WBID to celebrate 10 years of business growth and success Feb. 7

The Washington Business Improvement District will celebrate its 10th anniversary as part of its Annual Business Recognition Reception on Thursday Feb. 7.


Incorporated in 2003, the WBID has provided Washington Borough's business community with a host of achievements. At the reception, which will be held at the Mediterranean Bistro, the organization's Top 10 achievements will be highlighted, along with the many businesses and business people, who have been honored over the years. The evening, which includes entertainment, light fare, and cash bar, begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8.


"We are certainly proud of what we have accomplished over the past 10 years," said Sandi Cerami, Executive Director of the WBID for the last four years. "These past few years have been challenging for businesses not only in Washington, but everywhere. While many downtowns are struggling, for example, we have at least been able to maintain a strong base of businesses and incorporated many events that have enhanced Washington as a go-to destination. There is certainly more work to be done and we are determined to continue to develop new business opportunities for the Borough."


The Business Recognition Reception is sponsored by Unity Bank, Good Impressions Printing & Mailing, New Jersey American Water, and Investors Bank.


The Top 10 Achievements, as selected by a special committee:


1. Gateway To Washington Sign/Landscaping

2. Midtown Ltd. Redevelopment Project

3. Streetscape Downtown

4. Town Clock

5. Parking Lot Downtown Refurbished

6. Park (Downtown) Acquisition

7. Festival In The Borough: Warren County's largest Street & Music Festival

8. Mike Schmidt Car Show

9. Introduction of Washington's Arts/ Antiques sector

10. Washington Borough becomes a leading non-profit office headquarters location for Northwest NJ



Honorees who have been highlighted by the WBID over the past 10 years:




Arctic Foods

VM Development Group, LLC

BASF of Washington

Candle Artisans

Copper's Salon

Creations Unlimited

DeVoe Funeral Service

Dunkin' Donuts

Fliegauf Jewelers

Gibson's Fitness, Health & Wellness Center

Good Impressions Printing & Mailing

Mediterranean Bistro

Mr. Music

Muheisen's Bagel & Deli

Second Time Around

Sensations Salon

Sherwin Williams

Smith Motor Company

Studio 57

Tony's Auto Service

Warren County Pharmacy

Washington KidCare & Learning Center

Washington Shoe & Leather

Washington Theatre


Business Persons:

Ed Rossi of Rossi Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

Richard Maguire of Warren Hills Memorial Home

Marian Bredin of Good Impressions

Kevin Hopkins of Gibson's Fitness Health & Wellness Center



Tickets for the reception are $25 each. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 908-689-4800, or visit www.washingtonbid.org.