Community Events

Women’s Leadership Connection – The Power of Words

The March 9th Women’s Leadership Connection Networking Event Location: Colonia Country Club, 300 Colonia Boulevard, Colonia, NJ 07067 $60.00 Chamber Members $70.00 Non-Members CASH BAR The Women's Leadership Connection is an initiative of the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce designed to further the personal and professional development of women in business through education, mentorship, recognition, networking and social opportunities.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Woodbridge

44th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Multi-Chamber Networking Event at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Multi-Chamber Networking Event at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Pre-registration is required. Display Table $50 Member $15 Non-Members $25 (after 3/9/17 and at the door, add $10 per ticket)

WMCC Non-Profit Summit

Building Relationships… for the good of your cause! Registration 8:30 am Program 9am-12 noon Breakfast will be served Location: Woodbridge Elks, Rahway Ave in Woodbridge Members of the Woodbridge Chamber: FREE Non-Members: $25

Coffee Club Meeting to discuss the market and the economy

Discuss the market and economy in a relaxed setting. The coffee's on us ! Please consider joining us at our very first coffee club meeting and feel free to bring a friend ! March 23rd beginning at 8am at the Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce conference room.

BORC Lunch & Learn – Efficiency & Risk Reduction with Office Automation

Topic: Efficiency & Risk Reduction with Office Automation Presented by: Ricky Lamba of TBS and Richard Moss of DocuWare Automation Tips & Solutions Demo: Greater efficiency and productivity: Without effective enterprise content management, an employee spends an average of 18 minutes searching for a document. Lower costs for document storage and supplies: Paper accumulates annually at a rate of 22 percent for the average business, which means it doubles in volume every 3.3 years Robust data security and automated compliance: At any given moment, up to 5 percent of an organization’s files are currently lost or mislaid. Business continuity: If their paper-based records were destroyed in a natural disaster, 7 out 10 businesses would fail within 3 weeks. About Toshiba Business Solutions: Toshiba Business Solutions is a global leader powered by local offices. We are focused on helping companies increase the value of their ideas. Toshiba teaches your business to print smarter, work more secure, improve workflow and communicate better. Location: Toshiba Business Solutions 900 Route 9 North, Suite 107, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 www.tbs.toshiba.com

Hand & Stone Networking Event

Join us for a Chamber Networking Event HAND AND STONE MASSAGE AND FACIAL SPA - WOODBRIDGE 789 St. Georges Avenue, Woodbridge on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm Mini Services that will be available to choose from: mini-facial, mini-back massage, and a peppermint scalp massage After Hours Business Card Exchange BRING A DOOR PRIZE & PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS $15.00 Chamber Members $25.00 Non-Members

Lunch with Chris Rodriquez, Director of Homeland Security for the State of NJ

Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer 10th Floor Conference Room. 90 Woodbridge Center Drive Woodbridge , NJ 07095 Registration at 11:30 Lunch from 12—1:30 WMCC Members are FREE, Non-Members $20. Pre-Registration Required. Payment in the form of cash or check preferred.

New Chamber Members Luncheon at the APA Hotel

New Chamber Members Luncheon at The APA Hotel. Flyer coming soon. Call for details.

Women’s Leadership Committee – Wine & Financial Design

YOUR MONEY MATTERS JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF FINANCIAL DESIGN AND FINE WINE Are you in charge of your financial life and confident about decisions involving budgeting, saving and investing? The Wall Street Journal reports that women are falling far behind men in terms of financial literacy. But women may also have unique financial needs to consider and may soon control the majority of US household wealth. Do you know where your financial roadmap is taking you? The evening will also feature selections of several wines from around the world to tease your palate and an introduction to basic wine tasting. Learn wine terminology, the different types of wine, the 4-step tasting method practiced by professionals around the world, how to choose proper glassware and how to order wine with confidence. Where: Colonia Country Club, 300 Colonia Boulevard, Colonia, NJ 5:30 pm— 8:30 pm $60.00 Chamber Members $70.00 Non-Members CASH BAR

