Idea of LACEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE gets started.
Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 03:01
Written by JANET LEVY-MINETTI
At the end of 2008, I was managing the Lacey Office of Crossroads Realty. The economy was being hit hard and, hence, so was business. I was trying to come up with something pro-active I could do to help my own business and perhaps the other businesses in the Lacey community. Years before, the previous Chamber of Commerce in Lacey Township had disbanded. This left Lacey business owners with basically two other options if they wanted to belong to a Chamber, The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and the Toms River Chamber of Commerce. Both are very respectable organizations but their main areas of focus were not in Lacey Township. Lacey had grown substantially in the years previous with major stores like Home Depot, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart and Staples coming into town. I felt it was time that Lacey had its own Chamber of Commerce again.