Based in Totowa, NJ…
The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a small, non-profit business organization focused on providing its members with substantial opportunities to GROW their business, SAVE money on products and services, and CONNECT them with thousands of business professionals throughout the year.
Our roots go back over 100 years, but we pride ourselves on being a forward thinking, pro-active, and modern business organization with a PAY-IT-FORWARD mindset. We strongly believe in going back to the basics of what a Chamber of Commerce is supposed to do and that is to give its members the very best opportunity to THRIVE!
With so many business organizations and networking groups out there, what makes the North Jersey Chamber different?
To start, our members refer to us as the FUN chamber because we believe in hosting FUN events that create a welcoming, positive, and lively atmosphere. We want you to actually look forward to attending our events/functions. Most importantly, we want you to utilize the multitude of opportunities we offer, in order for you to build both your brand and business network, while developing solid relationships.
We strive to create an atmosphere where no matter if you are new to networking or a seasoned pro, you can attend one of our functions, feel comfortable, and as a result make some great connections without the politics, stuffiness, and cliquey atmosphere. This has been the key to our success and the driving force in drawing thousands of professionals throughout the year from all business sizes and types to our functions.
We are about developing long-term relationships with our members, built off the mindset of paying-it-forward. We strive to instill a help others mentality throughout our membership. We believe that people should leave the sales pitch at home and rather get to know the person they are speaking with, in order to start building a relationship. Let the process happen naturally because NO ONE likes to be sold, especially when you just met them. We believe that helping others and putting others first creates a positive atmosphere, which in turn, will lead to better business relationships and a higher chance of attaining new business for yourself!
We are extremely proud that since 2013, our membership base grew from representing 34 cities and towns to over 125 throughout NJ. This is due to our incredible members, who speak so highly about our organization, to their network of business professionals because they believe in what we do and appreciate that every decision the North Jersey Chamber makes revolves around how it will HELP our members.
We host over 70 functions a year, which include:
After Work Socials: Fun and relaxed ‘social’ networking with fellow NJCC members at a local restaurant or bar
Business Performance Seminars: These seminars, hosted by NJCC Members, focus on hot button topics important to you and your business
Comedy Night: Enjoy ‘LOL’ comedy featuring some of the top comedians in NJ, while enjoying a delicious dinner and networking with hundreds of professionals and community leaders. This event always benefits a local causes or causes, and to-date has raised over $40,000 in only 5 years!
Dine-Around Luncheons: Small, members-only lunch event, which takes place at member restaurant within the region
Golf Invitational: Always referred to as “the best golf outing” in the region, do business “on the course” at this annual event. Always held at a private golf club and features an all-inclusive day of golf, eating, drinking and prizes.
Governmental Affair Breakfasts: In partnership with the NJBIA and Passaic County Economic Development, these breakfasts feature a local politician or business professional, who provide updates on what is going on in Trenton and how that affects your business.
Leads-N-Lunch: Our popular lunchtime networking event featuring member vendor tables and Open, One-on-One, and Roundtable Networking Opportunities. This event is limited to 150 attendees and draws professionals from throughout the region.
Morning Mixx: Small, morning networking event where everyone gets to introduce themselves to the room and you can make some new connections before the work day starts.
Open House Networking: We give our members the chance to host one of our networking events to showcase their business. They provide the food and we provide the guests.
Professional Development Workshops: Half-day workshops geared towards a particular topic such as: sales, communication, leadership, and social media.
Savor Food & Wine Festival: The original food and wine festival in the region is our most popular event throughout the year. Enjoy social networking with over 450 business professionals and community leaders, while enjoying delicious food, wine, liquor and craft beer from over 50 local restaurants and vendors.
Star Spectacular Gala: Our final event of the year, features first-class dinner and entertainment. Whether it’s a casino night, tricky, tray or dueling pianos, this event is a fun night to come out with your significant other or fellow colleagues to celebrate the end of a great year!
Interested in Joining? Click HERE for a list of the benefits of being a member of the North Jersey Chamber