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TD Bank Continues Sponsorship Support with New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce

Their continued sponsorship deepens their commitment to the LGBT+ community, allowing NJPCC to have a further reach when providing resources and programming to queer entrepreneurs and EBRG groups.

Gus Penaranda, NJPCC Executive Director and Thomas M. Hewitt Sr., the Regional Sponsorship Manager for TD Bank pose during the check presenting ceremony for their sponsorship.

Wayne, NJ (December 27, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) is proud to announce that it has secured a Silver Level sponsorship from TD Bank. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, this is TD’s 6th year as a corporate sponsor of NJPCC. TD Bank is committed to enabling financial strength and success within the communities of 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida where they aim to help develop their communities to thrive.

TD Bank prides itself on celebrating diversity and inclusion by offering accessible financial products and services to all. They are also committed to creating an inclusive working environment from their tellers to their executives.

Recently, TD lived up to their slogan, America’s Most Convenient Bank©, where they ranked No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year in total number approved U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans by their eastern footprint for the 2022 fiscal year. TD is also ranked #2 as an SBA lender nationwide.

During a special check presentation ceremony at TD Bank’s Ramsey headquarters, a check for $15,000 was presented to Gus Penaranda, the Executive Director of NJPCC, Thomas M. Hewitt, Vice President, Regional Sponsorship Manager for TD Bank’s North New Jersey / Lower Hudson Valley market.

Special thanks to: Steven Garibell, NJPCC’s Advisory Board Chair, and VP of Diverse Business Development Strategy, TD Bank; Victor Peter Rodriguez, NJPCC Board Director and volunteer-VP of Administration, and Store Manager III, TD Bank.

“TD Bank has a long history of supporting our organization, and not just financially," said Penaranda, Executive Director of NJPCC. “TD Bank representatives are on our Board of Directors as well as our Advisory Board Members and they are actively involved with setting the vision and direction of NJPCC in support of the LGBTQ+ and allied business community throughout New Jersey!”

"I am proud of what the NJPCC has accomplished over the last 6 years and even prouder that TD can play a part in helping the organization build capacity to bring economic empowerment to our diverse business community,” said Garibell, NJPCC’s Advisory Chair.

“Our partnership goes beyond presenting a check – our employees are engaged in various capacities throughout the year through providing strategic insights as board members, providing helping hands as volunteers, and providing financial empowerment classes for members.  We are excited to be part of the continued growth of this amazing organization."



Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBTQ+ and allied business organization committed to facilitating successful business collaborations and increasing the economic staying power of its diverse membership.  As an inclusive platform for business visionaries, the Chamber is the first stop for LGBTQ+ and allied entrepreneurs seeking to grow and access opportunities. Its primary mission is to promote the economic growth and development of the local community and help to better serve its members’ businesses by providing resources and opportunities for education, networking, and community engagement.

For more information, please visit or connect with the NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce is an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). It offers LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification ® as a benefit of membership with the organization. Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by over 300 NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ+ business community. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Auto Finance, a division of TD Bank, N.A., offers vehicle financing and dealer commercial services. TD Bank and its subsidiaries also offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit Find TD Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at and

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit 

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