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Gerard Adams on Helping Entrepreneurs

Gerard Adams, founder and CEO of Fownders, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how his organization is giving back to Newark by helping entrepreneurs.

Adams, widely known as the “Millennial Mentoris a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. He was the founder of Elite Daily, the millennial content platform that reached up to 80 million readers worldwide and sold to the Daily Mail for $50 MM dollars. His current endeavor, Fownders, is a progressive education social enterprise, focused on educating young entrepreneurs through the principles of entrepreneurship and human development.

“We bring different entrepreneurs and exerts in,” Adams explains, “and we take them through a personal development course, as well as business development and influencer development.” This is all done in Newark.

 Fownders recently launched its Social Learning Platform, which enables entrepreneurs to join if they are not able to get to Newark. “We want to see Fownders start here in Newark, but we really believe it should be in every community nationwide.”

To learn more about Fownders, click here.

jersey boys

Jersey Boys #HipNJ Premiere!

For over a decade, Jersey Boys has dazzled audiences all over the world with the sweet sounds of Newark natives Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons…but never in #HipNJ! That’s about to change, thanks to New Brunswick’s State Theatre New Jersey.

FINALLY, for the first time ever, the Broadway smash hit will be making its Garden State debut on Friday, October 13 at 8PM! Other dates include Saturday, October 14 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, October 15 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

Jersey Boys is the 2006 Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The Jersey Boys creative team includes two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre New Jersey Ticket Office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit them online at STNJ.org

100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die

“100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die” Book Launch

On Tuesday, August 15th, Newark’s official Glambassador Lauren Craig hosted the launch party at the Newark Museum for her newly published book 100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die (Reedy Press, $15.98). Through this book, Lauren’s goal was to highlight the cuisine, art, history, and culture of the City of Newark to show tourists and natives alike what the city has to offer.

100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal tour guide to New Jersey’s largest city. This comprehensive (and family-friendly) listing of 100 amazing ideas will immerse you in the best of Newark cuisine, art, history and culture.

“As Newark’s Glambassador, I am so excited to be able to shine a light on the beauty, culture, and warmth that is Newark, New Jersey,” says Lauren. “It’s time to change the narrative about Newark! This city is the hidden jewel of the East Coast, and 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal key to the city.”

This book is the latest achievement in a long list of accomplishments by the Newark powerhouse. Lauren, also known as “In a Word Fab”, is a writer, marketer, media personality. Crowned as Newark’s Glambassador by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Lauren writes travel blogs for NewarkHappening.com and contributes content to media outlets like MTV and Ebony while acting as Marketing Manager for Newark Arts. After practicing law for 10 years, Lauren retired to pursue her passions full-time and now lives a life filled with creativity, yoga, and happiness.

The event was sponsored by the City of Newark, the Newark Museum, Newark Happening, Newark Arts, and Reedy Press.
A-list attendees included Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark; Karin Aaron, President and CEO of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Jeremy Johnson, Executive Director of Newark Arts and Steve Kern, Director and CEO of Newark Museum.

Visit 100thingsnewark.com for all things Brick City, and be sure to follow @100thingsnewark and @inawordfab on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!