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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.

 

2017 06 20 John McWeeney tmFor New Jersey Bankers CEO and President John McWeeney Jr., the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it is raising short-term interest rates is somewhat of a reason to be happy.

At least, if you’re in banking.

 

2017 06 22 Tom Bracken SNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken appeared on New Jersey 101.5 June 20 to talk about the state Legislature’s proposal to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave, a measure that would double the amount of time workers can take off and increase the pay that workers get when on leave.

 

Gov. Christie's report today on New Jersey's unemployment rate and private sector job growth is good news for our state. Under Gov. Christie's pro-business agenda and with the support of the Legislature, we have made progress in the past seven years.

 

2017 06 08 Open House STwo of the special guests attending the 20th annual NJ Chamber Open House in Trenton on June 8 were Republican Kim Guadagno and Democrat Phil Murphy. Fresh off their primary victories, the major party gubernatorial candidates mingled with New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members, as well as dozens of state legislators, county executives and mayors. The candidates even took a few minutes to congratulate each other, and pose together for a few photos.

 

2017 06 12 Bob Doherty SRobert H. Doherty, state president for New Jersey at Bank of America, has been named chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by the Chamber Board on June 6. Doherty will serve a two-year term.

 

2017 06 08 JBMDL Transition Summit SThe N.J. Chamber of Commerce supported the “Transition Summit” June 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a job fair for military members on the verge of entering the workforce. The two-day Summit gives members of the Armed Forces, facing the transition to civilian life, a chance to talk to employers about job opportunities.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastGov. Chris Christie's proposal to leverage state lottery proceeds to bolster the massively underfunded public employee pension system would make the pension system nearly fully funded in 30 years, said state treasurer Ford M. Scudder. His remarks came during an address to business leaders May 31 at a breakfast in East Windsor presented jointly by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.