Glassboro launches new tools to support modern business growth.
Glassboro Achieves Second Bronze Sustainable Jersey Certification
Glassboro Economic Development is pleased to team with technology firm Localintel to launch our economic development microsite that will provide Glassboro businesses and entrepreneurs online information and advice in a streamlined format. Glassboro is a premier place to turn an idea into reality, and our new development tools help remove barriers to economic success.
Many businesses express frustration when looking for reliable business development information online. We have now made an interactive set of tools in which all data can be downloaded in an easy to use format for business use. As part of our mission to connect and support business owners, we have launched this set of tools to make it easier for startups, emerging and existing businesses to:
research the local business climate and industry trends
evaluate the workforce by education, occupation, and location
identify their customers and competitors
The Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity is currently working on two different projects in Glassboro, New Jersey.
Sustainable Jersey representatives announced today that Glassboro has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey certification. Glassboro is one of 64 towns that have attained certification in 2018. Sustainable Jersey's participating communities represent over half the state's municipalities and nearly 89 percent of its population.
“The Borough of Glassboro congratulates all the Green Team members who continually raise environmental awareness in our schools, homes, and communities through Green Team activities,” said Mayor John Wallace III. “This important Borough Commission helps everyone take action to protect our natural resources, and brings to life sustainable practices.”
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Robins’ Nest, Inc. in Glassboro, New Jersey has been awarded a $2,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity is currently working on two different projects in Glassboro, New Jersey. One house is on Truman Avenue, the other is on East Boulevard, next to another home that was already built in 2010.
The active projects in Glassboro are being worked on by a core group of fifteen to twenty volunteers. Due to the cold weather approaching, the volunteers will be working on the inside of the house and then finish the outside once spring comes. These two projects are both projected to be complete by August of 2019.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Santa Claus is coming to town to light the tree in Downtown Glassboro!
“Every single day, at least one person in my district alone is dying from the disease of addiction, and we need to do everything we can to improve the recovery process and help those who are suffering,” said Congressman Donald Norcross, a Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. “I’m proud to have supported this grant that will help change lives in South Jersey. With the leadership of organizations like Robins’ Nest, we will continue to work together to provide affordable housing, combat homelessness and help our neighbors, friends and loved ones who are struggling with addiction.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with SAMHSA on the development of our Recovery and Housing Program,” said Dr. Anthony DiFabio, Robins’ Nest Chief Executive Officer. “This is a much-needed care model for those who are not only battling substance abuse, but also the exacerbating life factors which may be inhibiting their recovery journey.”
“We’ve designed the Recovery and Housing Project to support recovery by addressing the many barriers that may exist, including housing, and access to care and supports,” said Melissa Fox, Robin’s Nest Chief Operating Officer. “The program was envisioned to not only support the individual, but also their family by providing a trauma-informed, therapeutic context using a wraparound service modality.”
Join the Borough of Glassboro for Spook-tacular free activities this autumn including two of the largest trick-or-treating events around!
"We expect this year’s annual tradition of Boro in Lights to be the biggest and brightest ever as we celebrate our beautiful downtown and officially kick off the holiday season," Mayor John E. Wallace III says. "It is our goal to bring the community together for family fun and encourage the community to help those in need, so please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate."
Over 4,000 people are expected to attend Glassboro's Annual Tree Lighting. Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sake!
For the 6th Year in a row Glassboro is brewing up fun and beer at the 2018 Glassboro Craft Beer Festival. Sample hundreds of beers from over 50 breweries...
“In Glassboro, we pride ourselves on hosting extraordinary community events,” said Councilwoman Anna Miller. "After quickly becoming one of the largest Trunk-or-Treat event towns around with attendance of over 4,000 people per spooky event, we are delivering the ultimate autumn experience. We welcome everyone to visit our ever- growing downtown, it truly is an experience unlike any other."
Buona Festa Italiana! Come celebrate with the Borough of Glassboro on Saturday, September 15th for the Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival.
“We have enjoyed great response from our past beer festivals and we expect 2018 to be better than ever” said Councilman Andrew Halter. “Glassboro is home to the newly opened, award winning, Bonesaw Brewing Co. and will open two new breweries within the next year. We have discovered that the art of brewing beer is an economic driver for cities that is not only enjoyed by residents but also brings visitors from around the region.”
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce Glassboro VFW Post 679 has been selected as a 2018 National Outstanding Community Service Post.
