Business Retention and Attraction
There will be several forthcoming initiatives for Fanwood’s business retention and expansion program.
Strategic Plan – a fresh strategic plan is evolving for Fanwood. The strategic plan includes steps to improve the success of existing businesses, especially downtown retailers, through better Borough services to businesses, better marketing and local business public relations, and better overall communication. A newly created Business Liaison position, served by Liz Jeffery has served to reconnect and establish collaboration with and between the Fanwood businesses.
Quarterly Business Roundtables hosted by the Borough have also been a part of that new collaboration.
The next Business Roundtable will be held in March.
Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC)
Active coordination has been ongoing with the GWACC. The GWACC will hold two town wide events in Fanwood in 2017, Ladies night in June and Fan Jam in La Grande Park in July. They will also be hosting a Fanwood Speaker Series. The GWACC has established a Fanwood business Committee to work on Fanwood initiatives.
Enhanced Public relation and communications with Fanwood businesses will be ongoing.