First session to be held in Matawan on Feb. 25

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone will be hosting a series of Grow Monmouth roundtables in the next few weeks with the first one set for Tuesday, Feb. 25.

There are currently three roundtables scheduled:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., LaRiviera Restaurant, 113 Main Street, Matawan
  • Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m., Hazlet Municipal Building, 1766 Union Avenue
  • Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m., Manalapan Municipal Building, 120 County Road 522

“Each roundtable is being done in partnership with the governing body of the municipality in which it is being held,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Division of Economic Development. “It is important for local officials, business owners and managers to get together to discuss ways to grow business, economy and community in Monmouth County.”

The roundtables are the next phase of the County’s Grow Monmouth initiative that began in late 2011. Grow Monmouth offers assistance to both municipalities and businesses to help spur economic development in the County.

The County’s Division of Economic Development will work with municipalities to identify and invite business leaders to participate in a roundtable discussion with local officials and Freeholder Arnone.

“Business owners and managers are encouraged to discuss zoning and regulations that impact business success,” said Arnone. “Issues that support and foster business growth, as well as issues that make it difficult for businesses to thrive and expand, will be part of the discussions. Attendees are invited to make suggestions to officials on how to best resolve issues.”

The Grow Monmouth roundtables mark the first time that the Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the governing body of municipalities to encourage direct conversation with business owners and managers.

More Grow Monmouth roundtables will be scheduled in the spring of 2014. Businesses owners and managers are invited to attend these roundtable discussions.

Contact the Division of Economic Development for more information at 732-431-7470.