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A view from inside the NJ Chamber's Chartered train to Washington, D.C.The 80th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner, on Feb. 16 and 17, 2017, 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.

NJTV News called it, "a gathering of eagles, the state's most powerful business and political leaders riding the rails."

 

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Jamie Fox. It is unusual to find someone who was so respected and sought after by leaders of both parties, the trade and labor groups and the business community - but Jamie was such a person.

 

 
NJBIZ's List of Powerful People Includes 11 New Jersey Chamber Board Members

NJBIZ newspaper released its Power 100 list this week - a list of what the newspaper considers the most powerful people in the New Jersey business community. 

 

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Caren Franzini. Caren was a stalwart in the area of economic development and her accomplishments over many decades had an enormous positive impact on our state's business climate.

 

The dinner is the highlight of the Walk to Washington, the N.J. Chamber's annual train trek to the nation's capital. The event attracts New Jersey business leaders in every industry and political leaders in every level of government, giving guests unprecedented opportunities for conversation, visibility and business networking.

"This is the kind of super-networking that helps businesses grow," said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "That is why we have been doing it for 80 years. It is New Jersey's biggest and most prestigious business event of the year."

 

2017 01 24 RTL Sarlo Oroho1 tmThe recently adopted phase-out the New Jersey's estate tax will have to be vigorously defended by supporters, as it is slated to be phased out over the next two budget years, said Democratic Sen. Paul Sarlo and Republican Sen. Steve Oroho during a recent luncheon in East Windsor hosted by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

The message was clear: Future lawmakers will be tempted to reverse it.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce applauds Gov. Christie for accomplishing all of the goals he set out in his 2016 State of the State address, including a tax reform package featuring the elimination of the estate tax.

Al KoeppeThe passing of Al Koeppe is a deep loss to the state, the Chamber, and me personally. Simply said, Al was one of the finest people I had ever met in my career. He always put the interest of others ahead of himself and worked diligently to make our state a better place. The importance of his contributions to the New Jersey community are immeasurable and the example he set as a leader is the standard we should all aspire to achieve.

 

 

2016 11 21 LSC1 tmGov. Chris Christie and the Legislature adopted positive and transformational legislation that invests $16 billion in road and mass transit upgrades over the next eight years; and reforms the state’s tax codes, including something that the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has long fought for - the phasing out of New Jersey’s estate tax.

 

N.J. Chamber President Tom Bracken, chairman of Forward NJ, led a State House press conference Nov. 3 to discuss the importance of voter passage of Ballot Question 2, which would constitutionally dedicate all gas tax revenue to transportation improvements.