News From The Middlesex County Chamber-July 2018

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New Jersey's Largest Hispanic Business Expo is Back! Tuesday, July 17
From Business Representatives To Different Vendors, Meet New Colleagues, Attract New Clients & Build New Partnerships

A shot from last year's MCRCC Hispanic Expo
A shot from last year's MCRCC Hispanic Expo


WHEN: Thursday July 17, 4-8 p.m.
WHERE: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison

Join the Middlesex Chamber as we host New Jersey's largest, and widely-anticipated Hispanic Expo.

Come showcase your business by networking, building community outreach, creating new referrals and expanding your brand awareness. This Hispanic Expo provides opportunity to meet influential Hispanic leaders, potential clients and so much more!

Expo tickets are FREE.
Small Business Member Exhibitor: $200;
Large Business Member Exhibitor: $400

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Bronze Sponsor is $1,500, Silver Sponsor is $3,000 and Gold Sponsor is $5,000. Call (732) 745-8090 for more information.


Click here for more information and to register!


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Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Focuses on Job Creation at Annual Meeting June 21
New and Existing Members Enjoyed a Delicious Lunch at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe



Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director of NJ Business Action Center, addresses MCRCC
Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director of NJ Business Action Center, addresses MCRCC

Great food, and even better relationships, were made at the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, that was held Thursday June 21 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

Members were welcomed by an appetizing buffet, as they networked and mingled. Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center, delivered the keynote. She spoke about her work to create and retain jobs while encouraging private capital investments in the Garden State.

"The team at the Business Action Center is proactive and pro-business," Willoughby said. "We serve as the advocates for all businesses in the state."

There was also an installation of officers and directors. They include:

Executive Board
Bill Neary, Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc., Chairman
Craig Coffey, Maul Electric, Vice-Chairman
Jay Driscoll, Johnson & Johnson, Vice-Chairman
Barbara Loftus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Vice-Chairman
John Reissner, Magyar Bank, Vice-Chairman
Jeffrey Intravatola, Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP, Legal Counsel
James Berg, WithumSmith + Brown, Treasurer
Dan Henrickson, Smile Shop Newtown, Ex Officio

Board of Directors
Fred Alley, Bank of America
Kelly Blithe, State Theatre
Paul Breitman, Breitman Consulting
Carla Cefalo, Middlesex County
Carolyn Chirico, Wells Fargo
Luis De La Hoz, BCB Bank
John Fitzgerald, Magyar Bank
Lawrence Krampf, V & L Ventures
Gabe Lavigne, UBS
Adriana Linder, Columbia Bank
Lina Llona, MCRCC
Elayne McCaine, New Jersey Small Business Development Center
Adam Overmyer, Allen & Stults Co., Inc.
Gilbert Santana, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Kathaleen Shaw, Middlesex County
David Stein, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
Rick Thorpe, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Jeff Hermann, South Brunswick Economic Development Committee
Lisa Drumbore, Saint Peters Health Care Systems



Thank you to all the members who came out! Click here for more photos!

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Member Spolight: Pamela Stefanek

LONG-SERVING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK CITY MARKET IS EXCITED ABOUT RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINNING JULY 14.



Pamela Stefanek, Executive Director for New Brunswick City Market, encourages everyone to experience Restaurant Week
Pamela Stefanek, Executive Director for New Brunswick City Market, encourages everyone to experience Restaurant Week

Pamela Stefanek has been working as Executive Director for New Brunswick City Market for close to 12 years and has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce for close to a decade.

In fact, she is so close to the Chamber that they even share office space on Church Street in New Brunswick.

"New Brunswick is the true hub of Central Jersey," Stefanek said. "This is the perfect city with the whole package of dining, culture, education and health care. Our goal at City Market is to have people come and experience all that we have to offer."

City Market is a non-profit organization that oversees the downtown Special Improvement District in the Hub City. Stefanek offers specialized services for business owners, facade and awning improvement grants, cleaning services, marketing, promotions and special events to attract visitors to all that is great in downtown New Brunswick's City Center.

It is a busy job, as the executive director oversees the website New Brunswick.com, Farmers Market, Oktoberfest, Shop Local Program, among many other annual events and programs.

One exciting promotion that the City Market puts on every year is Restaurant Week, which is approaching now. Restaurant Week will run from July 14-28. You don't want to miss it.
Restaurant Week offers many benefits for restaurant owners and customers. Foodies are encouraged to either try a new spot or enjoy one of their favorite haunts. This is Restaurant Week's ninth successful year and helps to bring more visitors to downtown New Brunswick.

"This is the perfect time to visit New Brunswick and have a wonderful dining experience at a restaurant you have yet to discover," Stefanek said. "This is one of our best times of the year in New Brunswick and we hope you can join us for a memorable evening (or two.)"

Get Ready For Restaurant Week 2018
Nothing like a refreshing salad on a warm summer day. Find this delicious salad at Roosterspin Restaurant, 120 Albany St. in New Brunswick. Roosterspin is a proud participant of Restaurant Week 2018.
Nothing like a refreshing salad on a warm summer day. Find this delicious salad at Roosterspin Restaurant, 120 Albany St. in New Brunswick. Roosterspin is a proud participant of Restaurant Week 2018.

Ribs
You don't want to miss the ribs at Delta's Restaurant, 19 Dennis St. in New Brunswick, participating in Restaurant Week 2018

Click here to find out what restaurants are taking part in Restaurant Week!

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The Chamber Reflects Central Jersey's Growing Business Community
The MCRCC is pleased to welcome new members to our ever-growing Central Jersey business community. We are also grateful to our returning partners, who have renewed their commitment to helping serve and expand local business.


Click here to view our new and returning membership.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Golf Tournment


2018 Central Jersey
Golf Tour, Part 3


Tamarack Golf Course
East Brunswick, NJ
Tuesday, July 24
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Click here for details!
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