Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, 811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster
The Somerset County Business Partnership has announced that the May, 2013 Fifth Friday Friars Public Policy Luncheon will continue the Partnership’s focus on economic development issues, presenting featured speaker Michele A. Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).
Brown will address the NJEDA’s role in advancing the federal CBDG-funded programs to support the recovery of storm-impacted businesses and communities. The Governor has empowered the NJEDA with the responsibility to administer $500 million of federal CBDG Disaster Recovery funds to support economic recovery and revitalization. Details on programs including grants, forgivable no- and low-cost loans for small businesses, funding to support neighborhood and community revitalization, and a tourism marketing campaign to promote businesses and shore assets will be presented.
The luncheon featuring Brown is part of a series of Business Partnership events showcasing Somerset County as the best place in New Jersey to work, live and play, culminating in the June 7 “Showcasing Somerset County’s Economic Competitiveness,” a presentation highlighting four years of work by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Business Partnership.
Registration for the luncheon is $75 per person. Reservations may be made online at www.scbp.org, by calling 908-218-4300, faxing to 908-722-7823, or mailing a check payable to the Business Partnership to P.O. Box 833, Somerville, NJ 08876.
The Fifth Friday Friars Luncheon continues a decades long tradition begun by Dick Williams, former Somerset County Administrator, that brings together hundreds of business and community leaders for an informative and relaxing luncheon focusing on important public policy issues.