Happy New Year to you and your families. As we start the 2023 West Orange Chamber calendar year, I’m proud to serve as your new Chairman. First, I would be remiss to not thank J.T. for leading us during a year in which the Chamber performed phenomenally in a post-Covid environment. I want to also thank Stina and our team, though while at times short-staffed, never let that fact keep them from fulfilling the Chamber mission.  

As we look toward to the year in front of us, we stand ready to have a full slate of events and opportunities for you to network with your peers, friends, and yes, customers. The West Orange Chamber Board and staff provide opportunities that we hope you fully take advantage of to help build your business. I know there is uncertainty in the financial marketplace but remain bullish on the West Orange economy and each of you. We are fortunate to live in a vibrant community that is comfortable thinking outside the box as evidenced by our continued growth and the dynamic municipalities where we work, live, and play.  

We do have challenges as a community that we will face together. I highly encourage you to join one of our many networking groups where members take the time to meet with their fellow business peers and discuss everything of impact on our community.  

Last, please join me for the Big Orange Awards later this month where we honor many of our biggest West Orange Champions and remember those that have led before us.  I hope to see you on the 27th and then at many of the upcoming 2023 West Orange Chamber events.