The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc., founded in 1943, is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization comprised of business leaders dedicated to the interest of Madison. The Chamber’s vital projects support both businesses and Madison residents.
The Madison Chamber of Commerce has chosen a new look with a fresh approach and adopted a new logo. The new logo is modern yet traditional, and both captures and represents the history of our town. The outer part of the logo has a strong black ring that states its name confidently. The ring could be said to represent unity or even a coin. Within the heart of the ring there is a contemporary, stylized, burgundy rose. The rose was an easy choice as Madison is still the Rose City, even after all these years. The logo simultaneously shows the Chamber’s respect for the past and commitment to the future.
The primary function of the Chamber is to support, preserve and develop business in Madison. Membership benefits include the new Chamber website, networking, group advertising opportunities and lectures. Program topics have included fraud prevention, advertising and websites, motivational speaking and sustainability. To maintain communication with the membership, there are monthly General Membership meetings, a Chamber newsletter and frequent email blasts to members and other interested individuals.
The Chamber produces the popular Value Card Program, which offers special discounts and incentives from Chamber businesses, and continues to have a strong Madison Gift Check program. The Chamber sponsors many events to benefit its members: Sidewalk Sales, Easter Fun Fest, the Taste of Madison, holiday shopping promotions, Halloween Parade, Fire Extinguisher Inspection program, Retailers’ Round Robin and the Merchant of the Month program. The Chamber also hosts the Annual Awards Dinner in June.
The Chamber supports its local schools and universities, and encourages school fundraising through the Madison Gift Check and Madison Value Card programs. The Chamber also funds the Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship Program for Madison High School students pursuing careers in business.
The Chamber actively partners with many other community organizations, including the Borough Madison Downtown Development Commission, the Rotary Club of Madison and the Madison P.B.A. 92. The Chamber sponsors the Madison Car Show in October and the popular Taste of Madison, in conjunction with the Madison DDC and the Rotary, in the winter.
For more information about the activities and programs of the Madison Chamber of Commerce please write to P.O. Box 152, Madison, NJ 07940, or phone 973-377-7830 or e-mail info@MadisonNJChamber.org. The Chamber website is www.MadisonNJChamber.org. Love Madison, Shop Madison.