WASHINGTON, DC - The Morris County Chamber of Commerce was active and present on the train to DC for the 82nd annual Walk to Washington event sponsored by the NJ Chamber of Commerce. Both the current President Meghan Hunscher and the former President Paul Boudreau were moving up and down the aisle, shaking hands and meeting some of the 750 business professionals also on board.
Morris County Chamber of Commerce's Vice President of Membership Development Mike Stanzilis was also moving car to car. "I love this ability to look people in the eye and have a meaningful conversation with them. This train ride is such an excellent opportunity for face to face contact, in a world that gets more digital every day" Stinzilis said.
Talk among train riders was that the trip was less crowded than years past, but that was not necessarily a bad thing. It made it easier to move around and have more in-depth conversations.
Also from Morris County's largest town, Parsippany, was Randy Stodard, the Chief Marketing Officer at Delta Dental. Delta Dental contributed toothbrushes and toothpaste in the goody bags that were given out to all train riders.
The purpose of the train ride is to grant an opportunity for corporate executives, mid-size business owners, entrepreneurs, state government and legislative leaders to network with each other and to discuss New Jersey's economic situation There were plenty of politicians and legislators on board to answer questions and talk about NJ's future direction.
From Morris County, Senator Anthony Bucco of Boonton and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn of Mendham were on the train. Also present were Senator Tom Kean, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and many others.
Once the train arrived in DC, many people headed over to the Dubliner Pub across the street to continue with the networking!