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Chinese Delegation Visits Hudson County

A delegation of dignitaries from the Jilin Province in North West China visited Hudson County. The topic discusses were economic development and international trade. Freeholder Chairman Anthony Romano greeted the visitors warmly and gave a brief history of our area. Bill LaRosa – Director of Tourism for Hudson County spoke about places of interest and the Super Bowl. Maria Nieves – President of the Hudson County Chamber spoke about business development, Elizabeth Spinelli Director of Hudson County EDC discussed green initiatives and development and Alan Lambiase – Executive with River Terminal Development in South Kearny discussed business development opportunities.

The group went on to tour the northern New Jersey region.

Harrison BDA Meeting

November  – Harrison NJ A meeting of the Harrison BDA (Brownfield Development Area) Group was held to discuss the progress and challenges of the projects in the redevelopment area. From left to right in the back row:  John Doyon – NJ DEP,  Joe Gurkovich – Roseland & Mack Cali Co., Greg Kowalski – Harrison Redevelopment Agency, Jeff Milanaik – CrownPoint Group, front row: Maria Vila – Town of Harrison Representative, Bette Spinelli – Hudson County EDC


Economic Opportunity Act 2013 Workshop


On November 14, 2013 an event was held to present the  “Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”  and The New GrowNJ program. The speakers were County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Bill O’Dea, Ted Zangari of Sills, Cummis & Gross, P.C. , and Paul Ceppi of the NJ EDA. The discussion centered on the changes to the current incentives and gave an overview of the benefits associated with the new rules.

A greater effort on business attraction with the New GrowNJ program will enable New Jersey to compete for the consideration of the national site selectors when they are determining the best location for their clients.

The meeting concluded with an open discussion and exchange of ideas and information.


Joint Bergen/Hudson October ELC

On October 15th the joint Bergen/Hudson ELC was held at the Stony Hill Inn, the guest speaker was Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. Pictured from left to right are: Frank Robinson – NJBIA, Mark Bocchieri – Verizon, Cindy Meehan United Water, Kevin O’Connor – United Water, – Lt Governor Kim Guadagno, Bette Spinelli – HCEDC, Karen Freyer DeSouza – PSE&G and Dave Hollenbeck – PSE&G.

Hudson and Bergen ELC

In conjunction with United Water, Verizon, PSE&G, HCEDC, and the Hudson and Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce Is Proud to Announce:


Tuesday October 15th @ 12:00 Noon Stony Hill Inn 231 Polifly Road Hackensack, NJ


Please invite your colleagues and other interested parties.

Please RSVP by Friday October 11th 2013

NOTE: The cost is $35.00 per person.



Cynthia Meehan
60 Devoe Place
Hackensack NJ 07601
(201) 201-525-4587 – FAX




SBA Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

With new health insurance marketplaces opening soon, the Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the next set of Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinar dates.

Each week, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions.

SBA representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act 101 takes place every Thursday at 2 PM ET. Below are the registration links for upcoming presentations.

Dates for November presentations will be announced soon.

Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 PM ET:

Thursday, October 10 at 2:00 PM ET:

Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 PM ET:

Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 PM ET:

Thursday, October 31 at 2:00 PM ET:


For more information on how the new health care law affects small businesses, check out

Hudson County ELC Meeting – September 25th


The Hudson County ELC in affiliation with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association will be hosting the Hudson County ELC September 25th at Rita & Joe’s Italian Restaurant. The restaurant is located at 142 Broadway in Jersey City.


The guest speaker is “Mayor Steven Fulop” of Jersey City.

I hope you can attend. For information call 201 369-4370