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Congressional Delegation, Heroes of Hurricane Sandy to be honored at the N.J. Chamber's 76th Trip to D.C.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce today announced Gov. Chris Christie will keynote its 76th annual Congressional Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

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from N.J. Chamber Members

Hurricane Sandy left massive destruction in New Jersey and New York, and it unleashed a strong spirit of volunteerism and acts of kindness. Many individuals and companies from New Jersey and from around the nation have stepped up in our state's time of need by offering financial donations, goods, services and manpower. Among the most generous supporters of the relief effort have been New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members.

Between the polls, pundits and debates, getting information about the two candidates that top this year's ticket isn't much of a problem. But you may be scrambling to get the facts about the 66 candidates vying to represent New Jersey in Congress.

The NJ Spotlight 2012 Voter Guide delivers what you're looking for: in-dept information about where candidates stand on key issues like the federal budget, education, the environment, and health care.

Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Sandy and we stand ready to help our members in any way we can. If you have problems or questions that we may be able to assist with, please call our office at (609) 989-7888. We will continue to update you with recovery information in the wake of the storm by email and at www.njchamber.com.

Wayne Hasenbalg addresses NJ Chamber Cornerstone NJ membersWayne Hasenbalg, CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, had lunch with New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members at the Meadowlands Renaissance hotel on October 24 and discussed huge events coming to New Jersey, including the Super Bowl in 2014 and WrestleMania in 2013 – both of which will generate tens of millions of dollars for the Garden State economy.

Roundtable BreakfastNew Jersey state Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd voiced support for a new federal Medicare program that withholds money from hospitals when too many elderly patients have to be readmitted within a month of being discharged.

At its October meeting, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elected the following business leaders to its board:

James Carville and Mary Matalin at the NJ Chamber Forum 2012The Obama vs. Romney election is a month away, but a hot topic at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Forum on Thursday was this: Would Gov. Chris Christie make a legitimate candidate for president in four or eight years?

Sovereign Bank BreakfastNearly seven out of ten New Jersey business executives said they expect their companies' business to improve and more than half expect their companies to hire over the next 12 months, according to a flash survey of 300 business executives conducted Oct. 2 by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Sovereign Bank.

DEP Commissioner Bob MartinBob Martin, the DEP Commissioner, addressed an audience of about 75 New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members this morning and said his department is working to make the permit process "better and faster" by transforming application methods, putting all applications online for transparency and requiring all DEP employees go through customer service training.