About Us

Leadership

President

Andrea Kirchuk

Computer Images Web
908-689-2620

Vice President

Maggie Garatty

Bently Commons @ Paragon Village
(908) 498-0122

Treasurer

John Mooney

Nisivoccia LLP
(973) 328-1825

Secretary

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Claudia Ehrgott

Graphic Image Inc.
(908) 852-7007

Corresponding Secretary

Maria Farris

The Mitchel Agency
(973) 383-5800

Past President and Chair of Trustees

Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart

NexGen Management

(973) 927-5446

Trustees

Young Professionals Group

Erikka Bahnuk

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
ebahnuk@hch.org

Women in Business

Julie Willis

First Hope Bank
(908) 459-6402

Programming Committee

Mark Beck

The Boulevard Group
(908) 876-3707

Membership Committee

Peter King

(908) 498-0103

Trustee

Mike Topeka

Foot Solutions
(908) 879-7300

Member/Ambassador Committee

Harry Browne

One Legacy Financial Group, LLC
(908) 979-0993

The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce is over 100 members strong and is supported by members volunteering their time and efforts to promote and grow the local business community. All events are supported by our committee members and there are also opportunities for our members to sponsor events and meetings throughout the year.

The Chamber provides four main events each month and 3-4 special events each year. MOACC conducts a monthly business educational meeting (Lunch & Learn), a Young Professionals Group, the Women in Business of NW NJ , and the premiere networking event in the area, Marketing-in-the-Morning business networking program. The Chamber is open to all local area businesses and guests are always welcome to attend.

The mission of the MOACC is to support the development of your professional network and to help promote your expertise and business capabilities among local business professionals. The monthly meetings are held in the greater Mt Olive Area with Marketing in the Morning business networking event on the 3rd Wednesday morning, Women In Business the 2nd Tuesday, Young Professional Group the 2nd Thursday evening, and Lunch&Learn the 4th Tuesday.

The Chamber also conducts some special events starting with the annual breakfast with the Mayors of Mt Olive and Hackettstown in January, the Business Video Awards dinner in April, the awards dinner cruise where we honor those businesses and individuals whose efforts have made a difference in the community in June, a Business Leader Round Table with some of the executives from the largest employers in the area in September. The Chamber also conducts the annual community food drive, supports a variety of special fund-raisers each year and closes the year with an annual member Holiday Social in December.

 

Committees include:

Members: Mark Beck (Chair), Maria Farris, Craig Hanlon, Suzanne Jeska and Manny Rizzuto.
Mission: To manage, identify and sponsor member-relevant programs and committees for personal, professional, business and community growth and to provide networking opportunities for the business community.

Members: Claudia Ergott (Chair), Maria Farris, Christy Ward, Carol Conigliari, Charissa Rahill. Harry Browne
Mission: MOACC leadership and interface for all special business and community events (Mt. Olive Carnival; Holiday Party; Vasa Park Vet-Fest; Internships, etc…)

Members: Erikka Bahnuk (Chair) and Mike Smith
Mission: Young Professionals Group brings together 20 to 40 year old professionals, living or working across the region, to provide opportunities to meet, socialize and get connected with one another and the community. The mission of the Group is to expand Young Professionals networking skills and to support them in learning how to be more effective and accomplished business and community leaders.

Members: Julie Willis (Chair) , Barbara Hetzel (Co-Chair), Maggie Garatty, Andrea Kirchuk, Christy Ward, Ellen Smolko, Margaret Harmon, Cindy Matthews, Virginia Green and Cindy Brighton
Mission: To foster relationships with other professional women that will enable each other to grow and succeed. To provide networking, educational and informational opportunities that facilitate making connections with other business minded women in our communities. To work within our community to seek solutions to area problems and improve the quality of life in the communities in which we work and live.

Members: Peter King (Chair), John Mooney, Harry Brown
Mission:  To welcome new members and in addition, to support the members of the MOACC and help them maximize their membership and connect with other members of the Chamber.

Members: Harry Brown (Chair), Debi Pinelli, Mike Topeka, Patti Singer, Kevin Lynch, Peter King
Mission: To welcome new members and in addition, to support the members of the MOACC and help them maximize their membership and connect with other members of the Chamber.

Members: Greg Stewart (Chair), Peter King, Harry Browne
Mission: The mission of Marketing in the Morning business networking event is to support the development of your professional network and to help promote your expertise and business capabilities among local business professionals. MITM delivers on its mission as each month a “host spotlight” opportunity for a member to have a 10 minute featured segment on their business and every attendee has a 1-2 minute opportunity to share their introduction.

Members: Claudia Ergott (Chair), Mike Topeka, Harry Brown, John Mooney
Mission: To promote and encourage participation in the business community by honoring those businesses and individuals whose efforts have made a difference with the annual Business Person and Humanitarian honorees. The committee also reviews applications and awards a scholarship to an outstanding Mount Olive High School senior in the spring.

Chairs: Greg Stewart and John Mooney
Members: Board of Directors
Mission: The By-Laws Committee reviews and updates as necessary the Chamber’s by-laws.

Past Presidents

Year President Organization
2012-2015 Greg Stewart Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2014 Peter King Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2010-2011 Jeff Stadelman Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2009 Rick Ege Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2007-2008 Lou Nisivoccia Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2005-2006 Richard Murrary Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2002-2004 Louis Terrezza Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
2000-2001 Ed Borkowski Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1998-1999 James Mazzucca Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1997 Gail Reuther Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1995-1996 Vito Moreno Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1994 Sharon Criscione Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1993 Leo Glowe Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1992 Richard Clawson Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1991 Mary Settineri Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1989-1990 Andrea Rafalko Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1987-1988 Elmira (Al) Matcha Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1983-1986 Dolores Rivinius Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
1980-1982 Tom Klecka Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1979 Robert Elms Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1978 Sam Schwartz Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1975-1977 Tom Klecka Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1974 Sam Schwartz Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1973 Gary Lesser Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
1972 James A. Miller Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association and Chamber of Commerce
1971 Tom Klecka Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association and Chamber of Commerce
1970 Tom Klecka Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association
1969 Angelo Armando Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association
1968 Edmund Dezio Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association
1967 Leslie Smith, Jr. Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association
1956-1966 Edmund Dezio Mt. Olive Businessmen’s Association
1955 Vernon Geary Budd Lake Chamber of Commerce