(a 501c3 organization)
The Community and Commerce Enhancement Foundation (CCEF) was created by David Biagini and approved by the Internal Revenue Service in 2006 as a 501c3 organization that exists for community promotion, prevention of community deterioration, and attraction and retention of businesses and industries for the 501c6 business organizations managed by FirsTEAManagement (FTM), which currently include six organizations in four communities in two north-central counties of New Jersey. The CCEF conducts fund-raising and membership benefit programs for FTM-managed organizations and the general business community. For more information, call FTM at (228) 324-5041.
NJ Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno addressed the Irvington Chamber of Commerce in Orange, NJ, in September, 2013. The Lt. Governor (fourth from right) was joined at the dais by officers of eight CCEF organizations and David Biagini (second from left), CCEF founder and the evening's emcee.
- JUNE 16, 2017; JULY 7, 2016;
& AUGUST 7, 2015
For the past four years, CCEF groups of 70-90 people have enjoyed evenings of Atlantic League baseball and fireworks at Somerset Patriots games at beautiful TD Bank Park in Bridgewater, NJ. Door prizes donated by Investors Bank have enhanced the outings.
Dr. Thomas Panitch donated a Kindle Fire HD7 door prize that was won by an employee of O'Gorman Motors.