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2017 05 25 Parade of Wreaths SThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce proudly participated in the 35th Annual Parade of Wreaths at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst May 25, 2017. The ceremony honored the fallen in the U.S. Armed Forces and in the New Jersey State Police.

 

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 05 15 Golf SThe ping of driver meeting golf ball. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chirping of birds. And a beautiful golf course. This was the setting on May 15 for the 6th annual N.J. Chamber Golf Challenge, where business leaders plied their skill on 18 holes at the elegant Bedens Brook Club in Skillman.

 

NJ Chamber Breakfast RoundtableDemocratic Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer and Republican Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco pointed out the good (transportation funding and repeal of the estate tax) and the bad (the pension deficit and skyrocketing health care costs) in New Jersey's upcoming state budget. Their breakdown came during the May 16 New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast at the National Conference Center in East Windsor.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce on April 4 elected eight new members to its Board of Directors, and they represent a wide range of industries, services, nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

 

NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast with Sen. VitaleState Sen. Joe Vitale, a Democrat and a leading voice in healthcare policy in the Legislature, was the featured speaker at an April 7 New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast.

He was straight to the point: Replacing the federal Affordable Care Act, he said, "would be a disaster for New Jersey" because it would reduce funding for Medicaid, cut health services that the state can afford, lower payments to hospitals, and push up the cost of state-funded charity care.

 

NJBIZ's List of the 50 Most Powerful People in the Healthcare Industry Includes 6 New Jersey Chamber Board Members

NJBIZ newspaper released its Power 50 Health Care list this week - a list of what the newspaper considers the most powerful people in the New Jersey healthcare sector - and it features six members of the N.J. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 

Katie BAs a leader in workforce development throughout the state, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation constantly receives requests from school administrators and directors of community-based organizations for available internship opportunities for young adults. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough internship opportunities to go around, and those that do exist often don’t allow the interns to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty in meaningful projects.

 

After analyzing the governor's proposal to tap Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's reserves as a funding source, we have concerns that this will impact Horizon and its stakeholders negatively.

 

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce supports the goals of lower taxes and controlled spending as enumerated every year, and this year, by Gov. Christie in his budget addresses.