Our Mission Statement
The MIDJersey Chamber exists to grow your business, protect your business and enhance the environment in which you do business. Through strategic efforts and programs that promote advocacy, relationship building and economic development, the Chamber continues to create and strengthen the mid-Jersey marketplace.
Our History and Role in the New Jersey Business Community
Established in 1868, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce was the first Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey. What began as The Board of Trade of the City of Trenton with a membership of 200 companies has since grown into a full-fledged operation with a membership of over 1,000 companies representing a workforce of more than 100,000 employees.
While many business and member organizations are location-based or industry-driven, our MIDJersey Chamber is market-driven. We have a general service area, an approximate 30-mile radius from Trenton; our scope of influence does not stop at a township or county line. We attract members from New York to Philadelphia, mainly because of the strong business climate here in our region.
Since our re-branding in October 2012, we have helped to give this region an identity unlike any other. “Central New Jersey” is a location that means different places to different people. The “mid-Jersey” marketplace encompasses townships from seven counties in New Jersey, as well as locations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
In 2018, the MIDJersey Chamber celebrates 150 years of growth and community. Throughout the years, the Chamber’s mission and commitment to the region has made a significant impact on large corporations, small businesses and individuals, as well as legislation both locally and regionally. The Chamber embraces its initial purpose –
To secure a community of interests vitally important to the growth and prosperity of the region, to further and protect all industries, to urge public and private improvements, to collect and preserve valuable statistical information, and to conduce progress and success to the end that foreign capital may see in the region an inviting field.
The Board of Trade of the City of Trenton original mission statement, 1868