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The Co-Co in Downtown Summit for #SmallBusinessSaturday

The Co-Co in Downtown Summit for #SmallBusinessSaturday

#HipNJ spent #SmallBusinessSaturday in Downtown Summit with Beyond Main. #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with co-founders of the Co-Co, Lynne Pagano and Christine Gilfillan, to talk about the importance of supporting small businesses.

The Co-Co is a Collaborative Co-learning and Co-working community where you can work, learn and have fun! Their location in Summit, NJ is a great town and an awesome hub for all kinds of small businesses. They are all about inspiring, supporting, and connecting local businesses. Christine says, “This is really where the community is and we’re all about community and connection.” Their mission is to bring together the shop owners to the people who live in town.

They get all types of clientele, ranging from women looking for community, women looking for an opportunity to get back into the working world, looking to work for nonprofit organizations, to work part-time, and share co-working space. Co-Co currently has lawyers, some that work for Google, and a ton of small business owners, entrepreneurs, those on maternity leave, college students, and new graduates just starting their business.

The Co-Co works with, Beyond Main, a business that has helped enhance the community by providing access for all of the stores. It is an online marketplace that offers customers the opportunity to shop online while supporting their local stores. They make it convenient to order online and pickup, which could be the future of shopping, especially for small businesses.

The Co-Co hosts an array of events that happen every month, from networking to workshops. They are available to help with businesses, whether they are existing or you have an idea of a business. They’re there to provide any information you may need.

To learn more about The Co-Co, you can visit their website. You can also follow them on Instagram and Facebook  and check out their LinkedIn account.

You can also check out more about Beyond Main on their website.

For all things Garden State, keep visiting HipNewJersey.com.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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