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Posted Friday, September 2nd, 2016


MC EDC logoThe Morris County Economic Development Corporation will hold its 12th annual Business Growth Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Birchwood Manor in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.

The keynote speaker will be Tim Lizura, president and COO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, an independent state agency that finances small and mid-sized businesses, administers tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizes communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supports entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs.

Tim Lizura

Tim Lizura

Lizura will speak on NJ EDA’s incentives to help grow and expand businesses in the state.

There also will be a morning business panel focusing on issues facing businesses in Morris County and throughout the state, and featuring three county and regional business leaders:

  • Ed Ahart, chairs the Corporate Practice Group at Schenck, Price, Smith & King. He served for more than 30 years as a member of the Firm’s Managment Committee, including twenty years as the Firm’s Managing Partner and Chair of its Management Committee.
  • William Miley, General Manager – Alloy & Casting Dover Operations for of Alcoa Power and Propulsion; and former Vice President and General Manager of Alcoa Fastening Systems in China.
  • Thomas Ripsam, Partner at PwC Strategy& in Florham Park. He focuses on the consumer and media industries, and  specializes in developing and implementing strategies to improve sales and marketing effectiveness, and organizational efficiency, with particular emphasis on organization and operating model design.

The event runs from 10:30 a.m., starting with the morning panel, to 1:30 p.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

For GPS: Birchwood Manor is located at 111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, N.J. 07981

To register, please go online at or call 973-539-3882