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NECC Committees

It is the work of the committees along with the Board that keep the Chamber running. Consider joining a committee and get involved in the Chamber. It's a great opportunity to contribute to a great organization, get to know people on a deeper level and to show off your expertise, interpersonal skills and/or management style.

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

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


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: Morgan Dudzinski & Tracey Diamond
Blog: Nina Tucker
Web Banners: Eric Francais
Public Relations: (open)
Photos & Video: (open)
Graphics: Mary Jo DeFranco & Tracey Diamond

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:

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

NECC Foundation

Reviews & presents opportunities in the community for the Chamber to partner with.

Chairperson: Desireé Johnson


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 & Danielle Deptula
Holiday Luncheon – Kaitlin Kurdyla
Leadership Banquet - Barbara Ruiz
Business Resource Breakfast – Jack Taylor
It’s Not Just Lunch – Mark Eulie

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