October 26 – Nancy Ploeger (Manhattan Chamber of Commerce)

Nancy Ploeger is the President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Since joining the Chamber in 1994 as the Executive Director, Nancy has developed MCC’s membership from 250+ to over 1400 and established the Chamber’s relationships with officials at all levels of government. In order to develop MCC’s international presence, Nancy created the MCC Chamber of Commerce Foundation which oversees the Manhattan International Development (“MIDC”) program. She is also one of the Founders of the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC), partnering with other organizations to promote the growth of women entrepreneurial businesses through global outreach. Nancy serves as the President of the MCC Community Benefit Fund which has provided over two million+ in grants to NYC nonprofit organizations. She was a founding member of NYC Volunteer Expos in 2005, and continues to serve on its Executive Committee.
In 2006 she was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the Committee of the MWBE Advisory Board. She also serves on a number of boards and advisory groups, including U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New York Women’s Agenda, New York District Export Council, New York City Department of Small Business Services and the Small Business Task Force of the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.
Before joining MCC, Nancy was the Vice President for TSI where was responsible for overseeing 28 health clubs with over 1,000 employees in New York, Washington, Boston and Switzerland. Her awards include but are not limited to the 2008 New York City Neighborhood Achievement Award, 2008 AARP Social Impact Award, and Special Economic Development Achievement Award 2001 awarded by U.S. Chamber of Commerce for financial support to the small business community affected by 9/11.
Time: 5:45pm registration starts, 6:00pm meeting starts
Place: The Downtown Association
Address: 60 Pine Street
Cost: $25 per person; $20 member of Rotary Club of Wall Street
Includes: Wine, Cheese, and some snacks (soft drinks available)
Business dress required (no jeans)