Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Regional Networking Event for Members and Non-Members

Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley
Chamber member Hackensack UMC at Pascack Valley is the location of the networking event on March 17, 2016.

The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce (GPVCOC) will be hosting a free networking luncheon on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 12 noon to 1:30 PM in the “Community Classroom” at the Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley (formerly Pascack Valley Hospital). Networking and interaction with other like-minded businesses in the greater Pascack Valley is one of the major reasons for local and regional businesses to join the GPVCOC (the only regional chamber covering the Pascack Valley).

Excellent Networking Opportunity

“This mid-day networking event on Saint Patrick’s Day is an excellent way for local professionals to network, share insights, and learn more about the Chamber and its activities and opportunities… and all this while getting lunch too,” said Margaret Sanchez, Event Committee co-chair. Chamber president, Stephanie Dack, noted “The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to support local businesses and philanthropic endeavors and are happy that our local hospital is supporting this event.  This free networking event is actually open to everyone, members and non-members alike.” Long-time Chamber member and supporter, Community Life of Pascack Valley, is the sponsor of this networking event.

Discounts and More

Besides networking with local businesses and residents, attendees can take advantage of business discounts and learn about valuable services provided by Chamber members. For example, Chamber member Erika Deer-Kelley, a professional photographer, will be offering on-site discounted headshots charging only $25 (her regular retail price is $100).  Lewis Marchiona from the Bergen County Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will also be exhibiting. SCORE pairs retired business professionals with start-ups and established businesses in need of assistance with basic business functions.  Score offers the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors.  Johl & Company will also be onsite to share perspectives on health insurance considerations for individuals as well as small and medium sized businesses.

How To Attend

There is no cost to attend this lunch time networking event; however, there is limited capacity.  All interested attendees should RSVP by March 11th to Melissa Nesbitt (Event Committee Co-Chair) at (201) 664-3700 or

About the GPVCOC

The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving their community, specifically in the greater Pascack Valley. The GPVCOC functions as a regional entity, covering the following ten towns: Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Old Tappan, Oradell, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake. According to the GPVCOC, the group works in tandem with local Chamber of Commerce organizations and sponsors many events such as the Pascack Valley “Citizen of the Year” dinner, job fairs, collegiate scholarships, business expos, and donations and philanthropic events for community groups. The mission of the organization can be summarized as “Supporting and promoting the business and community interests of the greater Pascack Valley.” For more information about the Chamber including its activities, the benefits of membership, and how to join, visit