Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce fosters quality relationships among businesses by providing ongoing networking opportunities. This enhances member visibility and promotes commerce in our communities. We are your resource portal for business information and connections in Northern Bergen County.
Organized in 1950, the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit (501(c)6)), non-governmental, partnership of business and professional people dedicated to advancing the economic, civic and cultural welfare of the seven towns. Our geographic area includes: Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Leonia, Palisades Park and Ridgefield.
We promote businesses by strengthening connections between them. This is done through our monthly Networking Events, Speaker Breakfasts, and additional events through the InterChamber Consortium. "Introductions" are also made by the Executive Director as requested, or at her discretion to facilitate business ties.
The FLRCC is a non-partisan and non-sectarian and does not support or endorse candidates for public office. The Chamber is an advocate for its members and provides a forum for discussion of local issues as necessary.
The Chamber provides business and community information and referrals to people from all over the United States. It publishes a yearly Community Directory.
The FLRCC provides Certificates of Origin for businesses that export products. Our members receive a 50% discount on this service.
The Chamber is a strong supporter of many community events. On October 14, 2017 we held our 49th Annual Dinner Dance, part of a long tradition of honoring outstanding community and business leaders as “Persons of the Year.”
We have also facilitated various fund drives. For example, we alternate hosting with Cliffside Park, the Diabetes Foundation’s 5K. 2018 will be the 3rd consecutive year we host a fundraiser for The Center for Hope and Safety, a local organization which not only helps shelter victims of domestic violence, but helps them get jobs and their own homes as well as emotional support for the children. Our office was one of the collection sites for cell phones for the military, and the collection of school supplies for children in need. For the past 2 years we have collected unwrapped toys at our Holiday Luncheon in conjunction with the Fort Lee PBA’s “Toys for Tots.” We participate in and help advertise local arts & music festivals, Fort Lee Night Out, as well as Fort Lee Paws in the Park and “Falloween.” We support local Little Leagues and in 2018 will be involved with the hosting of NJ District 6 9-10 year old Little League State Championship by Fort Lee American & National Little Leagues.
We have a close working relationship with the Fort Lee Business District Alliance, local schools, libraries, veterans’ organizations, historic and cultural groups. The Chamber is proud to partner with these groups to work towards the betterment of this region, it’s residents and businesses.
The FLRCC organizes an Annual Basketball Tournament to raise funds for scholarships for High School seniors and a Summer Internship at our office. We also host an Annual Golf Outing in early June. We also recognize businesses that have made improvements to commercial real estate within the FLRCC region and have had a positive impact in our area, with our Beautification Awards. In July, we provide a complimentary Annual BBQ for all our members!
We have gotten involved with “Stigma Free” an initiative of Bergen County’s Chief Executive, James Tedesco. This program is trying to get every town in Bergen County involved in alleviating the negative connotation of mental illness and increasing dialogue which will help people feel more comfortable seeking help as they would for any other illness.
Our Executive Director is also a member of Fort Lee’s Committee on The American’s with Disabilities Act which strives to meet or exceed the federal requirements to accommodate residents with special needs and provide sensitivity training for our Borough’s civil servants.