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Breakfast with BPU President Richard Mroz
October 31, 2017

2017 RTB Mroz SView photosRichard S. Mroz, president of the state Board of Public Utilities since 2014, discussed New Jersey's Energy Master Plan and the work the state is doing to prepare for the next threat in the post-Sandy era, during an Oct. 31 address to business leaders.

Thank you to Atlantic City Electric for sponsoring the event.

 

NJ Chamber Liberty Gala
October 26, 2017

2017 10 26 Liberty Gala SView photosThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Liberty Gala Oct. 26 commemorated the 100th anniversary of Fort Dix, and celebrated military heroes of New Jersey dating back to the nation's birth. Among those honored were Vietnam War veteran Col. (Ret.) Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor recipient, one of the most decorated soldiers of his generation and currently a military affairs analyst for NBC.

Thank you to our premier sponsors Prudential and PSEG.

Photos by Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC.

 

Member Networking Breakfast at Gannett NJ-Asbury Park Press Headquarters in Neptune
October 18, 2017

2017 10 18 Networking Breakfast SView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event October 18 held in the suites of the Gannett NJ-Asbury Park Press headquarters in Neptune.

A special thank you to our sponsor, Provident Bank, and our host Gannett NJ-AsburyPark Press.

 

2017 NJ Chamber Legislative and Business Awards
October 11, 2017

2017 10 11 Legislative Awards SView photosThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored four legislators, the head of the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and a tireless New Jersey energy company executive - all of whom have gone above and beyond to help recharge New Jersey's business climate - at a reception in Pennington on Oct. 11.

Thank you to Bank of America for hosting the event.

Photos by Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC.

 

Cornerstone NJ Breakfast with Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
September 22, 2017

2017 09 22 Frelinghuysen SView photosCongressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, fresh from a battle with fellow Republicans over federal funding for construction of The Gateway Tunnel, a critical rail link under the Hudson River, met exclusively with New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members in East Windsor on Sept. 22.

Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring the event.

 

Breakfast with DEP Commissioner Bob Martin
September 20, 2017

2017 09 20 RTB Martin SView photosNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, who has been with the Christie administration since Day 1, recalled a day eight years ago when gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie approached him and said, "I want you to be my DEP Commissioner!"

Thank you to PSEG for sponsoring the event.

 

Summer Networking Breakfast at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
July 26, 2017

2017 07 26 Member Breakfast SView photosBusiness leaders basked in the expansive views of the sports and entertainment complex and New York City as they networked with fellow New Jersey Chamber members over fruit, bagels and pastries.

A special thank you to our sponsor, Microexcel, and our host Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.

 

Breakfast Roundtable with State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder
May 31, 2017

2017 05 31 RTB Scudder SView photosState Treasurer Scudder addressed business leaders at a joint New Jersey Chamber of Commerce / NJBIA Roundtable Breakfast at the National Conference Center in East Windsor.

 

35th Annual Parade of Wreaths at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurs
May 25, 2017

2017 05 25 Parade of Wreaths SView photosThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce proudly participated in the 35th Annual Parade of Wreaths at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The ceremony honored the fallen in the U.S. Armed Forces and in the New Jersey State Police.

 

Breakfast Roundtable with Assemblymen Anthony Bucco and Gary Schaer
May 16, 2017

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosDemocratic Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer and Republican Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco pointed out the good (transportation funding and repeal of the estate tax) and the bad (the pension deficit and skyrocketing health care costs) in New Jersey's upcoming state budget. Their breakdown came during the May 16 New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast at the National Conference Center in East Windsor.

 

6th Annual NJ Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament
May 15, 2017

2017 05 15 Golf SView photosThe ping of driver meeting golf ball. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chirping of birds. And a beautiful golf course. This was the setting on May 15 for the 6th annual N.J. Chamber Golf Challenge, where business leaders plied their skill on 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.

Photos by Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC.

 

Spring Networking Breakfast at Kean University
April 19, 2017

2017 04 16 Member BreakfastView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event at Kean University in Union.

A special thank you to our sponsor, Northfield Bank, and our host Kean University.

