Posted Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce will honor Edward J. Yaw, president of the County College of Morris, at the chamber’s 95th Annual Meeting Luncheon, on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Hanover Marriott Hotel. The meeting also will feature as keynote speaker Mark King, president of adidas Group North America and chairman of TaylorMade Golf Company.
Dr. Yaw is being honored with the Huber Award, which is presented each year for outstanding community leadership. He has been with CCM since 1980 and assumed the role of president in 1986.
He is highly respected in the academic, government and business sectors and has been elected to serve on various professional and educational councils working with state officials, including as chair of the New Jersey Presidents’ Council and as a member of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.
Yaw also is active in community affairs, currently serving on the boards of the Morris County Human Relations Commission, the Urban League of Morris County and the Morris-Sussex-Warren Counties Workforce Investment Board.
Under his leadership County College of Morris also has become a valued partner of the local business community.
Dr. Yaw has announced that he will retire when his contract expires in August of this year.
King will speak about his experiences finding hidden growth opportunities in business. During his tenure, TaylorMade-adidas Golf grew from $300 million to more than $1 billion in sales in less than a decade, becoming the leading and most profitable golf company in the world.
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting draws attendees from the business, government and education communities.
With more than 900 members, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce exists to support strong economic growth and promote a vibrant business community. Through opportunities to participate in committees, programs and events, the Chamber facilitates member connection with Morris County insiders.
Members expand their customer base through diverse levels of networking; a voice in local and state government; promotional opportunities; community involvement; work force growth and development; support for diversity initiatives; identification of best practices; and facilitation of emergency preparedness and business continuity. Visit the Chamber at www.morrischamber.org