The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual Breakfast With The Mayors on Wednesday morning Jan. 24, offering the local business community an opportunity to hear about the current business climate in the area. Special guest speaker will be Morris County Freeholder Christine Myers, who was recently appointed as the Regional Director for the area with the influential U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mount Olive Township Mayor Rob Greenbaum and Hackettstown Mayor Maria DiGiovanni will highlight their respective town’s business accomplishments and the overall business climate in their towns in 2017, and update chamber members and members of the business community at-large on what to expect and what the goals are for 2018.
In addition Myers will also speak on behalf of county related – and state – business. Myers, who began her first term on the board of freeholders on Jan. 3, 2016, has a long history in corporate and private business, and has been active for many years in community affairs in Morris County. The Mendham resident launched a specialty food business in 2013 after a 25-year career as a technology and telecommunications executive and consultant. At AT&T, Myers was responsible for managing the technology and communications needs of all 1996 presidential elections, the Republican National Convention, and hundreds of federal, state and municipal campaigns. She also led the team that won multi-million dollar communication contracts for the Executive Office of the President and White House Communications Agency. Later, as Vice President, Alliances and Business Development at Siemens, she negotiated global technology, strategic alliance and joint venture agreements.
As part of the meeting, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the mayors and the freeholder.
Chamber officials will also take the opportunity to discuss the Chamber’s role with township leaders and other Chamber initiatives for 2018, and introduce the new Chamber Leadership Team for the new year.
The meeting is open to the business community at-large, as well as the general public.
The breakfast meeting is being presented and hosted by the Longhorn Steakhouse at ITC Crossing, starting at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door for Chamber members and $30 for guests.
The Chamber invites all businesses to become members. Among the member benefits are complimentary or discounted fees for various luncheons and meetings. Marketing in the Morning, for example, is a complimentary benefit to members of the Chamber ($10 for all others), taking place the 3rd Wednesday morning of every month from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at locations around the area. The Chamber also provides a monthly program for the area Young Professionals to meet and network at a variety of locations, as well as a monthly Women’s Professionals group, which meets the second Tuesday of every month.
A special event has been scheduled for Thursday Feb. 8 with the chamber hosting its 3rd annual bus trip to a NJ Devils hockey game in Newark (versus the Calgary Flames) sponsored by a variety of members.
For information on any of these events, and to register in advance for the Mayors’ Breakfast, visit the Chamber’s website, www.mountolivechambernj.com.