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."