Past Meetup

Dinner Meetup: Investing in Orange, NJ

Price: $30.00 /per person

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Our kick-off Meetup will take place at award-winning Hat City Kitchen (HCK) in Orange, NJ. Please join us for dinner to learn more about the renaissance taking place in the Oranges -- and a unique model of local community investing that is providing affordable financing for 8 anchor properties around the central Orange and Highland Avenue NJ Transit Stations - the Neighborhood Anchors Fund, launched earlier this year.

HCK is an innovative social enterprise located in the Valley Arts District that not only provides delicious American comfort cuisine with a New Orleans influence, but all profits are used towards the area's ongoing revitalization through its owner and developer HANDS, Inc. ( It provides the perfect setting for a lively conversation about new opportunities in local community investing.

Click here to read about this unique social investment fund developed to attract a variety of capital providers motivated by both financial and social returns. (

Invited special guests include:

Pat Morrissy, Founder and Executive Director of HANDS, Inc. (

Dawn Fitch, President and Co-Founder of Pooka Pure and Simple (

Lorraine Gibbons, Founder and Owner of Garden State Urban Farms (

Terry Boddie, Photographer, Artist & Gallery Owner (

General Event Information:


Entree choices:

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya (optional vegetarian version available)

Shrimp and Grits

Fried Chicken with Mac-n-Cheese

Includes Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, Soda & Lemonade


Dessert Tray: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit

*Cash Bar Available*

$30 includes tax and gratuities. No refunds available, however, contact us if your plans change to have a colleague attend in your place.