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Next Step in Women’s Empowerment – Taking a Stand With Your Finances

Women are speaking up more and more these days.  Speaking up for what they believe in….equal opportunities, equal pay, a safe work environment, having their voices heard in political matters, and their overall right to be happy. 

As a Financial Advisor, I meet many women who have never had a meaningful role in their family’s financial decisions.  These women, many of whom are recently widowed or divorced, were never part of the process of managing their investment portfolio or an annual financial review.  Due to their immediate circumstances, they are now obligated to begin learning how to manage their finances at the most inopportune time. 

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Interested in Opening a Business in Westfield?

Interested in Opening a Business in Westfield?

Are you interested in opening a business in Downtown Westfield? It's hard to know where to start. Call the Downtown Westfield Corporation for a Recruitment Packet (908-789-9444) and/or feel free to access any of these helpful links:  

download our informational 'Opening a Business' PDF (with a step by step guide)

download the 'Façade Renovation Incentive Grant Program' PDF  (to read about and apply for grant money toward your sign, awning or building facade work)

browse the current vacancy list for available retail/restaurant & commercial space in Downtown Westfield

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Shopping Best Bets for January

Shopping Best Bets for January
There are so many ways to pamper yourself in 2018! Here are some our favorites for your face, body and sole. 

Personal Services:
 
Blende Custom Beauty
Stop in to Blende and receive 15% off all Luzern products. Luzern was recently featured on The Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford says the products are one of her favorite things and have transformed her skin! Luzern Laboratories is an a luxury skin care line that uses purifying and rejuvenating elements from the pristine Alps in Switzerland. Plus New Year, New You, Plus, January only receive 10% off Microblading and Microneedling. 106 Elm St., 908.588.2094. 
 
Facial Reality Salon & Spa
Introducing Microdermabrasion at Facial Reality. Special January offer: Purchase two treatments and the third is half price. Offer valid for face and face/neck treatments. For best results, treatments should be 10 days apart. Offer expires 1.31.18. Call to schedule your appointment! 221 Lenox Ave., 908.928.0010. www.facebook.com/FacialRealitySpa 
 
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Food & Wine

Food & Wine
Italian food, gelato and steaks -- there are some delicious things to eat in the new year.

 

Brick Oven
It's Brick Oven's 25th Anniversary and for the month of January they are offering a special menu for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday enjoy a 4-course dinner for $25 and lunch for $10. See the special menu here. 117 Quimby St., 908.317.9500. 
 
Omaha Steaks
Omaha steaks is having a great promotion in January: Get 50%* off Storewide from January 10 to January 21! Plus, save even more on their doorbuster special up to 75% off!. (*Savings are over aggregated single item base price.) 131 E. Broad St., 908.654.0055. 
 
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Top 10 Best Selling Books of 2017 at The Town Book Store

Top 10 Best Selling Books of 2017 at The Town Book Store
Here are the top 10 best selling books of 2017 at The Town Book Store (in order): 
 

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.

Redemption Road by John Hart 
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Once again on the top 10 list, this is a feel-good story about an angry old man next door. It is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. 

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2018 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars

2018 Events in Downtown Westfield - Mark Your Calendars
Sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation (unless otherwise noted), here are some of the events coming to Downtown Westfield in 2018.
 
February/March:
  • Dine Out Westfield February-March (TBD) 
  • NJ Festival Orchestra presents "Madama Butterfly" March 3, 7pm
  • Westfield Student Artwork in Downtown Stores hosted by WHS Public Schools Fine Art Dept.  throughout March 
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Recap of 2017 Openings & Expansions

Recap of 2017 Openings & Expansions
As we look back at the happenings in our downtown this past year, we can't help but remark on all the new businesses that have come to town and some of the existing businesses that have thrived and expanded. Despite some obvious challenges our downtown faces, take a peak with us at some of the positive things that have happened in 2017 (in alphabetical order)....
 
Amazing Lash Studio opened at 225 E. Broad St. www.amazinglashstudio.com
 
AR Workshop, a graphic design, DIY blog and shop, opened at 226 North Ave W. (next to Kennedy's Barber Shop). www.arworkshop.com/westfield

Blende Custom Beauty opened at 106 Elm St. after completing a beautiful restoration. www.blendebeauty.com
 
Bella Organici expanded from their Cranford location to 519 South Ave.W. www.bellaorganici.com 
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Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree - Drawing Winners Announced

Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree - Drawing Winners Announced

From November 20 through December 22, 2017, the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) ran a Shopping Spree Contest for the holidays. Shoppers were encouraged to enter a random drawing in stores and online to win one of six $50 gift cards* each week. Six individual weekly prizes of $50 were awarded in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards. In addition, there was a bonus drawing for a $25 parking card each week.

And the winners are....

Heather Cejovic, Melissa Wengerter, Julia Higashio, Andrew Nguyen, Toula Tzanetos, Jane Wright, Jill Anderson, Dan Ward, Janet Lawrence, Barbara Bitz, Eileen McGuire, Mary Ryan, Rachel Woliansky, Ellen Walsh, Rose McEwen, Sahara Sumpter, Aileen White, Richard Monihan, Maureen Krauter, Debbie Bearg, Heather Large, Rosemarie Kulp, Lisa Ohl, Luke Hiltwein, Bob Fallon, Nicole DiPillo, Linda Lombardie, Lisa Schardien, John Rowley, Carol Bieda, Julie Jacobs, Lars Ackerman, Judy Jessup, Sandy Tichenor and Cecilia Baez.

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Mayor Shelley Brindle and New Council Members Sworn In

Mayor Shelley Brindle and New Council Members Sworn In

Welcome Mayor Shelley Brindle and new council members! It was a frigid yet exciting and historic inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2018 as Westfield swore in its first female mayor. Also sworn in were new town council members Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David Contract & Dawn Mackey. They joined existing council members JoAnn Neylan, Mark LoGrippo, Frank Arena and Doug Stokes. A crowd of several hundred people were on hand to witness the event at the Town Hall Front Lawn, 425 E. Broad Street. 

DWC welcomes to our Board of Directors Jim Donofrio, Gary Goodman, Miriam Verga, Patricia Hanigan, Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and Mayor Shelley Brindle. They join existing board members Alan De Rose, Shawn Hanna and James Gildea. Click here for the board meeting schedule.

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NJWA Music Studio Registers for Winter Session

NJWA Music Studio Registers for Winter Session

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Music Studio will begin its winter session of instrumental and vocal instruction. Lessons are available for pre-school children through adults in a 30, 45 or 60 minute format.

The staff of the NJWA consists of highly skilled music educators and professional artists, with degrees from prestigious universities and music programs. They accurately evaluate each student’s ability and design the lessons to fit the student’s needs.

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