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annual Mor-ristown WorkplaceBlood Drive
washeld July 20. Morris-town Partnership,alongside NovartisPharmaceuticalsCorp., collaboratedwith the County oMorris, Hyatt Morristown, Morris County Chambero Commerce, Morristown Medical Center (MMC),Morristown This Week, and Town o Morristownwith soliciting blood donations rom peopleworking in Morristown that would directly benetMMC’s blood bank during the summer months,when blood donations are needed most. Over90 donors registered and donated! A great thankyou to our spokesperson, and blood transusionreceiver, Denny Morrison, Vice President andInvestment Ocer, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Im-mediate Past President, Morristown Rotary Club.Many thanks to his riends, colleagues, and theemployees o Morristown or helping to make thisa huge success!
Early this month, the
received a navigation revision to itshomepage and a complete update o its ‘Business& Services Directory,’ including additions anddeletions based on the current 1100+ businessesin Morristown categorized by services oered.In addition, MP took this opportunity to publishdata on its newly created economic develop-ment page ‘Doing Business Downtown’. This pagecontains extensive demographic data, ull textand executive summary o the DANTH, Associates“Retail Recruitment and Revitalization Strategy”or downtown Morristown and an available retailand oce space database.Morristown Partnership provided logistical sup-port to the
Mayor’s Jazz & Blues Festival
held onThe Morristown Green August 20. This new eventbrought hundreds o people into town during atypically slow time o the month.
The Morristown Partnership alongside its es-teemed 15 community event sponsors, participat-ing Morristown businesses and restaurants, andMorris County Civic and nonprot organizationscelebrated the 17
Morristown Festivalon the Green
on October 2
. Over 140 exhibitorslined the Green and adjacent streets and oereda variety o ood, entertainment*, services, ven-ues, and activities, such as a rock climbing wall,giant slide and bounce house, or all ages toenjoy! *Entertainment primarily includes lo-cal talent including or-prot and non-protschools, churches, bands, entertainers, etc.Complete events details are included in aspecial Daily Record tabloid posted on www.dailyrecord.com.A surprise snowstorm blanketed northern NJthe weekend beore the much-anticipatedMP hosted
Trick or Treat in Downtown Mor-ristown
. The heavy wet snow caused widespreadpower outages and unavorable trick-or-treatingconditions in area neighborhoods. Families camerom all over Morris County since many Mayorscancelled or postponed door-to-door candygathering or Halloween. With over 100 busi-ness participants, this amily-riendly event drewrecord crowds o children (and adults!), dressed intheir costumes, to Trick-or-Treat at our welcomingbusinesses in a sae and snow-ree environment.
Just in time or the holiday season, MP launchedtwo
monthly email blasts
to Morristown businessand area supporters. The “Morristown Busi-ness Monthly” contains business opportunities,property owner inormation and news bries. Thisedition is emailed the rst week o the monthencouraging business and property owners toprovide content or the public email blast, MPWebsite and social media outlets. The “Down-town Morristown Welcomes You” email blast issent to the public the third week o each month;interested parties can sign-up on our website orthrough a orwarded email. This email, contain-ing special promotions and a calendar o events,is sent to over 2,000 email addresses each month.The Partnership, joined representatives o local,state and county government agencies, the busi-ness community, non-prots, public health andlaw enorcement to work collaboratively, underthe leadership o the Alliance or Parks/MorrisCounty Park Commission, to share resources andbest practices that enhance health and well-ness in Morristown. In November they launched
Shared Responsibility: Morristown PedestrianProject
, promoting the benets o walking andthe importance o motorists and pedestrianssharing the road. The public relations campaignurges all residents, employees and visitors tomaking sae walking a priority. It was eaturedin the Grassroots section o the Daily Record onNovember 2.
Here Comes the Bride
(HCTB) Morris-town Business Bridal Show was held onNovember 3. Century 21 DepartmentStore graciously hosted this event on thecompletely transormed 3rd foor o theirdepartment store. With the support oHyatt Morristown, My Bellissima, i do…i do… and all exhibiting businesses, thisevent showcased themed design tablesthat coordinated with gowns, tuxedos,suits, dresses and accessories modeled atthe event’s new ashion show. The HCTBbusiness-networking group was createdby MP in mid-2009 and includes over 35bridal-related businesses located in theS.I.D. The bridal related businesses look orwardto updating their “Wedding Passport*” promotionin 2012. *When a bride secures the services o 5participating businesses, she will receive a $100MP Git Certicate.
A third successul year o the Morristown Partner-ship
‘Git Greenback’ Promotion
ran November and early December, with over$139,000 in git certicates generated in 2011.Last year we saw a 63% increase in git certicatesales rom 2010, and we have you to thank! Foranyone that purchased a $50 MP Git Certicate,they received an additional $10 MP Git Certi-cates: a 20% bonus courtesy o the MorristownPartnership, while supplies last. Over 180 busi-nesses now accept the git certicates that holdno expiration date and no ees attached. Look outor special window decals at participating busi-nesses and visit our website www.morristown-nj.org or complete promotion details. Think Local,Shop Morristown.Century 21 Department Store, Morristown Medi-cal Center, Hyatt Morristown, and The Star Ledgergenerously supported the
Christmas Festivalat the Morristown Green
, now in its 10
year.Thanks to overwhelming support rom Morris-town-area businesses, the Green was decoratedwith a 31t. Poinsettia Tree, breathtaking lightingdecorations, a place to take picture with Santa,and a heated activities event. The streets werelined with over 200 decorative wreaths on MPantique replica streetlights and municipal util-ity poles. Throughout the our weeks, amiliesenjoyed ree miniature Electric Train Rides,hands-on activities, and entertainment oeredby various community groups including: theArtist on the Green, McCullough Hall HistoricalMuseum, Marty’s Reliable Cycle, Morris ChoralSociety Chamber Singers, MPAC Perorming ArtsSchool, WDHA/WMTR and more!