Downtown New Jersey is an organization of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and local and regional organizations that are passionate about downtowns. Downtowns reflect our communities’ unique identities, provide a focal point, a convenient local place of commerce, and offer a sense of place where people can gather and truly be community. Downtown New Jersey is a resource dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our downtowns. Count on us as your resource for anything regarding downtowns in New Jersey
Seasons greetings to our members, colleagues, and friends! While we look forward to celebrating a new year, we still have one more opportunity to come together in 2023. We also hope you will take the downtime to catch up on past activities by clicking below to view presentations, videos, and newsletters from throughout this year. We’d also like to give a shout-out and thanks to those who stopped by our booth and/or attended our session at the 2023 NJ League of Municipalities Conference last week.
Planning for Your Downtown’s Future: Strategic Planning Know How
Wednesday, December 6, 2:00PM-4:00PM Gensler (10 N Park Pl #400, Morristown, NJ)
Join us for an interactive workshop about the strategic planning process. Led by our partner Gensler, the workshop will cover all of the “Strategic Planning 101” basics, as well as tips and tools for creating a vision and actionable plan to move your organization and downtown forward. We’ll also break out into small groups to further explore the challenges and opportunities to creating a strategic plan. MORE>
Happy Hour Networking Eve Wednesday, December 6, 4:15PM
The Famished Frog(18 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ) Join us for an informal happy hour and networking event to send off 2023. This happy hour is the conclusion of our Strategic Planning Know How workshop. You are welcome to join the entire event or the happy hour only. MORE>
Placer.ai Demo Webinar, Friday, January 19, 2024, 11:30AM
Virtual Placer.ai is a powerful dashboard that uses the power of mobile analytics to help communities measure success & identify opportunities with foot traffic insights, real visitor demographics, and true trade area mapping. During this webinar, Placer.ai will demonstrate the tool with real-world applications of the data.
Membership has its privileges! This webinar is limited to Downtown New Jersey members. Our partnership with Placer.ai includes a 20% subscription discount to any DNJ member attending this webinar. MORE>
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Attract & Retain Downtown Retail
On November 14, 2023, we hosted a panel of experts at the 2023 NJ League Conference who shared creative approaches to ensuring your retail spaces are filled and stay open.PPT>
Annual NJ Downtown Conference–Explores Big Ideas
On October 18, 2023 we gathered in Red Bank for the 2023 NJ Downtown Conference & Excellence Awards where industry experts provided insights about downtown management best practices. RECAP>
People, Parking, and Planning: Placing People Above Parking
On September 18, 2023, DNJ, NJTOD.org, & NJ TRANSIT Transit Friendly Planning hosted a discussion about the intricacies of parking in commercial districts and new residential projects, and the effects of the antiquated parking standards. PPT & RECORDING>
Attract & Retain Downtown Retail On May 18, 2023, DNJ, NJTOD.org, & NJ TRANSIT Transit Friendly Planning hosted a discussion about attracting and retaining local businesses in NJ’s downtowns. PPT & RECORDING>
Liquor License Reform On May 9, 2023, the NJ Liquor License Reform Alliance held a discussion about needed reform to support our small businesses and downtowns. RECORDING>
TNJ Institute Webinar: Parklet Best Practices & Guidebook On April 28, 2023, we were joined by on-the-ground experts for a discussion about parklet best practices. PPT & RECORDING>
Downtown Funding Support On March 10, 2023, we brought together a panel of experts from federal, state, and non-profit entities to discuss available funding and incentive programs and how they can be used in downtowns to support small businesses, redevelopment, planning, and infrastructure projects. PPT & RECORDING>
Find recordings and resources from other DNJ past events at https://www.downtownnj.com/events/
Help us help you! Our ability to continue to advocate for New Jersey’s downtowns during these especially challenging times depends on member support. We hope you will consider joining today! JOIN DNJ>
Downtown New Jersey is an organization of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and local and regional organizations that are passionate about downtowns. Downtowns reflect our communities’ unique identities, provide a focal point, a convenient local place of commerce, and offer a sense of place where people can gather and truly be community. Downtown New Jersey is a resource dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our downtowns. Count on us as your resource for anything regarding downtowns in New Jersey.