Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting the local economy!
Celebrating over six decades of dedication to our businesses, residents, and volunteers, the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce has been a vital non-profit organization in the Parsippany Area. Throughout the year, our Chamber focused on hosting job fairs for families and businesses, enhancing our Shop Local Campaign, welcoming businesses with grand opening celebrations, free networking events including Juice Up Your Morning, providing educational and informational seminars to support our communities along with community events to connect our community. The Parsippany Area is a thriving community with immense resources and cultivated by our ideal location, invaluable workforce, and developing infrastructure.
A major focus for the Chamber is Economic Development which is why the Chamber along with the Parsippany Area Visitor Center moved to 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 322. Along with our new facilities which is not funded by local governments, we successfully launched our community friendly website and rebranded the Chamber. We started repositioning the Chamber to provide added support to our business community, non-profits, and local residents. With our new facilities, we are able to provide meeting space to chamber members, Wise Animal Rescue, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, Economic groups, and the US Census this past year. As we continue to grow, fellow Morris County communities are reaching out to us for help and support. Regionally we support businesses and volunteer groups because business grows through a global economy, especially though the internet. Parsippany’s latest Master Plan shows that most residents work outside of the Parsippany Area and we have an increased number of visitors shopping locally. Our Chamber and Board of Directors were proud to meet with Parsippany to provide input for Parsippany’s Master Plan. We promoted Tourism as action item that will boost our local economy and bring needed tax dollars back to the community.
As our community fills vacant office space, creates jobs, and invests in our infrastructure, the value and attributes of the Parsippany Area become more illuminated and enables our Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce to support these endeavors and tell our story as to why the Parsippany Area is an exceptional place to live, work, shop, and visit! Parsippany-Troy Hills Township is the largest municipality from the standpoint of population. In Morris County, our residents enjoy a good school system, fine parks, and recreational activities, safe and well-maintained neighborhoods, and good services. Our Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce has been a part of our community since 1956 with an authentic history as being a voice and leader in our communities. Members are good corporate neighbors helping to support community activities and are from many of our Fortune 500 companies with headquarters or major operations in the community. In addition to these large companies, there are many smaller successful businesses and professionals that reside in the community.
The infrastructure requirements to accommodate and enhance economic development is a key part of government planning and we stress that local and county governments must work with communities and act accordingly since overall projects impact our overall economy and our quality of life. The Chamber will continue collaborating with our government and agencies to ensure that businesses and residents are equally represented and our overall quality of life and environment is preserved. We will continue to work with new businesses entering our communities in order to provide local jobs and act as an advocate for lower taxes and fewer regulations. This year our chamber is proud to be part of the 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC) program which is key to creating awareness in the Parsippany Area. As Chairperson of this committee, it is not only our civic duty to complete the census, but the results support federal funds, grants, and support to our community based on census data. That increased funding will support our children in schools, public works, and other vital programs for families and seniors.
Our Parsippany Area Visitor Center also continues to re-discover history and through our extensive places to stay, rest, and refresh, we have strong opportunities to grow our tourist industry which consequently assists our taxpayers with revenue and services. We encourage supporting our Visitor Center along with the Parsippany Historical and Preservation Society, our fine hotels and restaurants.
By celebrating our past and building our future we will ensure our children of today become the stewards or our community tomorrow. It is my sincere hope that you will call the Parsippany Area your home for many years to come. To learn more about the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, visit www.Parsippanychamber.org. Together we can ensure our communities continue to prosper.
Robert J. Peluso, MBA
President Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce