Business Briefs: Chamber and Main Street HP are hosting upcoming events

Meet the Freeholders: The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce continues its economic development series on Tuesday, March 15, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a discussion featuring three members of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders: Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, Freeholder Kenneth Armwood and Freeholder H. James Polos.  The location of this morning educational and networking event is Pines Manor, located at 2085 Lincoln Highway (Route 27) in Edison.

The event is an extension of the Chamber’s noted “Meet the Mayors” series, which examines town-by-town economic development challenges and successes, as well as how towns can collaborate to improve regional transportation access.

This new series will take things to the County level, said Chamber President Lina Llona. “From the Middlesex County Arts and Cultural Trust Fund to plays and music in our county parks to the role we play on the most heavily travelled commuter railline in the country, our county plays an integral role in Central Jersey’s economic prospects,” she said.

Like the Meet the Mayors series, this discussion will be moderated by Bert Baron of WCTC 1450 AM.

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Highland Park 5K Road Race & Kid Races and Street Fair: The Highland Park 5k Run In the Park is back on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9 a.m. Come take a run around Highland Park, all for great causes. Race proceeds to benefit the Borough of Highland Park Police, Fire, First Aid, and Recreation departments; the Highland Park Public Library; and Main Street Highland Park. Online runner registration, sponsorship opportunities, and other information can be found at

And after you burn all those calories on the run, stick around for the annual Highland Park Street Fair at 11:30 am to 4:30 p.m. and treat yourself to some kettle corn! The Annual Highland Park “Spring Fling” Street Fair on Raritan Avenue between 2nd and 6th is one of Highland Park’s signature events, and features something for everyone. It has crafters, vendors, artists, music, food, games, inflatable rides, and more. Admission is free! Any business that wants a booth space (only $50 for Highland Park-based businesses) CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION


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