Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Short Hills to Host “Jersey Proud” Winter Gala
Monday, January 28, 2013 • 3:55pm
The Hilton Short Hills ballroom will be the setting for the “Jersey Proud” Winter Gala on Saturday evening February 9, 2013, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being presented by Hilton Short Hills and the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and is intended as a community celebration.
Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live music presented by The Jersey Girls and spectacular auctions. Ileana Martin-Novoa, President of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, has announced that in keeping with the theme of celebrating Millburn-Short Hills, part of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to several organizations including the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas; Downtown Millburn Development Alliance, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary; Investors Foundation; and The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, in honor of its 100th year of service to the community. Additional honorees include: Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School; Short Hills Association, which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Student/Partner Alliance, celebrating its 20th anniversary as well.
“We are delighted to be continuing the Chamber’s tradition of celebrating local non-profits at our annual Winter Gala. The role of community organizations is key to providing essential services to so many of our friends and neighbors. This event allows us to raise awareness of these organizations and pay tribute to their vital roles”, said Ms. Martin-Novoa.
Martin-Novoa also announced that the Chamber is still accepting auction items to be added to its growing list of exciting prizes that will be on display that evening.
Shoppers will enjoy gift certificates to The Mall at Short Hills as well as gift certificates to a number of the Township’s favorite stores and restaurants. Paper Mill Playhouse will contribute several “Date Night” prizes including theater tickets and dinner.
Festivities begin with a cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing and culminating in a lively auction. The cost of tickets is $100.00 per person or $950 for a table of ten.
Gala guests who wish to spend the night at The Hilton are being offered a special rate for double occupancy for a standard room. Room reservations can be made directly through the Hilton at 973-379-0100.
Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank, noted that the bank is proud to be a sponsor of the evening’s “Jersey Proud” Gala. “Millburn-Short Hills is a community with a strong history of giving back, as evidenced by this evening’s theme. Our bank has been serving New Jersey communities since 1926. We strongly believe in partnering with the communities we serve to enhance both quality of life as well as sustaining a vital business presence” Cummings said.
For further information and reservations call the Chamber of Commerce at 973-379-1198.
Representing the business community for more than 50years, the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of business people pooling ideas, talents and resources to promote the economic health and welfare of the community. Assisting the Chamber with this effort is Principal Sponsor Investors Bank which has been serving New Jersey communities since 1926 and features a Millburn branch; Hilton Short Hills a AAA Four-Diamond awarded hotel and home to eforea Spa. Hilton Short Hills is the official hotel of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber. Director Level sponsor the Mall at Short Hills is the area’s preeminent shopping destination. Rand, Feuer and Klein LLC, with more than 25 years in insurance industry, is proud to be the Chamber’s Official Membership Sponsor. Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a non-sectarian health-care institution serving Millburn, Short Hills and the surrounding communities is a committed Friend of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber.