The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has three new faces; all three though, have been part of the local business community for some time.
Brian Ko, Peter King and Dan Hirshberg (pictured) were recently elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Ko, a CPA and Supervisor at Nisivoccia LLP, was elected to the post of Treasurer. King, with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, and Hirshberg, President of the PR firm CHP Communcations in Hackettstown, were voted in as Directors.
In addition, Harry Browne of One Legacy Financial Group was re-elected President. Patti Singer of Follow Me Social Media is the new Vice President, and Charles Aaron of Jersey Girl Brewing and Claudia Ehrgott of Graphic Image were re-elected as Corresponding and Recording Secretaries, respectively.
The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, the fastest growing small chamber in the state, represents members in Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties.
“We are really excited about the newest additions to the board,” said Browne. “Brian, Peter and Dan each bring a different perspective to the big picture. All three are community oriented and understand the challenges that businesses face on a day-to-day basis.”
Ko has been with Nisivoccia LLP since 2010. He currently works with the firm’s Governmental Entities department. In addition to providing services to the firm’s municipal, school board, county and community college clients, Ko also teaches accounting related courses for continuing education credit to the firm’s professional staff. He is a member of the Nisivoccia LLP Young Professional Group as well as the Quality of Life Committee, where he helps organize firm events and improves employee relations. Ko has been an active member of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce since 2016 and is a dedicated member of the steering committee for the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group.
King, a Retail Sales Associate, is a returnee to the board. In his earlier tenure, including a stint as President, he was a part of the resurgence of the Chamber in the mid 2000’s. With former President Greg Stewart, the two helped to create a board with vision, creativity and camaraderie. As president of the MOACC, he launched committees that worked to create new events and develop future leaders for the Chamber. Among King’s other business activities, over the years he has been involved with various business associations including the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a board member of the United Way of Northern NJ, Sussex County, and is very active in his church.
Hirshberg, of Hackettstown, is one of the longest reigning members of the Mount Olive Chamber. The president of his company, a PR and Event Planning firm that works with a variety of companies, colleges, restaurants, night clubs, and non-profits in the area, Hirshberg is known for having his finger on the pulse of the community at-large. He is known as a “people connector” through his many connections in the community, and also for his unique concepts in promotion. He is also involved with a host of major events, from music festivals to fundraisers. Additionally, Hirshberg works for Assemblyman John DiMaio. Over the years Hirshbeg has been on various business boards including the Hackettstown Area Chamber of Commerce, Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Hope Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also been active in the community serving on several volunteer boards. He is currently on the Hackettstown Library Board of Trustees.
To learn more about the Chamber and how it can benefit businesses, visit www.mountolivechambernj.com.