Jul 31, 2013 View All News

Mornings at the Roundtable


One of NJPAC’s many roles is to act as a center where ideas are exchanged along with business cards. On some mornings, it’s also where corporate America intersects with Main Street, USA.

In 2006, NJPAC launched its first Business Partners Roundtable, a breakfast gathering where private business owners and CEOs of multinational corporations form a diverse group with at least one thing in common: their support of NJPAC. The events, held about six times a year and featuring a guest speaker from the corporate or public service sectors, are a perk for members of the NJPAC’s Business Partners Program (donors of $5,000 or more). The series is sponsored by PNC.

Attendance at the Roundtables ranges from 115 to 125 guests, who commute into Newark bright and early to hear and converse with such leaders as Gov. Chris Christie, Robert Wood Johnson IV, Jonathan M. Tisch, Mortimer B. Zuckerman and Ken Frazier.

At a recent Roundtable, NYSE Euronext CEO and Director Duncan Niederauer, pictured below, addressed “Financial Markets and the bizround_300x232.jpgUS Business Environment,” a wide-ranging talk that hit on topics from the state of the equity market to next year’s job- and revenue-generating Super Bowl at the Meadowlands. He took a positive stance on the economic outlook, remarking on the bullish market for U.S. stocks and innovations like crowdfunding and microfinancing for small business loans.

NJPAC Vice President of Development Peter Hansen, who created the Roundtable, said the event "has helped the Arts Center to engage new corporate supporters by defining NJPAC as a center for the exchange of important ideas about the economy, the stock market, and industry-specific channelings and opportunities."

NJPAC’s Business Partners receive discounts on ticket prices for their employees, as well as special offers for select performances and invitations to exclusive events like “Meet the Artist” and intermission receptions. They are also given access to reception areas for hosting guests; a concierge service for preferred seating and dining reservations, and e-mail alerts for newly added shows.

For more information, call (973) 297-5817 or e-mail [email protected]