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by Amiee Idan

We’ve had an eventful month of programs focused on adapting to the pandemic’s impact. We’ve heard our experts advise on how to care for the elderly, maneuver through employment law, recognize when it’s time to consult a therapist, updated everyone on COVID-19 financial packages, and sharpened our sales skills; all with an eye on continuing to progress commercially. We had our first town hall meeting with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce on guidelines for reopening business in the coming months.

The coming month’s programs continue to help businesses succeed and have some fun. Later this week we welcome members of six other Essex County Chambers for a multi-chamber virtual happy hour. Two other highlights are tips and tricks for presenting ourselves online (6/2) and a session on emphasizing immune system-boosting foods in our diets (6/5). Lot’s more already lined up for June. Check our calendar at: business.northessexchamber.com/events/calendar/2020-06-01

We’re engaged in creating two new interest groups for our growing membership: a wellness group and a not-for-profit group. We’d love to hear from you if you would like to participate.

I’m continuing my outreach to both new and long-time members to exchange ideas on ways to promote networking among our businesses and organizations.

If you are a member and would like to share your expertise with chamber members and prospective members, please let me know and we will create a virtual event for you to talk to our community. Each month we want to highlight one or two talented business owners so we can attract other dynamic businesses in the effort to grow our chamber. Our goal is to become a vibrant resource for our business community.

A stumbling-block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.” Eleanor Roosavelt

All the best,

Amiee Idan, Executive Director

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