Monsey’s and Lakewood’s thriving business community were United and greatly enriched Monday by an expansive business network event hosted by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The Chamber’s success at unleashing economic development has made its legendary business networking events across the NY/NJ area a rich source of business opportunity for small startups and high-level businesses alike, and all were part of the tremendous turnout the event generated.
Growth and empowerment were the essence of the event’s programming. There were several hours of highly productive networking with exhibits from approximately thirty businesses. The room was full of energy, as business-people from all over New York and New Jersey were enveloped in a realm saturated with opportunity that would only last for a few hours where they could forge new relationships, expand into new areas and partake in the mutual sharing of information and expertise.
An award ceremony gave due recognition to community leaders who share the Chamber’s aspirational vision for the community, one that doesn’t content itself with acting internally for the community but takes an outward-facing stance and reaches beyond. The awards were presented to Rabbi Aron B. Wieder, Rockland County District 12 Legislator, and Rabbi Yisroel Kahan, a member of the Rockland County Human Rights Commission. The event was capped by a half-hour networking paned on effective strategies for business networking.
The significance of the event to the Monsey community was underscored by the strong and enthusiastic reception from leaders in the business and political spheres. Over 250 decision-makers, CEOs and business leaders were present. Ramapo’s municipal leadership and political representatives participated intimately in this community-building event, with attendances by political leaders including Ramapo Chief of Police Martin Rielly, Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht, Rockland County Legislator Aaron Weider and Deputy Chief of staff to New York Senator Bill Weber John Mulgrew. Among the event’s sponsors were Revlon Travel and Lakewood’s First Commerce Bank, and The Lakewood Scoop.
Ramapo Township Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht presented Duvi Honig, founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, with an award recognizing how deep an impact the Chamber’s efforts have on the community’s success.The close relationship between the Chamber and Ramapo Township promises to be a steady foundation for the Chamber’s deep engagement with the community’s business development going forward.
[Press Release. Photos by Medebello Media]