Join MC to Talk Small Business with Gov. Murphy on Friday

Get a front row seat as Meadowlands Chamber members talk small business in New Jersey with the state’s big boss. There are a few seats left for Eggs & Issues with Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Graycliff in Moonachie.

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The upcoming event was discussed at the Oct. 19 monthly networking meeting at MC headquarters, which was sponsored by Meadowlands Media. Joanne Parnofiello of M. Tripp HR Consulting & Career Services and Joe Angelosante from Friendship House won a drawing and won free ads on the Meadowlands Media website.

For more information, email, see the MC website, click or call 201-939-0707.

Gov. Murphy will be joined by New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) CEO Tim Sullivan in an armchair discussion with our members about small business. Tim Sullivan in an armchair discussion with our members about small business.

MC members will be up close and personal as the Governor and Sullivan talk small business in the Garden State and the numerous programs available to entrepreneurs of all types and sizes.

New Jersey & Small Business

The Governor recently signed three bills into law to support New Jersey small businesses. A-4748/S-3195 and A-4749/S-3204 enhance the customer service experience at the New Jersey Business Action Center by establishing a publicly available small business manual and collecting and disseminating customer assistance metrics and information, respectively.

A-4753/S-3208 allows a cure period for businesses to address and resolve certain violations. Together, these bills will make life easier for small business owners while bolstering New Jersey’s standing as an attractive place for starting and growing a business.

“The goal is to underscore the economic opportunity that is “abundant and accessible in New Jersey, especially for the small businesses that line our main streets and undergird our local communities,” Gov. Murphy said in a statement at the time.

Earlier this month, New Jersey Acting Governor Tahesha Way signed two bills that build upon the Murphy Administration’s all-of-government approach to promoting the growth of small businesses and economic opportunity in New Jersey.

The first bill (A3424/S1447) requires the New Jersey Department of Treasury, in partnership with the New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC), hosts an Annual Business Matchmaking Event to connect small businesses with federal, state, and local government agencies and contractors.

The second bill (A4751/S3400) requires the BAC to establish a mentorship program to match business entities with experience in particular areas with new or less experienced businesses seeking to learn from a mentor.

“Together, the pair of bills advance the mission and success of the BAC, with a crucial focus on the growth of minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses,” per the statement. 

New Members at the MC

The next monthly networking meeting at the MC is on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at MCHQ, 1099 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst. Sponsor a networking meeting and you get a chance to play host, bring the treats, and talk about your business. For more information call Marianne Axon at 201-528-2947 or email

Please take a moment and check out the latest members to join the MC: