201 Magazine Best of Bergen 2017 Poll

Help Tenafly’s Small Businesses!

Winning meaningful polls really helps our small businesses. It’s most important you vote these 15 prior winners to keep us winning! (The full slate of wonderful Tenafly businesses is below.) Click here to go to the poll.

Tenafly Slate for 201 Best of Bergen

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29 Best Greek Restaurant

       Axia Taverna

33 Best Vietnamese Restaurant

      Simply Vietnamese

51 Best Cheese Shop

      Chez Cheeze

62 Best Health Food Store

      Healthways Natural  Foods

57 Best Kosher Deli

      Tenafly Kosher Deli

Best Children’s Clothing Store

       Celebrity Kids

Best Fashion Boutique

       See Saw

Best Gift Shop

      Cooktique

Best Dry Cleaner

      Dutch Cleaner

Best Paint Store

     Benjamin Brothers True Value

Best Yoga Studio

     Fire Shaper Hot Yoga

Best Health and Fitness Center

     Retro Fitness

Best Caterer

     La Promenade

Best Tennis Courts

      Court Sense
Best Nature Center

      Tenafly Nature Center

The full slate of suggested  Tenafly businesses (feel free to put your favorites in more than one category):

 CASUAL DINING

2 Best Alfresco Dining

       Angeliques

4 Best Brunch

       Europé Café & Grill

10 Best Diner

      Tenafly Classic Diner

11 Best Pizza

       Pizza Nova

13 Best Tapas

       Sayola Tapas Rest

FINE DINING

18 Best New Restaurant

       Kinara Indian Rest (Tenafly)

28 Best Chinese Restaurant

      Mr. Woks

27 Best Greek Restaurant

     Axia Taverna*

29 Best Mediterranean Restaurant

     Zestt Restaurant

33 Best Vietnamese Restaurant

     Simply Vietnamese*

SPECIALTY FOOD SHOPS

46 Best Bakery

      Millers Bakery

51 Best Cheese Shop

      Chez Cheeze*

62 Best Health Food Store

      Healthways Natural Foods*

57 Best Kosher Deli

      Tenafly Kosher Deli*

60 Best Frozen Yogurt

      Frovania

66 Best Wine Store

      Wine Ventures

NIGHT LIFE

43 Best Happy Hour

     Palmers Crossing

SHOPPING

Best Consignment Shop

     MINT

Best Children’s Clothing Store

     Celebrity Kids*

Best Fashion Boutique

     See Saw*

Best Gift Shop

     Cooktique*

Best Bike Store

     Tenafly Bicycle Workshop

AT YOUR SERVICE

Best Caterer

     La Promenade*

Best Florist

     Joyce Florist

Best Dry Cleaner

     Dutch Cleaner*

Best Car Wash

     Tenafly Soft Cloth Car Wash       

HOME AND GARDEN

Best Paint Store

      Benjamin Brothers True Value*

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Best Spin Studio

      Zing Cycle

Best Yoga Studio

     Fire Shaper Hot Yoga*

Best Health and Fitness Center

      Retro Fitness

THINGS TO DO

Best Tennis Courts

     Court Sense*

Best Town Pool

     Tenakill Swim Club

Best Memorial Day Parade

     TENAFLY!

Best Nature Center

     Tenafly Nature Center*

 

Promoting Your Business In Tenafly

Tenafly has a number of business promotions not available in any other town. Are you taking advantage of all of them?

Businesses with a business address in Tenafly (having an owner residing in Tenafly is not enough)

Tenafly New Resident Welcome Book Listing/ Advertisement

The Boro of Tenafly mails a postcard to all new residents and asks them to pick up a 1″ binder filled with important Boro information including a complete list of all Tenafly businesses and a section containing coupons and small giveaways (pens, magnets, bookmarks, etc).

First – confirm your listing is correct – name, address, phone & website. If you are a member of the Chamber, donate to Bright Lights of Tenafly (2016) or are a supporter of the 2016 TEF 5K run please check that you have the correct icons.

Tenafly Welcome Business Listing

Second – drop off coupons for up to 300 books/year at Boro Hall reception. There is no charge to have your coupon or give away included in the book. It should be more than a flyer.

Third – watch for this year’s solicitation letter from the Welcome Committee. Every year the Welcome Committee allows businesses to get bold listings, an extended listing and placement on a map. Every couple of years they print tabs for the sections in the Welcome Book. This year there will be 7 pages available for full-color ads. These ads will go to 600 new residents over the next couple of years.  A full page ad is $1,000, 1/2 page is $500 and a quarter page is $250. If there are more requests for ads than space available, they will give preference to those that have supported the Welcome Committee in the past and then to the order in which requests are received (as best as can be determined).

Community Night

Monday, September 12 the Police Department and the Boro of Tenafly sponsor a Community Night. A huge percentage of the town comes out to see the displays and sample the food donated by local businesses. If you want to participate send in the registration form ASAP.

Community Night Participant Registration Form

Community Night Business Flier 2016

Tenafly NJ Chamber Members

Tenafly Suburbanite Cell Phone Wallet Give away

Members will get approximately 20-25 cell phone wallets to give to their best clients. We pack business-card sized promotions in with the wallets. Give us 500 business cards printed with a coupon, product free after buying x (10th coffee free after 9 stamps), a business cards saying who you are and what you do by our Sept meeting.

September Month-of-Service

Let us know if you have a service project planned in September of if you will be a drop-off point for food & diapers. Your project will be advertised in the Suburbanite, electronically and with a Chamber flyer.

Chamber Members & Tenafly Businesses

Coffee Week September 23 – Oct 2

Donate 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 cups of coffee or tea. The Chamber will prepare 1,000 cards, each with tabs for approximately 7 cups of coffee or tea. The Tenafly Rec Dept Leagues will sell the cards for $10 (there are a number of different cards). Buyers will have 10 days to visit your store and cash in the tab.

Tenafly Memorial Day 2016

Parade pictures are organized by year & group in the menu above (to the right).  You must have flash to view the pictures and they may take a few minutes to load. You can stop the show by mouse overing the picture. If it seems stuck try clicking.  If I haven’t loaded a group from a previous year that you are interested in yet email me (christine at url above) and I will do yours next.

TMD 2016 Setup


photos by Christine Evron (c) 2016

TMD 2016 The Ceremony


photos by Christine Evron (c) 2016

TMD 2016 TheCrowds


photos by Christine Evron (c) 2016

Tenafly Chamber Events

Coming mid- July – Speaker dedication in Huyler Park

Come Dance in the Streets to celebrate the installation of a permanent speaker system for Huyler Park. The event for those of you who have dreamed of going to Summer Swing Night at Lincoln Center.

Tenafly Dumpling Festival
Thank you for dumpling donations to:
Europé Café & Grill
Kinara Indian Restaurant
La Promenade (most people would call them raspberry-filled cronut holes)
Mr. Wok & Sushi
Simply Vietnamese
Tenafly Kosher Deli

Monthly Meeting
Sept 7 6:30 pm
We’re hoping to have a networking party at Sayola Restaurant. Check back for details.

June 2015 Downtown NJ Annual Conference
An interesting presentation of things large towns are doing to reinvigorate their business area. DowntownNJ notes 2015.

2016 Membership Application

The membership year is March 1, 2016 to February 2017. Members receive a free ad in The Suburbanite (for those who pay by June 1) , flowers for their best clients, give-aways (courtesy of The Suburbanite and American Express) and lots of publicity as Chamber members. We also hold informative meetings with meaningful speakers and hold several networking events each year. Click here to fill out our on-line membership form.