Middletown, N.J. – The newly-formed Middletown Business Association (MBA) will host a meet and greet-style networking event on Wednesday evening, February 29 at Two River Community Bank, 1250 Highway 35 South, Middletown, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is being held to bring Middletown-based business owners and key personnel together.  The goal of the MBA is to advocate and serve as a unified voice for Middletown-based businesses; to promote and market the Buy Middletown initiative; to clearly communicate with Township government; to host fun, free and lively business networking events; and to create a positive environment which enables businesses to grow and prosper. Anyone who owns, operates or is employed by a Middletown-based enterprise or resides in the Township is encouraged to attend. Information on membership in the association will be available from members of the MBA Steering Committee. Meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of every month at Regal Pointe Senior Living, Highway 35, Middletown.

Reservations for the event are necessary and should be made promptly by contacting Jodi Richardelli of Two River Community Bank at (732) 706-9009. General information on the MBA is available by contacting Ken Scaggs of The Kerr Agency at (732) 670-4587.

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Photo: Members of the Middletown Business Association Steering Committee plan for the February 29 networking event at Two River Community Bank. Back row, from left to right are Chris Mulvaney, Ken Scaggs, Patrick Chanod Jr., and Bill Donnelly. Front row, left to right are Jodi Richardelli, Nancy Davis, and Lori Anne Oliwa