Join Our Movement
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
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
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.Learn more
Your support makes the difference. Make a tax-deductible donation to support Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance and its programs.Learn more
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!Learn more
With your support, we will create prosperity and a sustainable, local living economy here in the Newark and Essex County.Learn more
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!Learn more
Newark Tech Week April 3-7, 2013
Blerdology hosted #BlackHack Newark Charity Hackathon and Tech Weekend April 4-7!Learn more
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.Learn more
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!Learn more
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.