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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.

2015 New Jersey Business SummitSix panels of experts, more than 500 business leaders and the state's four top-ranking legislators – Democrats and Republicans – came together to problem-solve at the two-day New Jersey Business Summit in Atlantic City last week, Sept. 17 and 18. And there were more than two dozen media members there to document the affair.

This event was unprecedented in that it united more than 40 separate organizations that represent business, labor, hospitals, universities and nonprofits in a singular mission - address the most pressing issues stifling economic growth in the Garden State.

2015 02 09 NJBSPC tmThere has been much news coverage in advance of the first-ever New Jersey Business Summit, which will bring together business and political leaders at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on September 17 and 18 to brainstorm solutions to the state's most pressing economic issues.

"We're not going to blame people, we're not going to finger point. We're going to look for solutions," Bracken said at a press conference on Sept. 2. The media event was attended by representatives of some of the 12 chambers of commerce and more than 20 business, labor and non-profit organizations that are supporting the Business Summit.

2015 Summit tmbThe state's top-ranking legislators - Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick - are among the state leaders that will join business executives in a first-of-its-kind Business Summit at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on Sept.17 and 18.

2015 07 30 Atlantic City tmThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's efforts to help fix a weak state economy may give a welcome bump to Atlantic City's own struggling economy.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is spearheading a first-of-its-kind Summit that will bring business executives from across New Jersey to the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on Sept.17 and 18. The Summit will examine key issues that New Jersey government leaders must address to improve New Jersey's competitive standing in the nation and the world.

2015 07 28 Borgata"We're not talking about going into this and blaming anybody for anything. We are where we are. All we want to do is get us to a better future faster," said NJ Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Bracken. "In fact, there's credit to be given to the Administration and there's credit to be given to the legislature in many aspects to try to help us move forward."

2015 07 22 Ramp ClosedAnnual survey of business professionals shows they have a lot more on their minds than taxes -- starting with roads, bridges, and mass transit

Roughly a third of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members say New Jersey's high cost of living and tax structure continues to be the "single biggest obstacle" in the way of the state making a full economic recovery, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

2015 07 20 Business OpeningThe New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's biannual Baker Tilly Spring Economic Outlook Survey brings grim news for the state's lagging employment prospects: Fourteen percent of those surveyed said they were currently considering moving their businesses out of New Jersey.

The Baker Tilly-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Spring 2015 Economic Outlook Survey showed that about one in three of the business executives polled see the state's high cost of living in general, including its taxes, as the biggest obstacle to a "full-blown" economic recovery in New Jersey.