About Us

Leadership

President

Harry Browne

Harry Browne

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

Vice President

Patricia Singer

Patricia Singer

Follow Me Social Media Consulting
(201) 874-0032

Treasurer

Brian Ko

Nisivoccia LLP
(973) 328-1825

Secretary

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Claudia Ehrgott

Graphic Image Inc.
(908) 852-7007

Corresponding Secretary

Charles Aaron

Jersey Girl Brewing Company
(908) 591-4186

 
 

Trustees

Trustee

Matt Czigler

Matthew Czigler

Czig Meister Brewing
(201) 874-7342

Trustee

Warren Wilson

Homebrew University
(908) 452-5352

Trustee

Marianne Morano

Marianne Morano

Fit or What
(973) 214-2598

Trustee

Sue Toth

Sue Toth

Sue Toth Writing and Editing Services
(973) 362-5382

Trustee

Dan Hirshberg

Dan Hirshberg

CHP Communications
(908) 507-2200

Trustee

Patrice Schaffer

Patrice Schaffer

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(973) 448-0070<

 

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

Programming Committees

The Programming Committees consists of 4 separate teams that are assigned one of our 4 monthly programs.


Marketing in the Morning

Members: Harry Browne (chair) & Greg Stewart

Mission: The mission of Marketing in the Morning (MIM) business networking event is to support the development of your professional network and to help showcase your expertise and business capabilities among local business professionals. MIM 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 an introduction.


Lunch and Learn

Members: Patricia Singer (chair) Sue Toth, Joan Westpy, Manny Rizzuto, Craig Hanlon, Kyle Kramer

Mission: The mission of Lunch and Learn is to provide informative programming in a relaxed lunch time atmosphere featuring a guest speaker. Topics are along a business and/or personal enrichment nature.


Women in Business

Members: Marianne Morano (chair), Claudia Ehrgott, Patrice Schaffer, Joyce Lahmidi, Pamela Trebour Hill

Mission: To foster relationships with other professionals that will enable each other to grow and succeed. To provide networking, educational and informational opportunities that facilitate making connections with other business minded professionals in our community. To work within our community to seek solutions to area problems and improve the quality of life within the communities in which we work and live.


Young Professionals Group

Members: Matt Czigler & Brian Ko (co-chairs), Kyle Kramer, Manny Rizzuto, Matt McTaggert

Mission: The Young Professionals Group (YPG’s) 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 focus of the YPG’s is to expand the networking skills and support them in leaning how to be more effective and accomplished business and community leaders

 

Event Committees

Each year MOACC puts together a special quarterly event that provides members and guests the ability to meet & network during an evening social/business event.


Breakfast with the Mayors

Members: – Harry Browne (chair), Patricia Singer, Greg Stewart

Description: The annual Breakfast with the Mayors is held every January (weather permitting) where we invite the mayors of Mount Olive & Hackettstown townships to update our members on the political, social & economic changes and improvements to the area. Occasionally we also may invite other prominent individuals (political and/or business) that can add value to our members.


Annual NJ Devils Trip

Members – Mark Beck (chair), Harry Browne, Greg Stewart, Charles Aaron, Matt Czigler, Warren Wilson

Description: An annual networking bus trip to a New Jersey Devils game departing from the Mount Olive & Hackettstown area to the Prudential Center.


Business and Humanitarian Awards.

Members: – Greg Stewart (chair), Harry Browne, Claudia Ehrgott, Marianne Morano, Chris & Robyn Broening

Description: The Business and Humanitarian Awards (BAHA) are an annual evening event recognizing a chamber member as the Business Person of the Year and either a individual or entity as the Humanitarian of the Year. The business person award is limited to a current chamber member whereas the humanitarian award can be a non-member.


The Oliver Awards

Members: – Claudia Ehrgott (chair), Patricia Singer, Marianne Morano, Sue Toth

Description: The Oliver Awards are designed to recognize those member companies for excellence in assorted business video categories, social media, print, radio and marketing. Award categories can vary from year to year as designated by the committee and submissions presented.


Annual Holiday Party

Members: – Harry Browne (chair), Marianne Morano, Claudia Ehrgott, Jack Kramer

Description: The Annual Holiday Party is a year end celebration among members and guests in the holiday fashion. It’s a terrific way to catch up among our membership who do not attend the monthly programs. Always a fun time tied in with an annual toy drive.

 

MOACC Business & Operational Committees

The MOACC is managed & operated by a number of volunteer Business and Operational Committees whose role it is to conduct essential member & community activities throughout the year. We encourage our members to get involved in one or more of these committees wherever possible.


Member/Ambassador Committee

Members – Dan Hirshberg (chair), Greg Stewart, Felicia Lucco, Kimberly Torres

Description: to provide new and prospective MOACC members a way to get familiar with us and our numerous programs and events.


Member Benefits Committee

Members – Patrice Schaffer (chair)

Description: The role of this team is to engage/enroll chamber members to participate in a number of “member only” programs, Member to Member Discount Program, Tickets at Work (aka, Plum Benefits), Mount Olive Life (print publications) discounts and WRNJ radio advertising program.


Scholarship/Awards Committee

Members – Claudia Ehrgott (chair), Sue Toth, Dan Hirshberg, Eric Kaiser

Description: each year MOACC offers a number of scholarships to area students from multiple schools with the winners being decided upon by either or both a written application and/or essay


Financial and Budget Committee

Members – Brian Ko (chair), Harry Browne, Charles Aaron, Matt Czigler

Description: to create the working financial budget for MOACC that is voted & accepted by the board of directors each year


By-Laws Committee

Members – Charles Aaron (chair) MOACC board of directors members

Description: to create, administer and update a formal set of By-Laws to which the chamber works and abides by throughout the year

 

Past Presidents

 
Year President Organization
2016 Andrea Kirchuk Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce
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