December 19, 2022
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice Mironov presented the East Windsor Township 2021 Annual Business Awards to Holiday Inn and National Convention Center, Modway, and Moonshot Farm. The purpose of the annual Township awards program is to recognize local businesses that have made special efforts to improve or contribute to the community.
Mayor Mironov explained the categories include: Business Beautification – creating an attractive appearance, for example, through landscaping, flowers and other enhancements to their structures and site; Community Service – providing for community contributions and service; and Community Enhancement – providing any community value added aspect related to their business, for example, extraordinary job creation or an unusual or special product or opportunity. Green and sustainable practices, for example, green products, energy conservation, reduction of waste and energy consumption also are encouraged.
Holiday Inn & National Conference Center, located at 399 Monmouth Street, was recognized with 2021 Business Award for “Business Beautification”, accepted by Carey Tajfel, President and Francine Tajfel, General Counsel. Holiday Inn and National Conference Center performed extensive renovations through 2020 to the interior and exterior of their facility, resulting in a modernized upgraded looking facility for their guests and visitors to the East Windsor area. The Holiday Inn, an IHG Hotel located off New Jersey Turnpike East Windsor Exit 8, has 201 guest rooms, a popular statewide used 14,000 square foot National Conference Center, a full-service restaurant, bridal suite, ballroom, outdoor seating, business center, a fitness facility and an outdoor pool. Mayor Mironov stated, “Holiday Inn East Windsor has made a substantial reinvestment in their hotel and statewide popular conference center providing a renovated modernized facility which we highly value.”
Modway, located at 329 Wyckoff Mills Road on the redeveloped former National Lead site which is highly visible from the New Jersey Turnpike, was recognized with 2021 Business Award for “Community Service/Sustainable Green Practices”, accepted by Tuvya Griesman, Chief Executive Office. Modway, a furniture designer and supplier company, stepped up to help address food needs during the pandemic and partnered with RISE and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to host food distribution events and has continued to demonstrate their commitment to the community. Modway also has demonstrated sustainable practices by installing major solar rooftop arrays, to provide a significant amount of their company energy needs and promote clean energy.
Mayor Mironov stated, “Over the past three years, with Township support, Modway has stepped up and hosted food distribution partnering with RISE and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to meet the demand for food during the height of the pandemic and continuing its involvement.”
Moonshot Farm, located at 415 Imlaystown Road, was recognized with 2021 Business Award for “Community Enhancement”, accepted by owners Rebecca Kutzer-Rice and Mark Ginsberg. Moonshot Farm, a family-owned cut flower farm launched in 2019, specializes in bee-friendly cut flowers sustainably grown without chemical herbicides or pesticides, raw honey, pasture-raised rainbow eggs, make-your-own floral arrangement and holiday wreath classes and private events. Moonshot Farm also offers a pick-your-own flowers, a Crop Share Agreement (CSA) in which residents can buy a piece of land and grow their own flowers and sponsors a popular Bouquet-of-the-month Club subscription of 3 or 6 months, DIY wreath kits and holiday gift boxes. Their packaging is zero-waste and plastic free.
Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor’s Moonshot Farm is a unique family owned entrepreneurial small cut flower business using organic practices and featuring pick-your-own flowers and creative subscriptions and hands on classes. This young family left their Brooklyn home to open their farm and “shoot for the moon”. We applaud their entrepreneurial spirit and value the special business understanding which they have brought to our community.”
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members congratulate the three recipients of 2021 East Windsor Township Business awards. Pictured (from left to right) are: (front row) Carey Tajfel, President, Holiday Inn and National Conference Center; Francine Tajfel, General Counsel, Holiday Inn and National Conference Center; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, Owner, Moonshot Farm; Tuvya Griesman, Chief Executive Officer, Modway; Council Member Marc Lippman; (back row) Council Member Alan Rosenberg; Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager; Council Member David Russell, and Council Member John Zoller.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov presents 2021 Business Award for “Business Beautification” to Holiday Inn and National Conference Center, accepted by Carey Tajfel, President, and Francine Tajfel, General Counsel.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov presents 2021 Business Award for “Community Service” to Modway, accepted by Tuvya Griesman, Chief Executive Officer.
Mayor Janice S. Mironov presents 2021 Business Award for “Community Enhancement” to Moonshot Farm, accepted by owners Rebecca Kutzer-Rice and Mark Ginsberg, and their daughters Rose and Violet.