Category Archives: President’s Report

6 Things Business Owners Can Learn from the Games

By Maria Nieves, President & CEO, IOM For two weeks every four years we are treated to some of the greatest reality television on the planet (and I’m not talking about the presidential campaign).  The Olympic Games provide high drama, … Continue reading

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Taking on a Re-Newed Mission & Vision

by Maria Nieves, President & CEO Since 2011, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce has grown quite dramatically. When I  started at the Chamber in November of that year, our membership was approximately 280.  Five years later we are now serving … Continue reading

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Advocating For Our Members is a Top Priority

by Maria Nieves, President & CEO One of our top priorities at the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is to be a credible advocate for our members. That’s why over the last five years we have increased our advocacy efforts at … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village: How Volunteers Help Make it Happen and Have Fun Too!

by Maria Nieves, President & CEO It truly takes a village to grow a Chamber of Commerce! And here in Hudson County and Hoboken we are fortunate to have a village of volunteers! Whether they are helping us to set … Continue reading

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President’s Report: Shop Local, GIVE LOCAL

By Maria Nieves, President & CEO Here in America, and especially in the nation’s wealthiest state—that’s right, New Jersey was recently ranked the #1 wealthiest state in the nation by Forbes magazine—we’re particularly blessed with abundance and with that abundance … Continue reading

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President’s Report: Saving, Promoting and Protecting Local…It’s all Part of our Shop Local Promise

By Maria Nieves, President & CEO Shopping Local is not just a tag line for us! It informs almost everything we do here at the Hudson County Chamber. Our programs are designed to support our members’ growth and to encourage … Continue reading

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Consider the Procurement Possibilities for Your Business Growth

This article is the third in a series focused on the benefits of shopping local. By Maria Nieves, President & CEO You may well ask, how is “shopping local” related to “procurement opportunities”? And I would answer, that procurement opportunities … Continue reading

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