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NJBIA Honored with Trenton Small Business and Creative Marketing Award

Today, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson announced that the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) will be honored with a Small Business and Creative Marketing Award for the Most Improved Appearance for NJBIA’s new headquarters on 10 West Lafayette Street. This award will be presented at an October 20 breakfast to kick off Trenton Business Week.

“We are extremely excited to receive this award,” said NJBIA President Michele Siekerka. “We are proud to be a member of the Trenton community and even more pleased that we were able to locate our new headquarters in the capital district.

“In deciding where to locate our building, it was very important that the organization stay in the city where we have been for decades.  Reinvesting in the redevelopment of the Capital City was at the forefront of our minds. We are excited to be a part of Trenton Business Week and honored to be recognized for making a positive contribution to the city,” Siekerka said.

The Association cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in September of 2013, turning a small parking lot into a new and modern four-story office building.  NJBIA’s headquarters had been located at Willow and State Streets since the 1980s.

“Our new headquarters gives us the tools we need to represent our 20,000-plus member companies,” Siekerka said.  “Trenton is the perfect location for us.  It is centrally located, so it is accessible to members from one end of New Jersey to the other.  Being in the state capital allows us to have maximum impact on improving the state’s business climate; we are within earshot of breaking news and government actions, and the location gives us the needed visibility to remind our state’s policy makers of the strength of our membership.”

NJBIA is the largest state-level business association in the country.  Its 20,000 plus member companies collectively employ more than 1 million people.  NJBIA has been representing New Jersey employers for more than 100 years, providing information, services and advocacy for the state’s job-creators.

NJBIA will receive its award at an October 20 breakfast to kick off Trenton Business Week (formerly Trenton Small Business Week), a celebration of activities for small business owners, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and individuals.  Trenton Business Week provides Trenton area business owners and entrepreneurs with free seminars and workshops to assist them with starting, improving and/or expanding their businesses in the city.  Started over 20 years ago, the event attracts upwards of 4,000 persons to the Trenton area each year.

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