Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration Rescheduled for December 16th


Due to the threat of snow and wintry weather as well as the announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy to shut government offices for nonessential employees at noon today (December 2, 2019), tonight’s Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration has been rescheduled to ensure the safety of all attendees as road conditions are expected to get worse this evening. Cooper’s Riverview has graciously agreed to accommodate the rescheduled date of Monday, December 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a pre-reception at 4 p.m.

Greater Trenton’s Second Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration is quickly approaching. Now happening on December 16, 2019 at Cooper’s Riverview in Trenton, the event will bring people together to get re-energized about the immense potential of New Jersey’s Capital City. Tickets are available at

Honoring the legacy of Caren Franzini, former NJEDA CEO and one of the founders of Greater Trenton, the Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration pays homage to Caren’s bold, relentless and unselfish leadership as a true friend and advocate in New Jersey’s Capital City and the entire the State of New Jersey. Featuring an elegant evening of cocktails, conversations and collaborations, the celebration will bring together hundred of attendees including prominent community, government, and business leaders at this second annual event led by Greater Trenton’s Chair Anthony “Skip” Cimino and CEO George Sowa.

Happening at Cooper’s Riverview, 50 Riverview Plaza in Trenton, on Monday, December 16th at 5 p.m. with a pre-celebration at 4 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, this year’s Caren Franzini Capital City Award will be presented to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman.  The Congresswoman is a long-time and influential advocate for the people of Trenton and throughout New Jersey and is currently serving her second term in the United States Congress.

A portion of the monies raised from this event will be invested in Trenton’s youth through a scholarship fund that directly develops strong writing, public relations and communications skills right here in downtown Trenton. As part of this process, Greater Trenton invites aspiring journalists at Trenton Central High School to work with TrentonDaily.

The celebration has been made possible by a committee of community leaders, co-chaired by Brenda Ross-Dulan, Principal at the Ross Dulan Group, LLC and Mike Van Wagner, Vice President of Public Affairs for NJM Insurance Group.

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