Dan Krause, Director of Business Development for Hopeworks

The AACCNJ is a wonderful chamber organization that brings tremendous value and support to their members.

We recently attended their 11th annual Business Leadership conference. The AACCNJ team went above and beyond! The content was relevant, and the insights were refreshingly honest and informative.

I really appreciated how engaging and helpful everyone was. AACCNJ and the fellow members took the time to connect and learn about who we were.

AACCNJ continues to support their members with a thoughtful approach and helpful resources. They propel us to new opportunities and connect us with the right partners.

-Dan Krause, Director of Business Development for Hopeworks

Monday, October 11, 2021

Edna Rashid

I am summarizing the growth of NF Insulation, LLC and came to the point of 202o and the Coronaviruous Pandemic Period (My term) and realized how much of an impact you all had on me as an individual and the CEO of NF Insulation. Thank you just does not seem to be enough for the sharing and caring that you provided. I look forward to us doing business together soon.

Best Regards


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ralph D Weaver , Founder & CEO, East West Connection

“What an incredible Virtual Gala filled with optimism, inspiring stories, joyfulness and the power of what can be accomplished when we work together, especially during challenging times. Thank you AACCNJ for a job well done!”

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Tony Wittock, Cyber Security Consulting Ops

The AACCNJ has been a great partner and advocate for Cyber Security Consulting Ops. It is easy to talk to any one of the staff and ask them to reach out to a company or an organization on our behalf. I find AACCNJ to be a great bridge between our company and potential clients. If you are in business and are serious about finding an advocate or partnership from other members that are in the same line of work then you should consider becoming a member of AACCNJ.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Nadine Brown, N&R Divine Cleaning Services LLC

My name is Nadine Brown. I am the owner of N&R Divine Cleaning Services LLC. I have been a member of the AACCNJ since October 2020. I am truly thankful to Mr. John Harmon and the staff at the chamber for the different opportunities they have provided for me in
order to scale my business to the next level. I am currently a participant in the bond readiness class which is preparing me to get bonded and the PSEG small business certification training program. The chamber has also referred me to other businesses.
I absolutely believe the AACCNJ is a great networking source and I am so excited to be a member.

I want to say a special thank you to Mary Griffin and Nicole Baptiste for doing such a great job.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Deborah Frazier, LRG Wealth Advisors/Hightower

The African American Chamber of Commerce (AACCNJ) is a powerful anchor for Black people, Latino and Hispanic people, people of color, businessowners, professionals, executives, leaders, corporations, and non-profit organizations in the State of New Jersey.
John E. Harmon is the leader of the AACCNJ, and he appeals daily to the business community to reach out and tie their boats to this securely anchored organization. John and his staff do the heavy lifting – making the connections with the leaders who can help us grow our individual businesses and providing the educational forums to give us the information we need to become more knowledgeable about the events and opportunities that may be available to us.
When I joined the Chamber, I was amazed at the huge amount of resources the organization made available to its members, including educational webinars, economic summits, direct access to the President through monthly calls, networking mixers with fellow Chamber members, and radio and tv programs, to name a few. I used the seminars and webinars to educate myself and supplement my knowledge of the economic and social issues facing Black business owners, the State of NJ, and the nation.
Within six months of joining, I was given the opportunity to become a regular guest host for the Chamber’s weekly radio program, The Empowerment Hour, and the opportunity to interview the President on the Chamber’s television program, Pathway to Success on the PBS channel. This provided me a state-wide and global platform on which to market my wealth management team and the services we offer.
Additionally, because of the Chamber, I have become a member of a Board of Trustees of a high-profile non-profit organization. As a Trustee, I will interact on a regular basis with some of the most influential business leaders, wealthy individuals, philanthropists, and thought leaders in the state. I do not believe it is an assignment I could have gained on my own; it became possible because of my partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce.
My recommendation to you – partner with the Chamber. Tie your boat to one of the most securely anchored organizations that is unapologetically committed to the advancement and economic empowerment of Black people and people of color and carve out the unique ways the Chamber can help you elevate your business, practice, or organization.

Monday, May 03, 2021

L.Greg Smith, B.E.S.T. Talent Management Strategies

“For several years now the African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been extremely instrumental in the growth of our company. In addition to the networking, consistent events, and positive attitude that the organization consistently promotes, the chamber has been a useful resource in securing additional business and maintaining essential relationships within a variety of industries. The leadership as well as staff is extremely professional and is always welcoming when communicating. I look forward to many more fruitful and enjoyable experience with the chamber.”

