Things are heating up for the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce as they finish the final details for the Emerging Leaders Summit.

The forum, taking place Thursday, Feb. 5 at The Heldrich Hotel, gives beginning and mid-career professionals opportunities and education for professional and personal development. Attendees will network with their peers and learn from a variety of professionals.  

Senior-level professionals will participate in five roundtable discussions concerning their various industries. Afterwards, participants can attend a panel discussion that will include Brian Agnew, PhD, executive directpr, RWJUH Foundation; Gloria Cirulli, managing director, eWomen Network of Central NJ; Patrick Ryan, president and CEO First Bank; and Jessica Thiebaud, area sales manager, Coca Cola.

“Central Jersey is a treasure trove of professional talent,” says Lina Llona, president, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “When we can provide the tools to best develop that talent, it benefits economically the individual, the employer, as well as the entire region.”

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