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Trenton, NJ – The Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce presents the Fourth Annual Diversity Summit on Friday, May 4th, 2018. The focus of this summit is Strategy for Success – Working with Higher Education – An Untapped Market.

Keynote Speaker, Ramona E. Romero, General Counsel for Princeton University will kick-off the event followed by two panel discussions: 1) Navigating Challenges and Opportunities of Partnering with Institutions of Higher Education and 2) How Diversity Certification Can Benefit Your Organization.

The Summit will be held at Princeton University – Carnegie Center at 701 Canal Pointe Blvd Princeton New Jersey. Registration, complimentary hot breakfast, and networking will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the Summit beginning at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Sponsorships are available.

The focus of the Minority Chamber is the continuous development of a diverse and inclusive business environment.

“Princeton University is committed to making supplier diversity an integral part of the way it does business, consistent with its commitment to a diverse and inclusive University community, states Mohamed Ela, CPSM, CPSD, Director, Procurement Services at Princeton University. Our commitment is driven by the belief that engaging a diverse supply base is mutually beneficial; fostering competition, opportunity, and generating considerable value by broadening the pool of supplier expertise, perspectives, and capabilities.”

The Summit is open to business owners, human resources professionals, recruiters and anyone invested and interested in issues involving diversity and inclusion. This event will foster the exchange of new ideas and approaches, best practices in the development meaningful and impactful diversity and inclusion strategies for your business.

“I am honored to Chair this year’s Diversity Summit. Being a small business owner for over thirty years, I recognize the difficulties that many small businesses face, says Tony Simmons President of SBSI Energy Solutions. This Summit will provide information and strategies for success for businesses to better navigate the tremendous opportunities available through higher education in the central Jersey region”.

Here is the list of participating Higher Education Institutions: Princeton University, Rowan University, Rider University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, University of Pennsylvania, The Wistar Institute.

This half-day event is produced with the support of our Program Sponsor – Wells Fargo; Host Sponsor – Princeton University; Panel Sponsor – Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP; Supporting Sponsors – Merck & Company, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), and PSE&G as well as our Business Community Supporting Sponsors: the American Conference on Diversity, the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, , the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and the NJ SBDC.

“We sincerely appreciate our sponsors and their commitment in support of this informative and important event.” states Herb Ames, Acting President of the CRMCC.

Individual ticket cost is $50.00 for members and $60 for non-members.

Online registration can be completed here.

Contact Event Chairman Tony Simmons for more information on how to become an Exhibit Sponsor and showcase your Diversity & Inclusion efforts – Tony Simmons – (732) 960-1730 or email tony@simmonsservice.com