FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - The Somerset County Business Partnership will host “Biz Fest,” the Somerset County ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking opportunity for Somerset County businesses and residents on Thursday, June 13 from 3-6 p.m. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave.

“BizFest is the largest business trade show in Somerset County and provides an opportunity to learn about the products and services available locally while networking and creating awareness for your own business,” said Chris Edwards, vice president, Business Services.

More than 80 exhibitors and 600 visitors are expected, according to Edwards.

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Attendance is free with registration required a For more information call 908-218, 4300 or visit

Among the businesses participating in the trade show format will be accounting firms; personal and business coaches; information technology, mailing and printing services; financial planning; real estate; credit unions and banks; human resource and staffing services; health and senior services; payroll services; cleaning services; office furniture; banquet halls; children’s services; educational services; nonprofits and nonprofit support services; restaurants; retail and recreation services.  In addition, there will be food tastings from area restaurants and a photo booth. 

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.

The mission of the SCBP is to lead the business community to a prosperous and sustainable future, offering members opportunities to grow their businesses through networking, advocacy, workforce initiatives, and educational events. Members and investors represent public, private and community organizations, working in partnership and dedicated to maintaining and promoting economic prosperity and quality of life in Somerset County. The Business Partnership serves as the platform to gain critical information, brand a business, develop leadership skills and learn how specific business strategies can improve profitability.