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TOMORROW: Bergen Business Expo presented by NAI James E. Hanson, Featuring the “My New Location” Panel


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, June 8, 2015— The Bergen County Business Expo Presented by NAI James E Hanson is a forum for attendees and speakers to identify needs, and create connections and solutions that will result in greater economic growth and sustainability throughout North Jersey.

The expo, organized by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber in collaboration with Chambers throughout the county and the Office of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, will take place on Wed., June 10th at the Original Meadowlands Racetrack.

The expo floor will be open throughout the day, providing networking with exhibitors and thought leaders with diverse backgrounds and knowledge will participate in two panels covering where real estate development will get hot in North Jersey and why, how workforce wellness programs benefit both company and employees, how to get projects approved and funded, and how to connect with the right business and human resources. 

            “The economic and real estate landscapes in Bergen County continue to evolve at lightning speed,” said Bill Hanson of NAI James E. Hanson.  “The relationships and ideas that will be forged at this event will be critical to securing the region’s relevance and success for the next century.”

“Twenty-first Century healthcare is being shaped by a focus on wellness, preventative medicine and coordinated management of chronic disease across the continuum of care,” said Mark Sparta, EVP and Chief Population Health Officer for Hackensack University Health Network.  “We chose to support this event because it provides the ideal situation for us to connect with decision makers about how to increase productivity while reducing healthcare costs for corporations and their employees.”

            Panels featuring sponsor representatives will take place throughout the day as follows:

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.: My New Funding

Officials who grant funding, including the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), large utilities and others will detail the opportunities for Bergen County businesses. Banks and lending experts will discuss the lending environment.

·         Tammy Molinelli, Bergen Workforce Investment Board (Moderator)

·         Paul Ceppi , NJEDA

·         Kurt Breitenstein from Sussex Bank

·         Paula Star from the UCEDC

·         Charles Ponti from TD Bank


3:30 – 4:45 p.m.: My New Location

Developers, architects, brokers and franchisors will discuss location opportunities in Bergen County while real estate finance experts outline the economics required to take advantage of them.  

·         Gail Price, Esq. of Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. (Moderator)

·         Bill Hanson of NAI James E. Hanson

·         Mark Sparta, EVP and Chief Population Health Officer for Hackensack University Health Network

·         Kurt Vierheiling, AIA, LEED AP from DMR Architects

·         Albert Dib Upper Main Street (Hackensack) Business Alliance

·         Maggie Peters, Bergen County Economic Development Authority


The Bergen Business Expo will take place at the Original Meadowlands Racetrack from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Mr. Tedesco will speak from 12-12:45 p.m. during a boxed lunch reception sponsored by Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and United Water.  There will also be a cocktail reception sponsored by In Thyme Catered Events and Personal Touch Caterers starting at 5:30 p.m. with an open bar featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Brooklyn Brewery, and Pepsi beverages.  

Additional sponsors for the Bergen Business Expo Presented by NAI James E Hanson, hosted by the Bergen County Executive’s office and the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, include NJBiz, Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C., Morgan Stanley, Xcel Credit Union, and United Water.

Admission for the exhibitor floor and panels is free.  Tickets to attend the luncheon or the cocktail reception are $30, and tickets to both are $40.  All event visitors that register online at before June 9thwill be entered to win one of two door prizes: A Sharp HDTV flat screen television or a full-page business ad in an upcoming issue of NJBiz magazine.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Teri Festa at 201.348.8998 or, for exhibitor or advertising opportunities, contact Ellie Terrett at 201-348-8998 or, and to register to attend the Bergen Business Expo, contact Lisa Trenschel at 201.939.0707 ext. 2946 or or visit


About the Meadowlands Regional Chamber and the MLCVB

The Meadowlands Regional Chamber has a membership of more than 1,100 businesses and advocates for both economic and destination development. The Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, is the comprehensive destination-marketing channel for travel to the metropolitan New Jersey region.  The MLCVB presents its unique sports, entertainment, ecological, cultural and transportation assets as an emerging primary destination as well as an alternative to New York City to attract new and extended visits.  The MRC and the MLCVB played crucial roles in bringing the 2014 Super Bowl to the region, and it continues to lead the public debate surrounding issues that will affect the growth of the region.   For more information, please visit the MLCVB or call 201-939-0707. 


06/08/2015 - 15:30


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