Thursday, April 13, 2000 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 28th Annual Edition Page 33
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Page 32 THIS IS WESTFIELD Our 28th Annual Edition Thursday, April 13, 2000
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Westfield Chamber of Commerce Leads Town Into New Millennium
The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association comprised of progressive business and professional men and women, working in unity to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life for the Westfield area.
Known as a leading advocate for Westfield area businesses, the Chamber has built a history with the business community for over 50 years.
Membership in the Chamber offers local businesses opportunities for promotion and referral, involvement in the business community, networking with other Chamber members at meetings, and education through several seminars held during the year.
The Chamber’s Web site, www. westfieldnj. com/ wacc, lists member businesses and may be linked to the individual business’s Web site.
This year, the Chamber has collaborated with the Mayor and Town Council on issues such as parking,
the creation of additional parking in the downtown, pedestrian safety, advertising and promotion, and
beautification efforts. Two street fairs are organized every year in downtown Westfield for
local businesses, charitable organizations and crafters to present their products and services.
The next street fair, Spring Fling, will be held on Sunday, April 30, and then Festifall will be presented on Sunday, September 24, on Elm, Quimby, East Broad and Prospect Streets. Both festivals will be held from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Each event
offers arts, crafts, food, family activities and entertainment, attracting over 20,000 visitors to downtown Westfield. Working with the Downtown Westfield Corporation, the Chamber arranges promotions throughout the year to bring people to Westfield, including “Sweet Sounds Downtown” musical performances, and Westfield Antique and Classic Car Shows.
Numbers You Need to Know
Mayor Thomas C. Jardim 301- 1905
Westfield Police Department 789- 4000
Westfield Fire Department 789- 4130
Westfield Rescue Squad 233- 2500
Westfield Municipal Building 789- 4030
CONTACT We Care - Help Line 232- 2880
Rape Crisis Center 233- 7273
Domestic Violence 800- 572- 7233
Public Utilities 800- 624- 0241
Division of Youth & Family Services 800- 792- 8610
Narcotics Anonymous 800- 992- 0401
Child Abuse Control 800- 792- 8610
Adult Protective Services (Elder Abuse) 800- 792- 8820
Poison Control 800- 764- 7661
Addiction Referral Service 800- 786- 1230
AIDS Hotline 800- 624- 2377
ALA- The Alcohol Hotline 800- 322- 5525
Battered Women 355- 4357
Consumer Affairs 654- 9840
Consumer Protection 800- 242- 5846
Crime Victims 800- 242- 0804
Drug Abuse Help Line 800- 225- 0196
Eating Disorders 800- 624- 2268
Eye Bank 800- 653- 9379
Family Crisis Intervention 298- 7800
Family Health Line 800- 328- 3838
Homeless Union County 756- 6060
Nar- Anon, Families of Addicts 800- 322- 5525
Organ Donation 800- 528- 2971
Psychiatric Crisis Intervention 355- 5556
Runaway Crisis Line 800- 621- 4000
Senior Citizen Information 888- 280- 8226
Social Security Administration 800- 772- 1213
Substance Abuse Service 527- 4837
Victim/ Witness Program 527- 4596
The Westfield Farmers’ Market is held at the end of June through the end of October on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 7 p. m. at the South Avenue train station parking lot.
Bringing their “Jersey Fresh” fruits and vegetables, local farmers help provide a festive outdoor market atmosphere.
During the holiday season, “Welcome Home to Westfield” celebrations and promotions are sponsored for shoppers and families.
The Chamber provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among local retail and service businesses and professionals, while administering a continuous schedule of programs and projects.
As a voice of business in the community, the Chamber also monitors local developments and regulation, keeping in regular contact with town officials and local legislators, and continually informing members about issues that may affect them.
The Chamber represents both its individual members and the business community as a whole and acts on their behalf. It builds working relationships between business people and the larger community by working in coalitions with other
town groups on charitable projects and civic events.
Photos by David B. Corbin for
This Is Westfield depicting a musical band from the Chamber of Commerce- sponsored “Spring Fling” event last April and the Classic Car Show held last year.
David B. Corbin for This Is Westfield David B. Corbin for This Is Westfield
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