The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce Supporting the Re-Opening of Local Businesses

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Recovery is happening in phases, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce is Here to Help Local Businesses Reopen. Elizabeth, New Jersey local businesses are learning new innovative sustainable ways to re-open their doors within the new normal of state & CDC guidelines.

“We are all having to come together and rethink business operations. This is an opportunity to innovate… we need to adapt and overcome."

With new re-opening stages announced for the state of New Jersey, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce [GECC] has been busier than ever bringing everyone to the virtual table, helping streamline information and get questions answered for its members. Using innovative techniques of trending social media marketing, virtual networking, and online informational webinars complete with Q&A Sessions, the GECC is communicating with its members providing essential credible resources and learning opportunities to safely re-open and rethinking business operations. This is critical due to the new demands of business in today’s “new normal”.

Throughout the pandemic, the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce has held weekly meetings and/or webinars with its partners, helping to keep them up to date on topics like available funding opportunities, e-commerce strategies, and other resources to help their businesses. “We are all having to come together and rethink business operations. This is an opportunity to innovate… we need to adapt and overcome,” said Jennifer Costa, President, and CEO of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.

Bringing (virtually) the experts to their members is an asset of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce. They have been partnering with municipal and other industry professionals for resources needed to help with a safe and successful re-opening. Specifically through holding webinars and conference calls with their members and city officials along with other entities such as Kean University Business department faculty and staff, as well as members of the Elizabeth Development Company (EDC), Union County Economic Development Company (UCEDC), New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), NJ-Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce encourages its business members and other organizations to proactively work together at every level. Promoting and improving the business environment, while building responsible partnerships that sustain prosperity and create a community that prides itself in helping make the greater Elizabeth area and the County of Union the best place to work, live and do business. Not yet a member of the GECC? Consider joining this dynamic business group of professionals. For more information visit: http://www.elizabethchamber.com

While helping local businesses, the GECC has also been successful in partnering some of its members to build its local tourism assets and created New Jersey’s newest tourist destination. Centrally located in New Jersey, Elizabeth is just minutes from NYC, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Elizabeth’s rich authentic history as NJ’s original capital established in 1664, its high-end outlet shopping mall The Mills at Jersey Gardens (0% tax on clothes and shoes), along with its culturally diverse dining and trending nightlife draws tourists off the beaten path. To discover more about Elizabeth’s tourism initiative founded by the GECC please visit http://www.goelizabethnj.com.

For more information: Contact Sales and Marketing Manager, Dorian-Lee Velastegui (dperez@goelizabethnj.com) 908-355-9797, and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube @GoElizabethNJ and on Twitter @GoElizNJ. Contact President and CEO of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce Jennifer Costa (jcosta@goelizabethnj.com) 908-355-7600 and follow on social media @ElizabethNJChamber

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