CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper's Ferry Partnership originally postponed its annual 2020 meeting in March, two days before it was scheduled to take place amid rising fears over COVID-19.

At the time, six people were presumed to have the virus across New Jersey — a number that has only grown substantially. 

Unable to safely congregate at the BB&T Pavilion this year, the non-profit organization announced this week that the meeting will go on virtually July 20 at 2 p.m.

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"The annual meeting is an important event not just for Cooper's Ferry but somewhere where [attendees] have a chance to network with others, meet new people and hear about the progress that's being highlighted in the area," Cooper's Ferry Partnership President and CEO, Kris Kolluri, told TAPinto Camden on Friday.

"We're used to doing it with 300 to 500 people in a room, which unfortunately won't be the case this year," Kolluri added.

Although the networking component of the annual event will be missing this year, Kolluri said Mark Clouse, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, will still present the keynote address during the hour-long gathering. 

Camden Mayor Frank Moran and other community leaders are also set to speak about revitalization efforts and more.

If you're interested in attending the event, click here: /coopersferry.com/2020-annual-meeting. Anyone who cannot participate July 20 can still view the meeting afterward via the link.

"We were happy that Mark [Clouse] graciously agreed to do it in this new paradigm that we've had to adjust to," Kolluri said.

The CEO of Cooper's Ferry Partnership, which works with the city on number of development and green projects, says he hopes next year's meeting will be able to take place in person. 

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