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RideWise NJ Smart Workplaces Annual Meeting


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County business and government leaders will gather at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, Thursday, November 16 for RideWise's annual New Jersey Smart Workplace employer recognition breakfast.  66 businesses and municipalities will be honored for making transportation benefits and incentives available to employees. 

New Jersey Smart Workplaces is a statewide program that recognizes employers who show vision and leadership by providing commuter benefits and alternative transportation options for employees.  Employers are nominated at the platinum, gold, silver or bronze level based on the type and level of activity provided. 

This year saw four new worksites nominated and another 11 sites implementing additional incentives and advance to a higher award level.  "More and more employers are finding that incentives and services such as ridesharing, shuttles, and vanpooling, are making them more accessible and attractive to new talent,” said Donna Allison, RideWise Executive Director.  

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Motivational speaker, Bearj Jehanian, will deliver the breakfast’s keynote address with his high energy and interactive presentation, “Breaking Down the Walls to Success.” 

2017 Somerset County Smart Workplace Recipients

Platinum Level - 33

  1. II-VI OptoElectronic Devices, Inc.
  2. AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry
  3. Alight Solutions
  4. AT & T
  5. Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
  6. Brother International Corp.
  7. Citi
  8. Duke Farms Foundation
  9. Ethicon
  10. Financial Resources Federal Credit Union
  11. Hillsborough Township
  12. Janssen Pharmaceutical
  13. Johnson and Johnson - 300 Davidson
  14. Johnson & Johnson Bridgewater
  15. Johnson & Johnson ITS
  16. Linde  North America, Inc.
  17. Matheny Medical and Education Center
  18. McKesson Corporation
  19. MetLife - Bridgewater
  20. Nestle Health Science
  21. Pfizer Inc.
  22. Philips Lighting North America
  23. Qualcomm Incorporated
  24. Raritan Valley Community College
  25. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
  26. Sanofi
  27. Somerset County Park Commission
  28. Township of Bridgewater
  29. VA New Jersey Healthcare System
  30. Verizon Communications
  31. Verizon Wireless Bedminster, NJ
  32. Verizon Wireless Branchburg, NJ
  33. Verizon Wireless, Warren, NJ

Gold Level - 14

  1. ADESA New Jersey
  2. Bridgewater Marriott
  3. Costco Wholesale Bridgewater
  4. Eli Lilly and Company
  5. Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
  6. Natural Systems Utilities
  7. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  8. PVH Corp.
  9. Somerset County
  10. The Olde Mill Inn
  11. The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living
  12. The Palace at Somerset Park
  13. Township of Franklin
  14. Township of Warren

Silver Level - 16

  1. Affinity Federal Credit Union
  2. Bernards Township
  3. Costco Wholesale North Plainfield
  4. Doubletree by Hilton Somerset
  5. Hilton Garden Inn Bridgewater
  6. Homewood Suites by Hilton Somerset
  7. JM Sorge, Inc.
  8. Micro Corp.
  9. Parsons
  10. RB Manufacturing, LLC
  11. SHI International Corp.
  12. Shop Rite of Hillsborough
  13. Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School
  14. Somerset Patriots Baseball Team
  15. Somerville Bicycle Shop LLC
  16. The Spaulding Group

Bronze Level - 3

  1. Beasley Media Group - WCTC
  2. S&G Cleaning Services, LLC
  3. Somerset County Recycling



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