Summit is a great community offering a unique residential character combined with great transportation resources, an outstanding educational system, and a retail downtown.
Summit Merchants pride themselves on the fact that "Summit Means Service". A wide variety of stores and shops, selling high-quality merchandise and offering first-rate service grace the nine blocks of Summit's downtown retail area. Many excellent restaurants with varied cusines call Summit home. In warmer weather, outdoor cafe-style dining is popular. Two small parks offer seating and shade, and ample parking (free to shoppers) is provided by five Park & Shop lots and two multi-level garages. Downtown events bring many people to the area.
The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, a presence in Summit since 1917, manages a Gift Certificate program for all downtown businesses. There are no fees of any kind. What a great option for those teacher, coach, or employee recognition gifts! Buy the Gift Certificates M-F 8:30 to 4:30 pm at our office at 71 Summit Ave. Many of these businesses feature discount offers and special savings to customers using Summit Gift Certificates.
The Chamber is pleased to sponsor an annual New Teacher Welcome Luncheon for new Summit Public School staff just before the academic year begins. Through The Suburban Chambers of Commerce Foundation, two scholarships -- The William Stampes Memorial; and Perry Root Memorial -- Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors at Summit High School.
Stop by our 71 Summit Ave office to pick up local maps, train schedules, NJ tourism information, local newspapers, and lots of information on local businesses. We are happy to connect interested small businesses (or startups) with SCORE volunteers to help you get started, work on a business plan, or just be a sounding board for your concerns. Please call us at 908-522-1700.