ELIZABETH, NJ – The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (ECHH) is hosting its Fifth Annual Transportation, Logistics & Distribution (TLD) Recognition Breakfast on October 5, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Embassy Suites Newark Airport.

The event was created to honor local TLD businesses in Union County. During the event, businesses discuss new trends and developments in the industry, in addition to sharing ways on how companies can do their part to curb homelessness in their community.


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This year, ECHH is honoring Elberon Development Group’s vice president of leasing and acquisitions Terry Armstrong.

Armstrong possesses an extensive portfolio in commercial real estate. Since joining Elberon in 2013, Armstrong oversees day-to-day leasing activities for Group’s existing tenant base as well as any vacancies within the portfolio. He is also responsible for sourcing acquisition opportunities to support the growth of Elberon’s approximate 2 million-square-foot portfolio.

Port Authority Director to be Keynote Speaker

In addition to Armstrong, the keynote speaker will be Molly Campbell, director of port commerce for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. She is responsible for all aspects of the agency’s port operations, including facility maintenance, capital programs, environmental initiatives, port performance, as well as other projects. She also maintains the port’s relationships with stakeholders in the maritime industry, such as operators of the agency’s terminals, intermodal and trucking partners, national and international logistics business cargo owners, and leaders in worldwide port operations.                            

Special Guest from NJTPA Also to Speak

Anne Strauss-Wieder, director of freight planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, will share her 35 years of experience in the public/private sector in supply chains and freight movement, economic analyses, and policy and project development in Union County.

Strauss-Wieder was an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness where she chairs the workforce subcommittee, and the US Maritime Administration’s Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee. She was also a Leadership New Jersey 2010 Fellow. Strauss-Wieder holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Background behind the TLD Breakfast

The TLD Breakfast was created five years ago to help bring emphasis to the growing trends and developments in the TLD industry. The ECHH created this event to help bridge the gap between homelessness, transportation, and work. According to the New Jersey Department of Labor, the TLD industry is the fastest growing industry through the year 2024. Unfortunately for many, poor and middle-class residents are unable to identify good paying jobs, and when they do, they often lose them due to a lack of transportation.   

Donations from this event benefit Bernice’s Place, an after-school program for homeless and near homeless children that is a program of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Sponsorships range from $1,000 that includes 4 tickets and a full page client story with logo in the journal; $1,500 with eight tickets and a full page ad; $2,500 with eight tickets, select seating, and full page ad; to $5,000 with 10 tickets, premier seating, and full page ad. Advertisements in the commemorative full color journal are priced from $500 for a whole page plus one ticket, $200 for one-half page and one ticket, and $100 for one-fourth page, are available. Individual tickets to the breakfast are priced at $50. For more information, contact rsmith@theelizabethcoalition.org.  To purchase tickets online, please visit their website at www.theelizabethcoalition.org