The Capital City is home to several innovative businesses, decades-old institutions, and a thriving economic development ecosystem. As a historic city, Trenton has an abundance of precedence regarding what it takes to thrive in this community. Join the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber as they explore how the success of 100+ years of business inspires new investment in the Capital City.

On Thursday, March 30th, you are invited to a morning of meaningful conversation. This event will be held from 7:30 am to 10:00 am at the Trenton Country Club at 201 Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ 08628. If you wish to attend, registration is available here: Register – Trenton Economic Development Series. The event costs $35 per attendee. Several sponsorship opportunities are also available if you or your organization wishes to support this endeavor.

The event will begin with opening remarks from Trenton’s Acting Director of the Department of Housing and Economic Development, Willard Stanback. Afterward, guests will be able to hear from an expert panel moderated by Diana Rogers, Sr. Community Development Officer of the NJ Economic Development Authority. Rogers comes to the panel with over 20 years of experience in community and economic development.

Through her consulting firm, Ms. Rogers assists communities, local governments, nonprofits, and developers with identifying innovative community-based solutions to economic and community development and workforce development challenges and opportunities. Before her current role, Diana was also the Housing and Economic Development Director for the City of Trenton. With such a strong connection to the Capital City, her expertise and guidance will be a valuable resource for the morning’s discussion.

The panel comprises Tim Moonan, CEO of the Hibbert Group, Rich Balka, President and CEO of the Home Rubber Company, and Geoffrey Goll, Founding Partner and President of Princeton Hydro. As CEO of the Hibbert Group, Tim Moonan leads the charge for an organization that has served the business and industry community for over 139 years. Noted as a visionary and devoted leader, Moonan is committed to his employees and the Trenton, NJ community.

Rich Balka has been President and CEO of the Home Rubber Company since 1996. In addition to this role, Balka also serves in leadership positions for various organizations, including the Membership Committee for the National Association of Hose and Accessory Distributors, the Board of the Employers’ Association of NJ, and more.

Geoffrey Goll is a Founding Partner and President of Princeton Hydro, an innovative water resources and geosciences engineering and consulting firm with offices throughout the Northeast employing over 60 engineers and scientists. Princeton Hydro decided to move its corporate headquarters from Hunterdon County to Trenton, and they’ve been enriching the Capital City ever since.

This event is brought to you by the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. This event is part of their broader Trenton Economic Development Program. Through this initiative, the Chamber enriches and fosters the City of Trenton’s economic development. Through strategic partnerships with Greater Trenton and the Trenton Downtown Association, PMRC identifies compelling speakers and panelists who, alongside Mayor Reed Gusciora, highlight stories regarding Trenton’s growth opportunities. If you’d like to read more about this powerful partnership, please check out the PMRC website: Trenton Economic Development Program.

Trenton continues to move forward boldly, with a vision of our past as an inspiration for what is to come. If you want to be a part of this conversation, please be sure to register today. If you have any questions before attending, pleaseontact Christine Curnan, Vice President & Managing Director of the Trenton Economic Development Program, at for further details. Trenton’s future is in our hands, so join the discussion today!

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