If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur looking to expand your business and make meaningful connections, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (GECC) is the place for you. The Chamber is the largest business association in the Elizabeth, NJ area and is here to support you in all your endeavors. Our Chamber represents and communicates your business interests to local opinion leaders and policy makers.
Just one of the ways we support local business owners includes our Legislative Action initiative which works to promote all government policies that are beneficial to your business. We also collaborate with organizations such as the Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) to educate and counsel business owners on government policies and programs that impact your business. Additionally, our Business Recruitment office collaborates with the City of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Development Company, and UCEDC, as well as State and Federal Agencies in order to attract new businesses to our area.
Our Chamber’s reach extends far beyond Elizabeth, attracting individuals, businesses, and entire communities in Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, and Somerset Counties in Eastern New Jersey. And it doesn’t stop there, since we even have members who are based outside of these areas.
When you join the Chamber, you’ll receive countless member benefits. These include plenty of networking opportunities, invitations to exclusive member events, and access to many professional development resources. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a Chamber representative who will visit you to find out more about YOUR business, what your specific needs are, and how the Chamber can best support you. They will then advise you on what particular actions you can take to make the most of your Chamber membership.
You’ll also enjoy an open invitation to our FREE monthly Business After Hours networking events. These events are a great way for you to connect with other business owners in the area and can help you to win over new customers and hone in on business opportunities and partnerships. On top of this, everyone who attends one of our Business After Hours events is automatically entered into a drawing for a unique opportunity to publicly promote their business. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to promote your business by advertising in the GECC magazine, Elizabeth NOW, or in our weekly e-newsletter.
This means if you’re a business owner in the Greater Elizabeth area, you should absolutely get involved with the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce. You’ll discover that being an active member of the Chamber is an incredibly valuable investment in the future success of your business!
Becoming a member of the GECC is easy. All you need to do is to fill out our online membership application and tell us about your business. After you submit your application, we’ll review it and will get in touch as soon as possible to welcome you to the Chamber and invite you to our next event. If you’re a business owner in the Greater Elizabeth area, we hope you’ll join us.