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New Jersey Business Summit 2015

September 17, 2015 1:00 pmtoSeptember 18, 2015 1:00 pm

Join business executives from across New Jersey for a first-of-its-kind summit at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on September 17-18. The goal of the Summit will be to look at key issues that New Jersey leaders need to address in order to increase the state’s positive economic momentum and improve our competitiveness.

This two day Summit will feature an unprecedented collaboration of many of the state’s chambers of commerce, business trade associations, representatives of the Christie administration and state legislature, not-for-profits, labor, higher education, local government officials, and other interested parties.

Day One (September 17)

We will discuss specific recommendations for solving the state’s top economic issues.

The discussion will focus on recommendations to solve the four issues most frequently named by respondents in the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce’s spring survey as hampering New Jersey’s economic momentum:

  • Reform the State’s Tax Structure
  • Reduce State Government Regulation and Mandates
  • Fund Transportation/Infrastructure Projects
  • Maintain a Highly Trained and Ready Workforce in New Jersey

Day Two (September 18)

We will formulate next steps to present to state government leaders.


Registration and Reservation Information

Registering for the event does not guarantee you a room at the Borgata.

To reserve your room, you need to contact the Borgata directly.  The Chamber has negotiated a great room rate of $99 for the night of Set. 17.  Contact the Borgata at 609-317-1000 and use group code GBATC15 to receive the discounted rate

There are a limited number of rooms at the $99 rate, so the earlier your register, the better.



Roundtable: How Can New Jersey Reduce its Energy Consumption by Maximizing Efficiencies?

September 18, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Is New Jersey doing enough to reduce energy use? Many say the state isn’t doing nearly enough. Advocates of energy efficiency projects that cut consumption by individuals and businesses say they are the most effective and least costly way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollution, while also saving money on gas and electric bills. So what’s preventing us from doing more? Find out at a NJ Spotlight roundtable about the regulatory hurdles, funding requirements and other factors holding back energy efficiency efforts in the Garden State.


  • Mary Barber, New Jersey Director, Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Stefanie A. Brand, Director, Division of of Rate Counsel, State of New Jersey
  • Steven Gabel, President, Gabel Associates
  • Jess Melanson, Director of Energy Services, PSEG
  • Janine Migden-Ostrander, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project

Location: Wyndham Garden Trenton, 1 W. Lafayette St.

More information and registration

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