The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has named Craig Schlosser Vice President of Economic Development. In this role, he will lead growth-oriented initiatives and oversee the operations, programs and projects of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and the Morris County Economic Development Alliance.
Schlosser comes to the Morris County Chamber from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he was responsible for growth and development initiatives, key partnerships, managing committees, program management and membership.
Prior to MCRCC, Schlosser worked with Coca-Cola in sales and then service. During this period, he also served as Executive Director of the Parsippany Region Chamber of Commerce. Schlosser is currently the president of First Night Morris County and is the co-creator of the year-round program, FNM365. He has been with the organization since 2010 and has held various leadership positions.
“Craig brings to this position an understanding of business needs, organizational management skills and knowledge of 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 to the 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.
Schlosser added, “There are so many opportunities for economic development here in Morris County and capitalizing on them means building and supporting a robust ecosystem. I believe in building partnerships, targeting mature industry sectors, and fostering workforce development for both companies and employees. It is equally important to align the private and public sectors to work together and MCEDC is in the perfect position to do so. It’s exciting to be back in Morris County and working with familiar faces.
Schlosser is an active member of the community, where he serves on numerous boards, advisory boards and committees. He currently serves on the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission’s Learning Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center. Schlosser previously chaired six of Central New Jersey’s eight talent networks and held several positions with the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board, ranging from One Stop Operator to Board Member and Chair of the COVID-19 Task Force. 19.
His accolades include Jersey’s Best 40 under 40, New Jersey Ad Club; Best CVB (Organization Award – Convention & Visitors Bureau), NJ Meetings & Events; and Community and Economic Development Award, Parsippany Region Chamber of Commerce.
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce, based in Florham Park, has more than 700 member organizations that range from entrepreneurs and small businesses to large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. The mission of the chamber is to advance the interests of its members to champion a prosperous business and community environment. The chamber’s events, meetings and seminars provide a platform for its members to “connect, collaborate, learn and succeed”.