A Message to Our Members
As a bruising and prolonged presidential election gives way to New Jersey’s gubernatorial campaign, we find ourselves confronted by an abundance of economic and social challenges that have created a great deal of uncertainty. That being said, the region’s economy is showing some bright spots with positive momentum for the City of Newark yielding new possibilities for our members.
NRBP is your source to connect to and learn of new opportunities, stay informed about business trends and is also your advocate for policies and initiatives that add to our region’s resurgence.
Last year, NRBP and many stakeholders worked together to increase and dedicate gas tax revenues to improve the transportation infrastructure upon which our region’s businesses and workforce depend. This year, working with our Transportation Council, we will promote the planning and construction of road and mass transit projects that will spur economic growth.
We also recognize that other infrastructure requires attention if we are to maximize growth opportunities. For example, NRBP supported the significant ongoing investment in the region’s gas and electric delivery systems - much of it inspired by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and the availability of low cost capital. Newark’s water, sewer and stormwater systems require substantial investment to protect our health and well-being and NRBP intends to play a role to address the challenge.
Delivering value on your investment through member service is a cornerstone of our work. We pride ourselves on member introductions and sharing of information that help to build strong relationships and vital enterprises. Whether in person at events or via email or phone, our professional staff and Ambassadors Council are engaged and committed to making connections for you.
As for events, this sponsorship guide highlights NRBP’s meeting, greeting and learning occasions throughout the year. All events are networking opportunities – we have a diverse membership of large and small organizations, in Newark and elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Most events are also programmed with information about Newark’s continuing economic development and evolving business trends. We set a high standard for our programs that will be on display throughout 2017.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to peruse this guide and consider the events that merit your attendance and support.
On behalf of the NRBP Board of Directors and staff, we look forward to your partnership in making this year a great success Connecting Business for a Greater Newark.
Samuel Delgado, Board Chair, Newark Regional Business Partnership
Vice President, External Affairs, Verizon
Chip Hallock, President & CEO
Newark Regional Business Partnership