Annual Meeting & Dinner Dance
Friday, February 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Grand Colonial

President`s Message

December 201

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." --John Quincy Adams

Since September, our 2015 Leadership Hunterdon Class has been meeting monthly, and each time we gather, we discuss a variety of topics that help to develop and improve their leadership skills. During each session, it is amazing to see how our guest speakers truly inspire the class. You can tell that they cannot wait to apply their newfound knowledge with others. What an uplifting experience!

When I recently came across the above quote by John Quincy Adams, it made me think about all of the events and programs that we offer at the Chamber, and how together, we indirectly inspire one another to become better bosses, coworkers, community leaders, etc.

This year the Chamber has held numerous signature events like our Annual Meeting, the first ever Hunterdon County Community Day, our Annual Golf Classic, the Business Expo and the Hunterdon Awards program—just to highlight a few of our major programs. Monthly, we have held educational programs and networking events, and we also started working very closely with the Hunterdon County freeholders on the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Hunterdon County and our Women’s Business Forum hosted another very successful Summit.

The Young Professionals of Hunterdon received an Award from America’s Grow-a-Row for their Day of Service over the past several years. What I find most inspiring, is the number of individuals that are behind all of these events and programs, and much more, that make the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce a center for personal and business development. I believe that all of these entities are at the core of providing so many opportunities for our members to participate, and in turn, strengthen our business community here in Hunterdon County.

On behalf of the Chamber, I thank all of those who have contributed this past year. I wish you, your family and colleagues all the best during this Holiday Season!

With best regards,

Christopher J. Phelan

President & CEO
Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce