[dropcap]T[/dropcap]renton, NJ – June 1, 2016 – The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce received the 2016 Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Leadership & Partnership this morning at Trenton’s City Hall. The announcement kicked off the 29th Annual Clean Communities Litter March – a citywide cleanup effort to clear debris and litter from neighborhoods throughout Trenton. Chamber Vice President of Business Development Orsola Andersen was on hand to accept the award from Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson.
This is the first time the MIDJersey Chamber has received the Clean Communities Award from Mayor Jackson. In expressing his gratitude, Mayor Jackson thanked the Chamber for their unwavering commitment and support and for their return to the Capital City. The Chamber transitioned offices to the Trenton Waterfront in late March after spending more than ten years in Hamilton Township. The Chamber was originally founded within City limits in the year 1868.
Annually, the Clean Communities Litter March brings together more than 25 companies and thousands of individuals to partake in a neighborhood cleanup project. The goal of the project is to collect as much trash and debris as possible from City streets and make the City a cleaner and safer place to live and work. Awards are handed out to the teams who collect the largest volume of waste and recyclables. The event culminated with an Awards Ceremony in Mill Hill Park; a historic site and landmark in the City of Trenton.
Chamber President & CEO Robert Prunetti remarked that “on behalf of our Board of Directors, we are delighted to accept this prestigious award. The Chamber fully believes that Keeping Trenton Clean will result in an enhanced image and generate new business opportunities for the City. We are pleased to be recognized and contribute to this spectacular event while promoting an environment fit for business growth.”