Florham Park N.J. – Feb. 21, 2022 – The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has named Craig Schlosser vice president of economic development. In this position he will direct growth-based initiatives and oversee the operations, programs and projects of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) and Morris County Economic Development Alliance (MCEDA).
Schlosser comes to the Morris County Chamber from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCRCC), where he was responsible for growth and development initiatives, key partnerships, committee management, program management and membership. Prior to MCRCC, Schlosser worked with Coca-Cola in both sales then service. During that time he also was the executive director of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce. Schlosser currently is the president of First Night Morris County and is the co-creator on their year-round program, FNM365. He has been with the organization since 2010 and served in a variety of leadership positions.
“Craig brings to this position an understanding of business needs, organization management skills and familiarity with Morris County,” said Meghan Hunscher, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. “He has spent most of his career connecting businesses of all sizes with resources they need to succeed. He also understands the importance of developing partnerships between the business community and municipal and county government, local economic development organizations and workforce development entities, which grow the economy.”
Added Schlosser, “There are so many opportunities for economic development here in Morris County and capitalizing on those entails building and supporting a robust ecosystem. I believe in creating partnerships, targeting ripe industry sectors and fostering workforce development, both for businesses and employees. Equally important is aligning the private and public sectors to work together and the MCEDC is in the ideal position to do that. It’s exciting to be back in Morris County working with familiar faces.”
Schlosser is an active member of the community, where he serves on numerous boards, advisory boards and committees. He currently is on the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission’s (SETC) Apprenticeship Committee, and is an advisory board member for the New Jersey Small Business Development Center. Schlosser previously chaired six of the eight talent networks in Central New Jersey and served in several roles with the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board, ranging from One Stop operator to board member and COVID-19 Task Force chair.
His recognitions include Jersey’s Best 40 under 40, New Jersey Ad Club; Best CVB (Organization Award – Convention & Visitors Bureau), NJ Meetings & Events; and Community & Economic Development Award, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.
About the Morris County Chamber of Commerce
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has more than 700 member organizations that range from entrepreneurs and small businesses to large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. The chamber’s mission is to collaboratively advance the interests of its members to champion a thriving business and community environment. The chamber’s many events, meetings and seminars provide a platform for its members to connect, collaborate, learn and succeed. The chamber is dedicated to the advancement of Morris County’s businesses and community by providing services, information and advocacy to support the success of its member organizations. They are headquartered in Florham Park.
Article Courtesy of Chris Reardon with Reardon Communications Group