74th annual Walk to Washington set for January 27th and 28th

January 25, 2011

It might possibly be the most important networking event you could attend all year. This year marks the 74th annual Walk to Washington, where the NJCC charters an Amtrak train to Washington DC, and passengers “walk” the train during the ride, networking, handshaking, exchanging information, and creating opportunities.

From the Chamber website:

The Walk to Washington tradition began in 1937 when several of the state’s top business executives took a train to Washington to have dinner with New Jersey’s congressional delegation – and the rest is history. The Walk to Washington obtained its name when folks realized that few sit on the train; they literally walk the train the whole way to Washington. The adventure begins when the Chamber’s chartered Amtrak train departs Newark and our other scheduled stops – Metro Park, New Brunswick, Trenton, Philadelphia and Wilmington – for the ride to Washington.

There’s still time to register online. The schedule is as follows:

New Jersey to Washington

Newark 11:35 a.m.
Metropark 12:05
New Brunswick 12:17
Trenton 12:48
Philadelphia 1:30
Wilmington 2:01
Washington 3:45 p.m.
Washington to New Jersey

Washington 11:40 a.m.
Wilmington 1:18 p.m.
Philadelphia 1:46
Trenton 2:24
New Brunswick 2:50
Metropark 3:04
Newark 3:23

Verizon is sponsoring breakfast if you’re departing from Newark. If you’re departing from Trenton, The Marriot Trenton Downtown is offering a discount rate for an overnight stay in addition to complimentary breakfast before the train leaves.

If you’re still not convinced, the Chamber has made a video explaining why they think it would be good for you to attend. Enjoy!

This post is brought to you by the good folks at Dale Carnegie Training of Central & Southern New Jersey. We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter @CarnegieJersey.

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