Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s New VP of Economic Development
Craig Schlosser has spent the last seven years as one of the Middlesex Chamber’s vice presidents, playing an important role in supporting members and organizations throughout the pandemic. Through his leadership, the Chamber was able to offer valuable virtual programming and a wide-variety of resources to members when they needed it most.
Now, Schlosser will tackle a wide range of projects as the new vice president of economic development for the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. He will also be in charge of ramping up the Chamber’s nonprofit Morris County Economic Development Alliance.
“The Middlesex Chamber’s biggest strength is always its people and I will miss being connected with its members and, of course, Lina and Kathy,” said Schlosser, referring to MCRCC’s president and vice president. “I have come to the Morris County Chamber to drive positive change in accordance with their mission and that’s what I’m going to do. It’s a great organization with lots of opportunities. ”
While organizing webinars and in-person events, managing committees and establishing the Chamber’s Open For Business program, which includes the popular Daily Update, Schlosser serves as the president of First Night Morris County, arranging the celebration that turns Downtown Morristown into a stage on New Year’s Eve every year.
“The Middlesex Chamber is grateful to have had Craig as a member of our team. It was an honor to work with someone who was committed to the success of the organization, especially during the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lina Llona, MCRCC president and Kathy Shaw, vice president, in a joint statement. “With our collaborative efforts, Craig spearheaded the Open For Business concept that enabled us to maintain our relevance as a Chamber as we successfully pivoted to virtual and hybrid workplaces. We miss him, but we are also delighted about his new venture. May this opportunity bring him much success and fulfillment. Best of luck, Craig, and thank you for everything!”
In his new position, Schlosser will direct growth-based initiatives and oversee the operations, programs and projects involving economic development.
“We are excited to have Craig join the team in a leadership position as Vice President of Economic Development at the Morris Chamber. Craig is a problem solver and connector. He brings to this position tremendous energy, drive and understanding of business needs, excellent organization management skills and familiarity with Morris County from his prior role with Coca Cola and the Parsippany Chamber,” 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 and 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.”