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March 2019

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Formally Announced

The consolidation of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce into the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce creates the largest, fastest-growing regional chamber in New Jersey

Princeton, NJ, March 28—After weeks of speculation and years of discussion, John Goedecke, Chairman of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Jeannine Cimino, Chairperson of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, announced today that their two respective chambers have agreed to consolidate. The announcement was made immediately following the Chamber’s Mercer County Industry Update at the Mercer Oaks County Club in Princeton Junction.

“We are thrilled that the MIDJersey Chamber is now part of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber,” says Peter Crowley, President and CEO of the newly established Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. “We recognize the significant and powerful impact this consolidation will have on our region, creating one unified voice and fiscally strong business organization promoting the interests of all companies, of all sizes, in Central New Jersey.”

John Goedecke will continue as the Chairman of the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce until his term expires in December 2019. Chairperson-Elect Brenda Ross-Dulan will assume the Chairperson’s responsibilities in January 2020. Bill Rue and Jeannine Cimino are now Vice-Chairpersons of the new organization.

The new Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber will serve more than 1,600 companies, with approximately 10,000 individual member contacts and member firms that employ a network of over 350,000 employees in our state. It will continue to coordinate more than 115 targeted workshop-style programs a year, including networking and educational events, with many designed for specific industry segments highlighting: Independent Businesses, Women in Business, Real Estate, Nonprofits, Young Professionals, International & Global Business, Travel and Tourism, Economic Development, Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, and our newest business, the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network.

“This historic combination brings together two organizations that share a rich history serving the business community of Central New Jersey,” adds John Goedecke. “The consolidation brings unparalleled business support, increased visibility and robust networking opportunities to our members and partners, as well as significant time and cost savings to the many companies in the region who were members of both chambers.”

The Chamber, whose headquarters will be Princeton, New Jersey, will serve clients from the surrounding counties as well as Mercer County, including Monmouth, Burlington, Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Bucks County in PA. Its leadership will continue its outreach to regional chamber partners in Central New Jersey, striving to develop better ways to work together supporting the Central New Jersey Region.

“We congratulate the leadership of the new Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber,” says Michele Siekerka, President and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. “This is an exciting day for the business community in the greater Mercer County region, which only stands to benefit from this new collective voice and vision. We look forward to working with this dynamic group to mutually promote an environment for business growth in the region and across the state.”

For press inquiries or additional questions, please contact Peter Crowley at 609-924-1776.

Full release available for download here

More information on the announcement can be found here.

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Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with County of Mercer to Host 2019 Mercer County Industry Update

Princeton, NJ – March 14, 2019 – The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the County of Mercer is pleased to announce the 2019 Mercer County Industry Update. The Update will include an overview of the latest industry trends and a historic announcement from the Chamber. This event will take place Thursday, March 28 at Mercer Oaks Catering from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 The 2019 Mercer County Industry Update will provide attendees an overview of the industry trends in our region and four specific industry perspectives by some of our leading Mercer-based companies. Industries featured are healthcare, education, insurance, and pharmaceutical.  The featured leaders from these industries are:

  • Sean Hopkins, New Jersey Hospital Association
  • John Thurber, Thomas Edison State University
  • Mike Van Wagner, NJM Insurance Group
  • Roberto Vieira, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 “Mercer County has always been a great place to do business. As a chamber, we are thrilled to be partnering with the Office of Economic Development to host the 2019 Mercer County Industry Update.  This event will provide attendees with different perspectives from featured leaders of Mercer-based companies.  As well, we are thrilled to have a historic announcement about the Chamber.  Attendees will not want to miss this ground-breaking moment for the region,” said Peter Crowley, President & CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“From Main Street to our bustling corporate centers, Mercer County’s economy is thriving, as evidenced by historically high employment rates recorded last quarter,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “We look forward to getting perspectives from our local industry leaders at this year’s Mercer County Industry Update, and to sharing the Princeton Regional Chamber’s anticipated announcement.”

Tickets to attend are $35 and include speakers, networking, and hot breakfast. Sponsorships are still available. Please direct all inquiries to Kate (Stevens) Kane, Princeton Regional Chamber Director Development & Events, at (609) 924-1776, ext. 100 or kate@princetonchamber.org. Further information about the event can be found at www.princetonchamber.org.

Full release available for download here

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Consolidation of Princeton Regional Chamber and New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

Princeton, NJ – March 7, 2019 – John Goedecke, Chairman of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Lou Wagman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network (NJEN), announced today that their two organizations have agreed to consolidate

 As a non-profit organization, NJEN connects investors, business executives, and the overall community to useful information. NJEN will combine with the Princeton Regional Chamber’s Technology Business Association, bringing its 25 years of experience and contacts to the Chamber.

 “Innovation and entrepreneurship are the backbones of creativity. Combining these two business organizations reflects the importance that the Chamber places on supporting innovation that leads to increased new business development,” said John Goedecke, Chairman of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Executives involved in the consolidation:

  • John Goedecke, Chairman, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Lou Wagman, Executive Director, New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network
  • Peter Crowley, President and CEO, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

 “We are pleased to be part of an organization that supports innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives throughout New Jersey,” said Lou Wagman, Executive Director of NJEN.

By building a stronger network, the organizations are hoping to increase innovation and creativity, helping businesses and entrepreneurs gain more success.  

Peter Crowley, President and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber added, “The combination of these two organizations will result in the Chamber better recognizing and discovering new business opportunities. We are thrilled to welcome NJEN as part of our Chamber.”

For press inquiries or additional questions contact Peter Crowley, President and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber at 609-924-1776. Release available for download here

 

February 2019

PRCC Presents: The 25th Annual Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture

January 2019

PRCC Announces New Vice President and Senior Vice President

PRCC Global Speakers Announced for Multichamber event

June 2018

PRCC International Experts Networking Event- June 5th

July 2017

PRCC Announces New Website

Community Development Fund Announces Grant Process

CVB Congratulates the 2017 Toast to Tourism Award Winners

Princeton Regional CVB Announces Name Change to Princeton- Mercer CVB

 

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