Rhonda Rivera, Co-Founder of Top-Tier Tutoring, Tapped to Chair North Essex Chamber of Commerce's Casino Night

North Essex Chamber of Commerce hosts third annual Casino Night on October 27, 2011 at Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ. Proceeds will benefit the Chamber's Scholarship Foundation, with a strategic partnership with Susan G. Komen For the Cure North Jersey.

West Orange, NJ, September 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC or Chamber) will host its third annual Casino Night on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s theme is “NYC Lights.”

The annual event will be held at the glamorous Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey, featuring a spectacular view of the NYC Lights. They encourage guests to come in black and white attire for this year’s event, which offers an entertaining variety of games, live music, great food, and prizes.

“After the success of our previous casino nights, we’re looking to make this year’s event even better,” says Anthony M. Rainone, Esq., President of the NECC. “We will be combining our efforts with Susan G. Komen For The Cure North Jersey given that the event is in October, which is breast cancer awareness month.” Open to both Chamber members and the general public, Casino Night features a mix of casino games including roulette, craps, blackjack, and Texas Hold ‘em. “A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chamber’s Scholarship Foundation, and we will be selling pins to support the breast cancer charity,” states Rainone.

Rhonda Rivera, Chair of the NYC Lights event, adds: “We’re very excited about this year’s Casino Night. The irresistible combination of the thrill of gaming with the fun of a black and white theme, all at the prestigious Highlawn Pavilion, will make this year’s event the best yet!”

Ticket prices for the event are $75. Included with every ticket is a starter kit of “play” money, a goody bag, one drink ticket, entertainment by Two Fifths Crazy and fine cuisine provided by The Highlawn Pavilion, also a member of the Chamber. A cash bar will be available.

Sponsorship packages for the NYC Lights Casino Night are filling up fast. To highlight your company at this signature event, contact the Chamber office at 973-226-5500 or visit the website at www.northessexchamber.com.

Members of the NYC Lights Casino Night Committee are Rhonda Rivera (Chair), Top-Tier Tutoring, LLC, West Orange; Betty Albanesius, NECC, West Caldwell; Dr. Chris Stepien, Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic, Morristown; Dennis Telischak, Audience Pleasers, Garfield; Diana Longo, Next Financial Group, Boonton; Eric Francais, e-Outbox, Caldwell; Felicia Lucco, Cybertary, Montclair; Gary Palmisano, Sandler Training, Pine Brook; Holly Kaplansky, Minuteman Press, Newark; Judy Bennett, Grove Baskets and Gifts, West Caldwell; Lynn Humphrey, The Humphrey Law Firm, LLC, Fairfield; Madeline Zega, Spencer Savings Bank, North Caldwell; Marlene Waldock, 1st Impression Communications, Verona; Valerie Paik, TagOnline, Clifton; and Wendy Hamlin, Essential Benefit Solutions, Lincoln Park.

About Susan G. Komen For the Cure®
The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, located in Summit, NJ, was founded in 1997 on a promise “to make a difference” to a 10-year-old girl who lost her mother to breast cancer. Affiliate Board of Trustees, Medical Advisory Council, staff and over 700 survivors and activists fulfill that promise every day by delivering the life-saving message of early detection. Through fundraising events like NECC Casino Night and Komen Race for the Cure®, the Affiliate supports local community-based breast health education, screening, and treatment programs for uninsured and underinsured women. Seventy-five percent of net funds raised by the Affiliate ($13.5 million since inception) stays within its service area (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren Counties); the remaining twenty-five percent ($5.9 million since 1997) is directed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program.

About the Chamber
With its headquarters in West Caldwell, the North Essex Chamber of Commerce is the official Chamber for nine northern Essex communities including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Montclair, Roseland and Verona. The NECC exists to ensure that businesses grow and prosper in the community, while supporting the community in return. We help businesses thrive by providing them with timely information, valuable resources, training, and networking opportunities. In addition, we continually seek new ways to sharpen members’ competitive edge in the marketplace and afford them opportunities to invest in the future economic development of the communities we serve.

NECC Foundation Scholarship Program
Local Scholarships are funded by the Chamber’s Foundation Scholarship Program. The Foundation earns these funds each year by hosting several important fund-raising events, including the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, Taste of Essex, Leadership Recognition Banquet, and Casino Night. For more information, visit www.NorthEssexChamber.com.

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