Connecting Business & Community
The North Essex Chamber of Commerce exists to connect local businesses with the communities that we serve: Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove, Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Essex Fells, Roseland and Fairfield.
We encourage the public to take advantage of our online member directory to discover local businesses at your disposal. In addition, by engaging these enterprises you will have the satisfaction of supporting local businesses.
The Chamber also engages with these 9 communities by supporting local non-profits and community organizations. Some of the organizations we have partnered with are:
The North Essex Chamber Foundation is the philanthropic arm that serves to support education and community initiatives.
Every year the Chamber awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school students who are pursuing post secondary education. Any student who attends a high school within any one of the Chamber’s nine towns is eligible to apply, Awards are given based on academics, work experience, volunteer endeavors, extra curricular activities, economic need, a personal statement, and recommendations.
Each spring, NECC celebrates the Essex County food culture by bringing together some of the finest restaurants and drink purveyors in New Jersey to be enjoyed by the hundreds of people who attend Taste of Essex. Restaurants are judged on the best Sweet and the best Savory dishes.
A portion of the proceeds goes toward the North Essex Chamber Scholarship Fund.
NECC Connection Card Program
The NECC Connection Card program encourages shopping and doing business locally. Similar to an AAA membership card, customers get special deals by showing an NECC Connection Card at participating NECC member businesses.
The card is available for purchase for $25 and is valid for purchases throughout the calendar year. Proceeds from card purchases go toward the Chamber’s Foundation to support the scholarship program and other educational projects. Find out more at: northessexchamber.com/pages/connections.
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