2020 Past Events

Downtown Management Forum: Survival Marketing Workshop

  • Date and time: Friday, April 3, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: ZOOM Online Meeting

Downtown New Jersey is providing a series of virtual opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Mike Blinder, Founder & President of The Blinder Group, publisher of Editor & Publisher Magazine, and author of Survival Selling Even in the Toughest Times presented his Survival Marketing Workshop on how to market effectively in tough economic times. Watch Video>


Downtown Management Forum

  • Date and time: Friday, March 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: ZOOM Online Meeting

Downtown New Jersey is providing a series of virtual opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development in light of the COVID-19 crisis. At our second exchange on Friday, March 27, 2020, we were joined by Christina Fuentes, Director of Small Business Services at NJEDA and Erika Calderon, Small Business Legislative Aid from Senator Menendez’s office to discuss programs, policies, and legislation that have passed or are being considered to provide economic relief to downtowns and small business. Forum recap>


Downtown Management Forum

  • Date and time: Friday, March 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: ZOOM Online Meeting

Downtown New Jersey is providing a series of virtual opportunities for downtown managers, economic development professionals, and public officials to exchange ideas about best practices related to downtown economic development in light of the COVID-19 crisis. At our first exchange on Friday, March 20, 2020, participants shared concerns for small businesses and their employees, questions for clarity related to closures, and policy and legislative needs to further assist small businesses. Forum recap>


Downtown Management Round Table (Luncheon)

  • Date and time: Friday, February 7, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Location: East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Avenue,
    East Orange, NJ 07018

DNJ’s quarterly round table is an exchange of ideas about hot topics in downtown economic development. The February meeting discussion focused on developing and enhancing your downtown restaurant scene. Forum recap>


Downtown New Jersey Session at the 2020 NJ Planning Conference
Glass Half Full: Reforming New Jersey’s Antiquated Liquor Laws

  • Date and time: Friday, January 24, 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Location: Hyatt Regency,  2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

DNJ President, Bob Zuckerman, was featured in this session. Hear firsthand from the experts on what can be done to reform New Jersey’s outdated laws and how any future reform would affect the planning process throughout the state.