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Programs are designed to provide an opportunity for professionals to network, exchange ideas and gain new business relationships within their special interest.

Real Estate Resource

The Real Estate Resource group's purpose is to establish a network of trusted banking, real estate, investment and technology professionals who are committed to delivering exceptional services and value to their clients. Through the power of collaboration and mutual support, we aim to elevate the standards of our industries, one referral at a time.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Jackie Highland at

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Sophia Georges

Realsophy Real Estate

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Felicia You

Budd Van Lines

Myriam Cruz

Myriam Cruz

Keller Williams Commercial

Women in Business

Women in Business is directed at the specific needs and challenges women face in the business world. Its purpose is for women to learn more about other businesses and how they can support one another. Focus areas include career, networking, finances, mind, body, society and family.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Jackie Highland at

Tasha Wright

Tasha Wright


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Jacquelyn Zampella

EAB Insurance Group

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Deidre Blaus

RWJUH Somerset

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Government Affairs

The SCBP offers a series of government affairs programs in annual State of the County and State of the State forums.  Most notably, the SCBP runs the Somerset County Employer-Legislative Committee (ELC) on a bi-monthly basis.  Established by NJBIA in 1959, ELCs are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. ELCs meet regularly for breakfast or lunch. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. You will also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Chris Edwards at


Marcus Rosenau

SSP Architects

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Crystal Pruitt

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Small business network

The mission of the Small Business Network will be to provide roundtable discussions with small and family owned businesses with the goal of helping solve issues unique to them. The group will meet every other month, in person.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Chris Edwards at


Aurora Rosado

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Tom Cannizzo

Tom Cannizzo

Apollo Financial

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Warren Township Chamber

Launched in January 2022, the new Warren Township Chamber of Commerce is a special interest group of the Somerset County Business Partnership. The goal of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce is to have businesses and the Warren Township Administration work together in making the Township of Warren a better place for its businesses and its people.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Chris Edwards at

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Human Resources Roundtable

Human Resources Roundtable gives value back to members of the SCBP by providing a resource to obtain information from people who specialize in the Human Resource arena. The group consists of individuals who have primary responsibility for hiring, firing, providing day to day direction to employees and are responsible to address any employee conflict or inquiries by government agencies. Health and Welfare Benefits will also be an area in which the HR Roundtable provides discussion and direction.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Jackie Highland at

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John Kelly

Norris McLaughlin


Dana Depace

Somerset Regal Bank

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Christine Pietrowicz-Joanis


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NonProfit Council

The Somerset County Business Partnership established a Nonprofit Council to provide a platform to support our nonprofit members. The goal of the council is to serve as a resource for our 80+ nonprofit members, providing educational opportunities and a supportive venue to share ideas and happenings affecting the nonprofit community.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Chris Edwards at

Sally Glick

Sally Glick


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Sustainable Somerset

The Sustainable Somerset special interest group plans and develops programs focused on clean energy, energy audits, the legal aspects of ‘green’, and other subjects promoting a brighter, cleaner future. This group helps promote member companies that have either expertise or interest in these areas as well as encourage a partnership with the Somerset County Energy Council in the promotion of sustainability. Sustainable Somerset is also responsible for funding opportunities with utility companies and the NJ BPU programs.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Chris Edwards at

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Ed Seliga

Advanced Solar Products

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Tim Dempsey


Walter Lane

Walter Lane

Somerset County

Leads Group / Partnership+

Group Requirements:

In order to join a Leads Group, members of the Somerset County Business Partnership must:

  • Be a dues-paid member of the Business Partnership
  • Promote a business category not already promoted by another Leads Member within that group
  • Commit to regular attendance.

Waiting lists are maintained since some business categories are more popular than others.

We invite you to come together to build relationships and help grow your business through entering a Leads Group or Partnership+. People do business with people they know, like and trust. The groups help you establish credibility, build your contact list and obtain quality business referrals. Partnership + only allows for one person per industry to participate. 

Leads Group will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays, 10 – 11 AM. This meeting is Hybrid. 

Partnership+ meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10-11AM. This group meets in person. Participate at an additional fee. 

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Amy Sodowich

Financial Resources

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Tony Esposito

New York Life Insurance Company

Minority Business Leaders Roundtable

The MBLR was formed to bring information and resources to minority business owners and professionals. We work to improve communication of opportunities available to minority businesses owners to do business with both public and private sector businesses; providing this mostly overlooked population the chance to be considered. We also look to provide opportunities for minority business professionals to grow their network and add value to the business community.

To participate, please contact SCBP Staff liaison, Jackie Highland at

Snehal Bahtra

Snehal Batra

NPZ Immigration Law

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Walter Slade

Slade Coach

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