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NECC Committees

Budget & Finance

Responsible for reporting out on the Chamber's finances monthly and ensuring that accounts are current. Chairperson: Julia Tsoy

Corporate Relations

Establishes relationships with corporations who will ultimately become partners with the Chamber on either an Annual or Special event basis. Maintains an ongoing relationship with each partner to ensure quality of service. Chairperson: Laura Jennings

Affinity Groups

Focuses on planning and organizing events that highlight the diverse nature of the Chamber including the Women to Women events.  Morning networking events featuring relevant speakers are held one Friday each month, as well as two signature annual events.  All events are open to chamber members and guests.

                Women to Women
                Chairperson: Diana Longo

Employer Legislative Committee

Employer Legislative Committee is a multi-chamber committee that coordinates the monthly luncheons of the Employer Legislative Committees (ELCs).  ELCs were established by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. ELCs meet monthly for approximately 90 minutes, and offer you a unique opportunity to meet with your local legislators and network with your colleagues while learning about issues affecting your business. Chairperson: Anthony Rainone


Establishes and implements appropriate marketing and public relations for the Chamber and its membership.

The NECC Marketing Committee is a dedicated team of individuals whose goal is to facilitate, teach, and provide marketing specific materials to help the chamber’s members on the marketing front. It promotes the Chamber through our website, email marketing, social media and other means.

                 Chairperson: Nina Tucker
                 Website: Nina Tucker
                 Email Marketing: Eric Francais
                 Social Media: Jen Nelson / Nina Tucker
                 Blog: Nina Tucker
                 Web Banners: Eric Francais
                 Public Relations: (open)
                 Photos & Video: Steve Hockstein
                 Flyers: (open)

Mayors Breakfast

Organizes the annual Mayor’s Breakfast from venue selection to promotion to luncheon agenda.  This annual event attracts a large crowd and is a great opportunity to network with individuals in a variety of industries. visit: meetthemayors.com Chairperson: Denny Klein


Assists to guide the development and growth membership for the Chamber. Achieves retention goals via strategic initiatives. Greets & recruits new members and encourages participation in Chamber activities. Chairperson: Barbara Ruiz


Develops, organizes, and hosts a variety of exciting Chamber programs such as seminars, and meetings. Supports program planning, budgeting, and implementation for events for the professional development and networking benefit of the membership. The following subgroups work together with Chamber staff to coordinate one-of-a-kind events:
          Chairperson: Kaitlin Kurdyla
          Taste of Essex - Kaitlin Kurdyla
          Holiday Luncheon – Kaitlin Kurdyla
          Leadership Banquet - Barbara Ruiz
          Business Resource Breakfast – Jack Taylor 
          It’s Not Just Lunch – Mark Eulie


Reviews & selects applicants and presents the NECC Foundation scholarship awards to the recipients at the annual awards breakfast. Chairperson: Mark Eulie

Upcoming Events

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