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2017 09 13 Gary Horan“The choice of Gary Horan for this significant honor was a very easy decision for us. There is simply no one else who has the healthcare experience and leadership talent, nor can anyone but Gary generate such immense respect among all who know him,” Victor M. Richel, Chairman of the Board of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Trinitas Health, the Medical Center’s parent said. “It is fitting that Gary Horan’s name and legacy are attached to a facility such as this that is truly a lifeline for the community we serve,” he added.

 

2017 09 06 Summit Press Conference SOpportunityNJ Co-Chairs Michele Siekerka and Tom Bracken today announced the speakers, agenda and goals for the first Affordability Summit, to be held on Sept. 18 at the First Baptist Church at Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced that four state legislators - two Democrats and two Republicans - have won the Chamber's biannual Legislators of the Year Award; The State Chamber further announced James V. Fakult, President, Jersey Central Power & Light; and Richard S. Mroz, president, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, have been named Business Advocates of the Year.

 

It is a fitting tribute to Caren Franzini that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority headquarters has been named after her. She was a stalwart in the area of the state's economic development, and her many accomplishments made an enormous positive impact on thousands of businesses and the state's economy.

 

NJ Chamber Member Networking BreakfastNew 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 July 26 held in the luxury boxes at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.

 

A New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation program that is helping high school students develop college and workplace skills was honored during an event in Las Vegas on July 12. The program, 'Jobs for New Jersey's Graduates,' was lauded for the effective work it is doing in placing high school graduates, once considered at-risk for dropping out of school, in full-time jobs, the military or post-secondary education.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce applauds U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen for his leadership in securing $900 million in funding for the Gateway Project, which will serve to ease the bottleneck that impedes travel to and from Manhattan.

 

2017 07 12 Tom BrackenHow many business executives who were thinking of moving or expanding here changed their minds after seeing what transpired in New Jersey up to and during the state shutdown?

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the budget impasse has ended and the state can return to normal operations.

We are not pleased with the process and dialogue that took place during the approval of this legislation. However, a consensus was reached by constructive dialogue and the Chamber thanks Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey CEO Bob Marino for his engagement with our legislative leaders.

 

2017 06 30 TAB SFew people will be affected if the Horizon bill is deferred, said Bracken. On the other hand, if the budget bill is not passed, it’s unconscionable to shut down the state government which would negatively affect many of our most vulnerable citizens.

 

The ramifications of S-4 are so broad and far reaching that it must have a more thorough analysis of its impact. It should not be rushed through the legislature during the waning days of the state budget deliberations.

 

Admiral Paul ZukunftAdmiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014, leading 41,700 men and women on active duty, 7,800 reserves, 8,300 civilians and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists. In an interview with Tom Fox, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.