 

Breakfast Roundtable with State Senator Joe Vitale
April 7, 2017

2017 04 07 RTB Vitale TMView photosState Sen. Joe Vitale, a Democrat and a leading voice in healthcare policy in the Legislature, was the featured speaker at an April 7 New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast.

 

80th Annual Walk to Washington & Congressional Dinner
February 16 & 17, 2017

Inside the NJ Chamber's chartered train to Washington, D.C.View photosThe 80th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner was the biggest in a decade with nearly 1,000 of New Jersey's business and government leaders on board the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's chartered Amtrak train to D.C.

A special thank you to our premier sponsor, JCP&L. Photos by Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC.

 

Winter Networking Breakfast at CohnReznick in Roseland
January 25, 2017

2017 01 25 member breakfast tmView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event at the offices of CohnRezick LLP in Roseland.

A special thank you to our sponsor, OnTrak Solutions, and our host CohnReznick LLP.

 

Roundtable Luncheon with Senators Sarlo and Oroho
January 24, 2017

2017 01 24 RTL Sarlo Oroho1 tmView photosDuring an N.J. Chamber luncheon at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, state Sens. Paul Sarlo and Steve Oroho predicted a challenging state budget process this year with hot button issues like public pension funding and school funding.

 

5th Annual NJ Chamber Holiday Party
December 1, 2016

2016 12 01 Holiday PartyView photosN.J. Chamber of Commerce members celebrated the start of the holiday season at Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell. Guests spent the evening networking while enjoying delicious Italian cuisine.

Photos by Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC

 

Roundtable Breakfast with NJ Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett
October 28, 2016

2016 10 28 RTB Bennett tmView photos"We are not as healthy a population as we should be," New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett told an audience of NJ Chamber members at an N.J. Chamber roundtable breakfast at the National Conference Center in East Windsor.

 

Fall Networking Breakfast Bayshore Community Hospital
October 26, 2016

2016 10 26 Member Breakfast tmView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

 

Forum 2016: Clinton. Trump. The Debate.
October 20, 2016

FORUM 2016 tmView photosThere was a fourth presidential debate, and it was hilarious. Top Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump impersonators squared off at the Pines Manor in Edison.

 

2016 Women Leaders in Innovations Award Ceremony and Reception
September 22, 2016

2016 09 22 WIA tmView photosBonnie Bassler, whose work at Princeton University is changing the face of medicine and laying the groundwork for new antibiotics, was presented the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's second annual Alice H. Parker Women Leaders in Innovation Award.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with DEP Commissioner Bob Martin
September 21, 2016

2016 09 21 RTB Martin tmjpgView photosState Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin talks to business leaders during a breakfast hosted jointly by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

 

Summer Networking Breakfast at Seton Hall University
July 27, 2016

2016 07 27 Seton HallView photosNJ Chamber members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event on the beautiful campus of Seton Hall University. Chamber members were joined by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation President Donna Custard; Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto; and Director of Government Relations Lauren Lalicon.

 

19th Annual NJ Chamber Open House
June 9, 2016

2016 06 09 Open House tmbView photosBusiness leaders, legislators and state government department heads, including Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, packed the galleries and the outdoor pavilions of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton on June 9 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 19th Annual Open House.

 

U.S. Sen. Booker Meets with N.J. Chamber Cornerstone Members
May 23, 2016

2016 05 23 Booker tmbView photosWhen Sen. Cory Booker arrived in Washington a few years ago, he was a national figure with a huge Twitter following and a personal mission to reach across the aisle to get things done. You can say he still has national credibility. When there is a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, his name comes up. When there is talk about Hillary Clinton's running mate, his name comes up.

