www.greatertrenton.org ........................... . .. ... April 2019
Greater Trenton's Upcoming Capital City Economic Outlook Event Happening on May 23, 2019
Note from the CEO
Spring is in the air as we move from frigid to warmer weather and highlight Trenton's potential as a hotspot for development at our first annual Capital City Economic Outlook event happening on May 23rd from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at New Jersey Realtors. The event is currently open for registration via our website at greatertrenton.org/CapitalCEO . We would like to recognize Bryn Mawr Trust for agreeing to be this year's presenting sponsor!

Also, next month all of us here at Greater Trenton will be transitioning into our new recently-purchased and fully-renovated home located at 124 West State, across the street and just one number away from the State Capitol building's 125 West State Street address.

As part of this move, we secured a new and memorable phone number: 609-GREATER or 609-473-2837 . This number will replace our current phone number: 609-777-1770.

As you'll see in this month's newsletter, there are a number of great events coming up throughout the city from Indian music performances at CURE Insurance Arena to Pork Roll Festivals and beyond.
Check out TrentonDaily.com for vast stories of progress and opportunities in New Jersey's State Capital. If you have a Trenton-focused story to share, please contact our Vice President of Marketing, Bryan Evans who also serves as the publication's Editor-in-Chief at bevans@greatertrenton.org.

We thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing great work and momentum in 2019 and beyond.



George D. Sowa
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Trenton Revs Up for Capital City Economic Outlook
Following the success of the First Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration in December of 2018, Greater Trenton is gearing up for its first annual Capital City Economic Outlook event kicking off this Spring on May 23rd .

"We thank Bryn Mawr Trust for stepping up as this year's presenting sponsor," said George Sowa, CEO of Greater Trenton. "We look forward to a great evening of economic development insights as business, community, industry, and elected leaders convene around great assets, opportunities and initiatives in New Jersey’s Capital City."

The event will help focus attention on Trenton and highlight the many assets and opportunities that exist throughout the city.
Featuring opening remarks by City of Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora and a keynote address from Greater Trenton's George Sowa, attendees will learn about the groundwork and visioning happening in Trenton and the necessary steps to ensure that these and future projects are successful. 

Happening on the third floor of the headquarters of New Jersey Realtors, attendees will enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres while interacting with business leaders, architects, developers, bankers, insurance professionals, wealth managers and community coalition builders.

Greater Trenton’s Journalism and Communications Program Scholarships will be awarded to two Trenton Central High School Seniors, who will work during the summer as writers for TrentonDaily.

RSVP deadline is May 15th. Register at www.greatertrenton.org/CapitalCEO or call
609-GREATER (609.473-2837). Only 100 seats are available so please respond early. 

Capital City Economic Outlook
May 23, 2019 | 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
10 Hamilton Avenue
Trenton, NJ
Greater Trenton's New HQ: One Address Away from the State Capitol Building
Greater Trenton's recently acquired and newly renovated headquarters is located at 124 West State Street, just one number away from the New Jersey State Capitol building located at 125 West State. Well-positioned between the soon to be renovated Capitol building in its front yard and the new Department of Health and Agriculture facility in its back yard, Greater Trenton's new location is immediately surrounded by $425 million in development.

Currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations, Greater Trenton's headquarters will feature highly-efficient systems including HVAC and LED lighting to create economical and sustainable efficiencies throughout the building.
"We're excited about the utilization of this building as our headquarters, but also as a shining symbol of our sustained commitment to Trenton's revitalization," said George Sowa, CEO of Greater Trenton. "We are pleased to use local and MBE firms whenever possible to complete our renovation."

With key improvements throughout including new flooring, a new fire escape, painting inside and out, new signage, security system updates, and new wooden exterior windows, 124 West State will be completely transformed while also preserving its historic glory.

Greater Trenton received formal approval from NJEDA for a $20,000 grant to apply toward exterior and first floor improvements. In addition, Greater Trenton hopes to receive $2,500 from Trenton Downtown Association for facade improvements.
Healthy Kids Day
April 27, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ( rain or shine)

The Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, its national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

This event is free and open to the public!

Nothing charges up kids like summer – and Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s official start to the best summer ever!

-Rock Wall
-Bounce House
-Healthy Snacks
-Balloon Sculptor

Make sure your kids get the most they can out of this summer…in spirit, mind and body. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fun. Let’s charge into the best summer ever together! Join us for Healthy Kids
Day 2019!
Capital Area YMCA
431 Pennington Ave
Trenton, NJ 08618
Contact Renee Davison
(609) 599-9622 ext. 205

Sonu Nigam Returns to CURE Insurance Arena with Special Guest Neha Kakkar
April 27, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, composer, live performer, host and actor. He sings predominantly in Hindi and Kannada language films. He has also sung in English, Bengali, Manipuri, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Tulu, Assamese, Odia, Nepali, Maithili, Malayalam and various Indian languages. Nigam has also released Indian pop albums and acted in a number of films.

Nigam is often regarded as a "Modern Rafi" and is now considered as one of the most versatile singers of the Hindi film industry. He is also regarded as the "Lord of Chords."

Neha Kakkar is an Indian singer who competed on season 2 of the television reality show Indian Idol in 2006 and was a judge on the tenth season of the same show i.e. Indian Idol 10.

Ticket Prices: $39 - $159 (Prices include $3 facility fee)

Doors: 6:00 p.m.

Parking: $15 (cash only)
CURE Insurance Arena
81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611
Official 6th Annual Pork Festival at Mill Hill Park
May 25, 2019
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Festival has been such an important part of Trenton's history that the city has two Pork Roll Festivals.

The Pork Roll Festival is among the most awaited foodie festivals to all irrespective of age and status. Food lovers will have a golden opportunity to not only relish a yummy crunchy pork Roll, but experience several fun and exciting activities. With the presence of the city's best food caravans and music bands, attendees will also have a moment of daily stress breakup with live music.

The festival includes outdoor food and craft vendors with Pork Roll-themed menus, a live music stage with the area’s best bands, Trenton Pork Roll history activities, and various contests.
Mill Hill Park
Trenton, NJ
Trenton Pork Roll Festival at Trenton Social
May 25, 2019
10 a.m.

Celebrate New Jersey’s iconic meat delicacy at the Trenton Pork Roll Festival on Saturday, May 25th 2019 at Trenton Social.

Enjoy unique, specially created pork roll dishes from a great selection of food trucks and guest chefs. Hear live bands all day on an outdoor stage! Trenton Social provides an enclosed indoor/outdoor venue, so you can walk around the entire Trenton Pork Roll Festival with your favorite adult beverage from its full bar and outdoor beer garden.

$5 General Admission
($5 at the gate on event day)

$45 VIP Hospitality 

$18 Pork Roll Out Bike Tour + General Admission

$55 Pork Roll Out Bike Tour + VIP Hospitality

FREE for children 12 and under

FREE for uniformed first responders and military
Trenton Social
449 S. Broad St. (across from CURE Insurance Arena)

Parking is available at the corner of Hamilton Ave. & S. Broad St (lot not owned/operated by Trenton Social - may be a fee to park on that day)