East Orange's First Annual Business Crawl Hosted by East Orange Business Association
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EAST ORANGE, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- East Orange Business Association (EOBA) hosted the First Annual East Orange Business Crawl experience for local businesses and residents on October 2, 2021.

The "crawl" encouraged East Orange residents to travel from store to store and stop in each to browse, test products, perhaps enjoy some adult beverages, and in the process, discover there are small businesses that aren't big boxes out on the by-pass.

"The EOBA Crawl held this past Saturday was a success for our business.  Over 20 Crawlers visited our location on Saturday", said John Houston, of the Cushnie Houston Funeral Home.   This East Orange Business Crawl laid the foundation for an annual Fall community event designed to showcase the diversity and the number of businesses located in the City of East Orange. "

"This is the first time, I can recall where commerce, government, and the community have come together to create an event to acknowledge some of the great businesses in East Orange", said Steve Cooper.  "I visited every business and the excitement they experienced was well worth our effort. Our community returned to the basics of patronizing local establishments and professionals to put East Orange first. Congratulations to Mayor Ted Green and his Development department for embracing the EOBA crawl concept."

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The event featured 26 stops and included businesses in each of the five wards of East Orange.  The Business Crawl began at East Orange City Hall with registration at 1:00 p.m.  Residents were given a complimentary "I Crawl for East Orange Business" tee-shirt and an event passport, detailing the business locations to visit around the city.  Residents who had their passports "stamped" returned to City Hall at 5:30 p.m. for the prize giveaway drawings provided by local businesses.

The Results of the prize giveaway are:

1.  Limousine Ride to NYC, donated by Cushnie-Houston Funeral Homes, John B. Houston, CEO, The winner was Helen Cooper-Andrews.

2.  60 min. Swedish Massage, donated by BWS Massage on Demand Service, Al-Shakise Anderson, CEO.  The winner was Deiredra Oliver.

3.  Leadership Training Workshop (up to 12 people), donated by Thrive Leadership Institute, Inc., Anna D. Banks, CEO.  The winner was LaDonna Johns

4.  1-month Micro-Greens subscription donated by Pea Shoots & Co., Shafiqah Shariff, CEO.  The winner was Carol Jenkins

5a  2 - Ankara print canvas tote bags donated by 491DesignCo.com, Donelda Iyizoba-Robinson, CEO

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5b  1 - Ankara print throw pillow (20x20) donated by S&P Co., Sharonda Burgess, Co-Owner
 The winner of the Ankara gifts is Jean-Marc Jeudy

"The recent East Orange Business Crawl was an amazing event for the community.  It allowed residents to connect with local businesses," said Donelda Iyizoba-Robinson.   "I discovered many hidden gems within East Orange, that I will do business with in the future.  I believe that this event and others like it will help to create a prosperous East Orange."

ABOUT EOBA:

The East Orange Business Association's mission is to advance and promote the economic environment for business in East Orange, NJ by promoting diverse economic opportunities via advocacy, building relationships, providing business education, developing leaders of the future, and supporting a responsive city government while preserving East Orange's unique community characteristics.  For more information on activities and membership please email EOBusinessAssociation@gmail.com

Contact
Anna D. Banks
East Orange Business Association
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