FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2010
CONTACT: James Kennelly, Hudson County Executive’s Office
READY FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO MAKE MORE “GREEN” IN THE GREEN ECONOMY?
OR ARE YOU CONSIDERING STARTING A NEW GREEN BUSINESS?
HUDSON COUNTY IS HOLDING A CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL GREEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES!
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders will welcome local area business people, would-be entrepreneurs, and experts on green business and construction practices at a conference and trade show to be held at Hudson County Community College’s new Culinary Conference Center located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City on Tuesday, October 26th from 8 am to 3 pm.
Entitled Going Green to Save Green, this free event will put owners of local small business firms (as well as those interested in starting a business focused on serving the growing green market) together with experts in government procurement and construction policy, business leaders who have embraced the green revolution to increase profitability and other small business owners seeking to grow their business by offering more green products and services.
“Hudson County is now constructing a new, LEED Certified OEM/Records Storage Facility in Kearny,” said County Executive DeGise. “And while it is likely to be the largest, it is only one of many “green” projects we will undertake. Any small businessperson would benefit from attending this conference. We will discuss how they can profit in an economy in which both the public and private sector demand local, environmentally-sound products and services.”
The Agenda for the “Going Green to Save Green” Conference will be as follows:
8:00 AM to 8:50 AM — Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM — Opening Session “The Green Movement Is Here to Stay”: Learning how to find your niche within the Green Economy
10:30 AM to 11:50 AM —Two Panels on Green Economy strategies and practices: Panel A - Hudson County’s Green Building Strategies: Highlighting County’s LEED projects with opportunities and challenges for construction companies and subcontractors; Panel B - Going Green Has Gone Mainstream: Exploring sustainability strategies (jobs) and exploring opportunities to save money in the market.
12:00 NOON to 12:50 PM — Lunch & Networking
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Overview of Hudson County Procurement Process
A trade show will be conducted in conjunction with the conference. Participants can visit the trade show at their leisure anytime from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information call the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity and Community Services (OBOCS) at: 201-395-6267. Or download a copy of the registration form and conference agenda on the homepage of www.hudsoncountynj.org.
The HC OBOCS and the Department of Parks and Community Services will conduct this event in partnership with Hudson County Community College and the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA).