Trenton Mayor and Greater Trenton CEO pitch Trenton in Philadelphia
Note from the CEO
We're spreading our wings across the region as we get the word out about Trenton's great potential at various meetings and speaking engagements. Recently, Mayor Gusciora and I presented at Select Greater Philadelphia's Ground Breaking event in Philadelphia, where we highlighted the Assunpink Creek Daylighting project as a catalyst for future development in the city.

A version of the video we presented at our Capital C.E.O. event was well received and certainly an eye-opener to those less familiar with Trenton.

We also had a chance to connect with key leaders at Trenton's Veolia facility as we look to better understand the benefits of district energy in our Capital City.

We welcome our new Journalism and Communications interns Emily De Jesus and Belveth Simon, 2019 Trenton Central High School graduates, who started with us on June 24th and have already hit the ground running with TrentonDaily and a number of other initiatives.

The Journalism and Communications Internship and Scholarship Program was conceived at our First Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration which took place in December of last year.
We're thrilled to be honoring Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman at our Second Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award celebration happening on December 2, 2019.

Check out the latest TrentonDaily stories highlighting progress and opportunities in New Jersey's State Capital. Please contact Bryan Evans at bevans@greatertrenton.org for story submissions.

We thank you for your tremendous support and look forward to collaborating further as we continue to catalyze economic develop efforts in New Jersey's Capital City.

Best,

George

George D. Sowa
Chief Executive Officer
GREATER TRENTON
Reed and Sowa Win Crowd at Philadelphia Ground Breaking Event
On June 12th, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora and Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa presented to a crowd of business leaders at Select Greater Philadelphia’s Breaking Ground program to make the pitch for Trenton and to attract new business development partnerships.

The event, which was held at the McNeil Science and Technology Center in Philadelphia, showcased development projects that are revitalizing, transforming, and innovating the future of Greater Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Featuring projects and initiatives across 11 Counties in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the event highlighted how developers are building communities that will flourish well after the ribbons have been cut. A version of Greater Trenton's video , presented to the crowd, received great reviews.

Among other initiatives, Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa and Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora spoke about the Assunpink Creek Daylighting project as a catalyst for future development and also highlighted several private and public sector projects, transit area development, the Broad Street Vision Plan, and exciting recreational opportunities that will enhance Trenton’s trajectory.
The $8 Million park and creek daylighting project, which will be completed by Fall, aims to restore vibrancy and create a significant attraction downtown.

On January 2, 1777, during the Second Battle of Trenton of the American Revolutionary War, soldiers of the Continental Army and supporting militias, under the direct command of General George Washington, held a defensive line along the south shore of Assunpink Creek south of Trenton, stretching from the mouth of the creek up to Philip’s Mill. The American soldiers successfully repelled several charges by British and Hessian soldiers across a stone bridge over the creek, and also repelled an attempt to ford the creek near its mouth.

As Washington rode through this area on his way to be inaugurated in New York, the creek represents an important moment in American history. Now, it will play an increasingly important role in Trenton’s economic development cycle.
Greater Trenton Visits Veolia Energy's Trenton Facility
During a recent visit to Veolia’s Trenton-based energy plant, Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa and Vice President Bryan Evans had a chance to learn more about a truly powerful asset in Trenton’s energy ecosystem. General Manager Perry Alburg and Plant Manager Hector DeJesus provided a brief overview and tour of the energy company earlier this month.

In Trenton, Veolia’s district energy network provides centrally-produced hot water and chilled water to government and private sector customers in the central business district from one cogeneration facility and multiple chilled water facilities.

Located beneath the streets and bridges of Trenton is a network of district energy hot-water and chilled-water pipes delivering environmentally friendly thermal energy to some of New Jersey’s most critical buildings. Combining an underground network with the latest energy efficient technology enables Veolia to help reduce the region’s greenhouse gas emissions and minimize environmental impact.

As the seat of government for New Jersey, downtown Trenton is home to critical facilities and infrastructure that provide essential services during an emergency. These facilities require reliable electrical and thermal utilities to avoid the loss of critical government functions and to respond adequately to a natural or man-made disaster.
“Having access to a district energy system is a tremendous benefit,” said Alburg. “Avoiding the need to purchase a boiler or chiller not only reduces upfront capital expenditures, but it also frees up square footage to achieve maximum utility while offsetting maintenance costs.”

