| 03 June 2009
Posted in Economic Development - About Current Businesses
What the Tri-Town Area Has to Offer
Great Business Mix
According to Entrepreneur magazine, many experts agree that by locating your business in close proximity to other businesses with similar customers to yours, you can benefit from their marketing efforts. "Your fellow business owners chose their locations based on the ideal demographics of a particular area, and in many cases, they've also devoted large portions of their advertising budget toward driving traffic to their locations."
There are over 160 retail shops and professionals in the short stretch of Boonton Main Street. On street parking and several adjacent lots make it convenient for customers. The shops range from small clothing boutiques, hardware stores and art galleries, to large retail establishments.
Many service professionals have settled in the Tri-Town area. There are office parks and smaller commercial spaces spread throughout the area on the main streets and boulevards. The area has financial planners, real estate agents, attorneys, architects, mortgage brokers, and graphic designers just to name a few. For a full list, visit our business directory.
Health & Fitness
The tri-towns are known for their outdoor activities and there are many consumers who take advantage of businesses that help them remain healthy and fit.
The tri-town area is easily accessible from just about anywhere. With several exits off two major highways, Interstate 287 and Interstate 80, the towns of Boonton, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes are a forty minute drive from Manhattan, thirty minutes from Newark Airport, and only twenty minutes from Rockland County, New York.
For commuters and visitors, there are two convenient train stations within the tri-towns and several in adjacent towns including Denville, Montville, and Wayne. The Lakeland Bus Line, which some travellers favor, follows a route up and down the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, loops around through Boonton, and travels to the Port Authority in Manhattan.
The population is highly educated with most working people employed in the business professional, education, finance and heath services industries. Click here for more information about demographics, or visit the US Census Bureau website.
Strong Merchant's Associations
Boonton Main Street Organization
In the tri-towns, there are two strong merchant's associations to help you succeed. The Boonton Main Street Organization supports all business owners and prospective business owners on Boonton Main Street.
Boonton Main Street is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the Boonton, N.J., downtown district. The organization, incorporated in 2002, utilizes an approach as defined by Main Street New Jersey, a division of the State's Department of Community Affairs.
With one paid employee and a cadre of dedicated volunteers, Boonton Main Street addresses issues covering four vital areas:
- Design: aesthetics of the district, facades, landscaping, traffic, & signage
- Promotions: promotions, special events & publicity
- Economic Restructuring: business retention & recruitment
- Organization: fundraising, volunteer recruitment & operations
Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce
The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, the current website you are browsing, supports all businesses in the Boonton, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes area. It is a non-profit business organization whose mission is to create effective programs that help members expand their marketplace reach. The Chamber of Comerce is dedicated to the prosperity of its member businesses and to the preservation of the quality, character and vitality of the greater community.
The chamber fulfills its mission by
- hosting events that provide business opportunities,
- advocating for business with local government,
- strengthening the relationship between business and the community through its programs that give back to the community and its interactive web features,
- and by creating a spirit of community among business owners and professionals via its networking events.
To find out more about the Chamber, read through this website. If you are new to the area, please review our Benefits of Membership and become a member today!