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Trenton Business Innovation Project2017 Trenton Business Week October 16 – 19, 2017

The City of Trenton plans to present its 24th Annual Trenton Business Week from October 16th to October 19th in Trenton.  The TBW is a host of learning activities for business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals.

This year the City of Trenton is again cooperating with the Purdue University Center for Regional Development to implement an innovative program for TBW, the Trenton Business Innovation Project.  The Center will train local business and community volunteers in a strategic doing process to develop four projects including supporting new retail, supporting heritage tourism, engaging students in a makers project, and supporting an artist’s livelihood. Collaboration among the participants will focus on a sustainable plan for each project.  Each group will meet regularly to implement parts of their project.

The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Trenton Business Innovation Project.

Networking events will be held in different venues in Trenton. This year the events (listed below) will include a Century of Success luncheon to celebrate Trenton businesses that have served the community for well over 100 years, a TD Bank Business Networking Reception, a Capital Minority Chamber of Commerce workshop, and a MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce luncheon where Mayor Eric E. Jackson will present his Annual Economic Address.

Sponsors for the TBW include the City of Trenton, Mercer County, MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, TD Bank, Trenton Downtown Association, PNC Bank, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce, College of New Jersey Small Business Development Center, Trenton Times, the Trentonian, Thomas Edison State University, US 1, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, WIMG 1300, 94.5 and many business partners.

Trenton Business Innovation Project
2017 Trenton Business Week


Monday – October 16th

8:00 AM -11:30 AM Support New Retail Project – (Strategic Doing – Purdue University)*
War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive
Turning Point Conference Room

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Support Heritage Tourism Project – (Strategic Doing)*
War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive
Turning Point Conference Room

Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce Workshop – Pitfalls and Bridges to a Better Business
When: Monday, Oct 16th – 2:00-4:00pm
War Memorial, Second Floor
Woodrow Wilson Board Room

This is a free event.

Topic No. 1: Ways Businesses Fail and How to Prevent It. Why 96% of Businesses fail within the first ten years. By Ronald M. Allen, CEO/Founder, Managing Change, LLC

Topic No. 2: How to Avoid Tax Problems. The steps people can take to avoid tax problems.
By Marcus E. Dyer, CPA, Esq., Withum Smith+Brown

Topic No. 3: Legal Advice on Business Formation and Operational Documents. Why articles of incorporation, bylaws or operational agreements for LLCs are important. By Gregory G. Johnson, Esq.

Tuesday – October 17th

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Engage Students in Makers Project – (Strategic Doing)*
War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive
Turning Point Conference Room

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – Mayor Eric Jackson’s Annual Economic Address**
Trenton Country Club

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Support Artists Economy Project – (Strategic Doing)*
War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive
Turning Point Conference Room

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM TD Bank Business Networking Reception
TD Bank
50 East State Street

Wednesday – October 18th

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM “Century of Success” Trenton Business Luncheon
Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street

*Sponsored by Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
** Sponsored by MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce

Note: The Strategic Doing Projects are based on the new Trenton250 Master Plan.