Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, fresh from a battle with fellow Republicans over federal funding for construction of The Gateway Tunnel, a critical rail link under the Hudson River, met exclusively with New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone members in East Windsor on Sept. 22.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, who has been with the Christie administration since Day 1, recalled a day eight years ago when gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie approached him and said, "I want you to be my DEP Commissioner!"
A stunned Martin, then a partner at the consulting and professional services company Accenture, paused and said: "DEP? I am not a scientist."
Christie's response, according to Martin, was without delay: "They don't need more scientists at the DEP. They need someone in there that can fix the place."
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members exchanged business cards and discussed the latest Chamber programs, events and ways to grow their businesses at a networking event July 26 held in the luxury boxes at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.
Business leaders basked in the expansive views of the sports and entertainment complex and New York City as they networked with fellow New Jersey Chamber members over fruit, bagels and pastries.
Two of the special guests attending the 20th annual NJ Chamber Open House in Trenton on June 8 were Republican Kim Guadagno and Democrat Phil Murphy. Fresh off their primary victories, the major party gubernatorial candidates mingled with New Jersey Chamber of Commerce members, as well as dozens of state legislators, county executives and mayors. The candidates even took a few minutes to congratulate each other, and pose together for a few photos.
Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to leverage state lottery proceeds to bolster the massively underfunded public employee pension system would make the pension system nearly fully funded in 30 years, said state treasurer Ford M. Scudder. His remarks came during an address to business leaders May 31 at a breakfast in East Windsor presented jointly by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.
The 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.
More than 300 service members representing all branches, as well as a large contingent of state troopers, attended the ceremony.
Richard S. Mroz, president of the state Board of Public Utilities since 2014, discussed New Jersey's Energy Master Plan and… Read More