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Christie to keynote N.J. chamber dinner in D.C.

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Chris Christie addresses a crowd in this file photo.
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By Andrew George | Email | Twitter

Gov. Chris Christie has been announced as the keynote speaker at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Feb. 13 congressional dinner in Washington, D.C.

The dinner, now in its 77th year, will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in the city's Woodley Park neighborhood. It is part of the chamber's "Walk to Washington," an annual event in which a chartered Amtrak train for chamber members makes its way to Washington from Penn Station in Newark, with stops along the way in Iselin, New Brunswick, Trenton, Philadelphia and Wilmington.

The event concludes with breakfast the following morning and a return train trip.

The chamber estimates that in addition to Christie and elected officials from Trenton and Washington, over 900 business executives participated in last year's event.

"This is the kind of super-networking that helps businesses grow," chamber president Tom Bracken said in a statement. "That is why we have been doing it for three-quarters of a century."

Christie is expected to discuss issues pertaining to building the economy, job creation and second-term priorities.

Andrew George

Andrew George

Andrew George covers the Statehouse from NJBIZ's Trenton bureau. Born and raised in N.J., Andrew has also spent time as a reporter in D.C., Texas and Pa. His email is andrewg@njbiz.com and he is @AndrGeorge on Twitter.

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