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The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame to Induct 3rd Class of Honorees
Third Class of Laureates to Be Honored at April Induction Ceremony
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (March 8, 2022) – The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation has established the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame to honor current and past business leaders, businesses and organizations who have made important contributions to the community. The third class of Hall of Fame laureates will be honored during an induction ceremony at the Ryland Inn on April 27, 2022.
“The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame highlights exceptional leadership and innovation which is part of Hunterdon’s rich history,” said Foundation Board Member Rosemary Fellner, Chief Marketing Officer with Unity Bank. “By sharing the stories of the 2022 laureates, we hope to inspire more entrepreneurs to enrich our business community.”
¬The Business Hall of Fame has a display at the Foundation, in the historic Reading-Large House in Flemington. ¬A traveling kiosk for the Hall of Fame is being exhibited throughout the county at businesses, public locations and schools. ¬The kiosk will share videos featuring honorees and their contributions to Hunterdon County.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the Ryland Inn, 115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station. Tickets are $200 each for the event, which will also include a silent auction with donated items from local artists. Sponsorships are also available ranging from $500 to $5,000. The event is black tie optional with hors d’oeuvres, elegant serving stations, beverages, and desserts. For more information, please contact the Foundation at (908) 782-7115 or visit www.hunterdonchamber.org.
The inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2022 are from several categories. The 2022 inductees and the honor they will receive are:
• Flemington Cut Glass: Pioneer Award – a business established 100 or more years ago that brought growth, prestige and new industry to early Hunterdon County.
• Stephanie Stevens, retired Trustee, Hunterdon County Historian: Distinguished Leader – individuals that have enhanced the community, fostered business and community partnership through their leadership, courageous thought and entrepreneurial spirit.
• ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in addition to Flemington Car & Truck Country and Founder Steve Kalafer Contemporary Award – a commercial, for-profit business established less than 100 years ago currently operating and based in Hunterdon County that brings economic growth, prosperity, and innovation to the community.
• Prevention Resources and the Rotary Clubs of Hunterdon County: Essence of Hunterdon – an organization or individual that has enhanced the community, fostered business and community partnership through leadership, courageous thought and entrepreneurial spirit.
“The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame and the third class for 2022,” said Chris Phelan, Chamber Foundation President. “The mission and goal of the Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame and the Chamber Foundation is to support the growth of business and entrepreneurism in Hunterdon County. The Hunterdon County Business Hall of Fame will be inspirational based on the inductees’ individual legacies and contributions to the County business community. I think it will be a great tool to fuel momentum as we strive for economic growth in Hunterdon County.”
The mission of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is to effectively focus the skills and resources of the Greater Hunterdon County business community and advance the interests of the Hunterdon County business community through business resources, economic & workforce development, leadership development, tourism, philanthropy, and the promotion of civic, educational, cultural and economic interests of the region. The Foundation has competed a major renovation of the Historic Reading-Large House located in the County Seat of Flemington and has officially opened the Unity Bank Center for Business & Entrepreneurship.
For more information on the Foundation please visit www.hunterdonchamber.org or call 908-782-7115 and ask for Chris Phelan