Greater Newark Area

The Greater Newark region is a happening place (for a fraction of the price of New York City). Visit Newark, the Garden State’s largest metropolis, just 8 short miles from Manhattan. You’ll find big apple style action in smaller more intimate bites. From America’s first and oldest public park to one of the country’s largest performing arts venues, the state’s biggest museum to the continent’s 5th largest cathedral: pro sports, fine arts, urban retail and outdoor adventure, its all happening here. Shop till you drop at the largest premium outlet mall in the state.

Newark isn't just a happening place. It's also a place for higher education and there are many colleges and universities that call Newark home. As a result there are a ton of college students in and around town. Make some friends, join a hackathon, or head out on a bar crawl...there's a ton to do when you're not hitting the books. Aced an exam? Celebrations get wild at the Rock. Tired of studying...reinvigorate yourself with a performance at NJPAC. Consider us your test prep, and get cracking on all that's happening. 

Live. Learn. Love. Shop. Rock. Sports. Arts. Eats. Events. Adventure.

The greater Newark region offers a front row seat and easy access to all that’s happening!

Greater Newark Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Mission:

The Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is charged with promoting and marketing the assets of the region, increasing the overall length of stay at area hotels, increase per capita spending in the tourism sector, as well as attracting new events, meetings and conferences to the region. We drive economic growth through tourism.

The Nitty Gritty:

GNCVB is a stand-alone 501 (C) 6 corporation, and the first DMO in the state of New Jersey to become a Tourism Improvement District (TID). This designation allows the GNCVB the ability, through a city ordinance, to charge a with a 1.5% assessment on all overnight stays to Newark. City Hall collects the assessments from area hotels, which is turned over to the GNCVB on a quarterly basis. The resources collected provide the GNCVB with the necessary funding to market the region globally as a premiere tourist destination.
 


 

Executive Committee

Robert Weeks

Board Chair

Doubletree Hotel Newark Airport

Chip Hallock

Board Treasurer

Newark Regional Business Partnership


 

Angela Garretson

NJIT

Thafer Hanini

Hanini Group / Hotel Indigo

Gregory Good

Courtyard Representative

Board of Directors

Councilwoman LaMonica McIver

City of Newark

Vince Baglivo

Marketing

Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID)

Linda Morgan

Nominating

Teachers Village

Harry Prott

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel & Wyndham by Tryp Newark

Patrick Flannery

Marriott Courtyard Newark Liberty Airport

Crystal Fresco

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Sherri Smith

URW/EWR Airport


 

Pat Strocchia

Nominating Chair

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

Matt Garber

Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown

Jeremy Johnson

Newark Arts

Starr Butler

Prudential Center / GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center

Kimberlee Williams

Nominating

Rutgers Newark

Blenda Riddick

United Airlines

Katie Sword

Marketing

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)


 

Linda Harrison

Newark Museum

John Magnifico

Newark Airport Marriott

Gwen Moten

City of Newark

Steve Zuckerman

Holiday Inn Newark Airport

Sandy Castor

MCJ Foundation

Franklyn Ore

NCEDC (Interim)