Our Sponsors


The Newark Downtown District (NDD), Newark’s special improvement district of the central business area, is a privately funded 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newark by improving the economic viability of the central business district. The NDD also works hard to enhance the quality of life for those who live, labor, and leisure in Newark, by providing supplemental cleaning and safety services, as well as marketing and physical streetscape improvement programs. Gateways to Newark: Portraits is the first of several gateways throughout the City that will be renewed.


Newark Economic and Housing Development: The mission of the City’s Department of Economic and Housing Development is to create economic opportunity for Newark residents and enhance the vibrancy of the City. To this end, the department seeks to position Newark to take advantage of its unique assets, including its strategic location, a diverse and underutilized workforce, a large amount of developable land, a high concentration of corporate and business service firms, several major universities, and a wealth of arts and cultural assets.


The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark Community EDC) is the primary economic development catalyst for the State of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. It is organized to retain, attract, and grow businesses, enhance small and minority business capacity, and spur real estate development. Visit http://www.newarkcedc.org for more information.


Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings for nearly 150 years. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,000 neighborhood stores across North America. Sherwin-Williams has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Paint Retailers, Three Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power 2015 Paint Satisfaction StudySM.


Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business, and industrial use. As part of its continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of NA relocated its headquarters in 2013 to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With their state and commuter partners, they move people, the economy, and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces.

11969c3Edison Properties is the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage leader and one of the city’s favorite brands, thanks to our famous subway ads and billboards. They also own and operate Edison ParkFast – 40 gorgeous garages and lots throughout New York City, as well as Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore. Their other properties include the entrepreneur-friendly WorkSpace Offices, our plush Executive Offices, and Pre-Built Suites, inside the legendary Hippodrome office building in Midtown, and the Ludlow – our luxury residential high-rise, on the Lower East Side. Edison Properties is a family-owned and operated company since 1956. For more information, visit EdisonProperties.com.


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