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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.

High taxes/high cost-of-living remains the single biggest obstacle to a full-blown economic recovery in New Jersey, say members of the State Chamber of Commerce in the Baker Tilly - New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Spring 2015 Economic Outlook Survey.

2015 07 09 Aldrin tmBorn and raised in Montclair, astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be honored this autumn by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce during its second annual Innovation Gala.

2015 07 10 Marcus Cobbe tmEven with half of the year in the books, many small business owners wait until December or January to assess their business and identify ways to improve its financial performance. Yet making time in June or July for a mid-year check-in – when you have a good idea of your business' needs – may be one of the best times to help your business save time and money, and operate more efficiently in the long run.