Annual Business Awards for 2022 and 2023

FOR RELEASE: July 9, 2024


EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. Mayor Janice S. Mironov recently presented the East Windsor Township 2022 Annual Business Awards to Chipotle, Hightstown Elks Lodge #1955, Innovation Park and the East Windsor Township 2023 Annual Business Awards to the Primrose School of East Windsor, Kimco Realty, and Getinge. 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 presented 2022 Business Award to Chipotle for Special Contributions to Beautification Award, accepted by General Manager Madu Goel, Apprentice Heet Patel, and Service Leader Adriana Flores. The popular Mexican grill restaurant chain positively transformed the 5-year vacant former Capital One Bank pad site in the Town Center Plaza into a modern reconfigured 2,746 square foot restaurant. Chipotle has created 60 new local jobs, of which over 25 were area high school students, and has established commendable green sustainable practices in areas of their business operations.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov presented 2022 Business Award to Hightstown Elks Lodge #1955 for Special Community Service Award, accepted by Exalted Ruler Stephanie Spann, Trustee Charlie Stecher, and Treasurer Pat Stecher. Located on Hickory Corner Road, this Fraternal organization of local folks seeks to improve lives within the community and have fun. The local Elks provide and host an impressive number of community programs including Red Cross Blood Drives, Academic Scholarship Awards, Drug Awareness Program, Sponsor of Children with Disabilities to Summer Camp, Overseas Military Support Programs, Youth Sports Contests & Sponsorships and more.

Mayor Mironov presented 2022 Business Award to Innovation Park for Special Community Enhancement Award, accepted by Managing Director Kyle O’Conner, Managing Director Bill Bumber, and Principal Lauren Huber. The campus consists of two buildings of just under 600,000 square feet prominently located on Princeton Hightstown Road, on land formerly occupied by McGraw Hill. Innovation Park provides an appealing facility designed specifically for innovative high-tech and pharma related tenants, featuring modern attractive architectural features, outdoor walking paths and public spaces, and additional landscape and berming with deciduous, ornamental and evergreen trees. It is a well-designed and appealing business facility to attract new innovative and technological companies that fit within East Windsor’s vision for its growing technological and business community.

Mayor Mironov presented 2023 Business Award to Primrose School of East Windsor for Special Contributions to Beautification Award, accepted by Owner Rasmi Agaarwal and Staff member Shailendra Poddar. Located in a highly visible location on Dutch Neck Road just off of Route 130 North, Primrose positively transformed the vacant former Rite Aid site into a modern reconfigured new childcare early education facility for community families.

Mayor Mironov presented 2023 Business Award to Kimco Realty for Special Contributions to Beautification Award, accepted by Director of Real Estate Michael Reigner. Kimco Realty oversees East Windsor Village shopping center (“Target Center”) on Princeton Hightstown Road. Kimco Realty has fully leased the popular East Windsor Village with a great mix of retail stores including Target, TJ Max, Kohls, Patels Grocery, Bath & Body Works, Skechers, as well as a new full-service restaurant coming soon to the vacant former Charlie Browns. Kimco provides excellent property maintenance of the building, parking areas and plantings and landscaping.

Mayor Mironov presented 2023 Business Award to Getinge for Special Community Enhancement, accepted by Vice President Frank Kozar. Getinge, located on Princeton-Hightstown Road, occupies the entirety of one of the two buildings in the Innovation Park business complex. Getinge, a successful Swedish-based company, is an international medical device technology company which provides innovative equipment and systems to healthcare and life sciences industries, which improve and save lives. Getinge also has other facilities in France, China, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Getinge, and its location in Innovation Park, furthers East Windsor as an epicenter for high-tech, high-growth research and development life sciences companies.

Mayor Mironov stated, “We are proud of the Township businesses being honored, which are great corporate citizens and contribute meaningfully to the prosperity and productivity of our community. Each of the recognized businesses and organizations are great partners and exemplify in different aspects models for transforming the look of our town, introducing innovative business operations and facilities, promoting sustainable green practices, and generously supporting the health and activities of our community. Their investments in East Windsor have not only grown their businesses, but have strengthened and improved our community.”

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members congratulate the recipients of the 2022 East Windsor Township Business awards -- Chipotle, Hightstown Elks Lodge #1955 and Innovation Park. Pictured (from left to right) are: Charlie Stecher, Trustee, Elks Lodge; Pat Stecher, Treasurer, Elks Lodge; Oren Livne, Economic Development Committee Chair, Stephanie Spann, Exalted Ruler, Elks Lodge; Lauren Huber, Principal, Innovation Park; Kyle O'Conner, Managing Director, Innovation Park; Bill Bumber, Managing Director, Innovation Park; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Deputy Mayor David Russell; Adrianna Flores, Service Leader, Chipotle; Madu Goel, General Manager, Chipotle, and Heet Patel, Apprentice, Chipotle.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members congratulate the recipients of 2023 East Windsor Township Business awards -- Primrose School of East Windsor, Kimco Realty and Getinge. Pictured (from left to right) are: Oren Livne, Economic Development Committee Chair; Frank Kozar, Logistics Americas President, GGLA, Getinge; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Rashmi Agarwal, Owner, Primrose School; Lisa Strenkowski, Director, Primrose School; Michael Reigner, Director of Real Estate, Kimco Realty, and Deputy Mayor David Russell.

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