So many people touch our lives in positive ways. They inspire us, mentor us, guide us, help us, or are simply there when we just need someone to talk to. Even that employee whose positive attitude makes the workday that much more pleasant makes a lasting impression.
Here in ChamberLink world, we have become aware of two such people who have touched so many lives in so many ways they have earned the distinction of being named citizens of the year.
Earlier this month, the Millville Chamber of Commerce honored Chuck Wyble as citizen of the year at its February member luncheon. And just this week, the Somerset County Business Partnership announced that Peg Wright would be that organization’s 70th Citizen of the Year. She will be honored at an event in April.
Wyble is an advertising and marketing professional who has a long history of supporting charitable organizations in this South Jersey community. He is on the board of directors for the Millville chamber and has served as its president in the past.
He is also president of the Millville Army Air Field Museum at Millville Airport, created right after the U.S. joined WW II as America’s first defense airport. Today it is home to the annual Millville air show on Memorial Day weekend.
Up north, Peg Wright is being honored for founding and leading the Center for Great Expectations. Since 1998, the center has been assisting homeless, pregnant women and adolescents in breaking the cycle of homelessness, abuse, and addiction. Under Peg’s leadership, the Center for Great Expectations now serves over 600 people.
Congratulations, and thank you, to the two honorees.
Now here’s a look at the network opportunities being offered next week by many of our ChamberLink members.
- The Greater Toms River Chamber will hold a Cocktails + Connections networking event Feb. 24 at The Water Street Bar and Grill in Toms River.
- The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will hold an Ocean Wind Jobs Information Session 25 at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.
- The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce will host its Women in Business Roundtable 25 at Cindy Kelly Kitchen Design in Beach Haven.
- The Eastern Monmouth Chamber will host a Business after Hours event Feb. 25 at Albarino’s tapas and wine bar in Shrewsbury.
- The Camden County Chamber of Commerce’s Business after Hours will be Feb. 25 at Horizon Connect in Moorestown.
- The North Jersey Chamber will host The Un-Agenda Female Happy Hour 25 at Uncorked Wine Shop and Lounge in Totowa.
- The Edison Chamber of Commerce will host the 29th Annual State of the Township speech by Mayor Tom Lankey on Feb. 25 at the Pines Manor in Edison.
- The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce will hold two networking mixers: 26 at Stella Marina in Asbury Park and Feb 27 at Triumph Brewing Co. in Princeton.
- The Somerset County Business Partnership is hosting two seminars: Growing Your Business Through Your Website 25 and Critical Legal Aspects of Selling and Buying Businesses Feb. 27. Both events will be at its headquarters in Bridgewater.
- The Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce will hold a Tourism Talk 27 at its headquarters in Lyndhurst.
- The North Jersey Chamber of Commerce will hold a half-day SEO Workshop 28 in Garfield.
- The Hunterdon Chamber will hold its Annual Meeting & Dinner Dance 28 at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station.
- The Gloucester County Chamber is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting 28 for The Wing Kitchen restaurant located at Rowan University.