Business leaders and legislators joined NJ Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken on the State House steps to warn that a proposal to increase income taxes would hurt New Jersey's economy and job growth - essentially chasing high-income earners, and the taxes they pay, to more tax friendly states like Florida and Pennsylvania.
Democratic Senator Jeff Van Drew and Republican Senator Steven Oroho joined New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members for a breakfast roundtable dicussion on jobs and the economy at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.
Hundreds of business leaders, legislators and state department heads packed the galleries and the outdoor pavilions of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on June 12 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Open House. It was the second consecutive year the event was held away from our Trenton offices - a result of the growing popularity of the event. As always, there was great food, drink and ample networking opportunities for everyone.
Neither of them said they necessarily supported an increase to the state gas tax. But both Assemblymen Gary Schaer, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, and Declan O'Scanlon, the committee's ranking Republican, said a gas tax hike alone wouldn't answer the need to raise $1.6 billion for annual maintenance and improvements to the state's highways, bridges and mass transportation.
Sunny and 70 degrees -- the recipe for a perfect day of golf at the 3rd annual N.J. Chamber Golf Challenge. Business leaders from across New Jersey plied their skill on 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman and enjoyed the networking opportunities provided at the pre-tee off breakfast and awards dinner.
Democratic Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, Republican Assembly Anthony M. Bucco, and commercial lawyer Ted Zangari all sung the praises of the state's new economic incentives designed to lure companies to New Jersey, during a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable on Growing Jobs and the Economy at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.
The ranking senator from New Jersey, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke candidly on a wide range of topics during a question and answer session with Cornerstone members, including relations with Russia, Middle East peace talks, Sandy recovery, the federal income tax rate, transportation funding and working with Sen. Cory Booker.
The 77th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on April 22 and 23 brought to Washington a who's who of New Jersey business and government leaders, all of whom participated in what NJBIZ newspaper has called "a massive mobile networking event" and The Star-Ledger called "a longstanding Jersey tradition."
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their business at a networking event at McCarter Theatre in Princeton on April 9. Members were joined at the 84-year-old theater by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto; Director of Government Relations Matt Malat; and New Jersey Chamber Foundation President Dana Egreczky. A special thank you to Aflac for sponsoring and to the McCarter Theatre for hosting.
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members joined the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken, Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier, Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto and NJ Chamber Foundation President, Dana Egreczky at a networking event in East Windsor. They exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events, and ways to grow their businesses. A special thank you to the National Conference Center at Holiday Inn of East Windsor for hosting the event.
N.J. Chamber of Commerce members celebrated the start of the holiday season at Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell - and raised funds for Children's Specialized Hospital in the process. Guests spent the evening networking and enjoying all of the pizza, pasta and chicken they could eat. During the evening, a silent auction offering everything from sports memorabilia to artwork to jewelry and accessories raised funds for Children' Specialized Hospital.
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski addressed an audience of more than 300 business leaders at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Forum 2013 held at the Pines Manor in Edison.
When William Palatucci and Bonnie Watson Coleman, the chairs for the Christie and Buono campaigns respectively, joined New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members for breakfast Oct. 18, 2013, their conversation sounded exactly how one would expect it would less than three weeks before the gubernatorial election. Lively, pointed, and sometimes tense.
Since 1996, the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce has recognized outstanding state legislators and proactive business leaders for the work they do to ensure New Jersey is business friendly, economically successful and a great place to live and work. The 2013 honorees includ State Senator Fred H. Madden, Jr., State Senator Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli, Assemblyman David P. Rible, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, and NJ Chamber Board member Ted Zangari, Sills Cummis & Gross.
"We're all in, and it's 24-7," said Michael Van Wagner, executive director of the Business Action Center.
Van Wagner appeared at the New Jersey Chamber's Roundtable Breakfast, along with other members of the BAC - Gerard Scharfenberger, the BAC's director for planning advocacy, and Bill Spear, the BAC's international business advocate.
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members and their guests joined the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken, Membership Director Al Romeo and Director of Communications Ray Zardetto at a networking event in Lambertville. They exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events, and ways to grow their businesses. A special thank you to the Lambertville House for hosting the event.
Hundreds of business leaders, legislators and state department heads packed the galleries and the outdoor pavilions of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on June 13 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 16th Annual Open House. As always, there was great food, drink and ample networking opportunities for everyone.
The state has kicked off a mediation program that will help business owners and residents resolve disputes with their private insurers over claims related to Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowksi told New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members at a Roundtable Breakfast on May 24.
The ping of driver meeting golf ball. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chirping of birds. And a beautiful golf course with temps hovering near 70 degrees. This was the setting for the second annual NJ Chamber Golf Challenge on May 6. One hundred and eight business leaders plied their skill on the 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.
The 76th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 brought to Washington a who's who of New Jersey business and government leaders, all of whom participated in what NJBIZ newspaper called "a massive mobile networking event" and the Star-Ledger called "a longstanding Jersey tradition."