When most individuals hear of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce they are likely to think the organization serves predominantly Princeton businesses and residents. As the second largest chamber of commerce in the state of New Jersey and the largest chamber in the region, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce has an impact that extends far past Princeton and into Trenton. In fact, the Princeton Regional Chamber serves Trentonians in many profound ways.

This past summer the Princeton Regional Chamber served as the lead chamber to raise funds for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The organization recruited local businesses to help raise funds and secure employment opportunities for 50 Trenton youth this past summer. Chamber president Peter Crowley also serves on the Trenton Workforce Advisory Board.

The Princeton Regional Chamber has been supporting businesses for many years. On November 1st, the chamber hosted its 5th Mayor’s Economic Development Breakfast Series – a quarterly breakfast highlighting key initiatives and topics in Trenton – featuring Tom Szaky, CEO of the internationally renown Terracycle who spoke about “Growing in Trenton: Terracycle’s Global Impact”. The chamber also hosts several networking events in Trenton for local businesses throughout the year.

The Chamber supports key initiatives though a sundry of partnerships within the city of Trenton that serve Trentonians. For example, through their Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Chamber supports tourism in the area by actively promoting and engaging with local hot spots such as Trenton Thunder, Cure Insurance Arena, Jersey Flight Football, the Old Barracks, State Museum and the New Jersey Tennis League. The chamber also partners with organizations like Greater Trenton, the Trenton Downtown Association, the Mayor’s Economic Development Department and Eric Maywar, and others, to support various initiatives in Trenton.

The chamber works collaboratively with entities like the Trenton Area Stakeholders, Thomas Edison State University, and Mercer County Community College to support their initiatives.

Do not let the name “Princeton” fool you. The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce has a far-reaching impact that extends into Trenton in many ways.

If you are interested in learning more about or partnering with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and their work in Trenton please visit princetonchamber.org or contact Christine Curnan at christine@princetonchamber.org.