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NJ Chamber Innovation GalaWhether it was the drone flying in the ballroom, the avatars of Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein serving as co-masters of ceremonies, or the digital caricature artists providing sketches of the guests, there was much to remember from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Oct. 27 Gala commemorating the state's 350th anniversary and its rich legacy of innovation.

2014-10-29 Kean SweeneyThe governor and the Legislature soon must find a way to raise nearly $2 billion annually to pay for maintenance to New Jersey's highways, bridges and mass transportation, or the state risks losing companies and jobs because of a crumbling infrastructure, agreed state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The State's Greatest Thinkers Developed the Light Bulb and TV; Walked on the Moon; Conquered Diseases; Won Women the Right to Vote; Served in Gen. Washington's Army and Designed a Comfortable Bra

Albert Einstein, the greatest thinker of the 20th century who revolutionized the way we look at the universe, was named the top innovator in New Jersey history, in an exclusive list revealed Oct. 27, by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and NJBIZ newspaper. Coming in at No. 2 was Thomas A. Edison, whose countless inventions are highlighted by the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera.

The Garden State's Greatest Inventions

Some of the greatest products in history have been created right here in New Jersey. At the N.J. Chamber of Commerce's Gala Oct. 27, the best of the best were named. How were the winners chosen? Residents were asked to vote, and more than 1,000 people participated. Here are the survey results...

The Gala will highlight how New Jersey Thinkers have Changed the World, and We'll Reveal the State's All-time Top Innovators

Business leaders are down on Obamacare, concerned about consumer spending, and they don't want New Jersey to host another Super Bowl, according to the latest ParenteBeard-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Business climate survey.

NJ Chamber Breakfast RoundtableIt's no secret that the Northeast Corridor, the 900-mile railway line between Boston and Washington, is in desperate need of an upgrade. But Tony Coscia, chairman of Amtrak, put it in plain English for New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members during a Sept. 30 roundtable breakfast.

Cornerstone NJ at PPPLCornerstone New Jersey members visited the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab on Sept. 17 for a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world's leading research and development facilities for fusion technology.

NJ 350 BookOn their trade mission to Mexico Sept. 3 to Sept. 5, Gov. Chris Christie and his delegation plan to present to Mexican government and business leaders copies of a new coffee-table book called New Jersey: Cultivating 350 Years of Innovation and Success.

Cornerstone NJ Meeting at MorvenNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members heard an exclusive breakfast presentation on Aug. 22 by some of the Christie administration's key advisors, including Greg Acquaviva, chief of staff to the lieutenant governor; Amy Cradic, the governor's deputy chief of staff for policy; Nick DiRocco, senior counsel in Gov. Christie's counsel's office; Regina Egea, director of the administration's authorities unit; and Matt McDermott, director of appointments.

Business Leaders Chose their Favorite Singers, Movie Stars, Athletes and More

2014 Summer SurveyThis summer, New Jersey business leaders – presidents, CEOs and senior executives – took on some of the state's prime pop culture questions, and named the Garden State's best native and adopted sons and daughters in entertainment and sports.