LT. GOVERNOR KIM GUADAGNO HELPS HONOR LEGISLATORS & BUSINESS ADVOCATES IN A.C.
By Rick Ritter/NBC40
September 27, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY- Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno helped the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honor four legislators and three business advocates for their outstanding economic growth work on Tuesday night.
“This is the centential anniversary of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and this event here tonight is one of the ways we are celebrating our 100th anniversary and celebrating the legislators of the year and business advocates of the year,” says Ray Zardetto, Communications Director, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
The business advocate awards were presented by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, as she honored Caren Franzini, the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and her group members Linda Kellner and Tracye McDaniel. The legislative awards were headed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, along with Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Albert Coutinho and Assemblyman John Bramnick.
All parties were put aside for the night as Democrats and Republicans showed they can work together as they were honored for the same achievements.
“We have both Republicans and Democrats that we are honoring tonight because both have done their fair share to work with the Governor and make our place and state more business friendly,” says Thomas Bracken, President, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
“Everyone here is focused on the growth of our economy and how we can create jobs in the state. It doesn’t matter what your background is or where you come from. Jobs is a positive four letter word that everyone here stands behind, and we are all working together on it with a lot of support for a lot of different issues in the state,” says Caren Franzini, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority.