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


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

Gregory Good

Board Chair

City of East Orange, Economic Development Manager

Jeff Fowkles

Board Treasurer

DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport


Angela Garretson

NJIT, Chief External Affairs Officer

Board of Directors

Councilwoman LaMonica McIver

City of Newark, Central Ward Councilwoman

Vince Baglivo

Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Director of Communications

Linda Morgan

Teachers Village / RBH Group, VP of Partnership & External Affairs

Harry Prott

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel & Wyndham by Tryp Newark, Director of Sales

Chip Hallock

Newark Regional Business Partnership

Thafer Hanini

Hanini Group / Hotel Indigo, Owner

Sherri Smith

URW/EWR Airport, General Manager


Pat Strocchia

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, Area Sales Leader

Howard Spellman

Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown, General Manager

Jeremy Johnson

Newark Arts, Executive Director

Starr Butler

Prudential Center / New Jersey Devils / GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, Director of Entertainment Booking

Kimberlee Williams

Rutgers University - Newark, Director of Communications and Marketing

Blenda Riddick

United Airlines, Director or Corporate Affairs

Katie Sword

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), VP of Marketing

Monique Jones

Audible, Community Engagement

Michael Boyle

Fairfield Inn & Suites Newark Airport


Linda Harrison

Newark Museum, Director & CEO

John Magnifico

Newark Airport Marriott, General Manager

Gwen Moten

Mayor's Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism, Executive Director

Bernel Hall

NCEDC, President & CEO

Linda Harrison

Newark Museum of Art

Antonio Cartegena

Home2Suites Newark Airport

Sharon Lemmons

Springhill Suites Newark Airport