- To stimulate Fanwood downtown economic growth
- To create a positive image for Fanwood by promoting the downtown area as an exciting place to live, shop and invest
- To receive, administer and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the above purposes
- To promote a forum for communication and awareness for those conducting business within Fanwood
Our lobbyists interact daily with key legislators in Trenton to discuss ways to ease the tax burden, reduce burdensome regulation and generate economic growth. Our location across the street from the State House enables our staff to react and mobilize quickly on our members’ behalf to the rapid events that unfold in the state’s capital. Our reach extends to Washington, where we represent our members in the halls of Congress and at the White House.
Whether you own a business, represent one, lead a corporate office, or manage an association, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce provides you with a voice of experience and influence in Trenton.
The Chamber also provides members with networking events that offer access to decision makers in Trenton as well as top business leaders across the state. We foster relationships between member businesses, so our members can do business with and learn from each other. Another member benefit is our educational programs and money-saving discounts.
From the Chamber’s inception – Thomas Edison was a founding member in 1911 – the organization’s talented leaders have provided the guidance necessary to develop solutions to the important and tough issues of the day with the singular goal of creating a prosperous economy for New Jersey.
- Executing sound planning based on member direction
- Providing a forum for members to network and exchange information
- Managing the Chamber in a professional manner
- Supporting activities believed to be beneficial to business
- Opposing activated which may be detrimental to business community
The SPBPA was started in August of 1994 by Scotch Plains business owner & resident Ray Pardon and nine other individuals. At that time there was not any active business organization in town and the need for one was identified by the Downtown Business Alliance which was a Township committee appointed by the Mayor.
The SPBPA, through dues, donations & fund raising activities reinvests in our community in the following ways:
- Networking meetings to keep the business community informed of township activities and issues.
- Sponsors the New Jersey Farmers Market from June through October each year.
- Organizes the Halloween Window Painting Contest.
- Organizes the annual Holiday Celebrations.
- Created in 1997, an ongoing Scholarship Fund for SPF High School graduates.
- Sponsored the Annual Antique Car Show 1995-2003.
- Purchased, in equal partnership with the Township, the Towne Centre banners in 1998.
- Produced, with DECA in 1997, a Town Directory distributed to all homes in Scotch Plains.
- Donated in 1996 over 50 Flower Planters in Towne Centre.
CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS SUCCEED
- Manage the many startup and growth challenges you are likely to face
- Develop and implement your marketing strategy
- Find the money you need to start or expand your business
- Counselors are also prepared to visit your location
- Grow your business, e.g. with new products, new locations, or finding government contracts