Woodbridge Chamber Street Fair on Main Street

Woodbridge Chamber Street Fair on Main Street. Members & Non-Members welcome to participate. Details and application below. 1) Please PRINT all information in the form below. Prices are PER BOOTH SPACE and *MEMBER DISCOUNTS apply to Woodbridge Township-based Member Businesses ONLY. All spaces must be prepaid. Space is awarded on a first-acceptance basis. 2) Be certain to sign this form. Please make a copy (front & back) for your records. 3) Crafter, Artist, Retailer, Food Vendor space=12‟ wide. Spaces for Non-Profit organizations=12‟ wide. All spaces are 10‟ deep. Neither furniture nor electricity are provided. Please bring your own furniture. 4) Show hours are 11am-5pm, “rain or shine”**. There are no refunds.

ELC: Lt. Governor & Secretary of State Kim Guadagno

Employer Legislative Committee (ELC): Lt. Governor & Secretary of State Kim Guadagno at The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Registration at 8:30am Networking breakfast begins at 9:00 am

BORC Lunch & Learn – Facebook Marketing Basics for your Business

BORC Lunch & Learn - Facebook Marketing Basics for your Business by BiggerFish Marketing at the Woodbridge Public Library, Meeting Room (at the lower level). Please reserve a seat by Tuesday, May 30, 2017. About the Presentation: Every business owner must have a Facebook Business page and Facebook marketing strategy to grow the brand, engage the existing audience and target new customers. This seminar will focus on Facebook as one part of a business owner’s online tool kit on: Free Tactics - Facebook: Personal Vs Business - The importance of a Facebook business page - Branding and business/contact information - What to post on Facebook and how often - Linking your email and blog to Facebook - Acquiring Facebook reviews and followers Paid Promotion Campaigns - Boosting Facebook posts and events - Choosing your audience and budget - Sending campaigns to custom landing pages - Reporting, analyzing and and adjusting strategy

53rd Annual Golf Outing at Colonia Country Club

Our 53rd Annual Golf Outing is June 5th at the Colonia Country Club Opportunity to Build New Relationships & Market Your Business All Golfers receive Brunch, Lunch, a Gift & Cocktail Reception Shot Gun Start Sponsorships for any budgets Putting Contest Pot of Gold Hole in One "Networking on the 19th Hole" Mega Cocktail Party Open to Golfers & Non-Golfers Awards Registration & Brunch: 9am-10:30am Shotgun Start: 10:30am Mega Cocktail Party and Awards: 4-6pm

Afternoon Networking at Three in One Restaurant

Afternoon Networking at Three in One Restaurant Join us for an afternoon of networking with local businesses. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards. There is no charge for this event! Cash bar and light appetizers available. For more info please call The Chamber at 732-636-4040.

After Hours Networking at Bahama Breeze on the Patio

After Hours Networking at Bahama Breeze on the Patio. Cash Bar, Pop-up Bar, Signature Drinks & Specialty Beers $15.00 Members $25.00 Non-Members

New Chamber Member Luncheon

New Chamber Member Luncheon Wednesday, September 13th from 12 - 1:30pm. Venue and complimentary lunch hosted by the Residence Inn by Marriott located at 2 Regency Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. We are looking forward to treating you to lunch where you can learn how our Chamber can give you opportunities to help you grow your business. Meet other new Chamber of Commerce members, Chamber Board members and listen to member testimonials… and bring plenty of business cards! Please, this Luncheon is for our New Members ONLY. Call Nancy Drumm with any questions at 732-636-4040.

Ladies On Main

Ladies On Main event will take place Downtown Main Street in Woodbridge. Vito Mazza Salon & Day Spa for mini spa services, Woodbridge Art Gallery-design/paint your own wine glass, Floral Expressions -create your own fall floral arrangement, Il’Castello’s dine and relax. All New Girls Night Out We are mixing it up this year. There will be a few new activities as well as your old favorites. You will participate in 2 of the 3 activities, please let us know your preference in your reservation. We will make sure you get your first choice and try to accommodate your second choice. Registration 5:00pm at the Chamber office. You may pay online via PayPal or credit card using the PAY NOW button below. Please include the name of those attending, a contact email and phone number. Space is limited! Call Nancy Drumm with any questions at 732-636-4040.

