Our Signature Events

In 2012, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce celebrates 92 years of service to the business community. We are proud of this milestone and, as with each new year, we approach our mission with the same enthusiasm, dedication to growth and commitment to excellence we had when we started many years ago.

Our Chamber is pleased to provide a variety of quality events and programs concentrating on Networking and Professional Development.

Below are samples of the signature events offered each year by the Chamber. Please visit our Online Calendar page for a chronological listing of upcoming events, and to register online. Also, be sure to contact Member Services to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

Annual Meeting
This is our largest and most highly attended event of the year. Each year we welcome a high-profile guest speaker to address over 600 attendees. Recent former speakers have included Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Stephen Moore, member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Richard Codey, former NJ Senate President and Jay Cross, President of the New York Jets.

Annual Golf Classic
Held each spring, this all-day event gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf and networking at one of Morris County’s beautiful golf courses. The event continues in the evening for players and non-golfers alike with a cocktail hour and dinner reception.

Business Connections
Business Connections is a structured networking event held on the third Friday of each month. This event provides participants with the opportunity to gain exposure in a structured networking environment. Attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves to over 150 participants and present a brief commercial about their business in a group breakout session.

Click here to watch a video detailing this event!

Economic Outlook/Leaders in Business Awards Luncheon
Held each fall, this event is the area’s most comprehensive economic forecast for New Jersey. Featured keynote speakers discuss specific trends for the U.S., New Jersey and Morris County as well as cover relevant international conditions.

In addition, awards are presented to honor individuals from the area business community who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and managerial talent.

Education & Professional Development Committee Seminars
This committee offers several seminars throughout the year centered on education and professional development. Included are the recurring seminars listed below:

  • Keys to Effective Networking
  • Crafting Your Two Minute Introduction (in conjunction with the Business Development Committee)
  • Building Your Business Through Referrals
  • The Art of Public Speaking

Good Morning, Morris!
This highly successful breakfast event attracts a diverse group of over 100 business professionals and community leaders. Held five times per year at the Park Avenue Club, this event features a high-profile guest speaker, a sit-down breakfast and networking.

Recent guest speakers have included Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, CNBC reporter Guy Adami, NY Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, and author Steve Adubato.

Legislative Breakfast/Lunch
Presented in conjunction with the Government Affairs Committee, this well-attended annual breakfast or lunch features a panel of speakers from the Morris County Legislature and other prominent state political officials. Recent panelists have included Senator Steve Sweeney, Senator Tom Kean, Jr., and Assemblyman Joseph Cryan.

Morris in the Evening
Each Morris in the Evening event is hosted at the facilities of one of our members and provides a fun, laid-back and interactive after-work networking opportunity.

Previous events have included glassmaking at Glassworks Studio of Morristown, team building game show events at Powerhouse Studios in East Hanover, a musical performance at The Community Theatre at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, and a collaboration with the Somerset County Business Partnership at the Dolce Hotel.

Preparedness Conference
This yearly conference is a joint venture of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce with the objective of facilitating “Community Preparedness” in the event of natural or man-made disaster. The conference creates awareness of the counter-terrorism and preparedness efforts of the state, county and local government as well as the professional preparedness services offered by the business community.

Women in Business
Women in Business events are presented in either a breakfast or lunch format several times per year, and typically welcome over 125 male and female attendees. Each event strives to provide quality speakers and presenters who share their knowledge and skills on how to motivate and lead, as well as deal with professional issues and challenges.

Young Professionals Committee Networking Events
The Young Professionals Committee hosts two networking events per year that are open to all Chamber members. These interactive events take place in the evening and are geared toward those looking to build business relationships in a more relaxed, after hours setting.

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Neil Cavuto speaks at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel. Photo by David Kramer