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February 1, 2011

Snowball Express. A Big Success.
NJ Chamber Train Trip to D.C., Congressional Dinner
Attracts 700 Despite Snow Storm

Gov. Christie at 2011 Congressional Dinner
(Photos by Gellman Images)


The 74th Annual Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner on Jan. 27 and 28 was a huge success. A special thanks to our guests who departed New Jersey while 18 inches of fresh snow was on the ground.

Also a big thanks to the New Jersey congressional delegation, two dozen legislators, Gov. Chris Christie and cabinet members for joining us in the nation's capital for the dinner and dessert extravaganza.

"I'm glad to be here and I'm glad all of you are here to support the Chamber," Gov. Christie told the audience of 700 CEOs, business owners, politicians, college presidents and directors of nonprofits associations. "The work that we all have to do together for the people of the state is extraordinarily important."

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce invited business people from across the state to ride the Chamber's train to Washington and attend the Congressional Dinner as a way to show support for the state's pro-business agenda.

Click here for photos of the event. 


Everybody is Talking about the Walk to Washington


"Like a power lunch writ large, the 74th annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Congressional Dinner featured politicos and wannabe politicos, business leaders and university presidents, both New Jersey senators, and most New Jersey representatives."


- Matt Katz, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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