Middle Township: Creating business friendly environments will be the topic at the Middle Township Economic Development Council (EDC) open meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 6 pm at Middle Township Hall, 2 South Boyd Street, Cape May Court House. Guest speaker William Seas, a chartered financial analyst, will discuss data-driven decision making and public/private partnerships. He has more than 25 years directing US Foreign assistance programs addressing emerging economy private sector development, public sector efficiency, access to finance, legal and regulatory reform, and national level economic competitiveness. His extensive background includes work in the United States, Serbia, Romania, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of the undergraduate business program at Towson University, the MBA program of Johns Hopkins University and as a Fellow for the Columbia University “The Next Generation Project”.
Middle´s EDC hosts monthly open meetings to explore and discuss increasing employment and economic opportunities for local residents. One of the primary goals is to make Middle Township more attractive for businesses to expand and grow with the goal of well-paying jobs, amenities for the residents and tourists, and a stronger local economy. For more information, call Economic Development Coordinator Nancy Sittineri at 609-465-8731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle Township is partnering with non-profit economic development agency UCEDC to offer a free Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship workshop series 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesdays, March 7 to April 11, at the Cape May County Technical High School, 188 Crest Haven Road in Cape May Court House.
Artists, crafters, collectors and entrepreneurs considering an e-commerce business are encouraged to attend the five-part workshop. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call Beth Filla at the UCEDC at 908-358-3005 or register online at www.ucedc.com/events.
Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies. The site is home to 1.7 million sellers who earned more than $2.8 billion in 2016 selling their crafts and collections.
The hands-on interactive workshop will focus on navigating Etsyś online platform, generating sales by using search engine optimization and other marketing techniques, taking quality photographs to use in your online store and basic accounting methods. This is a great opportunity for local small businesses to expand their market, or for those who always wanted to start a business.
Middle Township has been taking a proactive approach to growing the local economy, and offers monthly public meetings, low interest loans, and technical assistance for businesses. For more information, contact Economic Development Coordinator Nancy Sittineri at 609-465-8731 or NSittineri@MiddleTownship.com.
All Middle Township Recreation Complexes (including Senior Center) will remain closed on Friday January 5th.
All trash and recycling pickup services will be postponed until next week.
Township buildings will be operating on a delayed opening on Friday, January 5, 2018. Buildings are scheduled to open at 10am.
Due to weather conditions Municipal Building offices and Recreation Complexes will be CLOSED, January 4, 2018.
Municipal Court for today has been CANCELLED.
There will be no trash pickup today. Wednesday’s route and most of Thursday’s route will be picked up on Friday, January 5th. The remainder of Thursday and Friday’s route will be picked up on Saturday January 6th.
Public Works Department telephones are not manned during the snow storm. All emergencies should be directed to the Middle Township Police Department at (609) 465-8700.