By Betsy Natter
In the midst of setting goals and defining strategies for the new year, conventional wisdom dictates intentionally planning to make new business connections as a means of expanding your personal or company reach. For some that may mean searching out and becoming a member of a local business association or chamber of commerce.
Formal business groups provide the opportunity for business owners and key leaders in organizations to connect with like-minded professionals both within their industries and from area businesses. In turn, fellow association members may be a great resources for accessing support services or referring new customers to your business. Networking within the community not only provides new leads and venues for business growth but also develops professional presentation skills as well as opportunities to work with local leaders in developing the economic success of the community at large.
Here are some of the networking opportunities throughout Hunterdon County:
- Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce
- BW Nice
- Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
- Business Referral Network
- Clinton Business Group
- Milford Merchants Association
- GLBT of Hunterdon County of NJ