Greater Trenton’s Second Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration is quickly approaching. Happening on December 2, 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

This year’s event sponsors to date include: Envisioning Sponsor NJM Insurance Group; Building Sponsors Novo Nordisk, Wells Fargo, M&T Bank, PSEG, Capital Health and PNC Bank; and Collaborating Sponsors AT&T, Greater Trenton Chair Emeritus Bernard “Bernie” Flynn, and Windels Marx.

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 more than 250 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 Thursday, December 2nd 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.

For information on how you can join the effort to memorialize Caren’s extraordinary leadership while helping Greater Trenton reinvigorate New Jersey’s Capital City, please visit or  reach out to Bryan Evans at or 609-GREATER (609) 473-2837 x102.

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