 

5th Annual NJ Chamber Challenge Golf Outing
May 16, 2016

2016 05 18 njcc golf tmView photosPro athletes in every sport seem to have two things in common - they love to golf and they are good at it. Former New Jersey Devils goalie Chris Terreri supported that notion by nailing a hole-in-one on Hole 13 at the New Jersey Chamber Challenge golf outing at The Bedens Brook Club in Skillman on May 16.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Assemblymen Gary Schaer and Declan O'Scanlon
May 10, 2016

2016 05 10 RTB tmbView photosState leaders have no shortage of "looming disasters" to solve, ranging from a fund to pay for road, bridge and mass transit maintenance that is on the verge of insolvency to a fund to pay public workers' pensions that is falling further into debt at a pace of $10 million per day, Assemblyman Gary Schaer told N.J. Chamber members. And that doesn't include other issues bouncing around the State House, such as education funding, higher education funding and how to address Atlantic City's budget issues, the assemblyman added.

 

Spring Networking Breakfast at NJ Sharing Network
April 20, 2016

2016 04 20 Member Breakfast tmView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event at the home base of NJ Sharing Network in New Providence on April 20.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi and Shavonda Sumter
April 19, 2016

2016 04 19 RTB tmView photosAssemblywomen Holly Schepisi and Shavonda Sumter joined members and guests at a NJ Chamber Breakfast Roundtable in East Windsor to discuss New Jersey's Transportation Funding Crisis.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Tom Byrne and Thomas J. Healey
March 30, 2016

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosNew Jersey Pension Commission members Thomas J. Healey and Tom Byrne join members and guests at a NJ Chamber Breakfast Roundtable in Monroe to discuss New Jersey’s highly political pension crisis, and to present the Pension Commission’s plan to solve the crisis.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Acting State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder
March 9, 2016

2016 03 09 RTB tmView photosActing State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder addressed business leaders March 9 at a breakfast in East Windsor sponsored jointly by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

 

79th Annual Walk to Washington - Congressional Dinner and Receptions
February 25 & 26, 2016

2016 02 25 W2W dinnerView photosMore than 900 business and legislative leaders descended upon the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Dinner which included addresses by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton); Col. Frederick Thaden, commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; and NJTV Senior Political Correspondent Michael Aron, a 34-year veteran of Trenton politics who has interviewed every governor, legislative leader and chief justice in New Jersey since 1982.

 

79th Annual Walk to Washington - Train Trip Photos
February 25, 2016

2016 02 25 W2W trainView photosMore than 900 boarded the Chamber's chartered Amtrak train, including state legislators, CEOs, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders, who walked the aisles chatting and exchanging business cards.

 

Winter Networking Breakfast at Make-A-Wish New Jersey
January 13, 2016

2016 01 13 Member BreakfastView photosNJ Chamber members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event in the beautiful Make-A-Wish New Jersey Castle in Monroe. While at it, we raised $1,000 for Make-A-Wish New Jersey thanks to the generosity of Chamber members who attended the event. The Castle is a special place where children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions get their wishes granted.

 

4th Annual NJ Chamber Holiday Party
December 3, 2015

2015 12 03 Holiday PartyView photosNJ Chamber of Commerce members celebrated the start of the holiday season at a new location this year, Cucina Calandra in Fairfield. Guests spent the evening networking and enjoying all of the pizza, pasta, chicken and cannoli they could eat.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Senators Gordon & Kyrillos
December 1, 2015

NJ Chamber Rondtable BreakfastView photosSens. Bob Gordon and Joe Kyrillos agreed that finding revenue sources to replenish the state's transportation infrastructure fund is one of the most pressing issues in Trenton, but they didn't exactly sound optimistic that it would get done before the end of the lame duck session.

 

Roundatable Breakfast with Assembly Executive Directors Mary Messenger & Mark Duffy
November 13, 2015

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosThe New Jersey Assembly Republicans lost three seats - and possibly a fourth in an unresolved election - in the Nov. 3 elections, and the executive director of the Assembly's Republicans and Democratic caucuses gave New Jersey Chamber members different reasons why it happened.

 

NJ Chamber Innovation Gala: iGALA 2.0
October 26, 2015

NJ Chamber iGALA 2.0View photosApollo 11 astronaut and Montclair native Buzz Aldrin was honored at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce iGALA at The Palace in Somerset. He received the NJ Chamber’s Lifetime Innovation Achievement Award. Also honored at the iGALA were Dr. Michio Kaku, the physicist and television personality who served as the evening’s keynote speaker; and physicist Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at MIT. Among the 500 guests were CEOs, heads of the state’s most prestigious research firms, and academic leaders.

