By: SNJ Today Staff
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Gloucester County Department of Economic Development will be hosting their 18th annual Bankers and Brokers Breakfast at Auletto’s Caterers on Friday, September 20, from 8:30 A.M to 11:00 A.M.
“This year’s Bankers and Brokers event will feature a panel of experts from a variety of organizations and agencies who will offer insight on what is taking place in our region, including healthcare innovation, technology, start-ups and worker training programs,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said.
Freeholder Heather Simmons, Liaison to Economic Development, said it is events like this one that helps the economic development of the entire county.
“We give industry leaders a forum where they can exchange information about what is happening in worker training, innovation and infrastructure projects to help them succeed,” Simmons said. “This helps the overall economic climate of our county succeed.”
Gloucester County boasts to be the home of over 11,000 businesses and to the largest Industrial Park on the east coast. According to the Federal Reserve Economic Data, Gloucester County unemployment rate as of July, 2019 is 3.7% up from a historical low in April of 2.9%. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 114,000 Gloucester County residents are employed making an average of $942 weekly as of December 2018.
The county began hosting the Bankers and Brokers Breakfast in 2001 in order “to showcase what the County was doing and what we had to offer in terms of programs and partnerships,” Sweeney said back in 2006. “Since then, this event has grown into a very successful morning where decision makers and investors can hear first hand about what is happening in Gloucester County and gain knowledge about state financing products and how to work through the governmental system.”
Freeholder Simmons will moderate the panel. Speakers include: James H. Dundee, Jr., Gloucester County Institute of Technology; David Johnson, Vice President of Inspira Health’s, Innovation Center; Dr. Anthony M. Lowman, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rowan University; Michelle Shirey, Executive Director of the Gloucester County Workforce Development Board (WDB); and AJ Stoll, Bonesaw Brewing Co. Brewmaster.
While the event is free, registration is required. To register please call 856-384-6963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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