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2017 Gloucester Township EDC Business Breakfast

Mayor David R. Mayer, Township Council and Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation are proud to host the 17th Annual Business Breakfast at The Palace Catering, 109 N Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08012.
The annual event is designed to bring the business community together and acknowledge the 2017 business award recipients.

Representatives from over one hundred registered businesses gathered on May 11th to network, mingle, share success stories and discuss opportunities that await for them in Gloucester Township. The objective of the event is to help business owners and entrepreneurs expand their resources and achieve their business potential while bringing together the best companies from surrounding areas. Attendees were be able to meet other industry professionals and learn about product and services offered by businesses as well as incentives and opportunities provided by the Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation.

“We are excited to host this most anticipated business event of the year; and this year it is promising to be the largest Business Breakfast we’ve held so far. Hundreds of business owners and representatives of large corporations will have a chance to meet each other face-to-face and network with key municipal officials,” said Mayor David R. Mayer. “The Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation also presented the 2017 award nominees. These awards celebrate excellence with which companies in Gloucester Township conduct their business operations. So whether you are a new business owner or a representative of a long-established company, Gloucester Township Business Breakfast has all the right resources to help you achieve your business goals!“

2017 Awards

“We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome not only local businesses, but large national corporations as well. Gloucester Township has unlimited economic potential and unprecedented support of local government; and if you are a business owner, it definitely would benefit you to join us this Thursday and get to know your fellow entrepreneurs!”
– President of the Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation, Joseph A. Angeloni.

Small Business Award – Natural Health

Natural Health is a natural foods and health market store that has been serving the Gloucester Township community for over 40 years. With a variety of natural products safe for people of all ages, you can keep the whole family healthy. Whether you’re looking for gluten free foods, relaxing incense, herbal teas, or some other natural food product, you’re sure to find it at Natural Health seven days a week!

Mayor’s Award – AP Construction

AP Construction, Inc. is a family-owned, 3rd generation, general construction firm whose humble beginnings began installing pipe in the cobble-stoned streets of Philadelphia. After years of hard work and dedication, AP started contracting utility work in the entire Tri-State area. AP then began building facilities, rehabbing tunnels, and managing million dollar projects. Partners and clients reacted to AP’s superior work ethic and the corporation prospered hand-in-hand with business relationships.

Sustainability Award – Gloucester Data Center

Gloucester Data Center (“GDC”) is expected to be the first green data center built in Camden County, New Jersey. The 55,000 SF data center is strategically built on the backbone of the internet network where a fully operational high speed fiber route runs through VA, DC, Philadelphia to NY.
Surrounded by a 62 acre on-site 10 MW solar PV farm, GDC will be designed either turn-key or built-to-suit, and is expected to be available for lease during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Heritage Award – Meadows Diner

Meadows Diner is your family friendly home town eatery that was established in the mid 1980’s.
Meadows is known for its retro decor and large menu of American and International fare.It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including delicious home made desserts.
“When you walk through our doors you not only become our customers but you are now our family! We would like to thank everyone in our community for the continued support and we look forward to serving you for generations to come!”

About Economic Development Corporation

The Gloucester Township Economic Development Corporation oversees an aggressive economic development program and strives to improve the economic climate in the township by attracting new businesses and helping existing businesses expand. Membership includes key municipal officials and businesspersons. In conjunction with the EDC the Township offers a variety of services to resident firms, developers and potential relocation prospects, including financial assistance and assistance at the regional and state level, negotiating the permitting and funding processes.

Board of Directors:
Hon. David R. Mayer Mayor (Ex-Officio)
Joseph A. Angeloni, President
James Forte, Vice President
Dennis Paris, Member,
Stephanie Bass, Member
Ken Lechner, Government Liaison
TRIAD Associates Economic Development Advisor

Economic Development Officials:
Ken Lechner, PP AICP, Director, Community Development
Chuck Palumbo, Tax Assessor
David Carlamere, Solicitor
Tom Cardis Business Administrator

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