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The Black Brunch NJ

Ready, set, network! #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with L’Oréal Drayton, founder of The Black Brunch NJ.

The Black Brunch NJ is a monthly networking brunch put on in order to allow New Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect and network with their professional peers. The event has an all-black dress code that allows for a mix of professionalism and elegance.

Of the benefits of business owners attending a The Black Brunch NJ gathering, Drayton said, “It allows for them to learn what’s going on in the industry and still stay within the legal guidelines.”

The inspiration for this was conjured up after a trip Drayton took to Atlanta. While there, she attended and hosted similar networking events and felt that the New York metropolitan area needed a similar event that brought attention to the local entrepreneurial skills. From there, The Black Brunch NJ was born.

So are you a small business owner looking to expand your network? Do you think you have what it takes to take yours or someone else’s business to the next level? Visit The Black Brunch NJ’s website today to learn more and to a find a brunch coming near you!

Naomi Eisenberger on The Good People Fund

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Naomi Eisenberger, Cofounder and Executive Director of the Good People Fund.

This non-profit organization strives to discover and assist virtuous individuals who are seeking to make a difference in the world. Eisenberger explains, “We go out and look for good people who have decided there is something wrong with the world and they want to devote themselves to fixing it”. They help provide funds, counseling, mentoring, and the overall fundamentals for running an organization.

The Good People Fund supports charities such as AmpleHarvest.org. Gary Oppenheimer, founder and Executive Director, runs this organization that works to eliminate the waste of food. It encourages home gardeners to donate spare food to food pantries. Another charity supported by The Good People Fund is Interfaith Food Pantry. This organization consists of religious institutions in the Essex area who come together to provide food to people in the inner city of Essex County.

Eisenberger describes what makes her so passionate about what does. She states, “ When you sit with these individuals you cannot help but feel passionate about what they are doing. They are so inspiring”.

For more information on the Good People Fund, visit GoodPeopleFund.org.

Our Weekend Recap Kicks Off in Rio

Cheers to the weekend! August may be the Sunday of summer, but that’s no reason to keep the good times from rolling. #HipNJ is dedicated to bringing you round-the-clock coverage of everything going on #NJ-related. Here’s what went down this weekend in our weekend recap.

Friday, August 5th

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Rio de Janeiro on Friday with a huge opening ceremony that paid tribute to the history of Brazil’s rich culture and climate change. Up to 11,000 athletes from 206 countries marched into the arena. Of those included the 31 NJ-native American athletes. Check out non-stop coverage of the games until August 21st and see them show the entire world what the #GardenState is made of.

iPic, Bergen County’s first dine-in movie theatre located in Fort Lee, opened to the public on Friday. The theatre is the first of its kind in that it’s a bit more upscale than traditional movie theatres. The meals offered are prepared by top-tier chefs and are finger foods for the most part. Ticket options include Premium, which grants a customer soft leather seating and personal pull-out tables, and Premium Plus, which allows customers a personal two or three-person pod with reclining seats, waiter service and unlimited popcorn. Yum! Premium tickets are $19 while Premium Plus tickets are $27. There’s only eight screens and 528 seats, so make your reservation today!

iPic and chill. ??? #suicidesquad

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Saturday, August 6th

Asbury Park was the place to be on Saturday as Grammy-nominated folk rock band The Lumineers took the stage right on the boardwalk at the Stone Pony Summer Stage.

#thelumineers #langhorneslim #stonepony #jerseyshore #asburypark @thelumineers @langhorneslim

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Sunday, August 7th

In what seemed like a follow-up to Taylor Swift’s NJ wedding crash earlier this summer, Steven Van Zandt made a surprise appearance and joined The Infernos Band on stage at a Florham Park wedding. Van Zandt is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and is also known for his acting career which includes a starring role in The Sopranos.

Music legend Paul McCartney made a stop at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford as part of his One on One Tour. There’s no telling of when the 74-year-old will stop blessing us with live renditions of his own material and The Beatle’s tunes. So we’re just going to let it be.

Jude. About to see the original. Hey Jude. #mum #paulmccartney

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Fifth Harmony took the stage in Camden this weekend at the BB&T Pavilion on The 7/27 Tour. Don’t you wish working from home was as fun as this girl group makes it sound?

Last night was so amazing??

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