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.

Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy.
Greater Trenton VP Addresses Crowd at Princeton University's Smart Cities Event
Bryan Evans, Greater Trenton's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, spoke at Princeton University's Building the Future: Smart Cities & New Technological Frontiers event on May 6th.

The event featured select Smart Cities leaders from from Government, Industry, and Academia who explored cutting edge research and ideas to stimulate new collaborative relationships across the private and public sectors in the New Jersey region.
"Trenton's rich resources, access to great skills, and close proximity to great colleges and universities, makes it an attractive destination for tech," said Evans. "Trenton, which is surrounded by well-educated talent, has great potential to blossom into a full-on innovation hub."

The event featured Flash Talks to gather information about the interests of New Jersey cities, and about the capabilities and offerings of various organizations.

A key objective of the day was to identify new opportunities for collaboration between universities, industry, foundations, and government in this important field.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRENTON?
The Levitt AMP Trenton Series
Now - September 5, 2019
5:30 p.m.
The Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series will be held for ten consecutive Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. now through September 5 in Mill Hill Park 165 E. Front St, Downtown Trenton.
 
This year's series 10-week FREE family-friendly entertainment features a variety of genres chosen to appeal to the diverse community here in Trenton and beyond.

With the support of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. and the NJ State Council on the Arts, popular headline musical acts have been tapped from all over the United States and recognized local performers from New Jersey. These free concerts are open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend throughout the series and bring blankets and/or lawn chairs!

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation named Trenton, New Jersey as one of 18 small to mid-sized towns and cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Trenton Grant Award of $25K in matching funds to present a free concert series at Mill Hill Park in 2019.
Mill Hill Park
165 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Upcoming AMP Music Series
  • July 11 - Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs w/Big Boy Brass Band
  • July 18 - Des & The Swagmatics w/Renaissance Jazz Band
  • July 25 - Dwight & Nicole w/HEVEE LEVEE
  • Aug 1 -  PJ Rasmussen & The Boardwalk Jazz Band w/Tom Tallitsch
  • Aug 8 -  Tameca Jones w/Bo Mason
  • Aug 15 - Edwin Lebron w/Gabriel Munoz
  • Aug 22 - LA Misa Negra w/Interminable
  • Aug 29 - The New Respects w/The Vaughns
  • Sep 5 -   Rev. Sekou & The Freedom Fighters w/Kingsley Ibeneche
Mickey J Meyer Live on Stage
July 7, 2019
6:30 p.m.


Following the success of his massive hit album “Happy Days” in 2007, Mickey was approached by many producers to tour across USA and INDIA for live performances. But Mickey chose to focus on his composing career and quietly build his reputation as a quality film music
composer/music producer.

Mickey set his eyes on a grand tour in the next ten years post his success after “Happy Days.” Today, Mickey is realizing his dream as a touring artist.
Patriots Theatre at The War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Kinetic Sand "Feel the Fun! Tour at the Trenton Thunder Game
July 17, 2019
6 p.m. on July 19 and 20
4 p.m. on July 21

The Kinetic Sand™ “Feel the Fun!” Tour is back again this summer! Kinetic Sand™ is featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over social media, and this interactive mobile tour gives kids and parents the chance to ignite their creativity and feel the fun with Kinetic Sand™ - the original, satisfyingly squeezable natural sand that only sticks to itself and never dries out.

Presented by global children’s entertainment company Spin Master, the Kinetic Sand™ “Feel the Fun!” Tour kicks off June 7, visiting children’s museums, minor league baseball games and summer fairs and festivals across the U.S. through late August.
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611

At each stop, families will step through sandcastle walls and immerse themselves in a beach environment equipped with Kinetic Sand™ play tables to encourage kids of all ages to get their “hands in the sand” and see where their imagination takes them. Visitors will also have the chance to check out the custom Sand-O-Matic, to create #sandisfying videos of their own to share using the Kinetic Sand™ Sandisfying Set™!

Be sure to follow the tour and other fun posts at @KineticSand on Instagram.

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