May 18, 2013
Health & Wellness Family Fair
10:00 - 2:00 PM
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
As 2013 moves along, the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce continues to develop our strategic direction for the upcoming years. I want to thank Nick Pellitta who will be stepping down as the Chairman of the Board of Directors this month. Nick has served on the Board for numerous years and is concluding his two years as Chairman. His leadership, dedication and passion for the Chamber have contributed to our success on so many levels. I can’t thank Nick enough for the time that he has given to ensure that the Chamber continues on the right trajectory. I am happy to say that he will continue on the Executive Committee as our Immediate Past Chair for the next two years. I also congratulate Ed Kurowicki who will assume the Chairmanship of the Chamber and will be a great leader as well for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.
In January, our Board gathered for a retreat at Raritan Valley Community College to officially begin the Strategic Planning. Now the Strategic Planning Committee is getting underway with their work over the next several months to identify the areas of strengths for the Chamber, look at areas that we need to focus on and what might be on the horizon for the next several years. One area that continues to take focus for the Chamber is work in the area of Economic & Workforce Development. I realize that this description sometimes leads some wondering what does that mean? I think a simple way of looking at Economic & Workforce Development is the Chamber’s mission of working toward a solid economy for Hunterdon County. It is looking at what businesses we have here in the County, how can we support them and retain them. Long term it is developing effective ways that we can recruit the right businesses here in the County to build on our base. A great example of this is our continued work and support of the Flemington Business Improvement District’s efforts on revitalizing the County seat. The Chamber’s goal is to look at developing a plan that will address these issues over the next several years and then the resources to implement those strategies. The Business Survey was one step in that direction. So I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to take the survey and if you haven’t, you still can. Click here to take part in the survey. Please know over the next several months as we reach out to the Membership, we need your input and guidance. I thank you again for all your support and engagement with the Chamber! Buy Local, Buy Hunterdon!
"Buy Local, Buy Hunterdon!
Christopher J. Phelan
President & CEO