Essex County Office of
Small Business Development and Affirmative Action
Hall of Records, Room 449A 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

Meeting Room Guidelines

Meeting Room Guidelines

Meeting RoomThe Essex County Small Business Development Resource Center and Reference Library (RCRL), offers the use of its room to small, minority and woman-owned businesses for meetings.

  • Permission to use the RCRL does not imply endorsement of any organization using the room.
  • You can reserve the Resource Center for meetings by calling 973-621-7958 or e-mailing


  • All meetings shall be held Monday to Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm.
  • The meeting room is closed on County Holidays.


  • The RCRL room can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people for a meeting.


  • Meetings cannot be scheduled on a weekly basis.
  • Reservation approval will be on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
  • Patrons who cancel a meeting shall notify the RCRL at least 7 days in advance.
  • The RCRL reserves the right to cancel or relocate any scheduled meeting if circumstances are warranted.
  • No admission charges, collections, or other money-raising activities may be attached to use of the meeting room.
  • Groups may charge attendees for costs of program, if appropriate.


  • The conduct of the meeting will be professional and well-governed.
  • Excessive noise or use of hazardous materials is prohibited.
  • Smoking and use of alcoholic or any beverages is prohibited.
  • All groups are responsible for any damages to the RCRL or its property.
  • All groups are expected to leave the room clean and as they found it.


  • There is no fee charged for use of the RCRL for meetings.


  • The Hall of Records, and by extension the RCRL, is accessible to wheelchairs. Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible entry is through the Jurors Entrance.