Letter From The President
Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce is supporting the local economy!
Welcome to the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, celebrating 55 years of supporting our residents and the business community in Morris County. If you are visiting our web site, you probably have an interest in our community, as either a resident or prospective resident, new or existing business, or maybe just thinking about visiting the Parsippany Area. Whatever your motivation, speaking from personal experience, there is no better place to live, work, play, or to be in business.
At the heart of the local economy and the backbone of the nation’s economy, you will find a Chamber of Commerce. The Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce focuses on a broad range of activities to support its businesses and the community rather than narrowly focus on one particular industry, issue, cause, or activity. When you are looking for information or a way to be connected in the Parsippany Area, look no further, because the Chamber has something for everyone!
Started in 1956 as a non-profit organization, the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce has been providing Parsippany and Morris County residents and visitors information through our local offices, the Parsippany Area Visitor Center, our print media, and our informative websites. Together with talented volunteers from our Chamber membership, the Chamber supports economic development in our community through effective programs and services that result in business attraction, creation, retention, expansion, and transition. The Chamber is the primary economic developer in the Parsippany Area and responsible for marketing the community to recruit new businesses to the area in order to fill vacant offices and retail spaces. The Morris County Economic Development Corporation, the NJ Small Business Development Center, and the Small Business Administration as a Regional Resource Center support these initiatives. In addition to marketing our communities to business entities, we are also the primary tourism bureau for the Parsippany Area and responsible for marketing the community to tourists along with our partner, the Morris Tourism Bureau.
As a community service organization, our members are the day-to-day liaisons to the municipalities we serve throughout Morris County. The Chamber directly interacts with government officials, policy makers, and community business leaders. Our value lies not only in the familiarity of the local landscape, but also in our ability to quickly identify helpful approaches and suggest resources to solve complex issues. We act as public affairs managers and serve as community representatives on businesses and community boards, frequently in leadership positions.
Business owners look to the Chamber for a venue to network and highlight their business from sole proprietors to the largest companies and employers in the Parsippany Area. We provide information for starting a business as well as business-building programs, trade shows, employment outreach programs, and custom research for our chamber members. We encourage you to join our affiliates and us in order to create a strong dynamic community that benefits everyone. As you can see, the Chamber has something for everyone; all you need to do is take the first step. We welcome new members and volunteers and invite you to contact us at www.parsippanychamber.org or (973) 402-6400. We also provide information through our offices and www.visitparsippany.org, www.employmentoutreach.org , and www.tasteofparsippany.com.
Robert J. Peluso, MBA
President Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce
Founder and President of Parsippany Area Visitor Center