Dr. Peter Stavrianidis was appointed to the Heritage and Cultural Commission by the Somerset County  Board of Chosen Freeholders  on January 3rd 2020 at the County Courthouse. The nine member Commission, appointed by the Freeholders, are charged with the responsibility to develop County programs to “promote public interest in local and county history, in the arts and in cultural values, goals and traditions of the community, State and Nation”. Representatives are recommended by each municipality, and then officially appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Dr. Peter is resident and business owner in the Somerset area for over 40 years. He is an avid supporter of the arts and local charitable organizations. Dr. Stavrianidis and his family, now in its fifth generation operate Venus Jewelers, a full service family jeweler. He cites the community’s diversity as one of the defining benefits of residents. “Our prosperous community is a result of the intersection of many different backgrounds living in harmony. As an immigrant and lover of culture and the arts, I find it paramount to celebrate and embrace the unique histories of our neighbors.”

Venus Jewelers is a fifth generation family owned and operated business that has been in operation for 40 years at its present location in Somerset, New Jersey. Venus Jewelers is known for its vast designer bridal selection, custom-design work, repair services and as direct diamond importers and has been repeatedly voted Courier News “Best of the Best” jeweler by the Readers Choice Contest. Visit www.venusjewelers.com for more information.