Annual Meeting

Virtual Awards Ceremony

December 15 | 10:00-11:30 AM

Held every December, the Annual Meeting Awards brings together key players in the Somerset County business community for Somerset County’s largest business event where our community’s economic success is celebrated and attendees can learn about the Business Partnership’s objectives for the coming year.

Additionally, SCBP recognizes the outstanding companies that demonstrate how Somerset County remains the best place to live, work, and play. This year, we’ll be virtually honoring companies that have served as frontline workers that have gone above and beyond. They include Costco – North Plainfield, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, and Zufall Health Center.

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Meet our keynote speakers

Jonathan Holloway

President
Rutgers University

Jonathan Holloway, a U.S. historian, took office as the 21st president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, on July 1, 2020. He also serves as a University Professor and Distinguished Professor.

Prior to accepting the presidency of Rutgers, Dr. Holloway was provost of Northwestern University from 2017 to 2020 and a member of the faculty of Yale University from 1999 to 2017.  At Yale, he served as Dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies.

As Northwestern University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Holloway supervised the university’s educational policies and academic priorities, oversaw preparation of the university’s annual budget, acted on faculty appointments and promotions, and directed the allocation of resources and space to academic units.

President Holloway’s scholarly work specializes in post-emancipation U.S. history with a focus on social and intellectual history.

Marci McGregor

Senior Investment Strategist
Merrill Lynch and Bank of America

Marci McGregor is a Managing Director and Senior Investment Strategist supporting Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America Corporation. In this role, Marci provides macro-economic and market insights, as well as investment guidance and portfolio positioning across the wealth management businesses. Marci is a member of the GWIM Investment Strategy Committee (GWIM ISC) and is a regular contributor to CIO thought leadership content.

Previously, Marci led the team of regional investment strategists for the Portfolio Solutions Desk at Merrill, and was responsible for communicating the economic and market outlook to Merrill advisors and clients.

Marci also managed the execution of a regional coverage model that connected advisors with BofA Global Research and Merrill investment thought leadership. In this role, Marci managed a suite of publications for advisors that focused on market commentary and investment insights.
Marci began her career in Alternative Investments at Merrill focusing on hedge funds, managed futures, private equity and non-traditional mutual funds.

Marci earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers University.

Meet our 2020 Economic Vitality Award Winners

Costco – North Plainfield

Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries. We are the recognized leader in our field, dedicated to quality in every area of our business and respected for our outstanding business ethics. Despite our large size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. We are proud to have been named by Washington CEO Magazine as one of the top three companies to work for in the state of Washington.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Founded in 1899, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset provides comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical, and rehabilitative services to residents throughout central New Jersey.

RWJ’s Somerset campus is now part of RWJBarnabas Health, which is the most inclusive health care delivery organization in New Jersey, handling more than 3 million patients a year. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 personnel, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. It is routinely given national awards for its exceptional worth and safety.

Zufall Health

Zufall Health has a mission to provide access to quality, affordable and culturally competent healthcare to people and communities who experience barriers to care.

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors: