series. “Our new Training & Development Series will do just that.” Speakers for the goal setting clinic, which takes place on Jan. 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Best Western 2300 Route 4 in Fort Lee…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This year’s honorees are Michael A. Pollotta and Craig Weinstein. The annual dinner and dance is Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel; registration deadline is Thursday.
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC) is hosting its 44th Annual Dinner & Dance Saturday honoring its 2012 “Persons of the Year.” Among some of the notable people attending the event are State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Englewood Cliffs Mayor Joe Parisi and Palisades Park Mayor James Rotundo. This year’s dinner and dance, which takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fort Lee, includes an extensive cocktail reception, a full course dinner, champagne toast, live music and, of course, dancing with friends. Sponsors include Bank of New Jersey and Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange. This year’s FLRCC “Persons of the Year” honorees are Michael A. Pollotta and Craig …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich issued proclamations to members of the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, who took a lead role in coordinating hundreds of volunteers, and a local athlete who competed—and finished—the race on Aug. 11.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Erik Wander
Friday, September 14, 2012
It was Aug. 11, 2012, and about 2,500 athletes from around the world competed in the New York City area’s first Ironman U.S. Championship, jumping into the Hudson River to begin a 2.5-mile swim ending at Ross’s Dock in Fort Lee, where they hopped on their bikes for a 112-mile leg along the Palisades Interstate Parkway and then made the transition—again in Fort Lee—to the 26.2-mile run that would ultimately end at Manhattan’s Riverside Park after crossing the George Washington Bridge The competition was marred by tragedy when an athlete died competing during the swimming portion of the race, but that didn’t stop race organizers and local officials from hailing the event as a success. On Thursday, the Fort Lee Mayor and Council issued …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Greater Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce was renamed to reflect a broader geographic base and take a “more inclusive stance,” officials say.
The organization formerly known as The Greater Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce is now called The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC), a name change that was adopted in April and went into effect a month later. The change came in response to the Chamber’s recent expansion of its catchment area, including a January merger with the Ridgefield Merchants Association. FLRCC now draws members from throughout Bergen and upper Hudson Counties. Members are from Fort Lee and surrounding Bergen County towns, as well as towns along the Hudson River’s north-south “Gold Coast” and west along the Route 4 corridor, according to Chamber officials. “The Chamber has grown enormously since its founding in 1950, and today, nearly one half of its member …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The all-you-can-eat pasta dinner is for volunteers, athletes, sponsors and spectators and takes place at the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs on Aug. 8.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Patch Staff
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs to support the upcoming 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship. The Chamber is hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet dinner Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. for Ironman athletes, event sponsors, volunteers and even spectators at the Assembly—itself one of the Chamber’s sponsors—located at 495 Sylvan Ave. Among those in the international field of athletes competing in the Ironman on Aug. 11 are North Jersey residents Beth O’Connor of Oakland, Bill Frost of Ridgewood, Thomas DiVincent of Franklin Lakes, Guy Dess of Tenafly, Jeffrey Lathrop of Old Tappan, Katie Feehan of Wykoff, Kevin Smyth of Old Tappan and Fort Lee resident Maxim …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce board member Jamie Weiss of Weiss Realty announced the $57.5 million sale of two Hasbrouck Heights apartment complexes.
The president of a Moonachie-based real estate company and board member of the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce announced recently a multi-million-dollar, multi-family sales transaction in Hasbrouck Heights. Jamie Weiss, president of Weiss Realty, announced that the company had sold the 338-unit Skyline and Boulevard apartment complexes to the New York-based Kushner Companies for the tidy sum of $57.5 million. Weiss Realty represented what it called the “multi-generational” owners in one of the “largest real estate transactions” in recent Bergen County history, according to the company. Jaime and Matthew Weiss brokered the transaction on behalf of Herbert Klein and Hekemian & Company, according to Weiss Realty. “Our close relationship…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The upcoming Ironman U.S. Championship coming soon to Fort Lee will showcase the talents of some of the world’s best.
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, a big part of which is set to take place in Fort Lee on Aug. 11, will feature a field of more than 20 Ironman champions, the Ironman organization announced this week. It will also showcase the talents of men and women in what the organizers called “one of the largest professional fields” in any Ironman event this year. The pros will compete for a piece of the $125,000 purse, and 4,000 qualifying points for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii are also up for grabs. The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking a leading role locally, organizing—and still seeking—more than 100 volunteers to help man its runners’ aid station and event site, both of which will be located near Hudson Terrace and …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce this year is recognizing Craig Weinstein and Mike Pollotta with the annual honor.
The Board of Directors of The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce (FLRCC) announced its 2012-2013 “Persons of the Year” Tuesday, and sharing the honor this year are Fort Lee attorney Craig Weinstein and Mike Pollotta, a retired construction professional and longtime Democratic political leader from Palisades Park. The two were recognized at the Chamber’s annual luncheon on June 28 at Fort Lee’s DoubleTree by Hilton and will be honored at the FLRCC’s annual dinner dancer in November. Specifically, Weinstein is being honored for his “civic activities and service to the Chamber,” while Pollotta is being recognized for “lifelong contributions to various civic and charitable organizations as well as his extensive work in local and state …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The local Chamber of Commerce has almost 100 volunteers, but organizers say they still need more for the event taking place Aug. 11 that they believe will bring a lot of exposure to Fort Lee and have a huge impact locally.
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a volunteer rally Thursday evening at the Assembly Steak House in Englewood Cliffs in preparation for its leading role in the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, the first-ever Ironman competition in the New York City-New Jersey metropolitan area, which is set to place on Aug. 11, rain or shine. The Chamber’s Ironman committee has signed on nearly 100 volunteers to help man its aid station and spectator area near the corner of Hudson Terrace and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and perform other tasks, but organizers are looking for a total of about 150 people to help out, said executive director Margaret Maclay of the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, who, along with board and executive committee …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is taking on a leading role locally in the Ironman U.S. Championship on Aug. 11, the first-ever Ironman competition to take place in the NYC-NJ metro area. Volunteers and sponsors still needed.
The 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, a large part of which will take place in Fort Lee, is just a month away, and the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, which has taken on a leading role, is on track for what members hope will be a very successful event for organizers, athletes, local businesses and spectators alike. Board and executive committee member and co-chair of the Ironman committee for the Chamber of Commerce Craig Weinstein said of the Chamber’s involvement in the first-ever Ironman competition in the New York City-New Jersey metropolitan area, which takes place on August 11, “I think we’re doing great.” “We’re turning up the jets,” Weinstein said exactly one month before the big event and just after getting out of a meeting …