SHORT HILLS, NJ – More than 75 local business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers of some of the largest corporations around Millburn Township attended a networking event at the Benihana restaurant in Short Hills Tuesday evening. The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted a “business bash” with five chambers from Livingston, Maplewood, North Essex, South Orange and West Orange.

As the evening progressed, members from various chambers networked, exchanged business cards and most importantly, created relationships. Bankers were talking to financial planners about how they could support client loans, web designers were connecting with media publishers and attorneys were providing guidance to small business owners.  Karen Bigos, a prominent real estate broker in Millburn, referring to the success of the evening’s event commented, “Our chamber and community events are now officially put on a pedestal.”

PuroClean, a provider of water, fire, smoke and mold remediation, of Orange, NJ was the corporate sponsor.  Adam Forster, owner of PuroClean, aside from being the benefactor of the event also personally participated, creating relationships with realtors and home improvement specialists, as they are a principal source of his referrals. Forster commented on the recent heavy rains and how his company had assisted many area homeowners and businesses with remediation. Known for quality work, PuroClean is on the national call center register for insurance giants Liberty Mutual and Allstate.

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The evening ended with a bit of fun as attendees participated in a raffle with prizes generously donated by Millburn based businesses. Paper Mill Playhouse donated performance tickets and Motion Fitness Club and Kings Food Markets donated several gift certificates.

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce President, Stephanie Murphy, and Executive Director Roxanne Giacalone thanked the crowd for their support and attendance. They also thanked fellow board members for assisting in organizing the event.

The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber is a nonprofit organization and relies solely on membership dues and donations to fund operations. Millburn Township does not fund or finance any activities or events.  One of the principal aims of the chamber is to promote Millburn based businesses, attract new businesses to the township and advocate for the rights of business owners. For more information about the chamber, please visit