The Mendham Business Association was formed to promote business in Mendham and to also make Mendham a better place to shop.
The Association arranges many events during the year aimed at promoting local businesses while also benefiting the community. Some of the local favorites are:
The Mendham Business Association will once again hold their annual Chris Franklin Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Basking Ridge Country Club in Basking Ridge, NJ. The outing will start with breakfast at 10:30 am and golf at noon.
Please join us! The fee is $190 per golfer which includes breakfast and dinner. Many prizes will be awarded including a special prize for each golfer.
Call Bob Diffin at Mendham Jewelers, 973-543-7833, if you would like to attend. For more information and pricing, see the following:
Proceeds from the event benefit local students. Last June, the Mendham Business Association awarded a $1,000 and two $500 scholarships to students at Mendham High School and also awarded scholarships to students at Daytop.
Business of the Month- A Short Story
Bob Diffin the owner of Mendham Jewelers started his career while he was in high school when he began working after school at the Molk Brothers store on Route 4 in East Paterson. When he graduated, he worked in New York in the diamond district learning his craft.
To earn money, he delivered 424 newspapers a day but on Sundays a job learning to set diamonds.
In 1979, he worked at Sterns on Route 4 in the watch and jewelry repair department once again enhancing his career. After 2 years at Sterns, it was back to his original job, the Gift and Jewelry Shop on Route 4 as a Jeweler.
In 1984, a lighter salesman told him about Russ Scalzo who was selling his shop in the Mendham Shopping Center. 3 months later the store was Bob’s. One of the smallest stores, only 1 counter wide on the west side of the center between the bakery and the hardware store but it was Bob’s way to bigger and better sales.
In 1988, a shoe store became available on the east side of the shopping center and Bob moved into a much larger place double the size of the original. He felt the need for more inventory as his reputation was spreading. Now 35 years later he is a well known area jeweler.
Bob is President of the Mendham Business Association with much heralded success in Mendham Borough such as the Holly Trail, the Franklin Memorial Golf Outing, High School scholarships and the Abner Doubleday Event.
"Where is Santa?"
As part of the Holly Trail the Mendham Business Association will once again sponsor "Where is Santa". This year the children will have more time to collect signatures. We invite all children to participate. Click here for additional information.
Holly Trail 2019
The Mendham Business Association and Recreation Department will once again sponsor the Holly Trail. See the events page for additional information.
Mendham Market Profile