New Jersey Department of State New Jersey Department of State
Lt. Governor
Kim Guadagno
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
The mission of the Department of State is to enhance the overall quality of life for New Jersey residents by advancing and supporting our State’s economic vitality, cultural and historical programs and civic engagement responsibilities.

Core Mission Areas:
  1. Economic vitality
  2. Cultural and historical programs
  3. Civic engagement responsibilities
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New Jersey Department of State
P.O. Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Acting Governor Guadagno Visits “NJ Tried And True” Business Charles E. Green & Son
Sixth-Generation Manufacturer Continues Legacy of Innovation, Welcomes First Generation of Female Leadership

Trenton, NJ — Continuing her tour of New Jersey's unique family-owned and longstanding businesses, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the pioneering maker of wire brush ferrules, Charles E. Green & Son in Newark. This visit is the fifth stop in her "NJ Tried and True" business tour.

Established in 1871 by Charles Green, an innovator in metal working processes, the company created a more durable way to bind and secure paint brush bristles by replacing the old method of using twine with metal pieces, known as ferrules. In 1873, Green was issued a patent for his invention. Through the early 1900s, the company continued to innovate, receiving another patent for its developments and designing machinery that was used until 1990.

"Charles E. Green & Son has maintained its commitment to excellence within the manufacturing industry for more than 140 years," said Acting Governor Guadagno. "The company's enduring success - lasting through six generations - is a reminder of the extraordinary history and contributions of New Jersey's business community."
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Acting Governor Guadagno Visits Levoy Theatre
For “Arts Mean Business” Tour
Historic Cumberland County Theater Underscores the Value of the Arts in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ — Highlighting the important role of the arts in New Jersey, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno today visited Millville’s Levoy Theatre, which receives funding awards from the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Annually, State arts funding employs an estimated 17,000 workers, supports 37,000 cultural events and attracts 5 million visitors, who spend another $125 million.

“Support for the arts is support for our communities,” said Acting Governor Guadagno. “The creativity and scope of New Jersey arts community not only improves the quality of life for all New Jerseyans, but also delivers real, local economic benefits – as seen right here in Millville.”
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