18th Annual Mayors’ Breakfast Summit

18th Annual Mayors’ Breakfast Summit Sponsors: Sponsorship Available: $500.00 includes eight (8) tickets, name listed on the program and on banner, an announcement at the breakfast, and your company banner displayed at the event. Members: $40 Non-Members: $50 Colonia Country Club 300 Colonia Blvd. Colonia, NJ 07067 7:30 AM Registration ~ 8:00 AM Breakfast ~ 8:30 AM Panel Host: Mayor John E. McCormac Topic: Sustainable New Jersey Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has empowered municipalities through training, financial incentives and support to develop sustainability programs that will build a better tomorrow one community at a time. Learn about the benefits of this program to our community, and the elements that support the local business environment. Woodbridge has been a champion of this program for 7 years. NO REFUNDS! RESERVATIONS A MUST! Respond by Tuesday, September 20, 2017

Women’s Leadership Connection Event

The Women’s Leadership Connection is proud to host Pat Roque, dubbed "the Rock Star Transformation Coach,” a sought-after motivational speaker, business growth strategist and author. For nearly 30 years, president Pat Roque’s award-winning (yet unorthodox) career has reflected a passion for connecting like-minded people who enjoy interactive learning to rock their business together. Pat earned her undergraduate degree in marketing communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Glassboro (now Rowan) University. She became a global ambassador on distance learning as she earned her master’s degree in business management from Thomas Edison University. A lifelong learner, Pat holds certificates in Social Media Management, Project Management and Web Development. Her blog, 50 ROCKS: Life Lessons for Success has impacted many thousands of lives. Through storytelling, watch as she uses a box of rocks (yes, literally) to transform her audience! The Rock On Success system empowers leaders to appreciate their unique gifts and channel THEIR inner rock star: they learn to rock their business and their life without selling their soul or losing their mind. Join the Women’s Leadership Connection in an inspiring evening sure to add to your leadership toolkit! Sign up today as this session is sure to fill up quickly! Cost: $60.00 Chamber Members $70.00 Non-Members CASH BAR Women’s Leadership Event will take place at the Colonia Country Club in Colonia, NJ. Call Nancy Drumm with any questions at 732-636-4040.

53rd Annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner

53rd Annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner at Renaissance Hotel Woodbridge

BORC Lunch & Learn: Advertising To New Customers and The New Media Landscape

Join us to learn more about current trends in traditional and new media, online marketing, as well as keys to driving results with your business’ local advertising. Business owners will benefit from advertising and marketing insights presented by specialists who deliver consumers to local businesses and websites throughout the state. The seminar specialists from Comcast Spotlight support hundreds of local business owners who advertise on their cable and online assets. FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY COMCAST SPOTLIGHT TOO! RSVP: Please reserve a seat by Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by contacting The Chamber office.

WMCC Provident Bank Networking Event

Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce Networking Event on October 25th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm At Provident Bank located at 325 Amboy Ave. in Woodbridge, NJ. Guest Speaker – Saumya Ganguly of Obligent Consulting Topic: “How Small and Medium businesses can work towards doubling their growth” After Hours Business Card Exchange Hosted by: Provident Bank BRING A DOOR PRIZE & PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS $15.00 Members | $25.00 Non-Members

WMCC Bogart’s APA Hotel Holiday Networking Event

Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce Afternoon Holiday Networking Event December 7th 2017, 3:00-5:00pm Bogart’s Restaurant in the APA Hotel 120 So. Wood Ave (Metro Park), Iselin, NJ 08830 Live Music, Food, Fun & Door Prizes! ***Free to Members*** $20 to all Non-Members Bring plenty of business cards! Please RSVP by December 4th

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