Business & Finance

Networking by the Dozen in Clark

Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee
Credits: Elizabeth Clee

CLARK, NJ – Twelve local area chambers of commerce gathered on Wednesday evening in Clark for a night of networking and socializing.    Over 150 professionals from a variety of industries and organizations came together to meet, greet and explore potential connections.  

“It was a fun event; I met lots of new and great people.  Looking forward to the next similar event,” said Wayne Zuhl, co-chair of the Clark Chamber and realtor at Hallmark Realtors in Clark.

The event was coordinated by the Gateway Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with these organizations:

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  • Black Business Alliance Chamber of Commerce
  • Clark Chamber of Commerce
  • Cranford Chamber of Commerce
  • Edison Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Irish Business Association
  • Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce
  • Linden Chamber of Commerce
  • Somerset Hills Business Network
  • Suburban Chamber of Commerce
  • Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce

This was the first time these chambers joined forces to bring their members together.  Participants filled the indoor lounge and spilled out onto the patio under a beautiful summer night as they mingled and shared their unique business perspectives. 

"This was a wonderful event which enabled networking with other professional in various businesses.  I am very grateful to the Gateway Chamber of Commerce and the Holiday Inn of Clark for the opportunity to be a part of this,"  shared Jacki Venezio, Realtor.   

According to Jim Coyle, President of the Gateway Chamber of Commerce, this has potential to become an annual event based on the success of the evening.

The Gateway Chamber of Commerce boasts membership of over 1,200 and sponsors many chambers throughout the region.   The Clark Chamber of Commerce meets monthly.  Visitors are welcome.  For more information about attending the next meeting, contact (908) 352-0900 or send an email to

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