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Chamber CEO's Welcome

As the CEO of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, I have the distinct honor of representing approximately 400 businesses - and counting - in our outstanding community.

Before coming to the chamber in December 2014, I was the owner of several small businesses for the first 15 years of my career. One of those companies allowed me to be a concierge, of sorts, for my clients. I was dedicated to internally improving our efficiency, enhancing events and programs and taking the utmost care of everyone I interacted with. The years I spent doing so perfectly positioned me in the place that I am today - where my goal is to provide a high-level of service and drive economic success for our members.

As we set our sights on a pro-business agenda in 2016 and beyond through our strategic plan, there is much to look forward to. We have recently formed strong partnerships with our neighboring chambers to bring a unified voice to Ocean County. We have reignited a relationship with our school system to ensure that our students are not only workforce-ready, but also at the top of recruiters’ lists as the best and brightest among the talent. We have teamed up with nationally recognized organizations to develop a plan to ensure families want to stay in, and relocate to, the greater Toms River area.

I love our community. Not only was I raised here - going through the Toms River Regional School District, attending Ocean County College during my senior year of high school and while home for the summers from my first college in Virginia, and ultimately graduating from Georgian Court University – but also I have chosen to raise my own family here.

I choose to live here because of the undeniable spirit of our residents; because of the beauty that abounds; because of our high quality of life.

I work here for all the same reasons. I know that I would be hard-pressed to find a community of people who believe so deeply in our vision - people who believe that we need to leverage our coastal beauty and rich history to drive a new era of economic innovation and growth.

In conclusion, as we approach our chamber’s 100th anniversary, we will continue to strive to be one of the best chambers in the state. I thank you for your support and trust, and I wish you all of the greatest successes available in life and in business.

#WeAreTR.

Noelle W. Lotano
CEO

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