The 77th Annual Walk to Washington sponsored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will launch from Newark Penn Station this morning at 11:30 a.m.
Early travelers can eat breakfast at a chamber-sponsored event at 8 a.m. at the Newark Hilton.
Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to deliver the keynote at this evening’s dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
U.S. Congressmen Chris Smith and Rush Holt will also at the event that draws hundreds of the state’s leaders in business, politics, education and the nonprofit sector.
“This is the kind of super-networking that helps businesses grow,” said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. “That is why we have been doing it for three-quarters of a century. It gives guests unprecedented opportunities for conversation and visibility.”
Gov. Christie said at a previous Congressional Dinner, “The year does not begin until the Chamber dinner in Washington.”
Rescheduled to today and tomorrow owing to inclement winter weather, this 2014 Walk to Washington and Congressional Dinner has attracted more than 900 registrants, including business executives, Gov. Christie and key members of his leadership team, 40 members of the state Legislature, and more than 40 members of the news media.
The annual event was rescheduled from February due to a snow storm, making this the first spring timeWalk to Washington in its 77-year history.