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.
The Artisan Collective
Helms Medical Services
Pooka Pure & Simple
Join a community with
42 Local Economy Fellows
reaching 34,000+ businesses and more than 1 million people through their work
Serving low income and underserved communities
32 Local Economy Investors
including 12 community foundations with more than $2 billion in investment assets
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!
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 REVENUE, ATTRACT 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.