The month of February brings much to look forward to! Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and the Chamber’s Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner! All these happenings should see a boost in many aspects of our local business. Please be sure to take note of all the great events on the February calendar!
In the February newsletter, you’ll want to read Barbara’s great article on networking and the power of being involved in your Chamber and using us as a tool to enhance your business connections. Please also find an interesting article written by our January Ambassador of the Month, Rupinder Bedi.
I have added a Comings and Goings section that will inform you of the activities the Montclair Chamber has been involved with.
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Comings and Goings…
I attended a roundtable with Congresswoman Torres January 20. One of the issues I mentioned was the minimum wage increase. I shared when the minimum wage is increased, the hourly wage goes up and so do taxes. Some increases that need to occur in order for small business to thrive could be from 28% to 40+% in revenue. My suggestion was there be some kind of easement placed on business owners; a tax break, some kind of incentive or a sound plan that business owners can utilize in order to gain the needed increases in business. The round-table agreed and Congresswoman Torres will look into what can be done. Stay tuned for updates.
We also discussed how many entering the work force were not prepared. I mentioned Steve Ward’s Future N Focus company and what it does based on his January 14, 2016 breakfast presentation. Congresswoman Torres loved the idea and is now supporting Steve’s business!
Montclair Chamber of Commerce Biography
The Montclair Chamber of Commerce’s Mission is to provide leadership, organization, and resources to support the Montclair business community by providing our members with a wide range of services, programs, and information.
The Chamber is a vehicle to promote economic growth as we serve our members as by providing worthwhile training and networking opportunities. The Chamber advocates for the interest of the business community with federal, state, and local officials. The Montclair Chamber is funded by local businesses and key events. We work closely with the city of Montclair to promote our local businesses and community.
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