Highlands Economic Development
& Tourism Corp.
(H.E.A.T.) Mission Statement:
The Highlands Economic Development and Tourism Corporation
will work to create a well-balanced business environment within the Township of West Milford and the New Jersey Highlands,
using the natural wonders that abound within this area to promote tourism and economic development, with the
goal of creating a better lifestyle for residents of our region.
We will do this by working with local, county and state agencies through a broad base of
educational and promotional programs.
We will pursue public and private grants, where
applicable, to advance these goals.
We will support other organizations that express similar goals.
Seeking New Members
The Highlands Economic Development and Tourism Corporation (Heat) is
currently seeking new members and encouraging the participation of current ones. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 consisting
mostly of local businesses. The mission is simple - to promote a vibrant economic environment and stimulate tourism within
the beautiful Township of West Milford and surrounding Highlands area. This is done by organizing events, developing
recreational opportunities, promoting local businesses, and championing a pro-business environment in government. Some of
our past initiatives include:
* Decorated Veterans Park for the Holidays *
Initiated a Shop Local Program
* Hosted the Kelly
* Replaced a number of "Welcome to West Milford" signs.
* Organized a Christmas Light Contest
Donated to a number of local charities
* Addressed eyesores including the white grit & high weeds
Organized numerous recreational opportunities such as the Gromit Dog Hike,Comedy Nights, Wine Tasting and a Bike Safety Rodeo.
To build on these accomplishments, we have
a number of new programs in the works for 2018.
These include: *Circus
*Revitalizing the Shop Local Programs *Oktoberfest *Promoting new community initiatives and events
For more information visit our website at njheat.org. Also, please
visit and like our Facebook page at facebook.com/heatcorp/. With your HEAT membership you will be involved in making
your community a better place to live and work while providing a great, cost effective way to promote your business.
Please fill out the Application below for Membership to get started. We
look forward to your membership!
Tim Wagner, Chairman
Zarrillo, Vice Chairman
Highlands Economic Development & Tourism Corp. (HEAT)
SHOP LOCAL SAVINGS CARD
A new initiative
to encourage township residents to buy local has been introduced by the Highlands Economic Development and Tourism Corp. (HEAT).
Called the Highlands Savings Card, the purpose of the program is to connect buyers with area merchants.
The Highlands Savings
Card is designed to provide residents a great reason to shop local, while providing merchants a simple, inexpensive way to
reach their best customers.
The card -- and the
smaller key-tag version that comes with it – is free to consumers, and has a QR code on the front. A consumer can simply
scan the code with a smartphone QR-reader app, which will direct the phone to the HEAT
website, www.NJHEAT.org. There the consumer can search goods and services
by category, and see the list of participating merchants. Each listing will show
that merchant’s special offers, as well as business logo, physical address
and website link. To receive an offer, the consumer simply presents the card at time of purchase.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where you can get your own card!
Featured Town Stories
Greenwood Lake Air Show
Greenwood Lake Air Show is one of the biggest
events ever to come to the town of West Milford. Take a look at a review of the first ever Greenwood Lake Air Show and WWII
Showcase back from 2009. Since then the show has grown to showcase top acts from across the country such as Rob Holland, Team
RV, Kirby Chambliss, and Greg Koontz just to name a few.