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Board of Directors: Thank You Stephen!

January 30, 2023

  Statement from the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors: The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) President Stephen Blazejewski has resigned his position, effective Thursday, January 26th. The Board was made aware last week of Stephen’s decision to step down, and we fully support him as he focuses his energy on healing from the tragic loss of his partner and venturing on…

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$1.5 Million in New Grants Will Support LGBTQ+-Owned and Allied Restaurants

January 25, 2023

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce & National LGBT Chamber of Commerce team up with Grubhub for another Year of Grants to Aid in Growth and Development January 25, 2023 (Wayne, NJ) – America’s LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will once again find a vital lifeline this year stemming from the ongoing partnership formed…

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

December 27, 2022

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. 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…

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Continues Its Sponsorship of New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce

December 6, 2022

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Continues Its Sponsorship of New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Horizon remains a steadfast valued partner to the Chamber’s members and is dedicated to improving the overall quality of care for the greater LGBTQ+ community. Wayne, NJ (December 06, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of…

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2022’s New Jersey Pride Chamber’s Gala Award Recipients and Performers Announced

November 28, 2022

The 1st-ever awards ceremony will celebrate NJ’s best and brightest LGBT+ business advocates and allies. The sold-out night will feature a star-studded lineup of performances. Wayne, NJ (November 28, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) is proud to announce the recipients of its 1st annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The Gala…

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NJ Pride Chamber & Garden State Equality Hosts First-Ever LGBT+ Summit to Be Held During

November 4, 2022

This is the first time that an LGBT+ Summit has been welcomed by NJ’s League in its 107-year history since its formation in 1915. Proving once again, New Jersey’s grassroots efforts lead the nation in LGBT+ inclusivity and business. Wayne, NJ (Nov 4, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with…

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New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Hosts Its 1st-ever LGBT+ Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, October 15th

October 8, 2022

Location Host Kean University; NJDOH will administer FREE MONKEYPOX vaccinations, HIV testing, and COVID vaccinations – NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY. The Public are all welcome to tour the expo hall, giveaways, join a live Zumba class, and find out the color of your glow with on-site Aura-photography. Wayne, NJ (October 06, 2022) – Come join The…

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Lakeland Bank Continues Support as a Sponsor of New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce

September 16, 2022

Wayne, NJ (September 16, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) is proud to announce that for a second year in a row, Lakeland Bank has committed to partnering with the organization, this year at a Supporting Partner Level. Lakeland Bank prides itself on its excellent customer service, extensive branch network, and…

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SPENCER SAVINGS BANK BECOMES A SUPPORTING LEVEL SPONSOR OF NJPCC

July 13, 2022

Wayne, NJ (July 13, 2022) – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) is proud to announce that it has secured a Supporting Level sponsorship from Spencer Savings Bank, one of New Jersey’s strongest community banks. The bank specializes in delivering premier banking products and services for consumers and businesses and is deeply committed…

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LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH: GRANTS AND LOANS

June 20, 2022

In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, NJPCC has partnered with the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship NJ and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to share opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs of the LGBTQ+ Community, as well as general funding options in a webinar. *CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR THE WEBINAR ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28th…

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New Jersey Governor Signs Executive Order Elevating LGBT+ Business Owners

May 3, 2022

In this historic LGBT+ event, during National Small Business Week, NJ becomes the fourth state in the nation to recognize LGBT+-owned businesses, creating greater equity for diverse suppliers in the Garden State’s procurement stream.  (May 03, 2022) – Trenton, NJ – Governor Phillip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295 today calling for the inclusion of…

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Appoints Victor Peter Rodriguez to its Board of Directors 

April 14, 2022

Victor Peter Rodriguez is the new VP of Administration Rodriguez will facilitate and oversee NJPCC board meetings and manage operations as the new Chamber’s VP of Administration.  (April 14, 2022) Wayne, N.J. – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) – formerly the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce – is pleased to announce the…

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Appoints Stephanie Lokker to its Board of Directors

March 1, 2022

Lokker, a management consultant executive, is the first-ever board director to serve with a known disability. She will oversee one of the largest statewide supplier diversity initiatives, where the Chamber will develop a LGBTQ+ program that includes a unique directory of diverse vendors, and provides exclusive educational resources for corporate partners and Town Hall events…

Tom Legan, VP of NGLCC Sponsorship

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Appoints Tom Legan to its Board of Directors

February 9, 2022

Legan, a brand marketing executive, will oversee statewide strategies to manage fundraising and attract corporate sponsorships. The Chamber will kick off its first branded partnership by hosting a 10k & 5k Pride Run & Walk in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, April 23, 2022 – the first of its kind in South Jersey. (February 09, 2022)…

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Appoints Andrèa M. Garcia to its Board of Directors

January 28, 2022

Garcia is the first Hispanic woman to sit on the Chamber’s board. She will oversee the organization’s statewide Marketing strategy development and implementation. The Chamber is gearing up to bid for a chance to host the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s flagship conference in New Jersey.   (January 28, 2022) Wayne, NJ – The New…

NJ LGBT CHAMBER REBRANDS TO NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

January 18, 2022

The only chamber to serve the LGBTQ+ business community statewide, and its corporate allies, has rebranded to usher in the organization’s next chapter as it becomes the fastest growing organization for professionals within the state. (January 18, 2022) – WAYNE, NJ – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC)[ www.njpridechamber.org ], is proud to…

NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce Appoints Augusto Penaranda Jr., as Executive Director

January 3, 2022

Penaranda Jr., is the first Latino and openly-LGBT man to hold the ED position of a Chamber in the state. He will blaze a trail towards fighting for economic equality and prosperity for all LGBT+ business owners and employees in New Jersey.   Wayne, N.J. – (January 03, 2022) –The NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s…

A Note from the President: Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2021

Hello Friends & Members, Partners, and Supporters: On behalf of the Board of Directors and our team, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and New Year! As we say goodbye to 2021, despite the many challenging moments that have popped up in both our collective and personal lives, I do believe…

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