Elizabeth School Board Honors Chamber Of Commerce President

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James Coyle, president of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce (left), accepts an award from Elizabeth school board President Tony Monteiro (Elizabeth Public Schools photo)

James Coyle, president of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce (left), accepts an award from Elizabeth school board President Tony Monteiro (Elizabeth Public Schools photo)

ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Board of Education recently honored James Coyle, president of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, with the Quantum Leap Award. The award presentation was part of the dedication program at Victor Mravlag School No. 21 opening its door in September.

The Quantum Leap Award is presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in delivering justice to the citizens of the State of New Jersey and the children of the Elizabeth Public Schools. Recipients of this award exemplify a unique tenacity and a commitment to education with the ultimate goal of achieving excellence in life through words and in deeds.

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business associations in New Jersey. Through effectively targeted marketing programs, Coyle has helped the organization triple in size, reaching nearly 1,200 members.

He has also been an active supporter of the Elizabeth Public Schools, most notably as a sponsor and key contributor to the district’s annual Healthy Leap into Summer health fair, the largest teen obesity awareness program in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tony Monteiro, Elizabeth Board of Education president, noted, “Jim Coyle has worked tirelessly to further the relationship between the private sector and our youth. We are proud to honor his commitment to our community and our students with this award.”

“Mr. Coyle’s leadership and commitment to excellence are emblematic of our district’s core beliefs and the traits we wish to instill,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer. “We greatly appreciate his contributions to our school community.”


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