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New Jersey's Premier Business Event

2014 Walk to Washington


Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
To reserve your room at a special NJ Chamber rate, click here to book online,
or call 1-877-212-5752 and mention the NJ Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington.

New Dates: April 22 - 23, 2014

For complete and up-to-date information about this year's Walk to Washington including itinerary, schedules, FAQs, and important contacts,visit chamberwalk.com on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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NOTE: If you are already registered for the Walk to Washington, you do not need to do anything to re-register - just make sure to hold on to the ticket you printed and the name badge that was sent to you via U.S. Mail and bring them to the train station on April 22.


The year really does not begin until the Chamber dinner in Washington when we gather to review the last year and look ahead to what New Jersey's future can once again be.
 
--Governor Chris Christie

For 76 years, the Walk to Washington has been a must-attend business event because of who attends and what happens.

Corporate executives, mid-size business owners, entrepreneurs, state government and legislative leaders take a chartered Amtrak train to Washington DC to network with each other and to discuss New Jersey's economic situation with our Congressional Delegation.

A time honored tradition in extreme networking. --The Star Ledger

Last year we hosted more than 900 business executives and decision makers, Governor Christie and key members of his leadership team, members of our Congressional delegation, 40 members of the state Legislature, and over 20 news media outlets.

We also honored a dozen special guests who were "Heroes of Hurricane Sandy" and who were at the forefront of our effort to "recover, rebuild and reNEW JERSEY."

All of the traditional features of our Walk to Washington remain intact:

  • Our chartered Amtrak train leaves for Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
     
  • Our grand reception at the Marriott Wardman Park begins at 5 p.m. that evening.
     
  • Our dinner honoring New Jersey's Congressional delegation follows at 7 p.m.

 


The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
To reserve your room at a special NJ Chamber rate, click here to book online,
or call 1-877-212-5752 and mention the NJ Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington.

New Dates: April 22 - 23, 2014

NOTE: If you are already registered for the Walk to Washington, you do not need to do anything to re-register - just make sure to hold on to the ticket you printed and the name badge that was sent to you via U.S. Mail and bring them to the train station on April 22.


For event information, visit chamberwalk.com,
or contact Kathy Atlak: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (609) 989-7888 x0.

 

Hailed as the state's premier business event since 1937

For 76 years, Chamber members have boarded a special Amtrak charter train and traveled to the nation's Capital to discuss with the state's top political leadership how to make New Jersey a better place to do business. Join us for unprecedented opportunities for conversation, visibility and camaraderie.

 

Why walk the walk?

To mingle with the state's movers and shakers and make connections that will help your business grow and succeed. As New Jersey recovers from last year's Superstorm and its recent recession, it is more important than ever to ride the rails and meet face-to-face with as many potential clients as possible.

 

What is the Walk to Washington?

The tradition began in 1937 when several of the state's top business executives took a train to Washington to have dinner with New Jersey's congressional delegation - and the rest is history. Soon the event's popularity made it necessary to charter a private train to the nation's capital. And because everyone on the train walks the aisles, discussing issues and opportunities the event became known as the Walk to Washington. The adventure begins when the Chamber's chartered Amtrak train departs Newark and our other scheduled stops - Metro Park, New Brunswick, Trenton, Philadelphia and Wilmington - for the ride to Washington.

 

What is the Congressional Dinner?

It's your best opportunity of the year to meet people, make connections, and build your business. After the Chamber's chartered Amtrak train arrives in Washington D.C.at the elegant Marriott Wardman Park hotel for a Grande Reception and dinner featuring the top business and political leaders in the state. Last year, guests included Governor Chris Christie, members of his cabinet, over 40 state legislators and members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation. The networking continues late into the evening with the Chamber's Dessert Extravaganza.

 

Need more reasons to attend?

You can participate in the many related events provided by leading New Jersey businesses and organizations. Post-dinner hospitality suites and morning breakfasts are all part of the tradition. Our chartered Amtrak train leaves Union Station in Washington late Friday morning and gets you home in time for dinner.

 

Want to see who has participated on previous trips?

Photos from the 2013 Walk to Washington
Photos from the 2012 train ride
Photos from the 2012 Congressional Dinner
Photos from the 2011 trip
Photos from the 2010 trip
Photos from the first 73 years of the Walk to Washington

Important Information About the Rescheduled Walk

The First-Ever Springtime Walk to Washington

  • The new dates for the Walk to Washington are April 22-23, 2014
  • All of the elements of the Walk to Washington - our Congressional Dinner, cocktail reception, dessert extravaganza and Reporter's Round Table are still on
  • The schedule for our chartered Amtrak train is exactly the same as it was in February (in both directions)
  • If you were a confirmed registrant for the February Walk to Washington you do not need to do anything except book your hotel room (see last bullet point below). Your exact same registration will carry over for the April Walk to Washington
  • If you have already printed your train tickets - keep them. They are valid for the April trip
  • If you have already received your name badge and Metro card in the U.S. mail, keep them as well. Both are valid for the April event
  • You are responsible for your hotel reservations. If you are staying at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, you must re-book your room for the April event. The Chamber's specially-priced bloc of rooms is now available. We urge you to book quickly as our bloc of rooms in February sold out weeks before the event. To book a room call Passkey at 1-877-212-5752 and reference New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington, or click here to book online.

If you need additional information about the rescheduled event or your participation in it, please send an email to informationw2w@njchamber.com