 

2015 NJ Chamber Legislative & Business Awards Reception
October 14, 2015

2015 Legislative & Business AwardsView photosThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored four legislators, two members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and a tireless New Jersey bank executive - all of whom have gone above and beyond to help recharge New Jersey's business climate - at a reception at the New Jersey Center of Excellence at Bridgewater.

 

Member Networking Breakfast at Gannett NJ
October 7, 2015

2015 10 07 Member BreakfastView photosNew 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 the offices of Gannet NJ in Neptune on October 7. Members were joined by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; Senior Vice President-Government Relations Michael Egenton; Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; and Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto and NJ Chamber Foundation President, Donna Custard. A special thank you to Provident Bank for sponsoring and to the Gannett NJ for hosting..

 

Member Networking Breakfast at Montclair State University School of Business
July 22, 2015

2015 07 22 Member BreakfastView photosNew 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 the Montclair State University School of Business in Montclair. Members were joined by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; Senior Vice President-Government Relations Michael Egenton; Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; and Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto. Members were also treated to a tour of the Business School's new facility that features academic space, meeting rooms and a business incubator. A special thank you to Comcast Spotlight for sponsoring and to the Montclair State University Business School for hosting.

 

State House press conference on proposed tax hikes
June 22, 2015

2015 06 22 Tax press conferenceView photosBusiness leaders and legislators appeared at the State House 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.

 

Hundreds of NJ Chamber Members Gather at the State Museum for our 'Open House'
June 11, 2015

2015 06 11 NJ Chamber Open HouseView photosHundreds 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 11 for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's 18th Annual Open House. It was the third 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.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with Assemblymen Burzichelli and Bucco
May 27, 2015

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosWhen lawmakers consider raising the state gas tax later this year, the legislation should include automatic annual increases to the tax that reflect inflation, Democratic Assemblyman John Burzichelli told a group of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members at a roundtable breakfast in East Windsor on May 27. The breakfast, which also featured Republican Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, was designed to discuss the state budget and the New Jersey economy.

 

4th Annual NJ Chamber Golf Challenge
May 18, 2015

2015 05 18 NJ Chamber ChallengeView photosThe ping of driver meeting golf ball. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chirping of birds. And a beautiful golf course. This was the setting for the 4th annual N.J. Chamber Golf Challenge where business leaders plied their skill on 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with Senators Oroho and Sarlo
April 28, 2015

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosSen. Paul Sarlo, chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, said there is little chance of a state gas tax increase being adopted before the November elections. "With all 80 (Assembly) seats up for re-election, nobody wants to talk about a gas tax," Sarlo told New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members during a breakfast roundtable in Monroe on April 28.

Sarlo, a Democrat, said he and Sen. Steven Oroho, a Republican who also participated in the breakfast event, are co-sponsoring a bill that would raise the gas tax while lowering the estate tax. Sarlo said the bill can be tackled during the lame duck session - the period in November and December between the elections and the start of the new legislative session.

 

Spring Member Networking Breakfast
April 22, 2015

2015 04 22 Member Networking BreakfastView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed ways to grow their business at a networking event held at the Roseland office of CohnReznick. Members were joined 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 NJ Chamber Foundation Executive Director Donna Custard.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with State Treasurer Eristoff
March 6, 2015

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosState Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff gave New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members a briefing of Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $33.8 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year - and he touted the Christie administration's continuing efforts to reduce business taxes. The briefing came during a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable in Monroe.

 

78th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner
February 19-20, 2015

2015 Walk to WashingtonView photosThe 78th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Feb. 19 and 20, 2015 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."

 

Winter Member Networking Breakfast
February 4, 2015

NJ Chamber Winter Networking 2015View photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed ways to grow their business at a networking event at NJ Advance Media's headquarters in Iselin. Members were joined by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; Senior Vice President of Government Relations Michael Egenton;  Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto; and NJ Chamber Foundation Interim Executive Director Donna Custard.

