Business Partnership to Host Diversity Summit

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has scheduled the first annual Somerset County Diversity & Inclusion Summit that will take place virtually on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. followed by a virtual networking opportunity.

Presenters will address issues including:

How to Practice Inclusive Leadership –

Uncover Unconscious Bias –

Making the Business Case for Inclusion –

The Summit is a continuation of the SCBP initiative begun last year with the publication of “Somerset County: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion.” The report provided the business community with an overview of what they need to know about Somerset County’s changing population and serves as a resource to better understand and embrace the growing diversity in Somerset County. The report was created by the SCBP Diversity Taskforce in collaboration with the Somerset County Planning Board.

“Somerset County’s growing diversity is among the many factors that give Somerset County a competitive advantage of other areas in New Jersey and other states,” commented Chris Edwards, President/CEO of the SCBP. “This advantage helps us to attract and retain talent while being innovative and ahead of the curve.”

Registration for the Summit is $20 for SCBP members and $40 for non-members. Online registration is available at

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 to $5,000. Information is available by calling the SCBP at 908-218-4300

The Diversity & Inclusion report may be found at

For information, call 908-218-4300 or email [email protected].

PHOTO CAPTION: The April, 2019 Somerset County Diversity & Inclusion report.


The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) serves as Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce and the essential partner for doing business in Somerset County. The SCBP enjoys a unique public-private partnership with County government to provide economic development and tourism services.

The mission of the SCBP is to lead the business community to a prosperous and sustainable future, offering members opportunities to grow their businesses through networking, advocacy, workforce initiatives, and educational events. Members and investors represent public, private and community organizations, working in partnership and dedicated to maintaining and promoting economic prosperity and quality of life in Somerset County. The Business Partnership serves as the platform to gain critical information, brand a business, develop leadership skills and learn how specific business strategies can improve profitability.

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