EDAC Business & Community Awards

Economic Development


Successful local businesses and active nonprofits are the lifeblood of any vibrant community.

Robbinsville has been very fortunate to attract and retain businesses which provide valuable goods and services to our residents, create jobs, and give back to the community through charitable endeavors.

Additionally, Robbinsville’s noSmall-Business-Awardnprofits and civic organizations are some of the most acclaimed in the state.

The purpose of these awards is to identify businesses and civic organizations within the Robbinsville community that have made significant contributions to the economic and civic development of Robbinsville Township. The Robbinsville Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and Robbinsville Township Council will partner with Township residents to identify these candidates and choose businesses and civic groups to be honored for those contributions.

By submitting this form, residents provide EDAC with their choice of businesses, civic groups and nonprofit organizations that will be considered for the awards listed below. The nominating form also acts as a vote. Thus, the more nominating forms submitted for your chosen nominee increases their chance to win the award.

Nominations will be held June 11, 2016 to September 15, 2016. Finally, a very important factor in the committee’s selection process for the awards is the reasons you set forth on your nomination form. The 2016 award categories are:

  1. Small Business Award:  Recognizes the entrepreneur or small business having less than 12 employees that have made a dramatic impact on the community through its individual business or involvement within the business community at large.
  2. Large Business Award:  Recognizes a successful independent business that has made a dramatic impact on the community through its efforts to employ, support and promote the community of Robbinsville.
  3. Civic Service Award: Recognizes a civic organization, individual or program for its efforts and contributions to the community.
  4. Keep it Local Award:  Recognizes the company that has embodied a true effort and commitment to the Keep it Local Robbinsville campaign.
  5. Mayor’s Award for Economic/Community Development: Recognizes a business, civic organization, official or program that deserves special recognition for its efforts on behalf of the Robbinsville community.


Each nomination requires 1-2 sentences as to what the company/individual has done in the past 12 months to deserve this award; how it has helped the Robbinsville community; and what future impact its activity may have on the community.

*You may nominate up to five businesses/organizations (1 per award category)*

Companies/individuals can be nominated through:

Winners will be recognized at the EDAC Business & Community Awards Dinner in early 2017.



Robbinsville, NJ - (November 7, 2015) - The Robbinsville Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) hosted its 2nd annual Business and Community Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 5 at the Robbinsville High School Commons.

Mayor Dave Fried and NJ Sen. Linda R. Greenstein, along with Township Council President Ron Witt, District 14 Assemblyman Dan Benson and Director of Economic & Community Development Tim McGough, were among the evening’s presenters.

The event formally recognized businesses and civic organizations that have contributed to Robbinsville’s quality of life, and those that have made significant contributions towards the Township’s economic and civic development.
Robbinsville residents nominated over 50 candidates for awards. Winners then were selected by EDAC.

This year’s recipients were:

Business Service Award: Connections Gymnastics

Small Business Award: FunniBonz BBQ Smokehouse

Large Business Award: David Bradley Chocolatier

Keep it Local Award: Dolce & Clemente’s Italian Market

Mayor’s Award for Economic/Community Development: SadieCake’s Café & ONE Project

“These small businesses and civic organizations are the lifeblood of our community, and we are all thrilled with the success each has enjoyed the past year,’’ Mayor Fried said. “With the help of Business Administrator Joy Tozzi and Council liaison Sheree McGowan, EDAC has given these leaders of business and community outreach a voice. My Administration, with the support of EDAC, will continue to do everything we possibly can to make the successes of this year continue well into the future.’’ 

EDAC Chairman Chase Taylor reported an 80 percent increase in voter participation by residents from the event's inception in 2014.

 “That is an indication of their desire to help make these businesses a success,” Taylor said. “Robbinsville has been fortunate to attract and retain businesses that provide valuable goods and services to our residents, create jobs, and give back to the community through charitable endeavors. We’re excited to host an annual event like this to formally celebrate their contributions to making Robbinsville a fantastic place to live and work.”

Certificates of appreciation, recognizing the businesses that participated in the various networking events throughout the year, were presented to Reid Sound, which provided the audio/visuals for the evening, Amarone's Windsor Inn, Massimo's Restaurant, Take 5 Gourmet, Bagels n Cream, Ploy Siam Restaurant, FunniBonz BBQ Smokehouse, Friendly's Restaurant and Centro Grille.

Catering was provided by Take 5 Gourmet and Centro Grille.

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