Peter King lauded for efforts on behalf of
Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce
MT. OLIVE TWP. (June 30, 2014) – Peter King, a longtime member of the Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and its most recent president, was lauded at a recent chamber morning networking event for his efforts on behalf of the business community.
King resigned as president in early June due to a job change. Greg Stewart, who had been the previous chamber president, will take on the president’ role through the rest of 2014.
King, formerly Director of Marketing and Sales for the retirement community, Paragon Village, has been involved with the MOACC since 2005. He spent the last four years on the MOACC Executive Board. King has taken a position at Bristol Glen, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Newton. Bristol Glen is not currently a member of the Mount Olive chamber.
Since January, when King took over as president, a key accomplishment has been expanding the number of membership positions on Chamber committees to encourage more widespread participation.
“This was done to ensure a continuous feed of dynamic, enthusiastic future leaders to the MOACC leadership for years and years to come,” said King.
The transition from King to Stewart promises to be seamless as the two have worked together for several years. Among the many accomplishments over the past few years was King and Stewart’s iniation of the Marketing in the Morning program, which now attracts over 50 business people a month at various locations around Mount Olive. As another sign of tremendous growth over the past four years, the Mount Olive group is now the largest local chamber organization in the state of New Jersey.
According to King, “the biggest factor in the amazing rebirth of the MOACC was meeting Greg Stewart.” Through their shared vision for what the MOACC could be and how it could operate, a broad-based series of outreach efforts, from networking, to social media, to government relations, were embarked upon. Through these changes, the benefits of membership in the MOACC were solidly enhanced.
“Peter has been a crucial part of the chamber’s success,” said Stewart. “He has brought experience and a sense of member involvement that the chamber had been missing for a long time.”
“We have been able to have the MOACC become more like a business itself,” added King, “by providing networking opportunities, education and improvement seminars on how businesses can improve their businesses and themselves. and through other programs.”
For King, a Rockaway Township resident, moving on from the Chamber is a bittersweet experience. “I was truly torn on leaving Paragon Village and thus, having to leave the MOACC,” King said. However, King added that he has “made very deep friendships within the MOACC and [is] sure these friendships will continue for many years.”