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John Prato, the Consul General of CanadaCanada's largest energy companies are seeking suppliers from New Jersey to help them tap into the vast oil reserves of Alberta - a region estimated to hold almost two trillion barrels of oil in the form of a petroleum that occurs naturally in the sands of western Canada.

Gov. Chris Christie is flanked by New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jeff Scheininger (left) and Chamber President and CEO Tom Bracken at the 75th Annual Congressional Dinner. (Photo by Russ DeSantis)The 75th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Jan. 26 and 27 brought to Washington a who's who of New Jersey business and government leaders, all of whom participated in what The Star-Ledger called the Walk to Washington's "time-honored exercise in extreme networking."

Press ReleaseN.J. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Bracken's statement on Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State Address:

James Weinstein, executive director of NJ Transit

NJ Transit is going straight to its 500,000 daily riders and asking them to grade its performance and customer service. Not only that, it's posting the results online.

"We frankly are only as good as your last bus or train ride," said James Weinstein, executive director of NJ Transit, at a Dec.16 roundtable breakfast in Monroe presented by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Roundtable Breakfast with NJ Assembly Executive Directors

Getting the political parties to work together, reforming education and putting people back to work will be issues headlining the current lame-duck session and the next Legislative session, said Bill Caruso, executive director of the Assembly Democratic Office and Rick Wright, executive director of the Assembly Republican Office.

Jeff Chiesa, chief counsel to Gov. Christie, during a Q&A session with members

Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel told a group of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members on October 14 that the administration will press ahead with education reform this fall and "concrete steps" could be seen between the elections in November and the end of the Legislative session in January.

Most Would Back a Run for President by Christie Once He Finishes His Work in NJ

Most New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce members are optimistic about the state's business climate over the next 12 months, according to a recent survey conduct by the State Chamber.