PARSIPPANY, NJ - On Friday, November 3rd The Morris County Economic Development hosted it annual Growth and Innovation Forum at the Sheraton Parsippany where a full house of business leaders learned about the latest developments in Innovation strategies throughout the region.

The keynote speaker was John Stecher, the Chief Innovation Officer of Barclays Capital who spoke about the importance of community in technology innovation and business growth.  Also presenting was Aaron Price, Founder & CEO of Propelify which is a mostly on-line  community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and technologists who empower each other with the tools, knowledge, and people to turn ideas into action.

Event sponsor Maureen Ennis, CEO of Thrive in a Digital Era had this to say: "It is invigorating to be around such forward thinking business leaders who know that NJ is even better than Silicon Valley when you consider it's unique proximity to NYC, Philadelphia and the Eastern Seaboard as well as having access to the incredible talent pool that is right here with us". 

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Khizare Sheikh, Esq. of Mandelbaum Salsburg also moderated a session on what Innovation truly means in today's era.  The panelists included Bill Curran of PNY Techologies, Ken Finnerty of UPS, Rick Hornby of Verizon, Don Sebastion of the NJ Innovation Insititute and Joe Wilkins of Atlantic Health System and they each answered several questions from the audience.

Nick Williams, CEO of ID Resolution said "This is an incredible event!  If business owners don't take advantage of this next year, they are truly missing out on something amazing". 

Executive Director Meghan Hunscher designed the program and agenda.  To learn more about this or any other programs that the Morris County Economic Development corporation is offering, visit their website at www.morriscountyedc.org.