Who’s Behind the Newark Gift Card?
You may not know their name but you might have participated in an event or promotion they’ve created over the last 13+ years in Newark. Xplore Communications is a 24 year old community marketing agency – creating events and promotions with community and small businesses always at the heart. It was founded by Newark resident and entrepreneur, Tamara Remedios. See some of their projects and roles below:
Coordinated 100 Newark restaurants to participate in a celebratory anniversary promotion.
Coordinated participating restaurants, tasting events and a Zagat specific guide for Newark!
Xplore took over the second year of Halsey Block Parties and coordinated a series of events from May until September.
Started the first positive-only news site for Newark – hosting information on local businesses, events and guides.
Designed Annual city guide with map, business listings, calendar and more! Distributed 17k annually
Co-founded Newark Mommies – a social group of 2500+ mothers. Hosted a series art programs through Newark Arts Art Start programs and social meet-ups.
With the support of NJEDA and every small business org, coordinated a week of seminars and workshops for small business owners. Ran it for 2 years!
Thanks to Rutgers-Newark, we re-launched Halsey Fest with a stage, fashion show, vendors, entertainment and more!
A week long celebration with restaurants offering $5 burgers
Created a program connecting preschool families to cultural institutions – saw an uptick in Newark families at cultural events.
Thanks to City of Newark/Newark Arts/Kyrie Irving Family foundation – 600+ art supply bags were distributed to Newark preschool families in the midst of the pandemic!
Relaunched 10th Halsey Festival after 2 years with 100+ participating small businesses along 5 blocks downtown.
Grew Halsey Festival to 5 blocks and expanded to Harriet Tubman Square with Halsey Fest After Dark presented by Audible