On October 13, 2016, the Lawrence Growth and Redevelopment Committee, in conjunction with the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, conducted an awards program. The program took place at CollaborationCore on Brunswick Pike in Lawerence Township.
The Growth & Redevelopment Committee was created by the Lawrence Township Council to consult with and advise the Council on matters pertaining to economic development. The awards were presented in eight categories to business, individuals, and civic groups that have enhanced the community in a special way: for job growth, expanding the tax base of the Township, building or renovating a structure that improves the quality of life in the community, or by participating in local activities that benefit the Township and its residents.
Mayor’s Award for Economic or Community Development is given to a business, civic group, public official, or program that deserve special recognition for its efforts on behalf of the community: The English School at the Lawrence Road Prebysterian Church
New Large Business Award recognizes a successful new business (start-up or relocation) recently established in Lawerence Township: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
New Small Business Award (one of two) is given to a smaller employer, family, or individual business that makes a special contribution to Lawrence Township. This category recognizes the entrepreneurs that occupy the smaller spaces among the Township’s office and retail properties: Scoop ‘n’ Swirls
New Small Business Award (two of two) is given to a smaller employer, family, or individual business that makes a special contribution to Lawrence Township. This category recognizes the entrepreneurs that occupy the smaller spaces among the Township’s office and retail properties: CollaborationCore
Business Service Award presented to a business that has made a significant contribution to the Township’s business or civic community, which may include a major building or renovation project: GEPNA (Greater Eldridge Park Neighborhood Associations)
Residential Award recognizes a significant restoration of a residential property that enhances its surrounding neighborhood: Morris Hall Meadows (Morris Hall / St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center)
Ralph Copleman Environmental Award recognizes a business, organization, community group, or individual for environmental sustainability: Lawrence Elementary School Garden