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Kalafer to Meet with Somerset County Business Leaders

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Steve Kalafer, chairman of the Somerset Patriots, is guest speaker at the Somerset County ELC Luncheon tomorrow. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Steve Kalafer will be speaking with state political and business leaders tomorrow at a luncheon here.

The event is sponsored by the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee.

Kalafer is the founding Chairman of Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands and is Chairman of Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.

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The luncheon will take place at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

Beginning his career in the automotive industry in 1973, Kalafer has grown Flemington Car & Truck Country to include showrooms and service centers in eight locations covering 16 franchises. A film producer with multiple Academy Award nominations, he was awarded the Actors Fund of America Medal of Honor in 2013.

The Patriots are six-time champions of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent minor league that played its initial season in 1998. The Patriots are one of the original teams with current franchises in Bridgeport and New Britain, Connecticut, Long Island, Lancaster and York Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Texas. The league has attracted more 36 million fans and serves as a gateway to Major League Baseball with more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches joining MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.

The Patriots celebrated the 20th anniversary of the winningest franchise in Atlantic League history by hosting the All-Star Game on July 12 at TD Bank Ballpark.

“Steve Kalafer is among the most respected business leaders in New Jersey,” said Carol Bianchi, co-chair of Somerset ELC. “His vision for the Somerset Patriots, providing low cost family entertainment in a flagship facility that did not cost Somerset County taxpayers a cent, has been fulfilled and has become one of our greatest resources.”

Registration is $30 and includes lunch and the business meeting. A cash bar will also be available. Seating is limited and participants are encouraged to register online.

The statewide ELCs were established by NJ Business and Industry Association in 1959. SCGOA serves as a forum for exchange of ideas among elected, newly elected, and appointed municipal officials. The SCBP serves as Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) serves as Somerset County’s regional Chamber of Commerce and the essential partner for doing business in Somerset County. The SCBP enjoys a unique public-private partnership with county government to provide economic development and tourism services.

 

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