Forums & Conferences

Downtown Managers Round Table (DNJ Member-Only Event), Sep. 12, 2018

Join DNJ and Union County downtown managers and economic development directors on Sept. 12, 2018 for an exchange of ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development.

Event information (Registration Required) 

Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference & Downtown Excellence Awards, Nov. 2, 2018

Please join us on Nov. 2, 2018, at the New Jersey City University School of Business for a full day of learning, networking and awards!

Conference information

Nominations now being accepted for the Downtown Excellence Awards.

Downtown New Jersey League of Municipalities Session, Nov. 13, 2018
Navigating Change in Your Downtown

Managed districts, including Business or Special Improvement Districts (BID or SID) can help your downtown navigate changes in market demand brought on by shifts in demographics and consumer preferences. Whether you are looking to strengthen your existing BID or SID, or start a new one, this session will guide you through the key characteristics of a high functioning organization. We will begin with an overview of BID governance, oversight, transparency, and collaboration and partnerships with DCA and municipalities. Panelists will then discuss and provide examples of successful marketing, business attraction, and programming initiatives, which are the main functions of a BID or a SID.


  • Carmelo Garcia, Deputy Mayor, City of Newark (Moderator)
  • Beth Lippman, Executive Director, Livingston Business Improvement District
  • Rachel Seig, Director, Historic Downtown SID, Jersey City
  • Anthony Torre, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Spitball
  • Ira Kerner, First Vice President, CBRE

Downtown New Jersey will also be at Booth 613 in the exhibit area.

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