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Our Mission

Our Mission

The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce advances the business interests of LGBTQ+ and allied professionals in the tri-state area. We promote the economic growth and development of our members by providing LGBT Business Enterprise certification, networking opportunities, and a range of other business and professional development resources.

Who We Are

Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBT and allied business organization committed to facilitating successful business collaboration and increasing the economic staying-power of its diverse membership. We are an inclusive platform for business visionaries and the first stop for LGBT and allied entrepreneurs seeking to grow and access opportunities and resources.

What We Do

Certification

We promote the certification of LGBTQ+ owned businesses into “LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBT-BEs®)”. Certification is vital in providing more equitable access to the procurement streams of corporations, state and public agencies, and educational institutions.

Education

We provide webinars, workshops, networking events, and forums to aid professionals in increasing their knowledge and business acumen.

Networking

We host business and social networking events for our members to meet one another and form valuable relationships.

Corporate Outreach

We build relationships with New Jersey corporations and make them aware of local, certified small businesses by engaging their LGBTQ+ employee resource groups and diversity officers. Additionally, we actively promote and participate in corporate events focused on small business procurement, diversity, and inclusion.

Government Outreach

We regularly engage public and state agencies, elected officials, and those seeking public office to place a focus on the LGBTQ+ business community as a unique constituency. We often invite government officials to our events – not just as attendees, but as speakers to address policies, programs, and legislation that directly affect the small business community.

Student Outreach

We partner with colleges and universities by engaging their LGBTQ+ student groups and career offices, offering internships, volunteer opportunities, and information sharing. Our goal is to prepare LGBTQ+ students entering the business world as out professionals by helping them establish early connections in the LGBTQ+ business community.

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