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The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization that actively supports legislation, regulation and initiatives that will lead to economic growth, job creation and prosperity throughout the state.

The Chamber consistently works to improve New Jersey's business climate and provide its members with opportunities to promote and grow their businesses.

These opportunities include networking with fellow members, meeting with key business and political leaders, leveraging special business service discount programs, and strategically positioning their companies at Chamber events.

Our lobbyists interact daily with key legislators in Trenton to discuss ways to ease the tax burden, reduce burdensome regulation and generate economic growth. Our location across the street from the State House enables our staff to react and mobilize quickly on our members' behalf to the rapid events that unfold in the state's capital. Our reach extends to Washington, where we represent our members in the halls of Congress and at the White House.

Members of the New Jersey Chamber represent every industry doing business in the state and include New Jersey's most prestigious and innovative companies. Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, or manage an association, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce provides you with a voice of experience and influence in Trenton.

The Chamber also provides members with networking events that offer access to decision makers in Trenton as well as top business leaders across the state. We foster relationships between member businesses, so our members can do business with and learn from each other.  Another member benefit is our educational programs and money-saving discounts.

From the Chamber's inception - Thomas Edison was a founding member in 1911 - the organization's talented leaders have provided the guidance necessary to develop solutions to the important and tough issues of the day. Join us.

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Events

At our events, there are opportunities to meet the state's top political and business leaders and make valuable contacts. Events include:

  • The Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner
    The state's premier business networking event since 1937, attracting New Jersey leaders in ever industry, as well as the governor and members of his cabinet, legislators and our Congressional Delegation. Attendees have included Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.
  • The Chamber Challenge Cup
    An annual golf outing and networking event held at the state's most prestigious golf courses.
  • The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Open House
    This outdoor reception in June has become a fixture in the New Jersey business community. It provides members with an opportunity to network with legislative and business leaders in an informal setting. Hundreds of our members and elected officials enjoy excellent food, live music, drink and, of course, good conversation.
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Forum
    A speaker series that brings national names to New Jersey for an evening designed to inform, entertain and inspire.
  • N.J. Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Breakfast Series
    Frequent roundtables with top political and government leaders who discuss topics such as public health policy, the state budget, environmental regulations and the economy.
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
    A joyful end-of-year event that brings our members together to renew old connections and create new ones.
  • Member Breakfasts
    Pure networking events peppered throughout the year that are consistently well-attended and well-reviewed.
  • Legislative and Business Awards Reception
    This biannual event is a networking opportunity that attracts power players from Trenton and the private sector.
  • Cornerstone Events
    Exclusive events for a special tier of members - top business leaders and entrepreneurs representing many of the most prestigious companies in the state.

Resources that Give You an Edge

As a member of the State Chamber of Commerce, you get access to resources that help you stay informed and ahead of the competition.

  • NJChamber.com
    Our website keeping members posted on breaking news, events and legislation.
  • N.J. Chamber Member Directory (print and digital)
    One of the most highly used business directories in the state (promoting our members exclusively).
  • Enterprise Magazine
    The official magazine of the N.J. Chamber focused on the people and the issues that drive New Jersey businesses.
  • The Compass
    Our regular electronic update to members on the latest business news.
  • Trenton Watch
    Our highly acclaimed report on the latest state government decisions and their implications on New Jersey business.
  • N.J. Chamber Business Climate Survey
    A biannual "pulse" of the business community.