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Betty Boros

For the uninitiated, ChamberLink is a partnership between NJBIA and 17 (and counting) local business organizations for the mutual benefit of our member companies. We coordinate our activities, join together in advocacy and offer member pricing to our events for our partners.

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey recently welcomed new leadership to its board of directors with the addition of Tammeisha D. Smith and Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq.

Smith is owner and CEO of the Dunbar Center, Inc., a community health and wellness facility in Newark. In fact, it was selected as an anchor project for the city’s “Model Neighborhood Initiative.” The medical facility strives to meet the needs of the medically underserved with both primary and specialist healthcare services and an outpatient renal dialysis center equipped to care for patients 24/7/365.

Nixon is the franchisee and publisher of the community news website TAPinto Denville. She also is a leadership and organization development consultant with extensive experience in communications, diversity and inclusion, and general business administration.

Congratulations to the AACCNJ for two great additions to the board.

Next week’s events are highlighted by the Somerset County Business Partnership’s 100th Anniversary Party on Thursday at The Marigold in Somerset. The SCBP is planning a New Jersey-style carnival theme with food trucks, popcorn and cotton candy machines, fun games, interactive tables and painting with a twist, among other things.

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce is getting all New-agey with its latest networking event, to be held Thursday evening at Enchanted Treasures New Age Boutique in Garwood.

The Gloucester County Chamber is going on the theory that baseball and networking go together. They have organized an outing at a Trenton Thunder game on Monday with the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Attendees will enjoy a BBQ buffet in the Steiner Clubhouse then take in the Trenton Thunder vs. Akron RubberDucks from a private suite!

The Newark Regional Business Partnership will have its annual summer luncheon on Wednesday at Nico Kitchen + Bar in Newark.   Be sure to bring extra business cards to enter their door prize drawing.

North Jersey Chamber of Commerce will help welcome a new addition to the Totowa business community on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and grand opening of Sombrero Tacoria.  Enjoy refreshments and light bites, open networking and more.

The Union Township Chamber of Commerce will help members learn how to cultivate profitable relationships with an engaging talk by business coach and marketing expert Ethan Chazin. The event, entitled Never Network Again, takes place Wednesday at BCB Community Bank in Union.