New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno addressed a standing room only crowd that included State Senator Anthony Bucco (R, 25th District) in the Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth on June 26, 2012. The occasion was a meeting of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and the subject was NJ Resources for Business Growth.
After welcoming speeches by Sister Francis Raftery, CSE president, Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, and Paul Boudreau, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Gov. Guadagno took the microphone. She encouraged the roomful of business professionals to take advantage of all the resources available from the state. She declared that the current administration is working to “make New Jersey business friendly.” To emphasize her availability, she gave out her cell number.
Short speeches by governmental and business organizations followed. The audience heard from representatives of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Board of Public Utilities, Urban Enterprise Zone Program, Division of Insurance, Union County Economic Development Corporation, New Jersey Small Business Development Center for Northwest NJ, the State Library, Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Business Incubation Network, Department of Taxation, and the Internal Revenue Service.
The event ended with a two-hour “match-making,” i.e. networking, session.