“The Annual Italian Festival is very exciting to Glassboro. When visitors attend this exciting festival, they also embrace the richness of Italian history, culture, and traditions. Downtown Glassboro is one of the most popular destinations in South Jersey and we are delighted to join residents and visitors in this annual tradition of amazing food, great music, and Italian Heritage.” said Councilwoman Anna Miller. “Our attendees wanted to see more vendors, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences. The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the festival’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”
The 14th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival drives into Glassboro August 31, 2018. Thousands of car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey.
VFW Post 679 was specifically named for the support and education of our veteran community, including weekly PTSD groups, social events for veterans’ care facilities, hosting bingo and pizza parties at the Vineland Veterans Home, as well as support for Veterans Haven through the collection of clothing and needed goods. Post 679 also honors the local police department and fire department through donations and luncheons, and the local school district by promoting Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen. They also support the Glassboro Little League and Midget Football. They provide local veterans and their families a modern, maintained post with a safe and friendly environment to socialize and gather.
Glassboro has commissioned a bronze Glassblower Sculpture and created an art festival to commemorate our namesake industry.
The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on August 31, 2018. For the 14th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the 2018 Glassboro Car Show & Food truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey. The viewing area will be in Downtown Glassboro and the Town Square. An anticipated 4,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view over 350 vehicles while listening to live music, racing scale slot cars, listening to DJ Pepper Paul 92.1 and the Olde City Band, and enjoying the best food trucks and local cold craft beer.
“We are thrilled to move the car show into Downtown Glassboro which will allow us to evolve The Car Show and Food Truck Festival into a larger festival experience for car enthusiasts,” said Councilman Andrew Halter. “Our attendees wanted to see more cars, vendors, giveaways, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences. The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the show’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”
Details, vendor and vehicle registration, entertainment, and more at https://www.glassboro.org/car-show-2018
Glassboro's Annual Unity Day has become CommUnity Day!
“We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities.” said Mayor John E. Wallace III. “Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents’ lives but also bringing visitors from around the region.”
This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metal-smiths, and woodworkers, plus a multitude of other hand-crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and artisanship right before your eyes!
Glassboro's Heroes to be honored with Military flyover on Memorial Day
“Every resident of Glassboro plays a part in making our great borough the diverse, forward moving, and culturally rich place that it is. I am proud of this yearly commitment to the community from our local businesses and organizations,” said Councilman Andrew Halter. “Community Day continues to inspire unity in Glassboro and encourage people to get involved.”
After 17 years of service to Glassboro, Mayor Leo McCabe retires to make way for the next generation of leadership.
The Glassboro Memorial Day parade committee is thrilled to announce they have requested and have received pending approval for an Air Force fighter jet flyover on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th. The F16 jets will be flown by the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City and will soar over the Glassboro war memorial located in the new town square at the corner of High and Main and continue over the parade route as it approaches downtown.
Sculpture of Former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen Donated to Town Square by Demountable Concepts, Inc
“Mayor McCabe’s outstanding professional contribution to Glassboro is measured by the many and varied infrastructure improvements he has handled, the steady investment in services, equipment and buildings; his commitment to providing excellent efficiency and service for Glassboro residents, and the numerous high quality developments added during his tenure as mayor,” said incoming Mayor John E. Wallace III. “His leadership and guidance have left the Borough well- positioned for the future.”
Ready...Set...Get Fit! “Feel Good Glassboro” is a free outdoor exercise program in the Town Square. Just in time for summer!
“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”
Do you hear what I hear? Santa Claus is coming to town to light up the tree in Downtown Glassboro!
Embrace the outdoors and move your fitness routine outside with these no-cost classes in beautiful Glassboro Town Square. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy the sunshine as Glassboro's health & fitness professionals instruct you on a vast array of techniques to help get you motivated and keep you fit — while you have fun!
County Revolving Loan Fund for Small Business exceeds $3.5 million project mark. 74 local small businesses assisted
“The Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect time for kids of all ages to come and experience all that our beautiful downtown has to offer as we officially kick off the holiday season,” Councilwoman Anna Miller says. “There are great activities planned for this year that you won’t want to miss. Please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate.” Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sakes!
Introducing the new Glassboro CommUnity Day!
Simmons said that Gloucester County, with the support of CBAC, has made 74 loans since July 2014 totaling $1,543,824.21 and by collaborating with banks on a number of those loans, another $2,052,919.79 was loaned to local small businesses for a grand total of $3,596,744.00 in Gloucester County Projects.
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Glassboro's Annual Unity Day has become CommUnity Day! It will take place Saturday, Oct. 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Square. Over 2,000 people are expected for games, food, community information, entertainment, and an appearance by the fabulous Philly Phanatic...
Glassboro has launched it’s first Borough App specifically designed for Glassboro residents, businesses, and students on the move and in the know, who are never far from their smartphones.