Michelle Vernuccio, President
North Jersey Chamber
Michelle Vernuccio obtained her B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations. She is also pursuing her M.B.A. in Project Management. She is known as the business “marketing guru” and networking connector through her current employment as President of the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Michelle applies her marketing, networking, business, interpersonal-relationship building skills in emerging the business organization to its next level of victory in supporting its continued growth and prosperity within the networking community.
Michelle is approachable, coach-able and the “life of the party.” Her high degree of organizational skills and ability to communication marketing strategy continues to influence her business colleagues in the Chamber.
Michelle is a firm believer that successful marketing initiates adjacent to the needs of a business’s target audience and what better way to obtain data than through surveys. In addition, she is inspired by the power of public relation efforts in conjunction to supporting local charity; as it surfaces the positive foundation to a business’s brand through her educational and professional background.
In 2018, Michelle obtained NJ Ad Club’s Best Marketing Professional Under 40 and Montclair State University Distinguished PRSA Alumni Award. In 2013, she obtained the St. Anthony Young Adult of the Year Award.
On her spare time, you can find Michelle teaching the children of Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish religious education. She also sits on plenty of non-profit organizations where she brings her marketing strengths to the table. Michelle enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, reading, outdoor adventures, NYC, sushi, fashion, shoes and Italian Moda, while getting her heart rate up as a member of Orange Theory Fitness. Michelle is grateful for the opportunity in the ability to learn something new each day.
"Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team." (John C. Maxwell)
Sarah Bielen, Marketing Assistant
North Jersey Chamber
Sarah was born and raised in Clifton, NJ. She graduated from Clifton High School in 2014 and Montclair State University in December 2017 where she received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in business. Sarah came on board at the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce as an intern in January 2018 and immediately took on the role as Marketing Assistant in March 2018- due to her strong work ethic, organization and communication skills. She is very thankful to be a part of this amazing organization where she builds connections and network with companies throughout Northern New Jersey. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, friends as well as shopping and being creative!