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Tom Bracken tmAccording to the latest biannual survey released Monday by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Baker Tilly, Garden State employers are less concerned about the short-term and lingering effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Bigger Worries are finding qualified job candidates, overly burdensome regulatory requirements and the high cost of state and local taxes

While New Jersey employers remain wary about the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, their concerns have declined markedly according to the results of the latest Baker Tilly - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce business climate survey.

WHAT IS the best way to protect our pensioners and the state while solving the pension problem in a way that is fair to everyone?

Embedding mandated payments on a quarterly basis into the New Jersey state constitution is not the answer.

NJBIZ's List of Powerful People Includes Nine New Jersey Chamber Board Members

NJBIZ newspaper released its Power 100 list this week - a list of what the newspaper considers the most powerful people in the New Jersey business community.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce strongly applauds Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State message today, especially with regard to issues important to the business community and to everyone who wants to see New Jersey grow and prosper.

Michael Egenton, Executive Vice President, NJ Chamber of CommerceVeteran New Jersey Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Michael Egenton, the organization's chief business advocate and a fixture in the halls of the New Jersey State House for the past two decades, has been promoted to executive vice president of the State Chamber.

NJ Chamber Roundtable BreakfastThe question lingers - can the New Jersey Legislature find solutions to the alarming lack of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund before the legislative session ends next month?

Sens. Bob Gordon and Joe Kyrillos this morning agreed that finding revenue sources to replenish the state's transportation infrastructure fund is one of the most pressing issues in Trenton, but they didn't exactly sound optimistic that it would get done before the end of the lame duck session.

2015 11 19 Powser 50The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce congratulates the executives from our member companies who were named to the Real Estate Power 50, as determined by NJBIZ newspaper. These real estate movers and shakers include N.J. Chamber Board members Peter Cocoziello, CEO and president of Advance Realty; Gretchen Wilcox, CEO and president of G.S. Wilcox and Co.; and Ted Zangari, co-chair of the real estate department of the law firm Sills, Cummis & Gross.

Buzz AldrinWhen New Jersey-native Buzz Aldrin was a youngster, who could imagine that he - or anybody - would one day walk on the moon? But if you looked hard enough, there were celestial signs. His mother's maiden name was Moon. She was born the same year the Wright brothers first took flight. Aldrin's father was an aviator, and Buzz took a great interest in space exploration when he was a student at Montclair High School bound for West Point.

2015 Legislative and Business Award WinnersThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored four legislators, two members of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet and a tireless New Jersey bank executive - all of whom have gone above and beyond to help recharge New Jersey's business climate - at a reception in Bridgewater on Oct. 14.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced that four state legislators have won the Chamber's biannual Legislators of the Year Award; and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Labor Department Commissioner Harold J. Wirths and PNC Bank Regional President Linda Bowden have been named Business Advocates of the Year.

Business leaders in New Jersey - presidents, CEOs and senior executives - love the Jersey Shore. That is clear according to the Baker Tilly - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce annual summer survey.