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Thomas Edison Tops List of Preferred Dinner Companions by NJ Business Executives

August 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

EDISON, NJ – When New Jersey business leaders - presidents, CEOs and senior executives were asked what New Jersey personality they would most like to have dinner with, the business leaders’ eschewed actors and musicians, preferring instead the company of thinkers.

Most respondents selected either Thomas Edison (29 percent) or Albert Einstein (24.5 percent) to dine with. Frank Sinatra (11.5 percent) of Hoboken was a distant third place, followed by Jon Stewart (10.5 percent) of Lawrenceville; Bruce Springsteen (8.5 percent) of Freehold Boro; Streep (8.5 percent), of Bernardsville; and Jack Nicholson (7.5 percent), of Neptune City.

"It should come as no surprise that business leaders would relish sitting down with two of history's most exceptional and innovative minds," said Thomas Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "Edison and Einstein have inspired leaders for decades. Their reputation helped attract the best minds and talent to New Jersey for generations, which is a big reason New Jersey is one of the nation's premier research centers today."

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For this summer survey, ParenteBeard and the New Jersey Chamber suspended their traditional economy-related questions and addressed lighter, yet still compelling questions.

Survey Details

The ParenteBeard - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Summer Survey is designed to measure the outlook of the state's business leaders, ranging from single entrepreneurs to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of fields. A total of 200 business leaders participated in the survey from July 24 to Aug. 8. Most are presidents and CEOs, or senior level executives.

Complete results can be found here.

About the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization that represents its members on a wide range of business and education issues. Based in Trenton, the organization also links the state's local and regional chambers on issues of importance through its grassroots legislative network. For more information, visit www.njchamber.com

About ParenteBeard

ParenteBeard is ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S. With over 1,000 professionals, the firm is a leader in providing CPA and business advisory services to small businesses, middle market companies, nonprofits and SEC registrants. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, ParenteBeard is proud to provide the highest level of service to clients nationally and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.parentebeard.com/

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