Leading Business and the Community
Becoming involved with a Chamber Committee is one of the best ways to utilize your membership and meet other Chamber members. The Committees below meet on a regular basis as each is needed, such as monthly or quarterly. Register to receive emails about Committee and Council events and happenings here.
Legislative Public Policy Committee
The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce formed this committee to strengthen the business community on both the local and state level in terms of policy, development and issues. Members can speak with the committee directly about issues or concerns they face, and also ask the Chamber to advocate on their behalf.
Mission: To allow a platform for businesses to voice issues and concerns with elected officials and government, to take positions on legislation that has an impact on business, and to support the dialogue between governments and the business community.
This committee serves as Chamber ambassadors. Some examples of what this committee is responsible for include: welcoming new members, greeting new members at Chamber events and introducing them to others, and brainstorm new areas for Chamber growth.
Mission: To enhance the value of chamber membership by attracting, retaining and connecting members through personal contact and outreach that serves to introduce and remind members of the extent of their member benefits.
- Chamber Contact: Orsola Andersen
Technology-Education Committee (click here to visit the blog)
The Technology-Education (Tech-Ed) Committee is a group of professionals, in and out of the technology field, that work as a team, organized by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, to nurture and support the business environment in the mid-Jersey area.
Mission: To assist in the initiatives of workforce development to attract and retain a skilled work force and Small Business Assistance group which creates programs to assist small business sustainability.
The Tech-Ed Committee is working to collect, prepare and distribute 50 computers to Mercer Street Friends’ Trenton Digital Initiative. Community residents will have an exciting opportunity; those who participate in a variety of Mercer Street Friends enrichment and education programs will be able to take home a computer at no charge. A full press release can be found here.
- Co-Chair: Michael DeCamillis, Dolvin Consulting
- Co-Chair: Sheri Kurdakul, Holistic Business Solutions
- Chamber Contact: Robert Blanda
Women in Business Committee
This committee has created a dynamic network dedicated to empowering and improving the professional and personal lives of working women. With two sell out events annually, the Women in Business Committee is one of the Chamber’s strongest groups. In 2015, the group will host its inaugural Women in Business Conference.
Mission: To elevate, educate and empower professional women. We are dedicated to improving the professional and personal lives of women; with a focus on building stable business relationships, providing support, and educating women on effective practices in their business communities.
- Co-Chair: Jeannine Cimino, First Choice Bank
- Co-Chair: Lynne Nouvel, Greenwood House
- Chamber Contact: TBA
Helping to uphold the Chamber’s commitment to meeting the diverse needs of every member by creating a business environment of inclusiveness, the Diversity Council is all-encompassing.
Mission: This Council champions innovative programs to enhance the conversation, climate and celebration around diversity issues and social justice; fosters collaboration and cooperation among members by providing opportunities to learn about and experience diversity; provides leadership and aid in the Chamber’s vision to connect members with resource and opportunities they need to realize their business goal through proactive outreach efforts; and ensures the Chamber offers an environment of inclusiveness, opportunity and learning free from discrimination and harassment and is one that promotes equality and opportunity.
- Chair: Scott Elliott, Progressive Center for Independent Living
Hispanic Business Council
The Hispanic Business Council connects the Hispanic business community to fellow professionals in Central New Jersey, and will provide leadership for the successful growth, development and retention of Hispanic businesses.
Non-Profit Executive Council (NPEC)
This council brings together Executive Directors and top leaders in non-profit organizations to share best practices, network with colleagues, gain access to resources and promote our non-profit community’s services among each other and the business community at large.
Mission: To foster the strong relationship between the non-profit and business communities through networking, workshops and continued support.
- Co-Chair: Lynne Azarchi, Kidsbridge
- Co-Chair: Karen Andrade-Mims, UIH Family Partners
- Chamber Contact: Linda LeMay-Kelly & Jeff Richardson
- Winter 2016 Non-Profit Bulletin
- Spring 2016 Non-Profit Bulletin
Young Professionals Connective (YPC)
The Young Professionals Connective (YPC) is the social and business organization of the mid-Jersey region. The YPC connects professionals, provides opportunities for community involvement and offers professional growth and development training on all levels.
Mission: To create mutually beneficial, long-term business relationships among our members, the members of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, as well as all of mid-Jersey and beyond.
- Co-Chair: John Blake, Klatzkin & Company, LLP
- Co-Chair: Jillian Stengel, Colliers International
- Co- Chair: Christina Spinelli, TD Bank
- Chamber Contact: Minesh V. Pathak | Stephanie McFarland
Golf & Tennis Committee
- Co-Chair: Shawn Purdy – Morgan Stanley
- Co-Chair: Michael Mattia – Eisner Amper
- Co-Chair: Delia Donahue – Pepper Hamilton
- Co-Chair: Nell Meara-Geiger – Meara Family
- Chamber Contacts: Heather Kearns-Latini
- Chair: Michael Cano – Cano Wealth Strategies
- Chamber Contact: TBD
Annual Dinner Committee