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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.
 

Viviana Salgado

Viviana Salgado

Classy lover of the arts and all things creative ... and coffee.

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MEL GAMBERT Shirts Gambert

MEL GAMBERT Shirts Gambert

Director of Business Development at Mel Gambert Shirt Makers

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Duraamen Engineered Products private

Duraamen Engineered Products private

High performance decorative concrete and resinous flooring systems http://t.co/YKF7mOE1

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Brick City Live

Brick City Live

Business. Tech. Art. Style. Innovation. Perspectives. Cooked up and edited by #jpreneur @andaiye. Profile photo by our reporter @b_dachamp.

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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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