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Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance exists to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Greater Newark, NJ. We’re here to help communities and independent businesses connect and thrive.

EDUCATE – SUPPORT – PROMOTE LOCALISM

Connecting locally owned businesses with customers, resources and each other.

Forward Ever's Local Business Directory

a resource for businesses and consumers to find independent LOCALLY owned businesses for the goods and services they need. This commitment to LOCALISM circulates more money into our LOCAL economy creating community prosperity, and increases the economic multiplier to grow prosperity in our communities.
 

Rock-Bailey Enterprises

Rock-Bailey Enterprises

Rock-Bailey Enterprises is a full-service human resources management consulting firm owned and operated by Jinni Rock-Bailey.

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Helms Medical Services

Helms Medical Services

Helms Medical Services was founded by Elaine Helms, Helms Medical Services was created to provide emergency shelter solutions to LGBT...

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Pooka Pure & Simple

Pooka Pure & Simple

Pooka Pure and Simple is a handmade bath & body company. We provide each customer with an experience of quality...

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The Artisan Collective

The Artisan Collective

The Artisan Collective is a partnership formed by four artists and a wine lover! Hand-crafted gifts and home decor. Stop...

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Join a community with

42 Local Economy Fellows

reaching 34,000+ businesses and more than 1 million people through their work

81%

Serving low income and underserved communities

32 Local Economy Investors

including 12 community foundations with more than $2 billion in investment assets

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Membership Exclusives

As a Forward Ever member, you join thousands of localists working together to usher in a new economy that’s more inclusive, fair and just. We truly are better together.

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Donate

Your support makes the difference. Make a tax-deductible donation to support Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance and its programs.

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Events

Check out events happening at Forward Ever! Come to our events to meet your next customer, and join a movement committed to the the sustainability of their community!

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Volunteer!

With your support, we will create prosperity and a sustainable, local living economy here in the Newark and Essex County.

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Why Buy Locally Owned?

There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!

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Newark Tech Week April 3-7, 2013

Blerdology hosted #BlackHack Newark Charity Hackathon and Tech Weekend April 4-7!

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Kimberlee S. Williams Named A BALLE Fellow

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies named Forward Ever's Kimberlee S. Williams a BALLE Fellow! The fellows cohort will participate in the first ever BALLE Fellows Community of Practice Immersion program.

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BALLE Hosts the 2012 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI

The 10th Annual BALLE Business Conference took place May 15-18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With over 700 entrepreneurs, economic developers, business network leaders, sustainability experts, and local government and community leaders, it was a great success!

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Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance is the first urban affiliate of BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

We are a business alliance that connects small business entrepreneurs to the resources they need to INCREASE REVENUEATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS & GAIN ACCESS TO GREAT RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES.  

Our focus is to build a Greater Newark community by supporting and empowering LOCAL independent businesses and to create a BUY LOCAL precedence!

Now is the time to join forces to protect, foster, and strengthen the local businesses in our neighborhoods that give us a sense of place, ensure our diverse culture, and provide us with strong unique communities we are proud to call home.