Rider re­ceives Lawrence Mayor’s award

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Su­laiman Ab­dur-Rah­man Su­laiman@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @sab­durr on Twit­ter

LAWRENCE » Rider Univer­sity has been rec­og­nized as a lo­cal in­sti­tu­tion that up­lifts Lawrence Town­ship in spe­cial ways.

The univer­sity next month will be pre­sented with the Mayor’s Award for Eco­nomic or Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment at the town­ship’s 19th an­nual eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment awards gala.

“We are de­lighted to have been se­lected as a re­cip­i­ent of the Mayor’s Award from the Lawrence Town­ship Growth and Re­de­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee,” Rider Univer­sity spokes­woman Kris­tine A. Brown said Thurs­day in a state­ment. “This recog­ni­tion is par­tic­u­larly grat­i­fy­ing given the long­stand­ing, pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ship Rider has fos­tered with the town­ship for so many years. We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our work with the town­ship to bring eco­nomic growth and vi­tal­iza­tion to the area.”

An­other lo­cal aca­demic in­sti­tu­tion will be hon­ored along­side Rider at the Oct. 11 cer­e­mony. That’s be­cause the Lawrenceville School, a pri­vate board­ing and day school for grades 9-12, has been se­lected as a co-re­cip­i­ent of the 2017 Mayor’s Award.

“The Mayor’s Award for Eco­nomic or Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment is given to a busi­ness, civic group, pub­lic of­fi­cial or pro­gram that de­serves spe­cial recog­ni­tion for its ef­forts on be­half of the com­mu­nity,” ac­cord­ing to Lawrence Town­ship Mu­nic­i­pal Man­ager Kevin Ner­win­ski, who an­nounced the 2017 award re­cip­i­ents in a press re­lease ear­lier this month.

The Lawrence Town­ship Growth and Re­de­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee and the MIDJersey Cham­ber of Com­merce jointly con­duct an an­nual awards pro­gram to rec­og­nize lo­cal busi­nesses or in­sti­tu­tions that en­hance the com­mu­nity in ways that pro­mote job growth and ex­pan­sion of the town­ship’s lo­cal tax base. The awards pro­gram also hon­ors in­di­vid­u­als and civic groups that pro­mote qual­ity of life through civic en­gage­ment, de­vel­op­ment of new fa­cil­i­ties or build­ing ren­o­va­tions in the 22-square-mile town­ship.

In ad­di­tion to Rider and the Lawrenceville School, the fol­low­ing en­ti­ties or in­di­vid­u­als have been named as 2017 award re­cip­i­ents:

• Costco Whole­sale, 4100 Quaker­bridge Road, re­cip­i­ent of the New Large Busi­ness Award.

• Cen­ter­court Club & Sports at Lawrence, 1080 Spruce St., re­cip­i­ent of the New Small Busi­ness Award.

• Wil­lis Green­houses In­cor­po­rated, 1365 Lawrence Road, re­cip­i­ent of the Busi­ness Ser­vice Award.

• Valet Auto Wash, 4 Litho Road, re­cip­i­ent of the New Build­ing/Ren­o­va­tion Award.

• Ian Burrow, prin­ci­pal of Burrow Into His­tory, a Hopewell Bor­ough-based or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides ad­vo­cacy and ed­u­ca­tion in his­toric preser­va­tion and ar­chae­ol­ogy, re­cip­i­ent of the Pod­more/Dwyer His­toric Award.

• Ju­nior Girl Scout Troop 70019 in Lawrence, re­cip­i­ent of the Ralph Co­ple­man En­vi­ron­men­tal Award.

The awards pro­gram will take place be­gin­ning 8 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, at the BRIO Tus­can Grille restau­rant off Route 1 near JCPen­ney.

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