A message from the president.  


Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.


The East Orange Chamber of Commerce serves as our business community's front door. We welcome newcomers, visitors, and longtime neighbors alike, and look forward to having an opportunity to show you how well our business community works together. We are a central agency that corrals the forces of the community for its improvement and development - in business, in industry, and in the professions. Together, the Chamber does what no one person can do by him or herself. 


All ethical and community-minded firms and individuals who wish to work together to improve our city are eligible for East Orange Chamber of Commerce membership. As a member, you will find that your peer membership consists of those who have a sincere desire to build a better business climate and a better community in to which to live and do business. Your membership in the Chamber of Commerce is an investment in a better East Orange.


The chamber is a volunteer organization. Our elected Board of Directors is hard at work to insure that the EOCC provides a progressive value proposition for your business. The LIFEBLOOD of the chamber is the committee. This is the working horse, the unit that accomplishes the aim and objectives. I invite our members to lend a hand throughout the year with their time, talents and great ideas to continue discovering ways to promote business in our community.


The Benefits of membership in the Chamber include;


  • Powerful Networking opportunities to meet and create meaningful Partnerships

  • Increase Visibility for your business through various marketing opportunities

  • Quality Training and Educational opportunities. Economic Growth by recruiting businesses and promoting Tourism and Events

  • Advocacy on your behalf; being your voice for issues important to the business community

  •  Member to Member Discounts to increase your buying power

  • Chamber membership is respected and provides Credibility in the community


East Orange provides a positive environment for business and economic development. Known as the Crossroads of New Jersey, Where Business Meets Opportunity, our central location is ideal and close to many important transportation hubs. The Chamber partners with the city to promote and achieve its mission of achieving "Progress" as well as with many resource organizations to provide tools for the enhancement of our member’s business development.


Small businesses in particular make up a majority of the start-up and existing businesses in our city. It is an obligation for all of us to share in this important sector of our community and ensure its development and longevity.

East Orange is a most desirable city for residential and commercial prospects alike. Commercial rents are low, space is plentiful, and the location is perfect! No matter what business you are in, you should be in East Orange.

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the East Orange Chamber of Commerce.


Patrick M. Reid

President, East Orange Chamber of Commerce

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