Our Story

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce was established in 1868, making it the first Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey. What began 145 years ago as The Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce 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 65,000 employees in the Central New Jersey area.

 Over the past few years, the Chamber has grown stronger and has become a more prominent voice for the business community through its public relations strategies, membership campaigns and advocacy; its sphere of influence extended to six additional counties other than Mercer. The Chamber also recognized a void in business and political representation in the Central New Jersey region.  Traditionally, New Jersey was only known to have two regions: North Jersey or South Jersey. It became evident that the entire Central New Jersey community was in the midst of an identity crisis. The Chamber decided to embark upon defining this region, uniting the business community and raising awareness for the benefits of living here, doing business here and being a MIDJerseyan.

In October 2012, the Chamber announced their new name and branding, becoming the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, “The hub of New Jersey business,” with a new, strong logo. The rebranding campaign generated broad public awareness of the MIDJersey Chamber’s new identity and direction, including awareness among Chamber members about the strategic rationale and goals of the name change. 

For 145 years, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce has represented and supported the diverse Central New Jersey business community through growth-driven solutions and services. The Chamber unites the region with a common goal of collective economic, social and cultural growth, and serves as a hub for business resources and valuable relationships. 

 

The hub of New Jersey business.

The Chamber unites the region with a common goal of collective economic, social and cultural growth, and serves as the hub for business resources and valuable relationships.

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce represents business by taking position on a broad range of federal, state and local issues through lobbying, education, training and partnerships.

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce serves as the liaison among business, government, financial institutions and investors to utilize education, workforce development, arts, entertainment and tourism to promote and sustain economic growth in Central New Jersey.

Through strong leadership, the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce provides an atmosphere of the business community to connect and collaborate through networking, mentoring and forums