Princeton, NJ – Thursday, April 21, 2016 – The MIDJersey Chamber presented its Annual Awards on Thursday Evening at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. More than 400 business executives, public officials and esteemed guests were there to congratulate the five honorees.
The honorees this year included: Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA) for Outstanding Small Business of the Year, Investors Bank for Distinguished Corporation of the Year, Princeton Area Community Foundation for Community Impact, Hamilton Partnership Executive Director Jack Rafferty as Citizen of the Year and Michael Mann, Esq. from Pepper Hamilton LLP as the Ed Meara Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Each honoree was recognized with a video tribute commemorating their accomplishments and accepted their award before a rousing applause.
This year’s honorees “are purely deserving based on their profound impact and commitment to the community. This particular class has deep ties to our community and our Chamber is proud to recognize their outstanding achievements,” according to MIDJersey Chamber President & CEO Robert Prunetti, the recipient of the 2003 Citizen of the Year Award.
Chairman of the Board, Paul Kuhl, offered his perspective on the honorees, stating that “each of them has made a tangible and sustained impact. They are visible and active members of the MIDJersey Chamber and pillars in the community. We wish them great success going forward.”
The MIDJersey Chamber has hosted the Annual Awards for forty years and has recognized a wide-range of individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations during that period. Many of the previous honorees were on hand for this year’s celebration.
The 2016 Annual Awards Gala was sponsored by: NJM Insurance Group, Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Investors Bank, Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, P.C., Thomas Edison State University, The Mercadien Group, PSEG, First Choice Bank & St. Francis Medical Center.
About MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce
For 148 years, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce has represented and supported the diverse Central New Jersey business community through growth-driven solutions and services. The Chamber unites the region with a common goal of collective economic, social and cultural growth, and serves as a hub for business resources and valuable relationships.