Sens. Booker and Menendez, and Congressman Chris Smith, to also Speak at the Dinner
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced today that Gov. Phil Murphy will speak at its 81st annual Congressional Dinner on Thursday, March 1, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory D. Booker, as well as Rep. Chris Smith, also will deliver remarks.
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.
"We are honored to have Gov. Murphy join us. We are equally honored that Sen. Menendez, Sen. Booker and Congressman Smith also will participate at our dinner," said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. "Their attendance lends the kind of prestige that has made the Walk to Washington such an important and well-attended event."
Bracken added, "The Walk features the kind of super-networking that helps businesses grow. That is why we have been doing it for 81 years. It is New Jersey's biggest business event of the year."
Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Gov. Murphy and members of New Jersey's Congressional delegation as they discuss efforts to build the economy, generate jobs and discuss challenges in D.C. facing the Congress and the Trump administration.
Every winter, Chamber members board a chartered Amtrak train to Washington for the Walk to Washington, a name given to the event because riders on the train walk up and down the aisles discussing issues and generating business contacts.
Last year, the Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner attracted nearly 1,000 business executives, government officials, and more than 40 members of the news media.
The Train Schedule
The upcoming Walk to Washington begins the morning of March 1 when the Chamber's train picks up passengers at Penn Station in Newark. The train then makes stops in Iselin (Metropark), New Brunswick, Trenton, Philadelphia and Wilmington before heading into Washington.
Participants spend the evening at a grand reception and at the Congressional Dinner at the Marriott Wardman. The networking continues the next morning with a reporters roundtable breakfast followed by the charter train's return trip to New Jersey, bringing guests back to their point of origin.
For more information about the Walk to Washington, visit the Chamber's website at njchamber.com/w2w.
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