 

3nd Annual NJ Chamber Holiday Party
December 4, 2014

NJ Chamber Holiday Party 2014View photosN.J. Chamber of Commerce members once again celebrated the start of the holiday season at Calandra's Italian Village in Caldwell. Guests spent the evening networking, enjoying all of the pizza, pasta and chicken they could eat, and taking photos in the Viral Photo Booth – a newly added attraction for this year's party.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with BPU President Richard Mroz
December 9, 2014

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosNew Jersey Board of Public Utilities president Richard Mroz joined NJ Chamber of Commerce members for a roundtable breakfast dicussion at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with Assembly Speaker Prieto and GOP Leader Bramnick
November 25, 2014

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosIt took about a minute for Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and his Republican counterpart, Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, to find something they agreed on: The state needs to find ways to generate revenue – to the tune of hundreds of millions per year – for annual maintenance and improvements to New Jersey's highways, bridges and mass transportation, they agreed.

 

Cornerstone NJ Meeting with Governor Christie's Cabinet
November 7, 2014

2014-11-07 Cornerstone NJ MeetingView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members heard an exclusive presentation by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and participated in sit-down meetings with members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and senior staff to discuss ways to improve New Jersey's economy. Topics included: Expanding the economy, growing jobs, streamlining regulations, the state budget, improving the transportation infrastructure and pension reform.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with Senate Leaders Kean and Sweeney
October 29, 2014

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosSenate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senate President Stephen Sweeney joined NJ Chamber of Commerce members for a roundtable breakfast dicussion at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

 

NJ Chamber Innovation Gala
October 27, 2014

NJ Chamber Innovation GalaView photosMemorable moments form NJ Chamber Innovation Gala include a drone flying in the ballroom, avatars of Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein serving as co-masters of ceremonies, and digital caricature artists providing sketches of the guests. The gala commemorated the state's 350th anniversary and its rich legacy of innovation.

 

Fall Member Networking Breakfast
October 23, 2014

2014-10-23 networking breakfast-tmView photosNew 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 Georgian Court University in Lakewood on October 23.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Transportation Leaders Hakim & Coscia
September 30, 2014

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosNJ Transit Executive Director Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim and Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia joined NJ Chamber of Commerce members for a transportation roundtable dicussion at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

 

Cornerstone NJ Meeting at PPPL
September 17, 2014

Cornerstone NJ at PPPLView photosCornerstone New Jersey members visited the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world's leading research and development facilities for fusion technology.

 

Cornerstone NJ Meeting with Governor Christie's Advisors at Morven in Princeton
August 22, 2014

Cornerstone NJ Meeting at MorvenView photosNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members heard an exclusive breakfast presentation by some of the Christie administration's key advisors, including Greg Acquaviva, chief of staff to the lieutenant governor; Amy Cradic, the governor's deputy chief of staff for policy; Nick DiRocco, senior counsel in Gov. Christie's counsel's office; Regina Egea, director of the administration's authorities unit; and Matt McDermott, director of appointments. Learn more about Cornerstone NJ here.

 

Cornerstone NJ Meeting with U.S. Senator Cory Booker
July 25, 2014

2014-07-25 Booker-Cornerstone NJView photosU.S. Senator Cory Booker addressed a group of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members in Trenton on July 25. Cornerstone New Jersey is a program of the NJ Chamber of Commerce offering participants unprecedented access to the state's political and business leaders and insights into the trends and issues impacting business. Learn more about Cornerstone NJ here.

 

Member Networking Breakfast at the Lam Cloud Conference Center in Cranbury
July 23, 2014

2014 Summer Networking BreakfastView photosNew 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 the Lam Cloud Conference Center in Cranbury on July 23. Members were joined by the Chamber's executive team, including Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken; Senior Vice President-Government Relations, Michael Egenton; Vice President of Member Services Larry Krompier; and Vice President of Communications Ray Zardetto. A special thank you to BCB Community Bank for sponsoring and to Lam Cloud for hosting.