Monday, May 03, 2021

H. Robert Tillman, Esq., Tillman Law Group

What the Chamber has Done for Me...
After a 25-year career as a corporate and banking attorney for large organizations, I started my own full service small law firm 3 years ago and joined several chambers, hoping to get business referrals. The AACCNJ is the only chamber that refers business to me. Even though I am an expert in various areas of law, as a new small firm I need to rely on business referrals. The Chamber has become a fantastic source for business, frequently referring knowledgeable business leaders who are serious about growing their business and maintaining a first-class reputation. Without the Chamber, my law firm might not have survived the pandemic, and I would not have been able to help dozens of other African American small businesses that needed help with legal impediments preventing growth. I have also benefitted from the variety of networking programs and workshops on relevant topics. The Chamber is the only chamber that truly helps African American Small Businesses to grow and does a great job matching business needs with appropriate business services when members seek help.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Ralph D Weaver , Founder & CEO, East West Connection

East West Connection (EWC) is a proud member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ). The organization plays a vital and important role in creating opportunities for African American owned businesses like EWC. From my first meeting with Mr. John Harmon three years ago, I was impressed with his vision and commitment to Black Businesses. His first question to me during our initial meeting was “how can I help you grow your company?” At that time, No one had ever asked me this question in my 30 years of being in business. Not only did John offer advice, he provided a strategic plan to help me accomplish my goals for EWC. We identified companies that I wanted to pursue. From introductions to key corporate members to business leads, John and the talented staff at AACNJ did this and more for EWC.

While attending my first AACCNJ workshop, John introduced me to someone who was looking for suppliers to organize a major conference, which led to EWC being asked to compete in a competitive bid. I am proud to say we won the bid. It should be noted that EWC would have never learned of this opportunity had it not been for John Harmon.

I’m committed to do all I can to support the AACCNJ because I have seen first-hand the professionalism, commitment and hard work John and his team does every day to support African American businesses. AACCNJ is truly making a difference by changing minds of business leaders and government officials about the African American talent available in New Jersey that is ready to accomplish great things if given the opportunity.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Melissa Blair, Owner, B.A.M. Electrical Contractor

“The AACCNJ has been very instrumental in not only bolstering my confidence as a business owner but also helping me to establish a solid foundation for my business. They’ve looked out for my interest from day one and continue to do so. The connections I’ve established through the AACCNJ in a matter of months would have taken me years to accomplish on my own. I’ve very grateful and look forward to many more years partnering with them. “

Monday, May 03, 2021

Renee Legere

I wanted to start off by thanking you for putting on the great event today! Your team CRUSHED it and I really enjoyed learning from the different speakers/moderators/panelists. I also noticed there was a lot of thought put into the video work/transitions, the panelists and topics were well thought out, the breaks came at perfect timing – and I thought the actual program book itself was beautiful (special thanks to Mary – I saw the Trulieve logo in there with the President’s Club!). Your team really thought of every detail.

Renee Legere
Strategic Partnerships Manager

Event: State of Black NJ 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Anita Rivers

Excellent summit! Thank you for all that you do.

Anita E. Rivers, MA
Executive Director of Community Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Event: SOBNJ 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020

Melbourne Garber

I would like to congratulate the chamber for putting together a well informed conference on the State of New Jersey and though we could not all be there together, it was very informative.

Melbourne Garber, CSEng
Director of Building
Gedeon GRC Consulting

Event: SOBNJ 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020

Michelle Richardson

I applaud the successful delivery of the virtual State of Black New Jersey Economic Summit. Excellent all around, especially the quality of the virtual experience and timely topics.

Michelle Richardson
Executive Director
Hudson County Economic Development Corporation

Event: SOBNJ 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

African & American Braidings, Inc.

As a member of the AACCNJ this great organization;
I appreciate everything the AACCNJ has done and is doing for all of its members.

AACCNJ President and the Team is very dedicated to ensure all the members and more importantly minority businesses like mine are treated fairly and I couldn't be more proud.

I am happy and proud I am a member of this great organization.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and our great AACCNJ team.


Brigitte F Nzali

President, African & American Braidings, Inc.

Friday, May 08, 2020

We See You LLC (Security)

"The AACCNJ has been a key component in the growth of my business by strategically bridging the gap between small business and major companies. Through the AACCNJ we have met with and secured contracts with major companies that previously to membership we may not have been able to secure. We salute the AACCNJ for its strong advocacy for small businesses"
Ray Jones

Monday, February 08, 2016

First Energy Corp

"The AACCNJ delivers tangible value to companies large and small through its vast experience and influence in NJ. Our company and customers have benefited from the relationship and involvement with the Chamber. If you are looking for impact, contact the AACCNJ today."
Mark Jones

Monday, February 08, 2016

United Airlines

"We are proud of our partnership with the AACCNJ. This organization not only serves as the voice for African American businesses, but leverages that voice to also proactively shape good business policy to encourage regional economic growth."
Blenda Riddick
Director, Corporate and Government Affairs

Monday, February 08, 2016

Wells Fargo Bank

"The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey offers outstanding networking opportunities throughout the year that are must-attend events for people working at any size company. The chamber is also an advocate on many issues important to businesses in New Jersey and serves as a critical voice to influencers. Partnering with AACCNJ is a great return on investment for Wells Fargo."

Monday, February 08, 2016