Metuchen bank to host economic forum July 16

The Metuchen Savings Bank in collaboration with the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Metuchen Cares: An Economic Forum” for local businesses 8-9:30 a.m. July 16, at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen.

The bank is offering a 90-minute Community Insights program for retail businesses, restaurants and commercial property owners in the borough.

Joseph Getz is the featured speaker and has spent 25 years helping some of the nation’s most successful retail developers achieve their status. The forum will focus on three specific areas: techniques, tips and tools for individual businesses; leveraging budgets with coop marketing; and 10 things business people need to know about the downtown economy.

The program is free, and doors will open at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lorraine Mulligan, vice president of business development at the Metuchen Savings Bank, at 732-549-4452, ext. 6343, or