 

Press Conference: Business Leaders Warn that Tax Hikes Would Damage Economy and Job Growth
June 24, 2014

Press conference on NJ State House stepsView photosBusiness 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.

Read more about the event

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Senators Oroho and Van Drew
June 17, 2014

2014-06-17 Roundtable BreakfastView photosDemocratic 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.

 

17th Annual NJ Chamber Open House
June 12, 2014

2014 NJ Chamber Open HouseView photosHundreds 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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Assemblymen Gary Schaer and Declan O'Scanlon
May 16, 2014

2014-05-16 Roundtable Breakfast-tmView photosNeither 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.

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3rd Annual NJ Chamber Challenge Cup
May 5, 2014

NJ Chamber ChallengeView photosSunny 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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Assemblymen Johnson & Bucco and businessman Ted Zangari
April 29, 2014

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosDemocratic 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.

 

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez Is Banned from Russia, but Receives Warm Welcome from N.J. Chamber Cornerstone Members
April 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bob MenendezView photosThe 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.

 

77th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner
April 22-23, 2014

2014 Walk to WashingtonView photosThe 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."

 

Member Networking Breakfast at McCarter Theater, Princeton
April 9, 2014

Member Networking Breakfast at McCarter TheaterView photosNew 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.

 

Member Networking Breakfast at the National Conference Center at Holiday Inn of East Windsor
January 15, 2014

Member Networking Breakfast at the National Conference CenterView photosNew 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.

 

The 2nd Annual NJ Chamber Holiday Party
December 5, 2013

NJ Chamber Holiday Party 2013View photosN.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.

 

Forum 2013 - An Evening with MSNBC Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski
October 23, 2013

Mika Brzezinski at Forum 2013View photosMSNBC'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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Campaign Chairs Palatucci and Watson Coleman
October 18, 2013

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photosWhen 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.

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2013 NJ Chamber Legislative and Business Awards
October 9, 2013

2013 Legislative and Business AwardsView photosSince 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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with the Business Action Center
September 17, 2013

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastView photos"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.

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Summer Networking Breakfast at the Lambertville House
June 20, 2013

Summer Networking BreakfastView photosNew 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.

 

16th Annual NJ Chamber Open House - A Night at the Museum
June 13, 2013

2013-06-13 Open HouseView photosHundreds 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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with Assembly Executive Directors Caruso and Duffy
June 7, 2013

2013-06-07 AED RTView photosMany of the tax incentive programs offered by the state to stimulate job creation will be merged into a single program thanks to a bill that will likely soon be passed by the Legislature and sent to the governor for his signature, said Bill Caruso, executive director of the Assembly Democratic Office and Mark Duffy, executive director of the Assembly Republican Office. Read more about the event

 

Roundtable Breakfast with
Banking and Insurance Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski
May 24, 2013

2013-05-24 Kobylowski RTView photosThe 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.

 

2nd Annual NJ Chamber Challenge Cup
May 6, 2013

2013-05-06 GolfView photosThe 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.

 

Roundtable Breakfast with
Marc Ferzan, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding
April 24, 2013

2013-04-24 FerzanView photosMarc-Philip Ferzan, the executive director of Governor Christie's office of Recovery and Rebuilding, said he had barely settled in his office in the State House when New Jersey Chamber President Tom Bracken dropped by to appeal for grants, not low-interest loans, for businesses that were destroyed or affected by Superstorm Sandy. Since then, the state has proposed small business grants of up to $50,000 and no-interest loans of up to $5 million for business affected by the storm. The programs, which rely on federal funds, are awaiting approval by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read more about the event

 

Roundtable Breakfast with State Treasurer Eristoff
March 12, 2013

2013-03-12 EristoffView photosState Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff gave Chamber members a "lightning tour" of Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $32.9 billion state budget for fiscal year 2014 - and he touted the Christie administration's continuing efforts to reduce business taxes and contain property taxes. Read more about the event

 

76th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner
January 31 and February 1, 2013

2013-01-31 W2WView photosThe 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."