With business and tourism growing in Mercer County, traffic and transportation are major concerns. On Wednesday, February 23, the Mercer County and Greater Philadelphia Regional chambers of commerce will host their seventh annual joint County Breakfast Conversation to discuss how transportation infrastructure in Mercer County is changing where we live, work, relax, and do business.

The breakfast, which features Matthew Lawson, principal planner for Mercer County, and John Subacus, director of site services for Janssen in Hopewell, begins at 8 a.m. at the Nassau Inn. Cost: $35. Visit www.mercerchamber.org

Lawson, who holds a bachelor’s in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington (Class of 1984), a master’s in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago (1989) and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University (1994), joined the county planning division in 2004. Prior to that he spent his career teaching sociology at the College of New Jersey, Brandeis University, and Williams College.

Subacus was at the helm of Janssen’s 2003 installation of 2,850 solar panels at its Hopewell site.

That installation was one of the earliest and largest solar arrays on a major corporate center in the country at the time. The array still generates between 245 and 500 kilowatts of power.

County Breakfast Conversations is a program by the Philadelphia chamber that visits counties throughout northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania to examine the latest developments within particular counties.

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