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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 28, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was recently the guest speaker for the Ramapo College Foundation Business Partners Luncheon.

Guadagno, who leads New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s efforts to improve the state’s economic vitality, addressed how New Jersey’s government has been working to provide jobs, keep companies in and attract them to New Jersey.

“New Jersey’s economic comeback definitely has begun,” Guadagno told the audience. “The state has created almost 50,000 private sector jobs in the last 20 months and we are celebrating new business openings and relocations in our state almost every day.

“Just today I was in Newark as Panasonic cemented plans to build a regional headquarters on the city’s waterfront. Last week, I was in Ewing to announce that Church & Dwight, the makers of Arm & Hammer products, was opening a new facility in that town and sometime soon, I will be announcing a new location in New Jersey for the East Coast headquarters of Bayer Health Care. Good economic news is becoming common in New Jersey.”

The Business Partners Program at Ramapo College provides opportunities for companies to receive benefits, such as the utilization of campus facilities, executive development or employee training, networking opportunities, and access to skilled researchers and student interns.

“We were pleased to welcome the Lt. Governor to our Business Partners Luncheon,” said Chuck Shotmeyer, chair of the Business Partners Committee. “It was gratifying to understand the efforts of the Governor and his staff in helping to move New Jersey’s economy forward and make it easier for businesses to remain and thrive in our state.”

The luncheon, which occurs twice a year, serves as a thank you for those who support the College’s Business Partners Program.  Past speakers have included New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett and Executive Vice President and Director of Permel Group Inc., Lawrence Salameno who spoke on the state of the nation’s economy.

For more information about the Business Partners Program or for inquiries on how to become a business partner, contact Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kathleen Mainardi via email at kmainard@ramapo.edu or by phone at 201.684.6259.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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